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The Valley Industrial Association (VIA) will be having their next "VIA in Action" breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 at the Michael Hoefflin Foundation Office, 26470 Ruether Avenue, Suite 101, Saugus 91350.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will host a "Contracting Connections" workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Antelope Valley College, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster 93536.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion calling for the expansion of the criterion used by the county-run Medical Hubs to assess the medical and mental health needs of children to include a select number of children who remain in the homes of their birth parents while a child abuse investigation is underway.
The city of Santa Clarita's Special Districts division began median construction on Wiley Canyon Road between Orchard Village Road and Lyons Avenue, as well as on Soledad Canyon Road just east of Bouquet Canyon Road, on Monday.
The city of Santa Clarita and Waste Management remind residents to properly dispose of horse manure to protect the environment and health of local residents. Recycling horse manure prevents harmful urban run-off contamination and local groundwater pollution.
The city's popular Concerts in the Park series continues this Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. with a performance by Urban Dread, one of L.A.'s best reggae bands.
The members of Zonta Club of SCV and the SCV Jaycees will volunteer with hands-on service by painting the new pasture fences for Gentle Barn this Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today, Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) made the following statement concerning an agreement made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to make a technical fix to the post-9/11 GI Bill that will allow California veterans to receive their full educational benefit: "After months of work to ensure California veterans would receive the full educational benefit they earned and deserve, I am incredibly pleased to announce that Veterans Affairs is ...
Santa Clarita Valley business owners Bob Ramirez and Chris Handley have combined talents and expertise in marketing and technology to offer a series of training seminars for local business people and entrepreneurs interested in learning how to market and advertise their businesses through social media outlets Facebook and Twitter, and using blogs and video.
Like many nonprofit, volunteer-based organizations, New Leash on Life Animal Rescue has been hit hard by the recession, putting their mission to save shelter animals in jeopardy.
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The van offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired without requiring the time or trouble of visiting the Braille Institute in Los Angeles.
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will exhibit the work of landscape photographer and environmental advocate Robert Glenn Ketchum from Aug. 24 through Sept. 19.
The Santa Clarita Certified Farmers Markets invites parents and school-age kids to come to the markets, sample the items and talk to the many farmers as a way to promote healthy eating in kids.
Many people are talking about "health care" and how "the government" has some responsibility to step forward and make sure they have some form of affordable insurance. Many letters to that effect have been published right here in The Signal.
This past weekend I appeared on CNN's State of the Union to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.
SANTA CLARITA -- Providence Medical Institute Santa Clarita, a full-service physician practice and urgent care center, is expanding to meet the needs of the growing community.
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REDDING, Calif. (AP) - A wind-whipped, fast-moving wildfire in Northern California's Shasta County damaged 30 buildings, many of them homes, and threatened another 350 structures, fire officials said Tuesday.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - The 911 call seemed frantic: George Zimmerman's sobbing estranged wife said he was threatening her and her father with a gun and she feared for her life. Please come.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino realized he had an addiction problem on a trip to Australia in February 2012.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - He said he would eat a bug to get you to buy a car. He promised that he would even stand upon his head until his ears were turning red if you would just, "Go see Cal."
PARIS (AP) - The world's largest solar-powered boat has docked on the banks of the Seine River, its final port of call after a three-month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to study how the Gulf Stream and climate change could influence each other.
1. OBAMA: NO ONE DISPUTES CHEMICAL ARMS USE IN SYRIA
AMSTERDAM (AP) - A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
I am noted for my exclamation marks in ending a sentence when I submit a letter to the editor to the SCV Signal, which seems to annoy some posters.
Today, President Obama will address the nation and try to convince a skeptical American public why it's important to take limited military action in Syria as retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad last month allowing chemical weapons to be used against civilians, killing nearly 1,500 people, including more than 400 children, with sarin gas.
Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?