Last year, at this time, I celebrated winning the vegetarian category in the Mezzetta "Make That Sandwich" contest. The check for $1,000 was nice; the excuse to make sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and dinner even greater.
I'd heard that there's a big ruckus going on with tea party folks about new energy-efficient lighting standards, but I'd brushed it off as "so much talk" until this past Sunday.
In response to "The $23,639 question," Sept. 18:
Don't look to government to fix the economy.
My thanks to The Signal! I had just read, for the eighth time, Marybell Knight's Sept. 25 Letter to the Editor, "Speak up at coming City Council meeting" and have to admit to being dazed and confused.
After reading Steve Lunetta's "Solar scandal shines light on ideology" (Sept. 19), I had to go back and read Ed Ayers' column to see if I had missed something.
The last-minute change of the hearing date for the first-phase tract map should bring a storm of criticism from the people of Santa Clarita, whether they favor the Newhall Ranch project.
Around the SCV
Metrolink trains are expected to be back to normal Wednesday following delays on Tuesday due to a derailment.
A memorial service for Michael Harker is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church's outdoor amphitheater.
Northbound traffic on Interstate 5 was slowed late Tuesday afternoon by a brush fire on Interstate 5 between Castaic and Templin Highway.
This Saturday, students can begin applying to California State University campuses to begin studying in fall 2012.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Palmdale man for investigation of domestic battery, violation of a restraining order and burglary after responding to a call in Newhall.
The last-minute arrangement in Congress to approve raising the national debt ceiling was just last month.
Last week, I listed some terms that have invaded our everyday lives. It all started as I was sitting around thinking to myself about how things have so drastically changed in recent years.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation and will likely remain there for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry sinking that left 302 people dead or missing says all 15 crew members involved in the ship's navigation are now in custody.
BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) - An SUV driven by an elderly motorist plowed into a group of people waiting to enter an Orange County ice cream parlor Friday evening, killing a 73-year-old woman and injuring six others, authorities said.
DURHAM, Ore. (AP) - After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website - the first state in the nation to do so.
Like many churches across the Santa Clarita Valley, Valencia United Methodist wanted to complete a service project which would not only help others, but help change the world for the better in some way.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists in his return from injury, and the Anaheim Ducks scored four power-play goals in a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
Different park. Same result.
At 9:10 a.m. Friday, Jeff and David met at the Walmart on Newhall Ranch Road for the first time.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown issued a second executive order on Friday to deal with California's drought, taking additional steps to help fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police were investigating whether a boy attacked her after she turned down an invitation to be his prom date.
Looking for a public place to watch the Santa Clarita Valley Dodgers Day game tomorrow night? Don't expect to find the Boys in Blue on the TV at your favorite local watering hole.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.
Richie's Fight for Life Foundation's Fun Run is about a search for the reason a seven-year old boy is dying.
Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is also home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrated their third annual Found Art Scholarship Program and announced the recipients of more than $8,000 in scholarship monies. The announcement – which was made at a gallery reception featuring more than a dozen artwork submissions – marks the third year of the highly successful art recognition program, which honors local art students.
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.