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Janice France-Petit: Helping aging parents with their finances

As parents age, there may come a time when adult children need to step in to assist with financial matters. When and how to offer that help may involve some careful planning. And if parents own a business, the issues may be even more complex.

December 25, 2010 | By Janice France-Petit | Business Columns


Faith Calendar

Want to share your faith-related event or holiday service? Contact Tammy Marashlian at tmarashlian@the-signal.com. Please include the time, date, location and contact information with each submission.

December 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Church concerts celebrate Christmas

For many churches in the Santa Clarita Valley, Christmas isn't all about gifts and toys.

December 25, 2010 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Our View: Community truly blessed this holiday

As Christmas 2010 dawns in the Santa Clarita Valley, we have many gifts for which we can be thankful.

December 25, 2010 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Reader Meter results, Dec. 17-24, 2010

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


FPPC inquiry to be filed in January

Hart school district board members Joe Messina and Steve Sturgeon will formally ask the Fair Political Practices Commission to look into fellow board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine's potential conflict of interest in January, Messina said Thursday.

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Horse killed on Sierra Highway

A horse was killed on Sierra Highway on Thursday morning after getting struck by a car and an SUV, authorities said.

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Women on Wine: A sparkling touch to entertaining

Editor's note: This article originally ran on Dec. 8, 2009.

December 24, 2010 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Local activist to receive award

Local resident and activist Lynne Plambeck will be saluted as an "environmental hero" by a statewide conservation group during an event next month.

December 24, 2010 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl KanowsKy: A merlot is a merlot is a merlot — or is it?

Wine is big business in California.

December 24, 2010 | By Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


Local earns professional community association manager designation

Valencia Management Group recently announced that Tina Nakamura has earned the Professional Community Association Manager designation from Community Associations Institute. According to the group, Nakamura is one of more than 1,200 managers nationwide who have earned the recognition.

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Bill Kennedy: Enterprise zone a gift for our valley

Merry Christmas, all!

December 24, 2010 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


U.S. needs to prevent disease, not just fix it

I couldn't help but sigh at the Dec. 4 headline: "Panel wants more stomach bands." According to this Associated Press article, another 12 million obese Americans "could soon qualify for surgery to implant a small, flexible stomach band designed to help them lose weight ..."

December 24, 2010 | By Dr. Roger De Sesa, De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. Valencia | Letters to the Editor


This year’s Reporter for a Day impressive

I was extremely impressed with the articles that were printed in Dec. 14's edition of Zone for Kids from Reporter for a Day at Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival.

December 24, 2010 | By Ann Unger,executive director, SCV Education Foundation Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Our society is awash in frivolous lawsuits

I believe it was back in the 1940s when I first found out that Cracker Jack had a small toy somewhere in its box. Seems like I put my hand in the box and kept digging until I found my toy.

December 24, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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2 fans hurt in robbery, shooting near speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A robbery and shooting left two men injured early Sunday, authorities said, just 24 hours after an Indiana man was fatally shot in the same parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff never saw videos before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The threats of suicide and violence captured in Elliott Rodger's online videos were unsettling, even terrifying.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic stop leads to "honey oil lab" discovery, arrest of 20-year-old

At approximately 6pm, on Saturday, May 24, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) stopped a vehicle for routine traffic violations. Upon contacting the driver, deputies could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was detained pending a narcotics investigation, and the vehicle was searched. Inside the vehicle's trunk, deputies found all the makings for a lab, used to extract hash oil (also known as honey oil) from marijuana. Seized were hundreds of cans of butane, laboratory style glassware, a scale, a portable stove ...

May 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emma Watson graduates from Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Billionaire wins Ukraine presidential vote

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - An exit poll on Sunday showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright in the first round - a vote that authorities hoped would unify the deeply fractured nation.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain has reminded a New York City congregation not to forget the sacrifice of fallen soldiers around the world.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Should kids take vitamin supplements?

Some things you just don't forget. One of those things for me was lining up with my siblings before leaving for school. There was one thing we had to do before running out the door to catch the bus. Let me explain. My mother was involved. She held a large bottle in one hand and a tablespoon in the other. That's right, a tablespoon, not a teaspoon.

May 25, 2014 | By Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Double duty: Kurt Busch set for 1,100-mile bid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Appearing loose and ready to go, Kurt Busch chatted with family and well-wishers hours before he tried to become just the second driver to complete the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in a single day - a grueling, 1,100-mile slog that will include an airplane ride from Indiana to North Carolina in time for the longer of the two races Sunday evening.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness Sunday for a weekend visit with U.S. troops serving in the closing months of America's longest war.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


8 most common job injuries

When a workplace injury occurs, actual injury costs are often between five to 50 times the size of the obvious direct costs of medical expenses and salary for the injured worker. Indirect costs include money spent on things such as repairing damaged equipment, time and money spent on hiring and training replacement personnel as well as lost productivity and quality because less experienced employees replace key injured employees.

May 25, 2014 | By Rachel Lewis KSL | Hot Topics


Developing a healthy view of food

Food is essential in our lives. Without it, we would die. However, many individuals may look at food as a source of evil, something that can cause us to be fat. Developing a healthy relationship with food is just as important as developing a relationship with family members. When we have an unhealthy relationship with food, we are causing harm to our bodies. We may be putting in the wrong types of food, not enough food or an excess amount of food into our bodies. When we have a healthy relationship with food, we are able to keep our weight ...

May 25, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to tell lies in e-mail, texts

An increasing number of people are communicating online and through text rather than having face-to-face conversations, and new studies give tips on how to tell if someone is lying online.

May 25, 2014 | By Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics


In Memory of Dad

This is in memory of my dad, Corporal William Curtis Perry United States Army, who served in World War II and Korean War.

May 25, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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