A few years ago, I was reading an article that presented four important elements in the transition from childhood to adulthood as they related to the chances of ending up in poverty. The elements were: education, career, marriage and children.
Democrat and Republican governors across the country are working to cut costs and lower taxes, but Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to level California's $26 billion deficit - the result of several years of out-of-control government spending - is a "realignment" proposal that not only extends the previous administration's ineffective tax hikes, but also irresponsibly shrugs the state's financial burden onto the shoulders of cash-strapped county and municipal governments, creating a real threat to California's economic recovery and public safety.
Santa Clarita has an opportunity to be a part of Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution," which is essentially a show to teach folks how to eat properly and to ensure our children are receiving good nutrition at our schools.
Regarding "City Beach Bus drives again for summer," June 26:
I read "Letters to the Signal" regularly and am familiar with most of the regulars' right-wing (and left-wing) rants.
I have spent all of my senior citizen years right here in Santa Clarita, and I've recently noticed an alarming situation: The ground here is sinking!
Every day, a business owner has the opportunity to create hope within and for the company they lead. Zig Ziglar is famous for saying: "Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs."
Consumers Furniture is holding a "retirement sale" this holiday weekend in honor of owner Greg Moser's father. Clem Moser started in the retail furniture business in 1977. Greg is now taking over complete operational control of the business.
Bird walk, animal presentation
South Valley Church in Newhall is months away from finishing a more than two-year-long building renovation that church members say has helped expand the church and bring it closer together.
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More than 80 golfers joined celebrities Bailey Chase, Danny Masterson, Gary Valentine, Jim Parrack, Kevin Farley and Michael Pena at The Gentle Barn's second annual Celebrity Golf Tournament held at Robinson Ranch Golf Club.
Bernice (A4027716) is such a beauty, with her beautiful ebony and red coat. She is just a fun-loving pup, only 1 year old. Bernice loves to play and get lots of attention from the volunteers; she sure knows how to turn on the charm. Bernice is a large breed, with plenty of smarts from the German shepherd in her, so she will need an active family who can give her the training, exercise and attention she will need to be the perfect companion.
Summer road trips remind us that it may be time for a vehicle tune-up.
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.
1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY
Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).
As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.
Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.
A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.
In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.
A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.
Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.
Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.