SACRAMENTO -- Castaic Middle School is one of seven California schools redesignated as model middle schools in the Schools to WatchTM-Taking Center Stage (STW-TCS) program, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2009 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele announced today the appointment of California Republican Party (CRP) Chairman Ron Nehring to be the chair of the State Party Chairmen Committee.
The city of Santa Clarita is looking for local adults to volunteer at the 2009 Cowboy Festival, taking place across the city from Wednesday, April 22 through Sunday, April 26.
The city of Santa Clarita is looking for local teens to volunteer at the city's upcoming 2009 Cowboy Festival.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 5, 2009 (PRNewswire) -- Legendary punk rock icon, actor, author, TV host and self-described "graying foreign correspondent" Henry Rollins returns to the station where he got his start in radio, hosting a KCRW music show that will feature "a great mix of all kinds from all over from all time."
Santa Clarita Valley residents will soon be losing an hour of sleep for Daylight Savings Time.
Those who hear authors speak about their latest books can help a local high school student go to college.
Reading and cooking - two essential skills - are taught at the same time in a way that's fun for Santa Clarita youth.
With local rainfall at normal levels, it just doesn't seem like we are really in a drought.
Mexico's biggest national security problem stems from its fight with drug cartels. Its domestic body count of nearly 6,000 people last year sounded the alarm. Prominently listed among the grizzly assassinations were gangsters, police, journalists, members of the military and government officials, plus a multitude of collateral victims.
When I moved here in April 2008 I had no idea what an honest community Santa Clarita is.
Regarding Shannon Master's article, "Alive thanks to an organ donor" (The Signal, Feb. 15): The generosity of live-organ donors like the young boy is wonderful. It's a shame we need so many live-organ donors. Americans bury or cremate 20,000 transplantable organs every year.
How amazing to open my Sunday Signal (Feb. 22) and read Assemblyman Cameron Smyth's glowing opinion piece about the great benefits Santa Clarita will reap from the film-industry tax credits in the recently passed state budget.
Everyday, 13 million people need assistance with routine activities such as dressing, eating and bathing, according to the Direct Care Alliance. Four out of 10 people turning 65 can anticipate stays in a nursing home, and by the year 2025, 78 million Americans will be over age 65. Most health insurance programs will not usually cover long-term-care expenses.
Regarding Mr. McKeon's Sunday column ("Stimulus or spending?" published Feb. 15): With all due respect (isn't that what they say in Washington?), I never saw a column objecting to the spending of our grandchildren's money from Mr. McKeon when George Bush took an economy that was a healthy surplus and gave tax cuts to the most wealthy in the country.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even in an election year that appears favorable for national Republicans, California Democrats are confident they will retain their iron grip on state leadership and possibly enrich their share of House seats in Washington.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Former presidential candidates and a few new potential White House contenders known for their focus on social values are trying out their speeches, as early auditions for the next Republican presidential contest rolled on Friday at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists.
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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - With the Pentagon under increased scrutiny over revelations of rampant rape and sexual misconduct within the ranks, opening statements began Friday in a rare court-martial of an Army general - believed to be the most senior member of the U.S. military to face trial on sex assault charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.
Safeway has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner several supermarket chains.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's mystery barge floated Thursday to its new home in the California delta after the Internet company was ordered to move it from San Francisco.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia.
Congress missed another opportunity to curb the outrageous spending that is taking place in Washington. The tense political climate prevented a prolonged but necessary debate on the debt ceiling.
Years ago, city leaders pushed to pass the open space initiative, buying land around our city to prevent development and maintain scenery.
As a longtime Santa Clarita resident and a real estate professional, I know the importance of community. Santa Clarita is home to several vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own identity.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Los Angeles Clippers, who routed the Lakers again 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games.
It took two overtime periods for the seventh-seeded The Master's College men's basketball team to take down second-seeded Arizona Christian 80-77 in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday.