Dear Councilman Kellar:
In this challenging economic environment, consider taking inventory of your finances by first determining your net worth - the difference between your total assets and total liabilities.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
After 13 months of increases, the Santa Clarita Valley saw a slowdown in home sales last month, according to an area Realtors association.
The more I look at rose books and roses in the landscape, the more I see floribundas as the best all-around class of roses in so many styles and disciplines. Floribundas, which means "bloom freely," come in all sizes, shapes, bloom types and colors.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
Earlier today, U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, appeared on the Fox Business network to discuss the costs associated with the president's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.
Students interested in jumpstarting their college careers and entering the workforce can enroll in the College of the Canyons LAUNCH program beginning July 6.
Editor's note: The following is text of a letter sent June 12 to Assemblyman Cameron Smyth by Brad Berens, executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging:
UPDATE: Thursday, June 25, 4:30 p.m.:
Matthew Shenoda has been named assistant provost for equity and diversity at California Institute of the Arts.
Reprise Theatre Company presents "Broadway Under The Stars" for one night only, on Saturday, June 27 at 8:30 pm at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, starring six favorite Reprise performers - Jason Graae, Lucas Grabeel, Dorian Harewood, Jean Louisa Kelly, Vicki Lewis, and Valarie Pettiford. The production is directed by Lee Martino, with music direction by Mary Ekler.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys.
"My Sister's Keeper" is an immediate audience-grabber, as we learn that an 11-year-old girl was genetically designed as a source of spare parts for her dying 16-year-old sister. Yes, it's possible: In vitro fertilization assured a perfect match. And no, this isn't science fiction like Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "Never Let Me Go," with its cloned human replacements. It's just a little girl subjected to major procedures almost from birth to help her sister live.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
Choirs will sing, orchestras will play and actors will perform for audiences across the valley. Tis' the season when churches in Santa Clarita offer a myriad of Christmas performances.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers navigated the first 19 games of the season without star Kobe Bryant well enough to welcome him back with a winning record.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jonas Hiller and the Anaheim Ducks finally grabbed another shootout win. Against a good team, too.
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.