Dear Smarties: I've been feeling kind of guilty that I've been cutting back on my spending, as far as the economy is concerned. After 9/11, we thought it was our patriotic duty to go out and spend. We probably overdid it. But what about now, that the economy is sluggish? I read that economists are upset that consumers aren't spending enough. - Guilty in Glendale
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.
Today's spotlight in the Santa Clarita Valley highlights beating the heat as temperatures hit triple digits for most of the week.
College of the Canyons officials have established a new educational partnership with The American College to begin offering a variety of financial planning certificate programs at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center this fall.
"The Tempest" opened at its new home, Towsley Canyon Park, on Saturday, July 17. Nearly 300 people came out to experience Shakespeare under the stars, according to Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival organizers.
Singer/trumpter/bandleader Louis Prima, best known as a jump-blues-swing master for songs such as "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Just a Gigolo" and "Jump, Jive, an' Wail," will be honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Sunday, July 25.
Single Mothers Outreach now offers Financial Peace University, a class that helps single parents with money problems.
The class teaches single parents how to get out of debt and stay out, the value of money, and how to be financially responsible.
SACRAMENTO (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- United Animal Nations (UAN), a national nonprofit animal protection organization, is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer -- a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong says hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting himself.
The seven-time Tour de France champion said after Thursday's 17th stage that he's "100 percent confident" the case will be resolved to his satisfaction.
New Orleans (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused to order a judge to recuse himself from dozens of lawsuits over the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion even though he owned corporate bonds issued by two of the companies sued in the cases.
Montgomery, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says the state will file a lawsuit against BP seeking revenue lost because of the Gulf oil spill.
A 39-year-old Acton handyman was charged with begging after alledgedly asking people for money at a local gas station.
If you believe in magic, or just love the illusion of it, you'll want to catch Saturday's "Beyond Amazing: Magic Before Your Eyes," a show put on annually to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The pick-up soccer game Wednesday at Central Park was a fun game for a good cause - and a sobering reminder not to take for granted the pleasures of everyday life, an organizer of the event said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.
1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY
Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).
As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.
Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.
A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.
In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.