DEAR SMARTIES: My husband and I both came from very poor families. Our childhoods were miserable. We both worked hard all our lives, and now are retired and fairly secure.
My wife, Vanessa, coordinates the "Right Here, Right Now" column, which represents a Republican viewpoint on issues. Occasionally, my writings appear in this column.
If you want to make your argument against immigration, legal or illegal, you have to quit using taxes as the critical point. If you live in America, legally or illegally, you pay taxes one way or another.
Parents know how frustrating it can be to get their children to try and enjoy new foods.
When the final segment of an interview process occurs at a dining table, how do you maintain your advantage? Many decisions regarding your future with a company may be finalized in this setting.
This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights Independence Day celebrations and local recreation.
Zane Swift, 10, got ready with a couple of other kids to shoot the next scene of his clay animation film debut: "The So-called Stolen Tooth Brush."
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
NBA free agent LeBron James announced he will play for the Miami Heat next season.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) released the following statement today regarding Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' recommendation of General James Mattis (USMC) to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM):
Santa Clarita resident Kevin R. Rodgers was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor held on June 26 at The Master's College.
Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) will hold a roundtable discussion at the SCV Senior Center on Thursday, July 7 from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. to discuss Medicare and TRICARE with invited senior citizens and veterans.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station investigators will shut down Valencia Boulevard between Citrus Avenue and McBean Parkway from 1 to about 5 a.m. on Friday as they attempt to reconstruct the July 4 collision that killed a fireworks spectator and injured several of her family members.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Santa Clarita family that lost a mother, to her children and family members who were injured and to those in attendance that evening who were so very impacted by this tragedy. Ours is a close community, and the loss of one of our own hurts deeply.
Regarding the tragic fatal car crash that killed a mother and injured others on July 4 near Westfield Valencia Town Center: I was there with my family and 11- and 14-year-old kids.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.
Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.
Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.
It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
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.