If nothing else, working in the news business quickly teaches one to develop a thick skin. We've gotten used to name-calling, accusations and death threats - and we don't obsess too much over them, because it comes with the territory.
The-Signal.com, the No. 1 online source for news in the Santa Clarita Valley, has added a new widget to its home page, providing links to continuously updated Associated Press multimedia coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 548 votes from late afternoon Friday, Feb. 5 to afternoon Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.
Wana Iguana Mexican Grill will host a fundraising event to benefit Walk MS 2010 at its Valencia location Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
I've heard of all-star casts, but "Valentine's Day" has a complete star cast. What did other movies do for talent when this one was filming? It has 21 actors who can be considered stars, and some are very big stars indeed. It's like the famous poster for "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," with a traffic jam of famous faces.
Many of our Santa Clarita clients are still trying to recover lost retirement funds from the recent economic downturn.
A Los Angeles court rejected a local environmentalist group's lawsuit against the city over the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's planned expansion, hospital officials said Friday.
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"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts."
Truth is a precious commodity that seems to be under attack consistently. The truth is this was formed as a Christian country. In 1620, all 41 men aboard the Mayflower signed a covenant declaring: "In the name of God, amen. We, whose names are underwritten, having undertaken for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith."
NORWALK, Calif. - A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled yesterday, rejecting a lawsuit brought against the city of Santa Clarita over the approval of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital master plan expansion, concluding that "The petitioner has not established that there was any prejudicial abuse of discretion." ...Therefore, "The petition is denied."
The December 2008 lawsuit filed by Santa Clarita Organizing for Planning and Environment (SCOPE) and Community Advocates for Health Care SCV challenged the adequacy of the project's environmental impact report (EIR). However, the judge disagreed with each of the petitioners' arguments in the case.
Christian poets contest
The 2010 Women's Conference hosted by Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) is set for Saturday, Feb. 13, in the cafeteria/student center building at College of the Canyons' main campus in Valencia from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This spring, the Santa Clarita City Council is very pleased to celebrate the culmination of nearly 10 years of hard work completing the Cross Valley Connector, an 8½-mile cross-town roadway that connects Interstate-5/Highway 126 with Highway 14 (aka the Antelope Valley Freeway) through our city.
The final leg of the roadway is the link between Golden Valley Road and Bouquet Canyon Road/Newhall Ranch Road in Canyon Country, which will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 27.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The XXI Olympic Winter Games begin Friday, and that's about the only thing certain about them.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.
The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.
Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.
Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.
LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.
You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.