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:
Being an entrepreneur is not for the weak in spirit, but it is a rewarding adventure. If you've decided you're going to begin your own business, you've probably already had your share of friendly advice from well-meaning friends.
The following was sent to Barack Obama's Web site idea page.
Regarding Steve Lunetta's Opinion column "Shame on Miss USA pageant" (The Signal, May 4):
A small item in The Signal (April 30, 2009) detailed the cost to Los Angeles County of illegal alien children in March 2009, citing $21 million collected in welfare and an additional $22 million collected in food stamps for a total of $43 million.
With 18 hits and a nine-run first inning, Saugus High kept its Foothill League title hopes alive with a 17-5 win over Golden Valley on Friday at Saugus High School.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 436 votes from early evening Friday, May 1 to late afternoon Friday, May 8, 2009.
After hundreds of area job seekers attended last week's job fair on College of the Canyons' Valencia campus, COC will host a second event aimed at providing job, career and internship opportunities for local residents.
A play within a play, the College of the Canyons Theatre Department production of "Noises Off" will charm audiences at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on the campus of College of the Canyons in Valencia, now through May 10.
Downtown Fillmore bustles with action next weekend during the Fillmore May Festival (May 14 to 17). On Thursday, May 14, the action begins at 3:30 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. The festival continues on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday form 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Raise your hand if you think rosé wine is the lightweight stepchild of fine wine.
"Next Day Air" is a bloody screwball comedy, a film of high spirits. It tells a complicated story with acute timing and clarity, and gives us drug-dealing lowlifes who are almost poetic in their clockwork dialogue. By that I mean they not only use the words, they know the music.
"Star Trek" as a concept has voyaged far beyond science fiction and into the safe waters of space opera, but that doesn't amaze me. The Gene Roddenberry years, when stories might play with questions of science, ideals or philosophy, have been replaced by stories reduced to loud and colorful action. Like so many franchises, it's more concerned with repeating a successful formula than going boldly where no "Star Trek" has gone before.
The terms for using Web sites, which often take on a form of legalese few users pay attention to, are more important than they are interesting to read.
Today, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.
A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.
A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.
SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.