I spend a lot of time talking with the parents of college-bound kids. Next to being accepted at the right school, figuring out how to pay for a higher education usually tops their list of concerns.
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Now, I'm no fan of Bank of America. I thought its plan to charge its customers a fee just to get their own money a bit over the top.
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Imagine a stressful day at home, where you are struggling to balance a stretched household budget and you are interrupted by a knock at your door.
Wow, what a nice surprise when I read the article about Phil Rizzo by Gary Horton ("Farewell to Phil Rizzo, a dear friend," Nov. 16).
To follow up on Michael Kulka's Nov. 20 letter about the deceptive mailers sent out before the community college and
Although pre-Black Friday sales have been going on for at least a week, and no doubt post-Black Friday sales will continue until at least Christmas, today officially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.
How green is our valley? To answer that question, we might ask: How green was our valley? Or better; how green could our valley be? These are all valid questions that we should discuss and to give thanks for on this Thanksgiving Day.
There will be no quick fixes to the nation's housing's woes, but one outcome already appears certain: The United States will not become a nation of renters.
The Egg Plantation in Old Town Newhall has been recognized for outstanding environmental business practices by the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery.
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The Signal offers opportunities to serve for those who wish to donate time or treasures to help make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate.
The congressional supercommittee has admitted failure in resolving the debt crisis of the federal government. Now comes the usual blame game.
NEW YORK (AP) - China's largest e-commerce company is making its first appearance in the U.S. with the debut of 11Main.com, an invite-only online marketplace that showcases small business retailers.
Taking care of a family can be overwhelming and frustrating, and I mean real frustrating. For example, the other day I left the family at home without my supervision for approximately three hours. I left the house clean, dinner in the crock pot and asked that my one-year-old son be put down at his normal bedtime. I returned to my home looking like a tornado hit it, the food from the crockpot sitting on the counter and my son running around barefoot outside, an hour past his bedtime. Yes, I was angry. In fact, I probably had steam coming out ...
The pain of the tax season is beginning to fade a little, but was that pain fair? A new survey by personal finance website WalletHub.com finds that many Americans think the tax code needs an injection of fairness - regardless of whether it hurts the economy.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites families to experience the benefits of nature by participating in the annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday (June 14). Also known as "GO Day," it is a "fee free" day in the Angeles National Forest.
VALENCIA, CA (June 11, 2014)- Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Cardiovascular Services has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography in the areas of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Park officials say a backpacker who narrowly avoided plunging to his death from a waterfall at Yosemite National Park was hoisted to safety by a helicopter rescue crew in an operation that was captured on video.
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.
Dr. Seuss is among the most beloved in the pantheon of American writers. Ostensibly written for children, most of his stories also carry deeply meaningful lessons for those adults reading along with their kids.
It's a hot Tuesday afternoon at Mountainview Elementary School in Santa Clarita as more than 900 students dressed in various colors of white, tan, brown, and black file out onto the expansive grass field adjacent to the school.
College of the Canyons Women's Conference aimed to encourage women to enter non-traditional fields on Tuesday, but according to the keynote speaker women have a ways to go to attain equality.
Another store closure in the Santa Clarita Valley was announced on Tuesday.
Set for release on July 2, family-friendly Disney film "Earth to Echo" was filmed almost entirely in a Santa Clarita neighborhood and at local businesses.
Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).