WASHINGTON (AP) - The House of Representatives passed the most ambitious restructuring of U.S financial regulations since the 1930s on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year's Wall Street failures that plunged the U.S. deep into recession. The sprawling legislation would give the government new powers to break up companies that threaten the economy, create a new agency to oversee consumer banking transactions and shine a light into shadow financial markets that ...
5:10 p.m. update: Power has been restored. 4:20 p.m. update: A power outage in Canyon Country that initially left about 2,600 customers without electricity Friday afternoon is now affecting only a few hundred customers, authorities said. Power went out at about 3:20 p.m. after underground equipment was damaged by water near the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Via Princessa, said Anna Frutos-Sanchez, public affairs region manager for Southern California Edison. Repair crews are ...
College of the Canyons' Music Department will host its annual annual "Holiday Jazz Concert" this Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC.
A holiday boutique will be hosted by Toe Bling Couture & More at the Vistas of West Hills in Valencia this Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society will hold its monthly blues jam at the Roast House in Saugus on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 4:30 p.m to 8 p.m.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is looking for Christmas presents for every child at the hospital from now until Christmas Eve.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will hold a winter blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles and county personnel beginning on Friday, Dec. 11 at 11:59 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley honored four women this week with Virginia Wrage Memorial grants totaling $7,000. The grants are given to mature women who face life-changing situations and need some help to become self-sufficient again.
This holiday season the city of Santa Clarita welcomes back the festive "Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley," which will shuttle shoppers to three local retail destinations free of charge from Saturday, Dec. 19 through Thursday, Dec. 24.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Led by Reps. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Republicans on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee have introduced the Workforce Investment Improvement Act (H.R. 4271), a bill to strengthen job training opportunities for workers and job seekers.
Morgan Freeman has been linked to one biopic of Nelson Mandela or another for at least 10 years. Strange that the only one to be made centers on the South African rugby team. The posters for Clint Eastwood's "Invictus" feature Matt Damon in the foreground, with Freeman looming behind him in shadowy nobility. I can imagine marketing meetings during which it was lamented that few Americans care much about Mandela and Matt Damon appeals to a younger demographic.
The opening scenes of Disney's "Princess and the Frog" are like a cool shower after a long and sweaty day. This is what classic animation was like! No 3-D! No glasses! No extra ticket charge! No frantic frenzies of meaningless action! And ... good gravy! A story! Characters! A plot! It's set in a particular time and place! And it uses (calm me down here) lovingly hand-drawn animation that proceeds at a human pace, instead ...
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?
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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.