WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Kids in California will take center stage in the fight against tobacco on Wednesday, March 24 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 15th annual "Kick Butts" Day.
Valencia High School is investigating a student who retrieved personal information from school computers, Valencia Principal Paul Priesz said Thursday.
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?
WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included grand theft autos, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle, and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NBA has called off a hearing to oust embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling in advance of a vote on a potentially record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
It's nearly time to break out that outrageously tall Uncle Sam hat, find the garish red-white-and-blue sunglasses for the family dog and locate the zaniest vehicle possible to decorate - the Fourth of July Parade in the Santa Clarita Valley is right around the corner.
"Sleeping Beauty" took almost a decade to reach theaters and cost $6 million to produce, far and away the most expensive Disney animated feature at the time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a federal board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for some people who don't identify with their biological sex.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - CBS Television Distribution says "The Arsenio Hall Show" is going off the air.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A person close to the Sterling family says Donald Sterling was stripped of his ability to act as a trustee of the family's fortunes, including the Los Angeles Clippers, after two neurologists determined he was suffering from dementia.