Owning and operating your own business has never been easy. Start-up capital, office space, equipment, employees, payroll, fierce competition and endless paperwork mean never resting as an owner of a small business. And yet, 99.2 percent of the businesses in California fall into the category of "small" and employ more than half of our state's workforce.
Debt. Massive, historic, unprecedented generational debt will be the sole "accomplishment" of President Barack Hussein Obama - all so he can repay his union minions, environmental extremist supporters, media sycophants and liberal dupes that look to his taxpayer-financed largesse.
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:
Signal Senior Staff Writer Brandon Lowrey has been promoted to city editor, and Senior Staff Writer Josh Premako has been promoted to the newly created position of opinion/business editor.
During the lean times of the Great Recession we get used to certain images: The sad sign of the foreclosure notice on the vacant house. A closure notice on a factory that once made cars. The dejected and somewhat caged looks of recently laid off workers in an unemployment line. These images make us sad.
Regarding ("Opt-out disbelief," Sept. 20) Linda Storli-Koontz's not being able to "imagine parents opting their high school students out of hearing" President Barack Obama's speech to students: It wouldn't have happened if Obama's Department of Education hadn't sent a "lesson plan" directly to schools asking students to write an essay on "how can I help President Obama."
President Barack Obama promised our veterans: "If Congress sends me a defense bill loaded with ... waste, I will veto it."
In a letter by Lois Eisenberg ("Maybe we need a 'Messiah,'" Oct. 19) she suggests "thinking outside the box" and extols the virtues of the "hippie/yippie culture," whatever that is. At the end she asks the question "what is so wrong with being taken care of for the rest of your life"?
Joel S. Miller, D.M.D. of Valencia Aesthetic Dentistry was honored witht he prestigious 2009 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award by the Academy of General Dentistry on July 11.
Eleven million dollars.
Dates to Watch
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) has joined the bipartisan coalition of federal, state and local officials urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to develop an inclusive, regional and longer-term strategy to maximize federal funding for new projects, announced MTA Director, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
A man is in custody after he allegedly led deputies on a short chase in a stolen car in Canyon Country earlier this week, officials said.
The Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley and the Democratic Alliance for Action will host a joint candidates forum for the William S. Hart Union High School District school board race at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, 625 zombies terrorized Main Street in Newhall, all in the support of the local Newhall Food Pantry.
The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and two members of his entourage were in critical condition Sunday, a day after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a deadly chain-reaction pileup.
PARIS (AP) - U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.
Although a family tale assures a different story, I was born in central Cuba in 1954.
Mom says Dad is magic
As I sit at my desk wondering what to write and what category I fall into, I can't help to think of what it really means to be a dad.
My father was my hero and I am so very proud to tell everyone that.
Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?
I was 17 and living 120 miles west of London when the Invasion of Europe began.
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.