Mormon Helping Hands
More than 200,000 packages of rice and other dried food were delivered this week to Real Life Church in Valencia. The reason: a valleywide effort to package one million meals to send to impoverished nations like Haiti, Malawi, Sierra Leone and the Dominican Republic.
In her April 22 letter "Dismantling unions harms middle class," Carole Lutness wonders why people cannot see that our middle-class lifestyle is because of unions.
White coats peppered the crowd of about 100 people who attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week for the unveiling of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's helipad and sprawling parking structure.
The City of Santa Clarita took home two "Award of Excellence" honors this week at the annual California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) conference on April 27, 2011 held in Sacramento. CALED is the premier statewide professional economic development organization in California.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
A group of Santa Clarita community leaders working in conjunction with City of Santa Clarita officials has organized a celebration: Taste of Cinco de Mayo. The celebration will consist of an afternoon and evening of festivities to recognize a growing segment of our population, Americans of Mexican descent. The hope is that as has become a custom with St. Patrick's Day and Oktoberfest all Americans will join in the celebration.
You know the feeling. You're in a nice restaurant with hopes of enjoying a special meal. You're more than confident navigating through the dinner menu, but you experience a pang of anxiety when you're handed the wine list. We've all been there.
"Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
It's a busy weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the Cowboy Festival, Taste of the Town and a plethora of other fun events to attend.
Kudos to John Zaring for presenting a most persuasive argument in favor of achievements of the Democrats in the last few decades ("GOP rhetoric could use a history lesson," April 26).
Last week, I was in Palm Desert, enjoying a much-needed vacation day when I noticed a missed call on my cellphone.
Public transit hearing
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.
I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.
Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
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.