The City of Santa Clarita took home two "Award of Excellence" honors this week at the annual California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) conference on April 27, 2011 held in Sacramento. CALED is the premier statewide professional economic development organization in California.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
A group of Santa Clarita community leaders working in conjunction with City of Santa Clarita officials has organized a celebration: Taste of Cinco de Mayo. The celebration will consist of an afternoon and evening of festivities to recognize a growing segment of our population, Americans of Mexican descent. The hope is that as has become a custom with St. Patrick's Day and Oktoberfest all Americans will join in the celebration.
You know the feeling. You're in a nice restaurant with hopes of enjoying a special meal. You're more than confident navigating through the dinner menu, but you experience a pang of anxiety when you're handed the wine list. We've all been there.
"Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
It's a busy weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the Cowboy Festival, Taste of the Town and a plethora of other fun events to attend.
Kudos to John Zaring for presenting a most persuasive argument in favor of achievements of the Democrats in the last few decades ("GOP rhetoric could use a history lesson," April 26).
Last week, I was in Palm Desert, enjoying a much-needed vacation day when I noticed a missed call on my cellphone.
Public transit hearing
Caltrans held a memorial Thursday for workers killed on the job. During the department's 21st annual Workers Memorial, 175 workers were honored Thursday in Sacramento.
Think of it as the political version of leaning on your car horn to make the guy in front of you move a little faster.
City of Santa Clarita spokeswoman Gail Ortiz received the California Public Information Official Association's Paul B. Clark Award for outstanding public service at the organization's recent yearly conference in Sacramento.
Local students are invited to submit an essay about a good deed they have done as part of a contest organized by Newhall dentist Dr. Sarkis Aznavour.
Santa Clarita entrepreneur Henry Rodriguez has re-opened a State Farm insurance agency in Santa Clarita. The office will take care of many of the clients who worked with retiring agent Ron Thompson.
I would like to address briefly two letters to the editor that were published Sunday in The Signal.
As the College of the Canyons Theatre Department performs "Rent" at the Performing Arts Center on May 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, it puts the spotlight on Marfan syndrome, which is believed to have caused the death of "Rent" playwright Jonathan Larson at the age of 35.
Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.
The last week and a half has provided interesting insight into exactly what Saugus is capable of.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the first playoff series between the Southern California teams.
This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.
Signal Multimedia took home four awards, including top honors for enterprise reporting and feature photography, in an annual competition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association announced Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.
DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.
HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.
Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.