From front, Mark Barton, his son Everett Barton, 13, and Jim Van Winkle eat matzo at the end of the Seder meal as part of the Passover service hosted by Temple Beth Ami at the Valencia Hills clubhouse in Valencia on Tuesday.
Today, as I was at my computer doing some work, I also looked to see if there were any interesting programs on TV. I spent four hours watching the History Channel as it showed "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich."
To Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita,
I keep hearing on the news of suicide bombers and policemen that assassinate people trying to help them achieve a more "normal" way of life.
The presentation was in recognition of Boston Scientific's achievements and advances in medical technology. The company, which has offices located in Santa Clarita, researches and markets less-invasive medical devices that treat and help monitor medical conditions.
Mark Twain is credited with saying, "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." I'll take the position that the same great exaggeration applies to the state of the manufacturing industry in the United States - the rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.
You probably don't know it, but you may have the secret ingredients for an exceptional Easter dinner in your pantry right now. The holidays are a perfect opportunity to sprinkle creativity into special meals by using staples like pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed potatoes in unexpected ways to craft new and delicious dishes the whole family will love.
Saturday, April 30
The Valencia High School dance team made history last month at the United Spirit Association National Competition when it captured a national championship title.
Adam Gardner, a junior at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch, was recently nominated to participate in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
My friend George never thought much about the mental state of people advanced in age or those suffering serious or even terminal illness.
A Lake Los Angeles woman was arrested for allegedly possessing and transporting heroin for sale and using her teenage son to conceal bags of the drug in his pants, according to a news release from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan -- An Army specialist from Valencia, Calif., meticulously stuffs his rucksack and duffle bag until they are ready to burst at the seams. It wasn't the first time he packed his bags for his deployment, but this time the task was different - not many people have the opportunity of going home ahead of schedule.
To cork or to cap, that it is the question. Whether 'tis nobler on the palate to suffer the slings and arrows of undetected spoilage, or to take arms against a sea of stigma and enjoy a cork of a different type.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.
Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?
A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.
Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.
I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.
By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.