As the pumpkin pie, holiday cocktail and sugar cookie memories begin to fade, we're reminded that the time has come to set or "reset" our goals. Popular New Year's resolutions - to lose weight and/or stay fit - resurface with a bang year after year.
Congress imposed a time limitation on the IRS to assess taxes generally to three years. After three years from the due date of the tax return or the filing, whichever is later, the IRS cannot assess taxes on you.
During Christmastime, my daughter Katie loves to break out the multitude of family picture books Carrie has so fastidiously compiled. Straight on, Katie focused on an early photo of me as a 4-year old, sitting in a bright yellow pedal car on the sidewalk outside our house, surrounded by neighborhood kids. That photo was from Christmas Day, and that was one Christmas I'll never forget.
The Signal did a good job explaining what happens to our recycling when it leaves our valley in its Dec. 4 article, "Local recyclables travel the globe."
"Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" seem to be irking some people instead of a Merry Christmas greeting.
People are often surprised to hear that Jesus is a highly esteemed figure in Islam. My friend once asked, "Is this a new idea within Islam?" thinking that perhaps Muslims recently concocted this notion.
The incoming state superintendent of public instruction has appointed a local school board member and educator as his adviser on parent involvement.
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The number of robberies, assaults, burglaries and other crimes committed in the Santa Clarita Valley decreased in 2010 compared to last year, according to crime data released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Many Santa Clarita Valley residents were outside enjoying the sunshine Tuesday, but by late afternoon a band of clouds was encroaching from the north, signaling another storm set to hit the area.
Editor's note: In the spirit of the holidays, The Signal compiled this list of chances to give to local charities. If you have an entry to add to this list, e-mail details, including contact information, to email@example.com, in the format below.
As the magical part of Christmas is ends, the residents of Santa Clarita Valley come back to their daily routine.
A 41-year-old man was in custody Monday after he allegedly threatened to kill his 70-year-old mother during an argument, authorities said.
As businesses get ready to close the doors on 2010 and evaluate the new year and the direction of their business, indicators show 2011 is hopeful for future growth. Business owners continue to look for ways to save money, and preserve and protect their businesses and employees.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.
Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.
LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."
When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.
Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.
Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley
In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.