Avoiding probate is one of the major reasons (and often the only reason) that my clients give for wanting to establish an estate plan. Most of them have heard that a Living Trust can avoid the cost and delays associated with probate and allow assets to transfer to the beneficiaries without court intervention. In most cases, if the trust is properly drafted and funded (many trusts that I review are not), this is correct.
UPDATED 11:10 a.m. A fire is burning on the U.S. Marines' Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County, and smoke is blowing north into the Santa Clarita Valley, according to an L.A. County fire official. Marine firefighters were on the scene and battling the blaze, dubbed the "November Fire," and that it was 100 percent contained, said Corporal Gabriela Gonzalez, USMC spokeswoman. The fire burned between 1,400 and 1,900 acres, but damaged no structures, she said. ...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is lending a helping hand during the holiday season to victims of the recent California wildfires.
It's the slimmest growth in Santa Clarita Valley's job market since 1996, but in the midst of a shrinking economy, record layoffs and job cuts all over the country, the positive number stands out, regional economists said Tuesday.
This isn't the first year Santa received letters from hungry children. And it may not be the first year these children go without food or Christmas presents.
Watching autistic children - who normally go through life silent and alone - make new friends is far more important to Julie Hildebrand than receiving an award.
I join wholeheartedly with John Boston's prayer, "Dear Lord, save me from the politically correct sub-committee of The Always Victimized."
Instead of a total bailout for the Detroit Three, what about making it attractive for prospective car buyers to buy an American-made vehicle?
At first, when I viewed the two political cartoons on the opinion page of the Sunday Signal (Nov. 16), I reacted to them with anger.
I wanted to thank The Signal and Mr. Collier for their recent coverage of the Saugus High School Band and Color Guard.
Lack of creativity, not lack of money, is threatening health care coverage for more than 160,000 children. Like most of the state's health-care safety net, California's Healthy Families program for uninsured children in low-income families is facing the budget ax.
Girls Kaylin Mahoney Sophomore, Saugus Brianna Jauregui Senior, Saugus Anne Randall Senior, Saugus Stephanie Bulder Sophomore, Saugus Keri Molt Senior, Saugus Amber Murakami Junior, Saugus Courtney Wilson Senior, Saugus Boys Brandon Jauregui Senior, Saugus Seth Totten Junior, Golden Valley Alexander Nelson Junior, Saugus Anthony Pizzo Senior, Canyon Thomas McGuan Junior, Canyon Konrad Antoniuk Junior, Hart Joey Eledge Senior, Saugus
Today Coping With the Empty Chair at Holiday Dinners. Learn the tools needed for working through significant grief and loss experiences including death and divorce. The Grief Program will offer a free informational presentation on the completion process. 7 p.m. Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Info: (661) 733-0692. No reservations. Saturday The Santa Clarita Master Chorale presents a kid-friendly program from 3 p.m. Saturday. This 75-minute concert includes festive holiday tunes, sing-alongs and ...
Hot Wheels Exhibit in Santa Paula The California Oil Museum will be showing "Hot Wheels: 40 years of Playing and Collecting" through Feb. 17. Exhibit available for viewing Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $4/adults, $3/seniors, $1/youth and free for members. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. Info: (805) 933-0076. 'Shop local' coupon book available Shop more, pay less. Enjoy Santa Clarita restaurants, attractions, car washes and more with the "Enjoy Santa Clarita" ...
It seems to me that all the experts evaluating this economic crisis are generally in agreement that everything is going to be OK.
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.