LOS ANGELES COUNTY - U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) has joined the bipartisan coalition of federal, state and local officials urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to develop an inclusive, regional and longer-term strategy to maximize federal funding for new projects, announced MTA Director, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
A man is in custody after he allegedly led deputies on a short chase in a stolen car in Canyon Country earlier this week, officials said.
The Democratic Club of Santa Clarita Valley and the Democratic Alliance for Action will host a joint candidates forum for the William S. Hart Union High School District school board race at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, 625 zombies terrorized Main Street in Newhall, all in the support of the local Newhall Food Pantry.
William S. Hart Union High School District board candidate Joe Messina has been endorsed by College of the Canyons board members Scott Wilk, Michele Jenkins and Joan MacGregor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected people.
The declaration that Obama signed late Friday authorized Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to bypass federal rules so health officials can respond more quickly to the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the United States.
Robert Gapper, the Hart district's chief operations officer, is leaving his position to replace Rochelle Neal, assistant superintendent of human resources and student services, who is retiring in January.
MENLO PARK, Calif. - After falling over the summer then ticking upward in September, key tracking measures of public support for health care reform held steady in October with more Americans backing an overhaul of the U.S. health system than opposing it, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.
The inaugural Old Town Newhall Halloween Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and will begin at 8th and Main streets, and end at 6th Street.
The power of the entrepreneurial spirit will take the Santa Clarita Valley by storm Tuesday, Oct. 27, when the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour lands at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Peace Corps recruited 15,386 applicants in fiscal year 2009. This represents the largest amount of applications since the agency began electronically recording applications in 1998 and is an 18 percent increase from fiscal year 2008.*
Responding to requests from readers who follow The Signal on Twitter, the Santa Clarita Valley's top news source has added new accounts so readers can choose to receive tweets just from specific content categories, or continue to receive all Signal tweets.
When MTV was launched in 1981, it changed the music industry forever. From that point on, musicians who wanted to be popular needed to worry about their look as well as their sound. For some acts, their look was even more important than their music.
The same kind of change happened on the Internet in 2005. That was the year YouTube was launched. It quickly grew to be one of the most viewed Web sites of all time. Visitors can go to YouTube and watch videos put up by other site visitors.
In response to Carole Lutness' column ("Economics and the brain," Sept. 15):
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
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.