Mormon Helping Hands
More than 200,000 packages of rice and other dried food were delivered this week to Real Life Church in Valencia. The reason: a valleywide effort to package one million meals to send to impoverished nations like Haiti, Malawi, Sierra Leone and the Dominican Republic.
In her April 22 letter "Dismantling unions harms middle class," Carole Lutness wonders why people cannot see that our middle-class lifestyle is because of unions.
White coats peppered the crowd of about 100 people who attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week for the unveiling of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's helipad and sprawling parking structure.
The City of Santa Clarita took home two "Award of Excellence" honors this week at the annual California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) conference on April 27, 2011 held in Sacramento. CALED is the premier statewide professional economic development organization in California.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
A group of Santa Clarita community leaders working in conjunction with City of Santa Clarita officials has organized a celebration: Taste of Cinco de Mayo. The celebration will consist of an afternoon and evening of festivities to recognize a growing segment of our population, Americans of Mexican descent. The hope is that as has become a custom with St. Patrick's Day and Oktoberfest all Americans will join in the celebration.
You know the feeling. You're in a nice restaurant with hopes of enjoying a special meal. You're more than confident navigating through the dinner menu, but you experience a pang of anxiety when you're handed the wine list. We've all been there.
"Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
It's a busy weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the Cowboy Festival, Taste of the Town and a plethora of other fun events to attend.
Kudos to John Zaring for presenting a most persuasive argument in favor of achievements of the Democrats in the last few decades ("GOP rhetoric could use a history lesson," April 26).
Last week, I was in Palm Desert, enjoying a much-needed vacation day when I noticed a missed call on my cellphone.
Public transit hearing
Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences on Jan. 17, 1994. Here's what they said.
About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.
In a scene from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, the main character states, "I love you Binky, but I don't have to like you right now." Sometimes this is how we feel about our children, of course we love them, but in certain moments, we do not like them.
SALT LAKE CITY - Women across the nation are fighting against employers that they claim are not providing appropriate breastfeeding facilities for working mothers.
What with Sunday's Golden Globes and the Academy Award nominations that were announced on Thursday, along with the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, it's hard not to have movies on your mind this week.
Disney's latest hit "Frozen" will now not only be seen on the screen. Disney's CEO Robert Iger announced that the hit movie will become a Broadway play as well.
Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Frederik Andersen made sure the Anaheim Ducks wouldn't go on any kind of a losing streak.
The ball didn't go to the guy it was supposed to on the final play.
Valencia graduate Shane Vereen highlights a group of three players with Santa Clarita Valley ties who are connected with NFL teams still alive in the playoffs.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - UCLA came close to pulling off an impressive comeback. The No. 25 Bruins just fell too far behind early and ran out of time.
Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto established themselves as Oscar favorites with supporting acting wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
SALT LAKE CITY - Every January, thousands of young girls don their blue, brown or green uniforms and pitch their goods to family, friends and neighbors.
If only we could see ourselves like others see us, not just our outward appearance, but our inner beauty, too.