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.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 336 votes from late afternoon Friday, Nov. 20 to late afternoon Friday, Nov. 27, 2009.
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."
Regarding the letter Joe Phipps wrote to The Signal ("Be an American, learn English," Nov. 13) about how immigrants should learn to speak English, I am in agreement.
At-large voting has all of us voting on all Santa Clarita City Council candidates.
Instead of lambasting the ACA, why not put that energy and time into trying
The ardent zeal of the pitiful mind set constantly at fever pitch to maintain the imbecilic quest to paint Americans as racists pushes the boundary of sanity versus psychosis.
Just when I thought maybe it was time to settle down over Common Core, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan renewed the fire of discontent on both ends of the political spectrum with the following: "It's fascinating to me that some of the pushback (against Common Core) is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who - all of a sudden - their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn't quite as good as they thought they were, and that's pretty scary."
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.