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In a twist of literary irony, some ages-old, small, independent bookstores that once feared a premature retirement by the colossal growth of chain bookstores are still in business - while the superstores are engaged in a battle of survival.
What is happening in Wisconsin will affect everyone in the country, including Santa Clarita citizens. The Wisconsin governor received massive donations from the Koch and Bradley brothers. These incredibly wealthy oligarchs want to eliminate any opposition to their plan of destroying unions and the Democratic Party.
Packed with numerous projects in various stages of the construction process, 2011 is set to be a busy year for the city of Santa Clarita.
Pity the beginning gardener who dares to read about composting. (Please dare to read on, in this case, even if you are a beginner.)
We at The Signal are proud and humbled by the annual outpouring of help from local churches, volunteers and organizations for the homeless in our community.
California's Arbor Day is nearly here, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
I don't know about you, but the wife (she loves it when I refer to her this way) and I are embarrassingly addicted to NCIS.
A person whose car plummeted 1,000 feet off Lake Hughes Road about five miles east of Interstate 5 has been airlifted to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, authorities said.
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On Sunday, March 13, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam disaster in San Francisquito Canyon. The dam break is the second-worst natural disaster in the state of California: The failure of the St. Francis Dam, on March 12, 1928, killed more than 450 people, leveled farms and homesteads, destroyed property and livestock, and changed the way dam safety was addressed forever.
We are frequently asked, "What is going on in the world of wine?" or "What are the newest trends in wine?" Now that we're in the first quarter of the year, we have looked at how 2010 clocked in and what we can expect in 2011. We'll tell you that we're cautiously optimistic that 2011 will ring in better times, deliver more bang-for-the-buck, and offer wine lovers a greater selection of affordably-priced wines.
Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department handed prosecutors their report into a school police officer and Valencia resident, whose alleged shooting hoax in January sparked a manhunt in the San Fernando Valley, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman confirmed Thursday.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The Board of Equalization opened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.
County health officials discovered a rabid bat in the Santa Clarita Valley last month, meaning two of the three found countywide so far this year have been in the SCV.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Assemblyman Scott Wilk's (R- Santa Clarita) bill requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to post on their web site the external peer review studies when a regional board imposes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) on a community, passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committee with a 7-0 vote.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California.
The SCV Pregnancy Center (SCVPC) is excited to announce new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screenings for local residents. SCVPC is a licensed medical clinic, and the first 100 residents calling for a HIV screening receive the service free.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Living little carries some big risks.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.
Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.
The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.
LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama "Mona Lisa" to animated fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has died aged 71.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little.