CALABASAS, Calif. - National Technical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTSC) (NTS) announced today that it has been unable to sell its 118-acre parcel in Santa Clarita, Calif., on terms acceptable to the company. The parcel has been listed for sale since August 2007. "Despite vigorous efforts to sell the parcel to a developer, the continuing deterioration of the commercial real estate market has significantly impacted interest in undeveloped Santa Clarita property," NTS Chairman Dr. Jack Lin ...
Weekly series at New Naz Every third Thursday of the month, Newhall Church of the Nazarene will host "Hope-n-Mic," a new open mic forum for Christian musicians and their friends. Guests are invited to come and play their music or to stop in and listen. All ages and musical styles are welcome, provided the lyrics are appropriate to a Christian audience. Piano, keyboard, amps, sound systems and drums are provided. Bring any other instrument you ...
The public is invited to attend a fun and unique gallery reception for the "Hot Rods: Cars & Art" exhibit opening Saturday at the College of the Canyons art gallery.
William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board President Gloria Mercado-Fortine wants the district to take a look at its policy toward campus volunteers.
* In partnership with Lilly Oncology, weSpark and Providence Holy Cross, the Santa Clarita Artists' Association will conduct a Painting and Creativity Party, as a way of celebrating the powerful role of art in helping cancer patients. The event will be held Saturday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at weSpark, 26370 Diamond Place, #507, Santa Clarita, and is open to cancer survivors, friends, family and caregivers. Using collage, watercolor or acrylic and a ...
Although the last notes of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale's 2007-2008 season have been sung, the effects of its chords may resonate for years through its high school and college intern program. This season marks the eighth year that the Chorale has offered local high school seniors the opportunity to sing with the group for an entire season. Since 2000, 34 teenagers from many of the Santa Clarita Valley's secondary schools - Valencia, Canyon, Saugus ...
How did Newhall Land and Farming Company - the renowned, 125-year-old California real estate owner - end up in a bankruptcy court in Delaware? In 2004, nationwide homebuilders Lennar and Lennar Property Corp. acquired it, then merged with some other major real estate concerns to form a business complex under the parentage of an entity called LandSource Communities, LLC, a limited liability company established under Delaware law.
Market volatility is a fact of life. Stock prices fluctuate from day to day, and markets move up and down over time along with the economy and business cycle. As a student of Jeremy Siegel of the School of Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, over time the market will return 8 to 9 percent over the cost of living.
Local teens looking for something to do this summer may only need to look as far as City Hall to find not only a fun public transportation option but also a list of local businesses that are providing discounts. The city of Santa Clarita's Transit division has teamed up this summer with local businesses to offer students a Summer Bus Passport for the month of July. The Passport is a new student bus pass with ...
Growth and development have long been major issues for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. In fact, these issues are key reasons why residents chose to incorporate in the 1980s. Cityhood in 1987 brought local home rule to the four communities of Saugus, Newhall, Valencia and Canyon Country. It enabled the new local government to retain millions every year in tax dollars, 100 percent of which are spent right here in Santa Clarita on roads, ...
Sunny weekends and great weather seem to prompt us to pack up a suitcase and get away for a few days. Kids of all ages like getting out of town and going to a different place to "live" for two or three days. Traveling can make you feel refreshed and add a new energy to your outlook on life. The bonus is that you'll likely return home with new experiences and a new set of ...
The noise made by Scott McClellan's recently released book only slightly surprises me - the slight part being attributed to the fact that I never saw him as a snake, merely as an incompetent. And I so advised the president in a letter I wrote him in March 2006, a copy of which is the focal point of this column:
When he said the Santa Clarita high Thursday was 108 degrees, Stuart Seto with the National Weather Service was quick to point out that temperatures are recorded in the shade.
It was 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning in July. I was already eating lunch - a roast beef sandwich at Skip's Deli down on 11th Street. They made the best coleslaw at Skip's, and I was sure not to spill any of it on myself. I was wearing a lime leisure suit with a gold chain around my neck, with white athletic socks and white tennis shoes on my feet. I was everything a ...
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. Signal online visitors cast a total of 745 votes from Tuesday afternoon, June 10 to Friday afternoon, June 20, 2008.
RENO, Nevada (AP) - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart - and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else's heart in its place.
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").
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