Why doesn't the city, state or federal government make a deal with the banks to buy their foreclosures at a large discount and rent them out at a low price to the homeless and people who have lost their jobs?
No one ever really knows what lies ahead in life. That guaranteed unpredictability is reflected by the many millions of adults who wind up becoming unpaid family caregivers for loved ones who cannot care for themselves. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, strokes, car crashes - these are among the many reasons why men and women require round-the-clock care and assistance.
The City's Graffiti Task Force continues to conduct a number of outreach efforts to help wipe out graffiti and maintain the beautiful aesthetics of Santa Clarita.
ROBERT, La. (AP) -- With BP declaring failure in its latest attempt to plug the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the company is turning to yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers and longshot odds to keep crude from flowing into the Gulf.
It was an exciting end to a rewarding social season for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose debutante Madeline Rosenberger, who won the $2,500 Shelley L. Hann Debutante Scholarship during the program's final event, a farewell brunch.
The Santa Clarita Valley teen group, Assisteens, was awarded a grant to implement a Global Youth Service Day project addressing hygiene for local children in need.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
Last Wednesday, a packed house heard Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich pull no punches when he lambasted the state for its $20 billion deficit, and voiced the serious need for significant reform now.
Early this past week, I received an e-mail note from a close teaching and coaching friend. The subject of the e-mail - "Jon" - caught my eye.
When Jesus said "You are the salt of the Earth," it was a compliment. Fortunately, he missed Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council meeting. Salt may have been valuable to the ancients, but the SCV has too much.
Regarding "Get rid of all those coyotes" (May 21): Once again I find it necessary to address the problem of the "dangerous" coyotes in our neighborhoods.
As the Castaic Lake Water Agency and dozens of other municipalities around California begin planning to roll out thousands of acres of solar panels, a little reality check might be warranted.
If Lois Eisenberg ("Good riddance to bad rubbish," May 14) is serious about wanting to rid this country of negative and hateful people, maybe she will do us all a big favor and buy a one-way ticket to France, where her vitriol would probably be greeted with glorious cheers.
It is easy to celebrate Memorial Day and allow its true meaning to escape us.
After a breakout freshman season, Valencia sophomore shortstop Trey Williams didn't sneak up on anyone this spring.
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.