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The history of Memorial Day has roots dating back to Pericles, who offered the following tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War: "Not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions, but there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men."
Gardeners can take advantage of the typically cool June weather in Southern California to plant summer vegetables, flowers and trees without worry of heat-related plant damage, say experts at Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly soil products made from recycled organic material from over 50 Southern California communities including Santa Clarita.
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WASHINGTON, D.C - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), Ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement honoring the brave men and women of our nation's Armed Forces for Memorial Day:
Sacramento, Calif. -- The United Animal Nations, an animal protection organization, published the following tips to teach pet owners how to protect their pets in the event of a disaster:
The College of the Canyons class of 2010 will celebrate its 40th Anniversary commencement ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 4, in the college's Honor Grove, located on the Valencia campus. Guests should arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO -- With wedding season in full bloom, Visa Inc. today released the results of a study that showed 88% of married couples believe they overspent on some aspect of their wedding. At the top of the list was food, drink and cake, with 18% of respondents reporting they overspent on those items, followed by 14% who spent too much on their hotel and honeymoon, 12% who over did it on other parts of their reception and 11% who could have cut back on their clothing costs.
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK -- In celebration of its two year anniversary on May 28, 2010, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has launched the Dave Stewart "Up2 You" Video Challenge. The Dave Stewart "Up2 You" Video Challenge invites the public to upload a YouTube video in response to Dave Stewart's powerful song "Stand Up To Cancer" which has become the anthem for the organization.
The West LA/Malibu Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation celebrates International Surfing Day on June 20 at Santa Monica Tower 26.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's Department of Education is the first in the country to add "multiracial" to school enrollment forms. The wording "Multiracial students/staff may select two or more races" is now an option for school districts throughout the state for students and staff self-identification of their races.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chip Ganassi won't choose which trophy - Daytona or Indianapolis - means more.
Come Sunday, he'd rather sip the milk out of both.
WASHINGTON -- When schools close for the summer, safe and enriching learning environments are out of reach and replaced by boredom, lost opportunities and risk for too many children.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - In a competitive process, sixty-five young people were chosen to participate in a summer program sponsored by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich that offers training, experience and opportunities working with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at parks throughout the Fifth District including:
Valencia High School Choir has been accepted to perform in Europe.
A little bitty tear rolled down her very pretty cheek
Now that the 2014 season is officially over at both the high school and college levels, let's take a look at the highlights and a predictions for the 2015 season.
Outgoing Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley CPO Jim Ventress reflects on his 29 years of service to the club at the organization's annual benefit auction Saturday night. The event's theme was "When in Rome" where many people attending dressed up in costumes of ancient Rome. Photo by Kristine Alfaro/For The Signal
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is seeking information on two cases of possible child annoyance that have occurred recent weeks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators searched Saturday for two men who fatally shot a mother of three outside her home as she returned home with her husband from his birthday celebration.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they're walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.
TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.
NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.