It is worrisome that we frequently hear or read the voices of persons claiming great dangers of "Muslim extremists" without offering any factual proof that such groups constitute a real threat to our country.
High school art exhibit
Who am I? Why am I here? What can you expect? I'm going to answer these three questions in my first column with The Signal - the first of many, I should add.
Sheriff's detectives are investigating an alleged January sexual assault that reportedly involves a member of rap artist Lil Wayne's entourage, authorities said Monday.
A man was in stable condition Monday after being shot in the hand and back Saturday morning, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station authorities said.
During a visit last week with U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates observed, "The closer you get to this fight, the better it looks." Having just returned from a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan a few weeks ago, I couldn't agree more.
Senior lunch menu
The war in Afghanistan began shortly after the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York City, to which Bill Reynolds referred in his March 14 letter, "Grandmothers plead council for peace."
Authorities are investigating a hate-crime arson report on the 20700 block of Satinwood Drive in Saugus, where a man's car was set on fire Friday night after racial slurs were painted on the side of it, Sheriff's Department officials said Saturday.
Uncle Earl: "What the heck is Horton saying?"
Craig Cockrell believes we owe former President George W. Bush an apology because Iraq really did have weapons of mass destruction - in the persons of Richard Reid, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and Faisal Shahzad.
SCV Helping Hand recipient for the week ending March 20, 2011:
Planning a trip out of town?
This week in the Santa Clarita Valley in pictures.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.
Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?
A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.
Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.
I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.