Van Thomas Barfoot's story reads like a lost scene from "Saving Private Ryan." Born one-quarter Choctaw, a 21-year-old Barfoot enlisted in the United States Army in 1940. The Mississippi native served in non-combat roles until 1943, when he shipped off to Europe. He landed with the invasion force at Sicily in July and Salerno in September. Early 1944 found him on the beachhead at Anzio - the battle that gave "Gunsmoke's" James Arness his signature ...
Recently, legislators were called back to Sacramento to vote on legislation to make California more competitive for "Race to the Top," a $4 billion federal program announced by President Barack Obama earlier this year to encourage innovation in our public schools.
There are many things that attract us all to the Santa Clarita Valley as a place to call home - great schools, a low crime rate and excellent dining and recreational opportunities.
In a letter to the editor ("Republican candidate already lying, Dec. 7"), Paul Sibek accuses Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman of "peddling falsehoods" with her statements of California's (addictive) overspending while The Signal's editorial staff compounds the assertion entitling it as "Republican candidate already lying."
Last weekend the Canyon High School Thespian Society/Drama Class put on a production called "Flowers for Algernon" by David Rogers, based on the novel by David Keys.
President Barack Obama and many of his followers have dwelled on the past and attempted to blame former President George W. Bush for the country's ills.
Though it is reportedly more unpopular than "Hillarycare" was 20 years ago, the politicians in Washington are working weekends to force through Congress an ill-conceived, un-studied entitlement program.
Dates To Watch Today Annual "Winter Wonderland" fundraiser to support rescued animals and violence prevention. Includes sledding and playing in real snow, food, hay rides, unique holiday gifts, and appearances by the Santa Cow and The Ice Princess, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Gentle Barn, 15825 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. $20 adults/$10 children. Info: (661) 252-2440. The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will host a holiday concert 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the Chorale's 10th season in ...
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The spirit of the holidays have brought the employees of Har-Bro - Paul Waddell, Kathy Lawler, Connie Molina, Lindsey Lassak, Jeff Swenson, Armando Lopez, Gabriel Bonilla, Seane Eifert and Payman Bahman - to the aid of Oanth "Kim" Thi Le and her family.
In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, employees of Petersen International Underwriters located in Valencia since 1993, have donated a truckload of food items for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will offer up "Tis the (10th) Season" concert today at 3:30 p.m. The concert will feature Benjamin Britten's well-loved "Ceremony of Carols" and a carol sing-along. Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
October 4, 2009 Kylie Yvette DeVine, 7 lbs., 8 oz., daughter of Danielle Patty and Sean DaVine of Santa Clarita. October 6, 2009 Natalie Reese Barlow, 8 lbs., 10 oz., was born at 10:06 p.m. She was 19 1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Kira and Kenneth Barlow of Santa Clarita. Tristan James Williams, 6 lbs., 9 oz., son of Alexzandrea Vega and Knstofer Williams of Saugus. October 13, 2009 Kathir Murugesan, ...
Dan Goetz, President of Ultra Violet Devices Inc. in Valencia watches two of his G-scale, narrow gauge electric engines travel over a section of the 600 feet of track that make up Dan and Debbie Goetz's Deadwood and Dry Gulch backyard Railroad.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed a person had been killed Saturday evening in a multi-car collision on Interstate 5 near Templin Highway in Castaic.
Recently my wife unearthed some old Signal newspapers, one of which contained a letter to the editor I had written. The Signal printed that letter on May 17, 1996.
Maybe you remember when you were a kid and you poured a giant glass of orange juice, and your mother said something like this: "Take it easy! Orange juice is expensive, and you're drinking it like it's water!"
Compulsion against peaceful citizens is immoral. Likewise, extracting taxes for activities that benefit some citizens, but not others, is also immoral.
The tours of the White House have been canceled by the President. How dare he do such a thing?
Rock Club meeting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A longtime Northern California politician pleaded guilty Monday to a dozen charges that he used campaign donations and taxpayer funds to fuel what he described as a gambling addiction.