October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and nowhere was this more evident than in Santa Clarita, where our local newspaper, The Signal, provided daily awareness to our community.
U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today outlined a broad vision for national defense policy that emphasizes winning the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while also investing in the capabilities and force structure necessary to protect the United States from threats of tomorrow.
A California Highway Patrol officer is recovering today from minor injuries suffered in a motor-vehicle collision Monday.
I knew it would happen ... the extended Indian summer would finally end, and cooler weather would dictate what I should stir up in the kitchen.
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The Gallup Organization measures levels of employee engagement. A recent survey shows that in world-class organizations, the ratio of engaged employees (productive, loyal) to actively disengaged employees (internal terrorists) is 9.57-to-1. In average organizations, the ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees is 1.83-to-1.
The SCV Chamber of Commerce is conducting a nationwide search for president and CEO.
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This week's column has the privilege falling on the Wednesday after Election Day. And while the author is enlightened, he is not omniscient. As of Tuesday, I have only hunches of outcomes. On Wednesday, you have the happy or sad facts.
The concert on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts' new indoor/outdoor music venue, The Wild Beast and the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard, was a joy to listen to. Santa Clarita is lucky to have the artists, musicians and this facility for the community to enjoy.
It is sad to see the Do it Center close. It has been our source for home-repair materials, gardening tools, plants and other necessities for over a decade.
Now that the City Council has signed a $19.1 million contract assigning control of the libraries to an out-of-state entity without opening the process to competitive bids or negotiating with the county for a better allocation of funds, do we need to worry about what else the City Council will allow without due process?
Democrat Jerry Brown has capped a political journey in California that began the year man landed on the moon, defying an era of term limits to return to the office he held 28 years ago.
The 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire former chief executive of eBay who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday after his murder trial was adjourned for the day. Pistorius denied the allegation.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian troops tightened a security cordon around a major insurgent-held eastern city Tuesday, but pro-Russia militia acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region bordering Russia, surrounding a major Interior Ministry base.
SAUSALITO (AP) - A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it's seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast - some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.
CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.
I know there are quite a few people in the SCV who can remember back to the '40s, '50s and '60s during the big strikes that some of the big companies had - and how violent they were.
Editor's note: The following was copied to The Signal but sent to members of the Santa Clarita City Council.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena.
With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.
Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.
You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.
It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.
Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.
June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."