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 of racing with odd smoothness. I'm just gonna stand here and let it pour over me.
The 32nd annual Piru Christmas Parade gets underway Saturday, Dec. 12 at noon. Merry Christmas to Our Soldiers is the theme. Immediately following will be a post parade celebration at Piru Depot.
The History Chef Book Signing Event Tour makes its way to Vino 100 Valencia on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Author Andrew Caldwell will be on hand to autograph copies of his latest book, "Their Last Suppers." Vino 100 is located at 28112 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, in the HighRidge Crossing Center at Copper Hill Drive.
"Grinchmas" time is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood as it prepares to ring in the festive season with a traditional white Christmas and a not-so-traditional green Grinch, tons of fresh snow, encounters with Cindy-Lou Who and Max the Dog and a "Whoville Whobilation" at the original movie sets where the classic "Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was filmed.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is holding a Winter Blood Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Paul Strickland was elected board president Wednesday for the William S. Hart Union High School District. Gloria Mercado-Fortine was named clerk and Bob Jensen was elected as the assistant clerk.
Sheldon Wigdor was elected to a second year as board president for the Sulphur Springs School District.
Periodically, the contemplations of the liberal effect a range of emotions and thoughts for me.
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:
Despite an unprecedented national economic crisis, rising jobless rates, and a housing and credit crisis, the city of Santa Clarita accomplished an impressive work plan in 2009.
I just read Carole Lutness' column ("Government's dead. Now what do we do?") in the Dec. 8 issue of The Signal.
California is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Unemployment rates are at record highs, and for many, job loss and/or significant reductions in wages are a common reality.
A large marijuana growing operation was located inside an attractive home in a residential area of Castaic this morning.
Sheriff's deputies have ended the search of a Stevenson Ranch home where they believed a burglary suspect was hiding.
The Stevenson Ranch Neighborhood Watch group met Nov. 19 with members of the community and several law enforcement experts including Tim West, retired lieutenant for the Beverly Hills Police Department and resident of Stevenson Ranch.
On a recent morning my son Zachary was watching a news story about the struggles of a homeless family.
It's been two months now since we launched Our Community and the stories Santa Clarita Valley residents have shared with us have exceeded our expectations.
The Santa Clarita Rotary Club planned to "adopt" five families from Single Mothers Outreach this year, providing their children with holiday presents, but Santa apparently had other plans.
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.