We have had more than a decade of change in the federal estate tax laws. In 1987, the government increased the amount an individual could transfer before estate taxes were owing to $600,000. It stayed at that level until the year 2000 when the amount of exemption increased to $675,000.
At last, I have to agree with Gary Horton on his column "Time to shut up and listen" (Oct. 21). I hope he listened to Jay Ambrose on Oct. 22: "Hang on to your 1st Amendment Freedoms."
Referring to the Isla commentary of Oct. 24 ("Support for campaign against Dobbs") asking others to support a boycott of Lou Dobbs on CNN, I would like to profer the suggestion that Isla has misrepresented Dobbs' position.
As my friend Carol said on Facebook this morning, we've just boarded the bullet train to the end of the year.
The County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation, presents the "The Gathering of Nations - Native American Exhibit and Art Show" through Nov. 14.
SACRAMENTO - Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading killers in California for children ages 14 years and under, with unrestrained or improperly restrained children being the number one contributing factor.
To combat the problem of improperly restrained passengers, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a $1 million dollar federal grant from the Office of Traffic Safety.
Upcoming William S. Hart Park Events
SACRAMENTO - Law enforcement agencies across the state, including California Highway Patrol (CHP) offices, garnered honors for excellence in community traffic safety programs in the 2008 California Law Enforcement Challenge (CLEC).
On Think Santa Clarita Valley Community Day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, local dignitaries, business leaders and volunteers will board a "Think Santa Clarita Valley" bus and spend the day visiting local businesses to inform businesspeople and answer questions about the program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama pledged his support of military members and their families and said Americans have a "solemn obligation" to preserve their well-being in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month.
Improv comedy team "HOLLER!" takes the stage for a performance Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, will host a tele-town hall conference tonight at 5:50 p.m. to discuss the health care reform bill being pushed by congressional Democrats.
Buca di Beppo in Valencia Town Center Mall hosts a fundraiser tonight, Nov 5. from 4:30 to 10 p.m. to raise funds and awareness for Project Lifesaver and the Special Needs Registry.
Buca is generously donating 20 percent of each diner's total food sales (including carry-out) toward this philanthropic endeavor.
The Signal's November 2009 Election 411 page features the final vote count for Santa Clarita Valley races in the Nov. 3 Los Angeles County Consolidated Elections, plus links to our election night coverage and related pre-election local Opinion columns including The Signal Editorial Board's official endorsements.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) introduced two major amendments today to the Democrats' health care plan, which includes a public option and moves towards a government takeover of health care.
BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered two men dead in neighboring backyards in Northern California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft has waived extradition from Alaska.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection.
SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police are greeting students on the first day of classes in the Los Angeles suburb where two teens allegedly plotted a high school massacre.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
ATLANTA (AP) - The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.