No matter what you sell, you will inevitably face rejections and refusals, but learning to see "no" as valuable feedback can take your sales to a new level. Regardless of how often we hear "no," it's a tough thing to take.
Signal reader Bob Baxton brings up an interesting point ("Tired of the mantra," Letters, Feb. 27) about our politics in general. Most recently in Sacramento and presently in Washington, D.C., we have seen the results of a system that has been prevalent in our two-party system for much too long.
Congratulations to Gary Horton for officially joining the Democrat party ("Can the Buck be passed?" published Mar. 4).
Pro golfer Denis Watson, who is playing at the AT&T Champions Classic at Valencia Country Club through Sunday, recently offered up his take on food to The Signal.
Landscaping not only makes your home more beautiful it can also make it more valuable. In fact, a Michigan State University study found that, depending on where the house is located, high-quality landscaping adds between 5 percent and 11 percent to its price.
Hundreds of teachers, administrators and parents dressed in pink lined Santa Clarita Valley intersections Friday to protest pink slips issued to teachers across the state - and the impact they say those layoffs will have on children's futures.
I've got all my kids here, so it's going to be a totally different night than it's been the last couple of nights.
A little bit disappointing. Fred played well enough to shoot two or three under probably, just the putter.
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Editor's note: Tim Haddock has an extensive motor sports background and is a former staff writer at The Signal.
When we read what the Lord says to us in Proverbs 2, "My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God."
When American Jewish University held its 11th annual Prejudice Awareness Summit on Feb. 25, Valencia resident Sarah Rensin was one of the facilitators for almost 200 students attending from middle schools from all over the Los Angeles area.
A tribute to teachers
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 1,369 votes from mid-afternoon Friday, March 6 to late evening Friday, March 13, 2009.
Bullying is an increasing problem that affects the lives of students every day. This can happen anywhere from school to the online growing social media. When a person is bullied it affects their everyday life.
Cal Poly went big - 32 students strong - at the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The world's largest gathering of women in technology, the conference challenged attendees to "Think Big, Drive Forward."
The Stevenson Ranch Neighborhood Watch group met Nov. 19 with members of the community and several law enforcement experts including Tim West, retired lieutenant for the Beverly Hills Police Department and resident of Stevenson Ranch.
On a recent morning my son Zachary was watching a news story about the struggles of a homeless family.
It's been two months now since we launched Our Community and the stories Santa Clarita Valley residents have shared with us have exceeded our expectations.
The Santa Clarita Rotary Club planned to "adopt" five families from Single Mothers Outreach this year, providing their children with holiday presents, but Santa apparently had other plans.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.