Nationwide, the Salvation Army spends $6 million "dumping trash donations."
In response to "Voter preparation is vital" by Tammy Messina, Nov. 11:
In response to "Thinking outside the gift box" by Tammy Marashlian, Nov. 4:
The Hart High School dance team invites the community to its annual showcase to support the local chapter of Help the Children, a nonprofit organization that provides food and social services to families in need.
More than 350 students from six local junior high schools and Castaic Middle School participated in the annual Youth Summit in October to develop leadership skills, encourage positive contributions to their schools and the community and build self-esteem.
"We're back!" Those are the words of Hyunseung Shon, one of the three drum majors of West Ranch High School's award-winning marching band.
More than 5,000 students, parents and music enthusiasts filled the College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium on Nov. 5 to be part of the 28th annual Hart High Rampage Marching and Color Guard Field Show competition.
The Vista Canyon development will bring several road improvements to Canyon Country, among them a connection between sections of Lost Canyon Road that will allow southern access to two schools.
The Southland Regional Association of Realtors - Santa Clarita Valley Division installed its 2012 officers at the Valencia Country Club on Friday.
About six months ago, when I began writing this column, I had one goal in mind: to inform and protect you, the reader.
Signal Business Editor Jana Adkins was presented with the 2011 President's Media Award by the Santa Clarita Valley Division of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Friday.
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Congressional spending is down $227 million so far this year because of cutbacks imposed by the current Congress, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Monday.
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.
LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.
You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.