Where the Wild Things Are" reflects so much of a plucky little kid: the flirting up of anger at a parent, the defiant escape into fantasy, the tough talk in a tight situation, the exuberance, and then the fundamental need to return home and be loved and reassured. All of these stages are explored in Maurice Sendak's famous 1963 children's book, which contains only nine sentences. Ah, but what sentences they are when given resonance by his drawings.
Take a vintage train ride to "Ichabog," a private pumpkin patch at Loose Caboose Garden Center, located on Highway 126, just east of Santa Paula. Bring the entire family as you climb onboard for an evening excursion to the lightning-lit location.
Costume contact lenses may be the perfect touch to your Halloween costume but the California Optometric Association (COA) warns that by using them without first visiting an optometrist, you are risking permanent eye damage. Federal law requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cosmetic lenses as medical devices, similar to corrective lenses. However, these lenses continue to be illegally marketed and distributed directly to consumers.
Did you know traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States?
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: Today is Friday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2009. There are 76 days left in the year.
Workers dropped for cover and emergency personnel rolled out to inspect mock damage Thursday as Santa Clarita Valley residents joined in California's Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.
Thank you for printing the exact language of SB 572, to ensure clarity to us uninformed people out here getting nervous that "alternative lifestyles" might be infiltrating the educational system by forcing everyone to accept them ("No 'Harvey Milk Day,'" Sept. 8).
I would like to recant my letter ("Vakay doesn't get it," Oct. 8) and thank Stephen Maseda for the public awareness he provided in his column ("Vogel wildly incorrect," Oct. 13).
The California Law Revision Commission is currently analyzing whether our state will allow a new type of deed to be adopted for use.
One area dentist is redefining the phrase "put your money where your mouth is." This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring in their excess candy to the office of Drs. Allen and Kelly Smudde in Valencia and receive $1 per pound of candy.
The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend its second annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest, held Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the city's Sports Complex Aquatic Center.
The 22nd Annual Fat Tire Fest and Fundraiser hosted by the Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA) will be held Sunday Oct 25 at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area.
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the
A "taco night" fundraiser for A Safe Harbor sails at Rubio's on 27055 McBean Pkwy., Valencia 91355, Sunday, Oct. 18, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Santa Clarita Literacy and Arts Festival is set for Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hart Park in Newhall.
CHICAGO (AP) - Pressing his case in the town that launched his political career, President Barack Obama called Friday for the government to take an active, wide-ranging role in ensuring every American has a "ladder of opportunity" into the middle class.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - In a courtroom, not an Olympic stadium, there was no click-click-click of Oscar Pistorius' prosthetic limbs. His only sound Friday was loud, uncontrollable sobs as prosecutors charged him with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his model girlfriend.
One of the comments I often hear from people who visit Santa Clarita for the first time is how beautiful our city looks.
Friendly Valley church
I syndicate the cartoons of Rick McKee, the brilliant, conservative cartoonist from The Augusta Chronicle, to newspapers around the world.
A team of volunteers from the Valencia United Methodist Church traveled to Nicaragua the first week of March to offer assistance to poor families. The families live in shacks in and around an area known as la chureca, a large trash dump located in Central Nicaragua near the city of Managua.
Our youngest son, a senior at Valencia High School, ain't happy.
On Feb. 12, the president delivers his State of the Union address, and he is followed almost immediately by a GOP spokesman who says, "Oh, no, that's not the way it is.
Get the cars that have expired tags 30-180 days late. Get the drivers driving with headlights off when it is getting dark. Get those driving while talking on cell phones.
Valentine's heart-y walk
People new to gardening ask the darndest questions: about how seeds work, about growing the perfect tomato, about waging war with insects (many of them beneficial).
Q: I need to replace some cracked and chipped tile in the bathroom. Some of it was shaped to fit around the base of the toilet. Is it difficult to shape replacement tiles in the same way? - Sarah S., Fort Worth, Texas
Two years ago, West Ranch boys basketball was eliminated from the postseason by eventual CIF division champion Ventura.