It's ridiculous for grown men and women to say: "I want to be able to choose from hundreds of cereals at the supermarket, thousands of movies from Netflix, millions of songs on iTunes - but I want a 'single-payer, universal' government to choose for me when it comes to my health care."
Our nation's efforts to stop global warming were in the news this week with the passage of historical legislation.
In response to the editorial column by Senator George Runner ("Do as I say, not as I do," The Signal, June 28):
The recently opened California Pizza Kitchen at Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia welcomed Brownie Troop 6282 to a special tour of the facility.
First Word "It seems that between the economy and the loss of our quality of life, Santa Claritans are finally fed up with the costs of all this new growth." - Cam Noltemeyer, Environmentally Speaking Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2009. There are 182 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying that "these United Colonies are, and of ...
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Two and a half million dollars in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funds have been approved for roadway resurfacing projects in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County near Acton, Agua Dulce and Palmdale, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On June 30, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the new Ranking Member of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, joined local leaders and defense experts to praise the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (H.R. 2647), which was approved by the House last week.
The Delgado Brothers, who mix Latin, blues, rock and funk sounds with New Orleans R&B, will headline the next show in the 11th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert series on Friday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The SCV Senior Foundation will host the Golf Summer Showdown fundraiser at the TPC, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia, on Monday, July 13.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - While marking an important security milestone for the government of Iraq today as U.S. forces withdraw from Iraqi towns and cities, and the country's own forces assume responsibility for security, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) today praised U.S. troops for their courageous service and dedication.
Santa Clarita Transit is now offering rides to Santa Monica via the 2009 Summer Beach Bus. The bus will travel to the beach on Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 7, and on Labor Day as well. The Summer Beach Bus has two departure locations in the Santa Clarita Valley to take community members from the canyons to the sea and back again. The bus departs from Val Verde Park, 30300 Arlington Street, at 8:30 a.m. ...
Last year, I wrote a letter to the editor about my concerns regarding the Bridgeport Marketplace water feature in relation to the Bridgeport habitat ("Think about wildlife's needs before you build," The Signal, Oct. 3, 2008).
What amazes and surprises me is not so much the ignorant, unpatriotic and ultra-conservative letter comparing Obama to Hitler ("Sound familiar?" May 8), it's the fact that The Signal would print such a letter.
Today is Wednesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2009. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day.
Several years ago at his monthly executive forum meeting, a member shared with his peers that a longtime client returned to do business with him after having left for a competitor.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea warned the top American commander in South Korea on Saturday of "miserable destruction" if the U.S. military presses ahead with routine joint drills with South Korea set to begin next month.
BOSTON (AP) - Authorities in Massachusetts say a report of a gunman on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus was a hoax and that there is no threat to public safety.
U.S. stocks continued a two-day slide Thursday on weak economic data and concern about the Federal Reserve's resolve to keep juicing the economy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's still February, but California gas prices are springing forward.
TORONTO (AP) - Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who protected Americans at great personal risk during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, said Friday if "Argo" wins the Oscar for best picture there would be something wrong with director Ben Affleck if he didn't mention Canada.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday, prompting calls for an investigation from a key senator.
SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state judge rejected a lawsuit Friday aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle - a key part of plans to bring the NBA back to town.
AngelDogs Foundation (www.angeldogsfoundation.org) will host, "Rock, Walk & Wag;" (www.rockwalkwag.org) a community event to raise public awareness and funds for spay/neuter. The event will take place at Central Park in Saugus, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
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I love history. I plan to purchase the Blu-Ray of the recent film "Lincoln" and rewatch certain key scenes 100 times in a row, unapologetically.
In Santa Clarita, the arts influence our community's quality of life. Without even realizing it, the arts act as an economic driver - creating and supporting jobs, generating revenue and serving as a cornerstone of the tourism industry.
"Obama's proposed voting commission under partisan fire from both sides."
The Jewish holiday of Purim begins this Saturday at sundown. Many Jewish synagogues are celebrating the festive holiday this weekend, which commemorates the story of Esther and the deliverance of the Jews from Haman.
Looking for a wonderful canine companion? Adopt a dog from AngelDogs Foundation Deaf Dog Ranch in Acton. All of our dogs are fixed, up to date on shots, and trained using hand signals. Deaf dogs are highly intelligent and really bond with their owners. They make fantastic pets. Here are just a few of the dogs available at our ranch:
It's cold out there. In much of the country, now's the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.