While most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, you can throw your own Fat Tuesday fest wherever you live. Let the good times roll with authentic New Orleans-style food to make your party as genuine as the Big Easy celebration. Mardi Gras is actually part of a larger celebration, Carnival, that begins 12 days after Christmas (January 6) and ends Fat Tuesday, 46 days before Easter, so the celebration can extend beyond just one day.
The city's economic snapshot for December 2009 shows a market trying to right itself during the Great Recession: More homebuilding permits were pulled and fewer homeowners defaulted in December than any month in the previous year, according to city documents released Tuesday.
When a company is underperforming, the owner looks first at the employees for improvement and not in the mirror. The employees, however, look to the owner for leadership.
By now, Bob Kellar's views on immigration policy are no longer important. What is important is that he is being shown all over the country as an elected official of the city of Santa Clarita declaring that he is "a proud racist."
After Patrick Henry finished enumerating the failures of the government, he was called a traitor for his statements.
Regarding "Being responsible is our agenda" (The Signal, Feb. 14):
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers are picking up needed help on the interior, acquiring Marcus Camby from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw.
The team announced the trade on Tuesday. ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports were the first to report the deal, which also includes cash going to the Clippers.
WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The roughly 20,000 fans who bought tickets to stand and watch the remaining events on Cypress Mountain are out of luck.
The College of the Canyons Foundation's Silver Spur Award for community service is one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most prestigious honors and the annual Silver Spur dinner event itself has achieved "must attend" status for many community-minded individuals.
More than 150 volunteers helped clean up Castaic Lake from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Friends of Castaic Lake run a Pride in the Lake event on the second Saturday of every month. The February and September events also include a hot dog lunch for all of the volunteers. The Friends of Castaic Lake is a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to enhancing Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. For more information visit www.castaiclake.net.
A car hit and ruptured a fire hydrant at the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard in front of McDonald's about 8:15 a.m. Firemen stopped the water about a half hour after the collision.
The North Park Student Council has concerns for the terrible earthquake in Haiti. The members wanted to help.
Students at Meadows Elementary School combined fitness with fundraising during the school's inaugural triathlon to support school programs.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
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.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.
The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.
Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.
Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.