The Signal's editorial on health care reform ("The people have spoken: Pay attention," Jan. 24) lists some of the low-hanging fruit which might find favor in Congress on both sides of the aisle.
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 "Hebrew school put on hold" (The Signal, Jan. 21):
Lanny Davis, a former Clinton Administration staff lawyer and admitted liberal, gave his take on health insurance reform.
It is repeatedly said the Republicans have been shut out, and everyone ignores the fact that they have been the party of "no," from the beginning; saying they want the president to fail, which means our country.
One of the important changes happening in 2010 in pension planning is the ability for higher-income individuals to convert traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs.
Valencia High School's Color Guard Team has earned a spot to compete in the Winter Guard International World Championship, to be held in Dayton, Ohio this April.
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) announced it will honor its first "Man of the Year" award recipient on March 19 at the 24th Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles. Peter Griffith, Vice Chair of Ernst & Young, LLP, who will be named the organization's first-ever male honoree, is being recognized for his support of women in leadership, both in management and in the board room.
A meeting to strategize a local grassroots campaign to support Fair Elections held by Santa Clarita grassroots activists, community leaders and local citizens will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caruso's, 18340 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country 91351.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Scott McCarron is not backing away from his accusation that Phil Mickelson and other players are cheating if they use the Ping-Eye 2 wedges with square grooves.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on the Administration Fiscal Year 2011 budget request for the Department of Defense:
California State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Simi Valley), Vice-Chair of the Senate Health Committee and representitive of the California Senate District 19, which includes portions of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties, attended a press conference today at Quallion, the leading lithium-ion battery manufacturer, to promote legislation designed to boost green technology through tax relief.
A three-car collision took place on the I-5 North near the Calgrove Boulevard exit early Sunday afternoon. No serious injuries were reported by the California Highway Patrol and no lanes were closed.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.
Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.
The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.
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.