When I was a kid, our family would go on long trips and my parents would buy me a "Mad Libs" book. This tome was full of little stories that had strategic words removed and replaced by a blank space and a prompt for the type of word that could be filled in.
The Signal's summary of Save Our Library's lawsuits regarding the city in the Thursday, edition is mostly correct.
Senior lunch menu
College of the Canyons and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) will team up to provide the region's business community with a presentation from the consulting firm California Economic Forecast.
Gary Horton's column in the Wednesday, March 2 Signal is spot-on. Instead of asking why benefits such as a pension and health insurance have been dropped or greatly diluted by private sector employers over the past 30 years, some are turning on those few left among us - public workers - who still have them.
Bites of warm, moist cookie topped with chocolate fudge followed by sweet caramel and crisp pecans: You could call this cookie heaven.
I was troubled to read in The Signal's Saturday, Feb. 26 article, "Faith callings finally realized" that St. Stephen's Episcopal Church ordained an openly unrepentant lesbian woman who is quoted in the article as saying: "You don't need to be ordained or espouse a specific faith community, we are all connected by who we are and the energy that surrounds."
Among the long list of recognized virtues is that of patience.
First, let me share my pro-union and public employee bonafides. My parents spent decades primarily teaching the public school students in the Davis County Community School District, which provided our family of five with what I now know constituted a solid middle class life in rural Iowa.
There's been very little to celebrate about California's economy over the past few years with unemployment at record highs, businesses leaving the state in increasing numbers and annual budget deficits topping $20 billion.
In 1968, Dr. Stephen Karpman described the "drama triangle" in his article "Fairy Tales and Script Drama Analysis."
St. Patrick's Day Race
The NBA on ESPN RV, complete with a replica of the NBA trophy and a variety of activities, recently visited the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley Sierra Vista branch in Canyon Country.
Spaghetti Cabaret fundraiser
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.
If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.
The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.
Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
This will probably be a long week for Foothill League swimmers, as they look ahead to next week's Foothill League prelims and finals where, quite literally, anything might happen.
Time off can give players a chance to recuperate.
The Valencia Vikings might have been overlooked heading into the Foothill League season, but the two-time defending champion West Ranch Wildcats weren't going to do any overlooking of their own on Tuesday afternoon at West Ranch High School.
While in his mid-20s, Dustin Shillcox learned that he would never walk again.
Living the fabulous life may be hard-earned spoils for you, but it can leave your children disillusioned and distant from their middle- and lower-class peers. Living privileged puts your kids in an unusually advantageous place in life. But what are the possible pitfalls of giving your kids everything you didn't have; and a lot of what many will never have?
Attorneys for outdoor advertising interests sponsoring the Santa Clarita billboard petition drive have filed a cease-and-desist demand against the company they accuse of blocking signature gathering.
It turns out the work-from-home engineer really isn't a myth.
The American middle class has been the wealthiest in the world for a long time, but no longer.
It keeps coming into homes with the full backing of traditions, holidays, celebrations, rituals and even the search for happiness. Millions of marketing dollars encourage it. The economy depends on it. Kids demand it.