The current state of our nation's economy has been difficult for many homeowners. Mounting foreclosures, plunging home values and swelling adjustable-rate mortgages have left some property owners facing bankruptcy or foreclosure.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Regarding the gentleman painting stripes on his house in an HOA Old Orchard I neighborhood ("Shades of beige," Jan. 18): If any of you are not familiar with the Old Orchard I and II neighborhoods, take a drive through them sometime.
Piles of garbage lay stacked everywhere.
Higher Vision's new location
The Supreme Court just ruled that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts of money on election campaigns.
Santa Clarita Valley home sales for 2009 were up 3 percent over last year, according to a realtors association.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is participating in the Safe Drug Drop-Off program. Three safe drop storage containers have been installed in front of the station.
SAN FRANCISCO, PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance Thursday formally filed Amicus Curiae in opposition to the proposed settlement between the Authors Guild, Inc., Association of American Publishers, Inc. and Google, Inc.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "Releasing criminals is a problem not a solution -- opening a Pandora's Box that threatens public safety and places additional burdens on local law enforcement and taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on the state's planned release of more than 6,500 inmates. "It is a reckless and irresponsible band-aid on a wound that could hemorrhage into a public safety crisis."
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kurt Warner has called an end to one of the great storybook careers in NFL history.
The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement from the game on Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from nowhere to lead the lowly St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls, winning the first of them.
The Prayer Angels for the Military nonprofit group will host its annual Operation Hearts for Heroes event from 12p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Old Town Newhall.
Let's see. Jackie Chan is a spy working for China and the CIA, who falls in love with a widow with three kids. He retires to be with them, but his job follows him home. Mom goes to be with her sick dad. Evil Russians have a plot to control the world's oil supply, and this requires them to chase Jackie and the kids through shopping malls, large empty factories and so on. Jackie's character is named Bob Ho, which reminds me of someone.
Can we think of Mel Gibson simply as an action hero? A star whose personal baggage doesn't upstage his performances? I find that I can. He has made deplorable statements in recent years, which may be attributed to a kind of fanatic lunacy that can perhaps be diagnosed as a disease. The fact remains that in "Edge of Darkness" he remains a likable man with a natural screen presence.
Restaurant wine lists can be a little overwhelming, especially if they bring you the wine list in a leather bound book or a wine "kindle." However, don't let that intimidate you. Ordering wine in a restaurant should not be scary. That's what we always tell people who say they dread the moment it's time to order the wine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.
Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain began to glaze most of the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, with officials urging people to stay off the roads, as North Texas and other states shook off the early remnants of the powerful storm.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.
Local residents in the north Valencia housing communities near the Paul Walker crash site are bracing for heavy traffic today as a memorial for Paul Walker and Roger Rodas gets underway from noon- 5 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California health exchange says it's been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A magnitude-4.5 earthquake in central Oklahoma shook residents Saturday, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Sooner state, and was followed by two smaller temblors later in the day.
Please let Meghan Blair know how much I applaud and support her for discussing the stigma of depression and Bipolar conditions in Our Community on Dec. 1, 2013.
Bullying is an increasing problem that affects the lives of students every day. This can happen anywhere from school to the online growing social media. When a person is bullied it affects their everyday life.
Cal Poly went big - 32 students strong - at the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The world's largest gathering of women in technology, the conference challenged attendees to "Think Big, Drive Forward."
The Stevenson Ranch Neighborhood Watch group met Nov. 19 with members of the community and several law enforcement experts including Tim West, retired lieutenant for the Beverly Hills Police Department and resident of Stevenson Ranch.