We've now spent almost two weeks taking in the sight of absolute devastation in Haiti, caused by a magnitude 7 earthquake that took seconds to radically disrupt life in that poor island nation.
This used to be a friendly place. Everyone smiled. Everyone said "hello," "good morning" or "nice day." Maybe "How's it going?"
I wish to take issue with an inaccurate quote attributed to me ("Minutemen rally against amnesty," Jan. 17) from the Save Our State/Santa Clarity Valley Independent Minuteman Santa Valley Rally, held Jan. 16 in Valencia.
Regarding The Signal's article "Painting their dreams" (Jan. 16):
I'm bursting with pride to be an American.
The comments by Steve Lunetta ("Be grateful for what we have here," Jan. 11) are worthy of acknowledgment by our citizens. We are so fortunate to have leadership in Santa Clarita (for 40 years our family has lived here) in schools, law enforcement, public works, public officials, local businesses and public events. These all add up to a "good life."
Rassa L. Ahmadi, of Valencia, earned a Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor). More than 6,100 students received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison's spring commencement ceremonies.
Wynne Shatkus of Santa Clarita, earned a place on the Spring Dean's List at Rockhurst University.
Navy Seaman Recruit Melisa Bologna, daughter of Silvia D. Sereno of Valencia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Nicholas Edward Fritz, of Valencia who attends the University of Wisconsin, Madison College of Letters and Science earned a place on the Fall Dean's List.
Nearly 1,300 students received their diplomas during the University of Wisconsin Whitewater's spring 2009 commencement ceremony.
The Saugus High School Dance Team opened the season with commanding performances at the 2010 Miss Dance Drill Team California.
Navy Seaman Recruit Brian R. Jensen, son of Ruth W. Lloyd of Stevenson Ranch and Gary B. Jensen of Santa Clarita, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Marine Corps Pvt. Sergio J. Navarro, son of Silvia and Sergio Navarro of Castaic, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.
FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.
When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.
Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.
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.