fThis was one government stimulus plan that yielded quick results. Maybe too quick. Far more drivers signed up for the "cash for clunkers" program than anyone thought, overwhelming showrooms, blowing through the initial $1 billion set aside by Congress and leaving dealers panicked over when or if the government would make good on the hefty rebates. Confusion reigned, even as dollars flowed into dealerships starved for business for months. The government Web site set up ...
Dear Dan Walters: I found your June 30 commentary in The Signal on cutting prison costs a bit disingenuous ("Costly prisons a good place for overhaul," Opinion, from the Sacramento Bee). I am a little surprised you are picking on the paltry $10 billion Department of Corrections budget, when nearly two-thirds of state expenditures lie in two areas: K-12 education ($50 billion) and Health and Human Services ($39 billion). Please refresh my memory: Did the governor ...
Seventy-two percent of Americans want health care reform. Listen to our president, please. He has said that he will provide affordable health care for all accompanied by similar coverage that they have in Congress. He will deliver. Believe.
I see that Mary Mello (Opinion, July 20, "New deal for college graduates") fondly remembers the many make-work boondoggles of the New Deal because of the jobs that were created.
Reconciling (or balancing) your bank statement to correspond with the account balance in your checkbook register each month can help you monitor your available funds, avoid bounced checks and serve as a warning system against unusual activity such as identity theft.
Imagine serving your country overseas in the Armed Forces for months or years, in Afghanistan, Iraq or anywhere around the world, away from family and surrendering yourself to your country for the protection of American freedoms and liberties.
Explorers with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station returned victorious this week from a grueling competition against their counterparts in other departments.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 434 votes from late afternoon Friday, July 24 to late afternoon Friday, July 31, 2009.
So you say you want a Castaic High School? Prove it. Run for a seat on the Hart school board. Seriously. The filing period opened Monday and you've got until Aug. 7 to file for one of three open seats in the November election. Actually you've got until Aug. 14 because two of the three incumbents - Dennis King and Patricia Hanrion - have announced plans to retire. The filing period is extended by one ...
Greetings! It's time to touch base again and talk about some of the trends, concerns, challenges, and successes we've seen in the first six months of 2009. As you know, it is my philosophy that the better informed our deputies and the community are, the more efficiently and effectively we can work together to keep our community safe.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The House voted overwhelmingly Friday to rush $2 billion into the popular but financially strapped "cash for clunkers" car purchase program, heeding calls from consumers eager to keep taking advantage of thousands of dollars in trade-in incentives. House members approved the measure 316-109 within hours of learning from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the program was running out of money.
The SCV Allstars, produced by Pramik Entertainment, is made up of 11 of Santa Clarita's busiest professional musicians. These talented musicians, from our own backyard, have been seen on stage worldwide, in movies and television, on tour with major artists, and heard in countless recordings and commercials. They will be performing for Santa Clarita's Concerts in the Park summer concert series at Central Park this Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.
What does a wine store, hardware store, bookstore, and lingerie store all have in common? They're all specialty stores. Retailers who specialize in a particular type of merchandise and who employ a knowledgeable staff trained to answer questions and solve problems. Think of it this way: When you need a bra, do you go to the grocery store? Or a special wrench. Would a bookstore have that item?
The Canyon Theatre Guild's 2009-2010 Season begins with the comedy, "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?" Set in the 1950s, the story centers David Williams, an innocent Columbia University chemistry professor (Michael Keane) who can make liquor as easily as an alchemist can make gold. Unfortunately, his wife, Anne (Kelly Bader) discovers him kissing a female student.
The 16th annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival serves Cajun-style crawfish dinners, prepared by Bristol Farms, this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2, at Rainbow Lagoon, 400-403 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. The Saturday hours are noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday it's noon to 10 p.m.
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.