WASHINGTON, D.C. - Peace Corps recruited 15,386 applicants in fiscal year 2009. This represents the largest amount of applications since the agency began electronically recording applications in 1998 and is an 18 percent increase from fiscal year 2008.*
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When MTV was launched in 1981, it changed the music industry forever. From that point on, musicians who wanted to be popular needed to worry about their look as well as their sound. For some acts, their look was even more important than their music.
The same kind of change happened on the Internet in 2005. That was the year YouTube was launched. It quickly grew to be one of the most viewed Web sites of all time. Visitors can go to YouTube and watch videos put up by other site visitors.
In response to Carole Lutness' column ("Economics and the brain," Sept. 15):
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:
Mr. Rizzo's column ("Always in a hurry to speed things up," Oct. 14) would have you believe that the purpose of Scientific Management was to make people work harder and faster. In so doing I believe he defamed the work of Fredrick Taylor and Frank Gilbreth.
Hart football will play at Canyon tonight at 7 p.m. at Harry Welch Stadium.
The MOMS Club of Canyon Country, south will hold a bake sale at Lombardi Ranch on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
The Canyon Theater Guild's current production of the musical Kopit & Yeston's "Phantom" is a huge hit with audiences and performances are selling out quickly.
Capelli Salon of Newhall will raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer during the Third Thursdays Art Walk event in the newly redeveloped Old Town Newhall on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart District high schools throws a fundraiser today, Friday, Oct. 23, at Mountasia Family Fun Center to benefit their annual Summer Meltdown music festival concert for autism awareness, set for May 2010 at Golden Valley High School.
WASHINGTON - Several news agencies - including Reuters, CNBC and the New York Times - were duped by a group known as The Yes Men Tuesday, as the group staged a fake U.S. Chamber of Commerce press conference backing the new "cap-and-trade" climate legislation.
A power outage in Newhall that left more than 2,400 customers in the dark for two hours last Saturday night was caused by an underground equipment failure, Southern California Edison administrators said.
The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival will be held at Hart Park and at Heritage Junction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.
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.