The American Red Cross will host a fundraiser at 4 p.m. on March 27 at Golden Valley High School to benefit the organization's efforts in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Celebrate Norooz, the Persian "New Year," this Sunday evening with a special dinner party featuring Yourik and Band and the Bellenco Belly Dancers. The party will be held this Sunday, March 21, at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 North Tourney Road in Valencia, starting at 6 p.m.
Just in time for spring, the Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present "A British Invasion."
Well known comedian Larry Miller brings his unique brand of humor to J.R.'s Comedy Club at Marie Callender's this weekend with shows Friday night at 9 p.m. and Saturday night at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
For baby boomers who remember the days of Boone's Farm and Blue Nun, screw caps on wine bottles have a long-standing stigma associated with cheap, soda pop wines. But as all things old are new again, the screw cap has reinvented itself as a superior closure that has caused even a few daring Frenchmen to sing its praises. Hard to believe, but true.
"Repo Men" makes sci-fi's strongest possible case for universal health care. In a world of the near future, where they still drive current cars, a giant corporation named the Union will provide you with a human heart, kidney, liver or other organ. Let's say a pancreas costs you, oh, say $312,000. No, it's not covered by insurance, but the sales guy says, "You owe it to yourself and your family." For a guy in need of a pancreas, this is an eloquent argument. Interest rates are around 19 percent.
I'm on the brink of declaring a new entry for Ebert's Little Movie Glossary: No comedy not titled "Caddyshack" has ever created a funny joke involving a golf cart. The only thing preventing me is that I can't remember if "Caddyshack" had golf cart jokes. In any event, if there is a golf cart, it will sooner or later drive into a water hazard. The funny angle here is that the filmmakers went to all that trouble because they trusted the audience to laugh.
"The Runaways," chronicling the rise and fall of Joan Jett's first band, easily could have degenerated into a movie-length music video, with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning merely glam-rock poseurs.
There are many issues to be addressed in our nation today, including energy, economy and health care. And with each one, there is a broad spectrum of ideologies suggested to resolve the issue. To say that these ideological differences cause plenty of controversy would be a gross understatement.
Not long ago, two interesting studies showed the power of beauty to influence human experience. Two researchers in Japan (Kurosu and Kashimura) did a study to test the correlation between aesthetics - how pretty or nice something looks - and how people rate the usability of the object.
Last year, almost 50,000 deaths in the United States were attributed to colon cancer; but despite medical experts' recommendations, many people choose to avoid a quick, relatively painless lifesaving test for the dreaded disease.
I read last Sunday's editorial ("All things considered, we recommend...," March 14) with amazement. It's not that The Signal editorial board recommended no changes for all three seats on the City Council, it's that the editorial board doesn't seem to understand how our City Hall actually works.
Obsessed with what the scale says? Discouraged that it hasn't budged?
If I purchase a "gift" for myself with funds from my spouse's separate bank account, and later the marriage sours, does my spouse have a right to be reimbursed for his or her generosity?
On March 13, with heavy heart I had the privilege and honor of attending the funeral of my stepchildren's longtime friend and local hero, Sgt. Ian Gelig.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lob City is undergoing renovations.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Corey Perry scored two goals and captain Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 12 games in the Anaheim Ducks' 5-2 victory over the spiraling New York Islanders on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell has been convicted of corruption in a case that drove the blue-collar city to the brink of bankruptcy.
High winds buffeted the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, toppling at least two trees and sending deputies scrambling to respond to residential burglar alarms in several neighborhoods.
SANTA CLARITA - Two robberies were reported in a six-hour period in Newhall late Sunday and early Monday, and investigators say they may be linked.
NEW YORK (AP) - Skier Bode Miller and a former flame agreed on Monday to share time with their infant son for the next four months, calming a court fight over him as Miller heads toward the Winter Olympics.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Rescue teams were working against the clock and the bitter cold Monday to find a couple and four children who went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada but didn't return after a night of sub-zero temperatures.
Two men have been charged with stealing wreckage of the car in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend, Valencia businessman Roger Rodas, died in a fiery crash in the Santa Clarita Valley on Nov. 30.