Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 316 votes from late afternoon Friday, June 12 to mid-afternoon Friday, June 19, 2009.
Summer is right around the corner and we couldn't be happier. We've dusted off the patio furniture and are ready for candlelit patio dinners with family and friends on balmy nights. Our grill goes into overtime during the summer. We cook just about everything on the grill, from chicken or fish kabobs to steak and baby-back ribs, vegetables, hamburgers and hot dogs.
Five SCV residents appear in "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," which opens at the Tre Stage Theatre in Hollywood on June 27, and continues on July 4, 11, 18 and 25. Written by Bert V. Royal, the "unauthorized parody" of the famous "Peanuts" comic strip takes a look at the gang in their high school years.
Movie comedies rarely lead to funny sequels. Take "Ghostbusters," whose blockbuster success in 1984 led to "Ghostbusters II" five years later. Critics, fans and, reportedly, some of the cast, felt let down by the result.
The Wiimote - the motion-sensing wand that controls the action on Nintendo's Wii - serves many purposes. It doubles as a sword, a gun, a racket, a steering wheel or whatever else a game designer might dream up.
"The Proposal" is a movie about a couple who start out hating each other and end up liking each other. It's a funny thing about that. I started out hating the movie and ended up liking it.
Harold Ramis is one of the nicest people I've met in the movie business, and I'm so sorry "Year One" happened to him. I'm sure he had the best intentions. In trying to explain why the movie was produced, I have a theory. Ramis is the top-billed of three writers, and he is so funny that when he read some of these lines, they sounded hilarious. Pity he didn't play one of the leads in his own film.
I fail to comprehend our state legislators who feel that California's budgetary problems can be solved solely by cutbacks.
California is in a crisis. Much of its making is due to the severe national recession. But much is also self-imposed by the archaic and regressive constitutional requirement that the budget and any associated tax increases be passed by no less than two-thirds of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature has been reduced to hearing ever more desperate appeals from individuals, groups and organizations that are all deserving. We need health care, scholarships, AIDS ...
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Todd Southwell's resume as a stock car driver is pretty impressive. The Canyon High graduate won four races and finished fifth in the NASCAR Super Late Model standings at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale in 2005. He was fifth in the Super Late Model standings at the track in 2006 and established himself as a championship contender, but he went more than three years between races at Irwindale.
Paramedics move an injured occupant of a compact car that overturned on the northbound Interstate 5 near the Calgrove Boulevard exit Thursday afternoon. The occupant of the car suffered minor injuries, said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Brown.
One of the most difficult questions facing people who need a will or trust is, "Who will take charge of our minor child if something happens to me and my spouse?"
The Small Business Development Center, (SBDC) hosted by College of the Canyons, was awarded the 2009 Service Excellence and Innovation Award by the United States Small Business Administration-Los Angeles District Office.
AdPros, an affiliate member of the American Advertising Federation, will host its monthly luncheon meeting today at noon at Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Attorneys Chris Jacobsen and David Poole, from Poole & Shaffery, LLP, will be on hand to discuss contracts and collections from a perspective of a small business or sole proprietor. Cost: $10 members; $30 visitors. For more information, visit www.adprosla.com.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former FBI director recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the fall rainy season.
NASA's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast.
The ghastly images reveal rows of the dead, many of them children, wrapped in white burial shrouds, and survivors gasping for air, their bodies twitching, foam oozing from mouths.
This week began the National Football League's season. In a few weeks patterns will emerge and the contenders and pretenders will emerge.
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.