Dear Smarties: I've been feeling kind of guilty that I've been cutting back on my spending, as far as the economy is concerned. After 9/11, we thought it was our patriotic duty to go out and spend. We probably overdid it. But what about now, that the economy is sluggish? I read that economists are upset that consumers aren't spending enough. - Guilty in Glendale
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Today's spotlight in the Santa Clarita Valley highlights beating the heat as temperatures hit triple digits for most of the week.
College of the Canyons officials have established a new educational partnership with The American College to begin offering a variety of financial planning certificate programs at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center this fall.
"The Tempest" opened at its new home, Towsley Canyon Park, on Saturday, July 17. Nearly 300 people came out to experience Shakespeare under the stars, according to Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival organizers.
Singer/trumpter/bandleader Louis Prima, best known as a jump-blues-swing master for songs such as "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Just a Gigolo" and "Jump, Jive, an' Wail," will be honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Sunday, July 25.
Single Mothers Outreach now offers Financial Peace University, a class that helps single parents with money problems.
The class teaches single parents how to get out of debt and stay out, the value of money, and how to be financially responsible.
SACRAMENTO (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- United Animal Nations (UAN), a national nonprofit animal protection organization, is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer -- a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong says hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting himself.
The seven-time Tour de France champion said after Thursday's 17th stage that he's "100 percent confident" the case will be resolved to his satisfaction.
New Orleans (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused to order a judge to recuse himself from dozens of lawsuits over the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion even though he owned corporate bonds issued by two of the companies sued in the cases.
Montgomery, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says the state will file a lawsuit against BP seeking revenue lost because of the Gulf oil spill.
A 39-year-old Acton handyman was charged with begging after alledgedly asking people for money at a local gas station.
If you believe in magic, or just love the illusion of it, you'll want to catch Saturday's "Beyond Amazing: Magic Before Your Eyes," a show put on annually to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The pick-up soccer game Wednesday at Central Park was a fun game for a good cause - and a sobering reminder not to take for granted the pleasures of everyday life, an organizer of the event said.
BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.
In a scene from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, the main character states, "I love you Binky, but I don't have to like you right now." Sometimes this is how we feel about our children, of course we love them, but in certain moments, we do not like them.
SALT LAKE CITY - Women across the nation are fighting against employers that they claim are not providing appropriate breastfeeding facilities for working mothers.
What with Sunday's Golden Globes and the Academy Award nominations that were announced on Thursday, along with the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, it's hard not to have movies on your mind this week.
Disney's latest hit "Frozen" will now not only be seen on the screen. Disney's CEO Robert Iger announced that the hit movie will become a Broadway play as well.
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.