Now that summer is here, the air at the farmers' market is fragrant with pungent herbs and the tables are laden with crisp green beans, otherwise known as haricots vert by Francophiles. Chef Jason Park of Valencia's Maru Restaurant suggests making the most of them with a warm salad of haricots vert, salami, poached egg and flowering thyme. This salad is a mélange of several complex, yet delicate flavors.
Special Olympics gymnastics competition came to the Santa Clarita Valley recently as three dozen athletes gathered for a regional meet at Gymnastics Unlimited in Valencia.
There are a number of hot topics on the agendas of occupational safety and health agencies as we swing into summer 2009.
A new poll shows drought is the most important environmental issue for nearly 20 percent of Californians, but residents prefer the state focus on water conservation instead of increasing supply.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will screen the beloved 1939 family classic "The Wizard of Oz" on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the society's "Flickers at the Junction" film series.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Strawberries are good for your brain, according to breaking news out of the 2009 Berry Health Symposium. Several of the latest studies, conducted by world-renowned researchers, consistently showed that strawberry consumption is a simple way to improve cognitive function. For example, one study presented by researchers from the Chicago Healthy Aging Project (CHAP) showed that older adults who consume strawberries at least once per month have less cognitive decline. More specifically, ...
Local residents will find it easier to get information about the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District, thanks to a newly designed Web site and a new "Education Today" program on Public Access Television, both of which are launching this week.
The city of Santa Clarita's Transit Division will offer free rides on its new "NoHo Express" route to North Hollywood the first two weeks of operation, from Sunday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 16.
Registration is now open for the city of Santa Clarita's three multi-day themed excursions to exciting locations across the country -- San Antonio Holiday, Gardens & Mansions featuring New Orleans and Cajun Country, and Oregon Trails.
Large trees have declined in California's Yosemite National Park during the 20th century, and warmer climate conditions may play a role.
The Los Angeles County's Department of Parks and Recreation's "Electric Women & Eccentric Men" art show is now open and free to the public at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in Valencia.
The city of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Office (AEO) and the Santa Clarita Arts Advisory Commission (SCAAC) seek to commission an artwork for the 2009 city of Santa Clarita Marathon, to be held Sunday, Nov. 9.
Sacramento, Calif. - On Tuesday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation introduced by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) to kill the state's Integrated Waste Management Board.
The Repertory East Playhouse continues its much-lauded "81 Series" on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. with the critically acclaimed comedy "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang, sponsored by Ed and Dana Hill of Geotechnologies Inc.
LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted July 23 to support and collaborate with the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), solidifying a partnership that will ensure greater connectivity and improved railways throughout Southern California. "The best way to develop and expand important high-speed and intercity rail systems to their greatest potential is by working in close coordination with our neighbors," said Mayor Curt Pringle, chairman of the California High-Speed Rail ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won't matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct. 1 under President Barack Obama's overhaul.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.
SANTA CLARITA - Teachers, PTA leaders and others affiliated with Santa Clarita Valley's elementary schools are invited to send their school Patriot Day event pictures to The Signal to be considered for publication on the SCV Schools page.
There is a danger in being as glib as Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of several national debating awards in college.
I cannot believe that some people actually think that same-sex marriages ought not to exist. That is just plain brutal.
I became upset when I got word.
The student government at UCLA recently resolved to ban the term "illegal immigrant" because they consider it "racially derogatory language" which has led to "racial profiling practices, punitive policies targeting socially marginalized groups, hate crimes and violence."
In his letter to the editor in the Aug. 29 edition of The Signal, Brian Springer credits "The Butler" movie as truthful. It is not.
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.