This is the time of year when many businesses are slowing down, wrapping things up and preparing for the next calendar year.
Santa Clarita's unemployment rate increased to 5 percent in October, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Starbucks employees could be seeing red soon - and not from the sea of holiday drinks surrounding them. Someone stole a laptop Oct. 29 containing private information about 97,000 Starbucks employees, according to a company news release. Keeping in step with other major companies that have experience a breach this year, Starbucks has informed their employees of the breach and offered them a free year of credit-monitoring services.
And the Battle of the Bands' First Place award goes to...Hart Regiment, Hart High School's award-winning marching band and color guard.
Congress authorizes $700 billion to save the mortgage meltdown but no one has a clue how to apply the funds.
Republican animosity to government regulation is long-standing. And yes, they emphasize property rights over notions of the commons and have often been comfortable sacrificing wildlife, air, and water quality in the pursuit of profits.
Thank you, Diana Sevanian, for your article in the opinion section on Sept. 7 regarding Sarah Palin.
One of the best educational experiences during my tenure in corporate America was the two-and-a-half years I spent crunching numbers for one of the largest consumer products companies in the country.
Socialism is best described as an economic system in which the basic means of production and finance are primarily owned and controlled collectively, usually by government under some systems.
Several young men from Valencia High School took the stage Thursday for a Man Pageant that included a swimsuit and evening gown - make that formal wear - competition, strutting their stuff to raise money for a good cause.
VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS Hart 12, Canyon 6 Hart's Anne Susdorf swept all three singles 6-1 6-0 6- 0 and Shelly Sachdeva won two of three. In doubles, Stacy Waung and partner Jessica Martinez swept all three sets while Ingrid Jelderks and Emily Van Houdt, Cassie Moore and Sam Fructuoso won two sets each. Canyon's Nicole Smith won two of three sets. Hart is now 1-0 in league and will face Saugus Thursday at Hart. Valencia ...
Southern California Edison's hypocrisy is now exposed. Very exposed. So much for their "Environmentally Conscious" advertising.
Karl Marx, the father of communism, stated in a speech given in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan. 8, 1848: "The (free trade) system is destructive. I will use the (free trade) system to break down nationalities in order to build my communist world."
Who is responsible for copy editing at The Signal? I wonder this almost daily, most often when the copy is local, but sometimes even with copy from the wire services. Examples are voluminous, but a case in point: Did anyone there notice that "Doonesbury" was there in name only (no strip) in the Sept. 18 edition?
Students at Santa Clarita Christian School honored Jeffrey Phillipps during their tear-jerking "A Hero's Welcome Home" celebration Nov. 17.
PALMDALE - Football games aren't won in the first half, but they can definitely be lost in that span.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban militants set off two suicide car bombs in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a gunbattle with security forces that left at least two Afghans dead.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies reopened Soledad Canyon Road this evening after a car knocked a power pole down and sent live wires into the lanes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They've now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short. And the gender gap is expected to persist until the job market is much healthier. To understand why, consider the kinds of jobs that are, and aren't, being added. Lower-wage industries, like retail, education, restaurants and hotels, have been hiring ...
Supervisors voted earlier this week to strengthen regulations and expand the definition of potentially dangerous or vicious dogs in Los Angeles County, a decision that comes on the heels of a fatal dog attack in the Antelope Valley earlier this year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ray Dolby, audio pioneer, American inventor and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer's disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this summer. Dolby founded his namesake company in 1965 and grew it into an industry leader of audio technology. His work in noise reduction ...
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A massive fire raging for hours burned several blocks of boardwalk and businesses Thursday in a New Jersey shore town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. More than three hours after the fire started in the vicinity of an ice cream shop, television footage showed flames still leaping into the sky and thick black smoke covering a stretch of the coastline. The fire was spreading into ...
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SANTA CLARITA - Ever mindful of the positive role that a developed level of environmental literacy can have on a community, this fall College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC) will host the first annual environmental leadership conference 'Green Up: Community Action and Education.'
REDDING (AP) - Crews assessing the damage from a wildfire in Northern California have now determined that 68 homes were destroyed, up from the earlier tally of 37, a fire official said on Thursday.
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LYONS, Colo. (AP) - Heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday in Colorado, cutting off mountain towns, forcing the University of Colorado to cancel classes, and leaving at least three people dead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Christina Aguilera says that although she went to Rwanda to help others, she ended up helping herself.
LONDON (AP) - There will be no more perilous military helicopter missions for Prince William in the rugged mountainous terrain of northern Wales.