Five out of six Santa Clarita Valley residents were too busy to comment on National Relaxation Day, proposed for Monday, an informal survey found last week.
It's back-to-school time in the Santa Clarita Valley. Students from Castaic Union School District are already back in the classroom, Sulphur Springs goes back Aug. 18, Saugus schools begin on Aug. 17, most Newhall schools go back Aug. 17, and Hart District students begin on Aug. 18.
"If you build it, he will come" is the line made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams."
Just a bit over a year ago, police and emergency workers in the upscale Dallas suburb of Coppell, Texas, found Mayor Jayne Peters (an acquaintance of my Nebraska bride when we lived in that city in the mid-90s) and her 19-year-old daughter Corinne shot to death in their suburban home.
During the past 15 years, my family and I have been self-employed - providing our own health insurance - and also employed by local businesses, through which we have gotten health insurance and paid our premium through payroll.
For the most part, the cartoons that appear in the Opinion section of The Signal are mildly entertaining in their use of hyperbole to make a point about current issues.
An open letter to Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita:
Service at the Canyon Country library:
Dan K. Thomasson was correct in his Aug. 9 editorial: Standard & Poor's credit ratings did reflect politics.
Electricity: We all use it, and we all pay for it. And we're likely to start paying a lot more for it in the next couple of years. But you can speak up and have an impact on just how high the new rates will climb.
A Saugus boy was airlifted to an area hospital after nearly drowning in the pool at his home on Saturday night, according to officials.
Firefighters were able to put out a quarter-acre brush fire off the southbound right shoulder of Highway 14 between Placerita Canyon and Golden Valley roads in about 15 minutes Saturday night, officials said.
Law enforcement officials seized 33 guns, 14 rifles and more than $1.4 million in illegal drugs and drug money last month as part of the Developing Increased Safety through Arms Reduction Management, or DISARM, program, Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich announced.
As New Horizons, a San Fernando Valley non-profit, marks sixty years of providing programs and services to individuals with special needs, its Supported Employment Program celebrates its 25th Anniversary by honoring employers.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible "Gangnam Style."
Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials reported a relatively quiet Saturday night, with no major incidents. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives, meanwhile were assisting Hawthorne Police Department investigate the death of woman in the 12700 block of Inglewood Avenue in Hawthorne, officials said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending its presidential losing streak in 2016.
HONOLULU (AP) - Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.
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College graduation marks the end of a wondrous chapter and the beginning of a new life. College was a time for friends, late night cram sessions and homework. However, once you have that degree, the quest for a "grown-up" job begins and in this economy, that can be challenging.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.
New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.
FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.
A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.