Although Americans are generally saving more today than they did several years ago, most could still benefit from spending less and preserving more for a rainy day.
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A Night to Behold
I am thankful for all of you, family and friends.
Maybe the Republicans should be asking why in eight years of former President George W. Bush, nada, then immediately for President Barack Obama, a Nobel prize.
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Kaiser Permanente today announced an exciting program designed to improve care and services to our Nation's heroes.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
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JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) - Tiger Woods sustained facial cuts when his car hit a fire hydrant and a neighbor's tree as he was leaving his mansion in a gated waterfront community near Orlando early Friday.
LOS ANGELES - To enhance the prosecution of abusers and prevent future child abuse, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to expand cross-reporting to nine additional cities -- Burbank, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, Pasadena and Redondo Beach.
"With this vital partnership between the Department of Children and Family Services, law enforcement, the Dependency Court, and these additional City Attorneys' offices, we can more effectively protect the children of Los Angeles County," Antonovich said.
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach invites the public to embark on an educational whale watch adventure starting Sunday, Nov. 29, with boat trips at noon and 3 p.m.
"When I wrote the song 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' for Jennifer Lopez, that's when my song writing and producing career really started to take off. It was one of her biggest hits, and we won an ASCAP award for it," said Damon Sharpe.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is offering a new, lower Play Pass price. For just $54.99 (the price of a day's admission), guests can visit and enjoy the park any operating day during 2010. The Play Pass has no blackout dates and can be used for concerts and special events, including the park's annual Fright Fest event during October, and the New Year's Eve celebration.
Some artists have a way of riveting your vision with the certitude of what they do. This has nothing to do with subject or style. It's inexplicable. Andy Warhol and Grandma Moses. The spareness of Bergman and the Fellini circus. Wes Anderson is like that. There's nothing consistent about his recent work but its ability to make me go ZOOINNG! What else do "The Darjeeling Limited" and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" have in common?
"Old Dogs" is stupefyingly dimwitted. What were John Travolta and Robin Williams THINKING of? Apparently, their agents weren't perceptive enough to smell the screenplay in its advanced state of decomposition, but wasn't there a loyal young intern in the office to catch them at the elevator and whisper, "You've paid too many dues to get involved with such crap at this stage in your careers."
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.
I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.
I've lived in Santa Clarita for decades and I've been privileged to serve you on our City Council.
Mercedes-Benz of Valencia only opened its doors in December 2005, but it already needs to expand.
Family owned for 35 years, CBC Cleaning and Restoration has offered the Santa Clarita Valley's residential and commercial homeowners a slew of services to help restore and maintain flooring of all types.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce reached a significant milestone when it recently marked 90 years of support for local businesses.