Leading a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to mean making dramatic changes. It means making smarter choices.
Grabbing the Wall Street Journal off the driveway in the morning and turning on "Mad Money" in the evening might be expected of a stock broker, but it may very well be the routine for the members of the award-winning West Ranch High Stock Market Club.
It wasn't Santa Clarita Valley high school football teams, but marching bands, that were making noise this year in their Southern Section championships.
"Trust, but verify." That bit of wisdom was made famous by Ronald Reagan in reference to the Soviet Union, but he's not credited with originating it. We won't claim credit for it, either, but it's our new mantra for the opinion page. Today we welcome local columnists back to The Signal with a pledge to both them and to our readers that we will verify their work to ensure its originality. Regular readers of this ...
This past Monday I stopped at the local supermarket to grab a thing or two. Passing the frozen meat section, I noticed a young grocer rearranging large boxes in the display case. "Turducken," squawked the label, and pictured in epicurean freakishness was a frankensteinian mishmash of turkey, duck and chicken shoved and stuffed into an unholy fowlish trinity.
Castaic Union School District board members Tuesday passed on the Race to the Top, the federally funded education reform program that is expected to provide up to $700 million to California.
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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- While California scrambles to fill another multi-billion dollar budget hole, the Assembly Health Committee killed a $1.4 billion mitigation fee program to charge the alcohol industry for some of the state's annual $38 billion in alcohol-related harm.
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In the spirit of the holiday season, the Community Alliance of Professionals (CAP) decided to make its first fundraising event a toy drive, with the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as the primary beneficiary.
Women who may be in the market for a loan in the coming year will gain valuable insight from Borrowing Basics, one of the LifeForward workshops sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV. The free workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Kepler space telescope, designed to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars, has discovered its first five new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Rory Markas, a play-by-play sportscaster who spent the past eight seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, has died. He was 54. Markas was found dead at his home in Palmdale, Calif., on Monday and the cause of death was not immediately available, Angels spokesman Tim Mead said Tuesday. Markas had surgery for a blood clot on his brain in late 2008.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has named David D. McBride director of the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
SCV Film Festival (Jan. 8-10) The 5th Annual SCV Film Festival provides local filmmakers with opportunities to show their work and to come together with an audience to enjoy quality independent films. This year's festival will highlight short films produced by independent filmmakers from around the globe, in addition to films by participants of the SCV Film Festival's Script 2 Screen youth filmmaking programs. The weekend's events take place at the intimate Repertory East Playhouse ...
BRUSSELS (AP) - Usain Bolt plans to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - There was no evidence of an illegal marijuana grow near the spot where a raging wildfire started near Yosemite National Park, a federal forestry official said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" is betting that a judges' remix with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did last season.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Democratic state senators are criticizing a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to rent thousands of private prison and county jail cells to meet a federal court order to greatly reduce California's prison population.
On August 30, 2013, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies from Parks Bureau stopped a male adult who was driving a vehicle on the roadway adjacent to Castaic Lake Park for a traffic violation.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage?
Washington-Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced her support for SB 4, a California State Senate bill sponsored by State Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to establish regulations for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and acidization of underground oil and gas formations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas during a visit to Sweden, his appeal for military intervention ran into trouble on Capitol Hill.
A young, idealistic rebel from a desert planet seeks to fight an unjust, tyrannical emperor with a space station capable of destroying planets.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.
The Signal asked Santa Clarita emergency management Supervisor Donna Nuzzi and Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management Director Jeff Reeb what they consider the six most important things to do to prepare for disaster. Here's what they said.
Princess Cruises has appointed Stuart Hawkins as senior vice president of Health, Environment, Safety, and Security Compliance.