Editor's note: The following is text of a letter sent June 12 to Assemblyman Cameron Smyth by Brad Berens, executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging:
UPDATE: Thursday, June 25, 4:30 p.m.:
Matthew Shenoda has been named assistant provost for equity and diversity at California Institute of the Arts.
Reprise Theatre Company presents "Broadway Under The Stars" for one night only, on Saturday, June 27 at 8:30 pm at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, starring six favorite Reprise performers - Jason Graae, Lucas Grabeel, Dorian Harewood, Jean Louisa Kelly, Vicki Lewis, and Valarie Pettiford. The production is directed by Lee Martino, with music direction by Mary Ekler.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys.
"My Sister's Keeper" is an immediate audience-grabber, as we learn that an 11-year-old girl was genetically designed as a source of spare parts for her dying 16-year-old sister. Yes, it's possible: In vitro fertilization assured a perfect match. And no, this isn't science fiction like Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "Never Let Me Go," with its cloned human replacements. It's just a little girl subjected to major procedures almost from birth to help her sister live.
I still vividly remember my first experience with a military marksmanship instructor. As a cadet officer candidate, my assigned weapon was a handgun.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Saugus High School may have had its best athletic year ever in 2008-09.
Valencia High School Principal Paul Priesz received the William S. Hart Union High School District's Valuing Diversity Award for the 2008-09 school year.
The Republican health care proposal is a bad joke with no punch line. The health care insurance companies are leeching away at people's life savings all to increase their CEO's profit margins.
We want to say thank you to the Valley Industrial Association for initiating and executing a great opportunity for local businesses to reach out and do business with each other.
Lois Woodruff employs the peculiar Republican-base logic of Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh to suggest that political dissenters don't belong in the Santa Clarita Valley ("Don't like it? Move," The Signal, Letters, June 17).
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Summer parties and sunny days just scream for a scoop of ice cream. From banana splits to sundaes, ice cream is an easy way to enjoy the season. So grab a scoop and gather the kids around to create a few ice cream treats and great memories.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
The Master's College baseball team looks to a strong regular season finish as it faces its final series before entering the postseason, while the women's track team posted quality marks over the weekend at the Soka Peace Invitational in Aliso Viejo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.
DENVER (AP) - Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting to distribute the drug so far this weekend as revelers celebrate the traditional pot holiday of April 20.
TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.
Plum Canyon Elementary continued its kindness journey during their recent Penny Wars fundraiser.
In light of Easter Sunday, pivotal events in history – and in our personal lives – often impact us in ways we never imagined.
Last week several readers contacted us to let us know that the beautiful bird captured from the prior week by Louie Gallardo was an Egret.