Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Steve Lunetta perfectly lays out the reasons why it is absolutely necessary for an American to read and understand English ("The cultural tie that binds us together," July 12).
If you live in Southern California and want a mind-opening trip, sign up for the free Edwards Air Force Base/NASA Dryden tour.
Regarding the fatal car crash that killed a mother and injured others on July 4: The crash was totally preventable, had the 22-year-old woman driving the Infiniti made a better choice and not run the red light. Period.
Convicted child rapist Roman Polanski has again escaped justice.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
Many believe that steps should be taken to make the burden of tax lighter on our shoulders. There has been a dire calling for a more structured tax system.
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Narrow, winding roads and inexperienced teenage drivers. An extreme fire zone. Roads so slender a school bus can't squeeze by fire trucks racing in. Did we mention the unknown landslide complexes? This is the Romero Canyon site where the William S. Hart Union High School District board chose to put a school.
I was excused from my Tuesday night class to do some independent study. My professor agreed and assigned a homework project to report on my experience. Rather than an oral report, I chose the creative-writing option.
Picture yourself on a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Regarding "Seniors blast Medicare," (July 9): The headline is very misleading. Most seniors are very happy with Medicare, but they might not be happy with their secondary insurance provider. This provider is one they picked from a large selection.
On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.
SEATTLE (AP) - One of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.
Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?
A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.