"The Lovely Bones" is a deplorable film with this message: If you're a 14-year-old girl who has been brutally raped and murdered by a serial killer, you have a lot to look forward to. You can get together in heaven with the other teenage victims of the same killer and gaze down in benevolence upon your family members as they mourn you and realize what a wonderful person you were. Sure, you miss your friends, but your fellow fatalities come dancing to greet you in a meadow of wildflowers, and how cool is that?
Admittedly, President Barack Obama is a man of sterling qualities. He has a temperament and charm befitting one probed by the glare of history's contemplation; an intellect suited to the complexities of a seamless 21st century world; and a big-speech eloquence worthy of the historian's pen.
About 22 years ago I worked for a pharmaceutical development laboratory in France.
President Barack Obama emphatically promised those making less than $250,000 a year would see no tax increases of any kind.
Thank you, Dan Watson. The photos this week (Jan. 3-7) on the front page of the Sports section are awesome.
Effective Jan. 1, Assembly Bill 1046 increased California homestead exemptions by $25,000. Although this change in the law will not benefit homeowners in the case of foreclosure under a deed of trust, it will make it more difficult for credit card companies to collect the balances owed by their cardholders.
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:
January marks the 10th anniversary of the Santa Clarita's Blue Ribbon Task Force. Formed in 2000 in response to concerns voiced by our community, elected officials and advocates about the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco by local teens, the Task Force has grown to become an important community resource in helping to educate parents and address key teen issues.
Elaine Geller was just a four-year-old girl living in Poland when the Nazis invaded her country.
"Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will."
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a major breakthrough, union leaders bowed Thursday to White House demands for a new tax on high-cost insurance plans as part of landmark health care legislation taking final shape in intensive negotiations.
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the George A. Caravalho Sports Complex Activity Center Banquet Room, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following a briefing Wednesday by senior officials from the Department of Defense and the intelligence community, U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, called on the Administration to immediately cease transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to countries where terrorists formerly held at the Cuban detention center have returned to terrorism.
Santa Clarita Valley-based volunteers with Organizing for America will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event Monday, Jan. 18.
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.
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.