"Up" is a wonderful film, with characters who are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. They have tempers, problems and obsessions. They are cute and goofy, but they aren't cute in the treacly way of little cartoon animals. They're cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki.
Recently, several people have asked me to review existing estate plans. Usually, they say something like, "I need you to review my trust to make sure it's still good."
When Councilman Bob Kellar's proposal to place "In God We Trust" on the city logo made it onto the City Council's agenda, I confess I was ambivalent.
It's a sobering fact. Santa Clarita has seen a 39 percent increase in motorcycle-related accidents since 2007, with five incidents resulting in fatalities. Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a traffic collision than someone riding in a passenger car.
It seems lately that our state and national courses are terribly out of whack. We had the tax-and-spend corrupt politicos in Sacramento try to slip Propositions 1A etc. by us for the biggest tax increase in the history of the United States and a so-called Republican governor who has squandered his reputation in collusion with these same scoundrels. California should lead the nation in all aspects of business, trade and education. Instead, we have the ...
The California real estate assessment valuation-benchmark created by Proposition 13 is now almost 35 years old, which is really too long for a California parcel to escape an actual taxable-assessment.
College of the Canyons recognized its employees during an awards ceremony Thursday. The event featured a luncheon during which board members, administrators and managers served classified employees a catered meal with an American Idol theme.
It really was Saturday Night Fever all over again when about 75 students, decked out in their best 1970s styles, hit the gym floor at the third annual Special Needs Prom held at Valencia High School.
The SCV Senior Center hosts their inaugural "Summer Showdown" golf tournament fundraiser July 13 at the Tournament Players Club of Valencia, 26550 Heritage View Ln., Valencia 91381.
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Another tremor rocked Southern California last Saturday. Centered deep inside Golden Valley High School in the Santa Clarita Valley, this tremor was not caused by traditional seismic mishaps, but by the loud, high-energy rock and hip-hop music of 13 bands and their hundreds of screaming fans at the 2009 Summer Meltdown festival. Unlike the '94 quake, this was one I was glad to experience. Covering the sixth annual "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social Inclusion ...
A crowd of screaming girls with outstretched hands grabbed at Shwayze's and his partner Cisco Adler's shirts as the rap-rockers leaned over the barrier in front of the stage into the audience of about 1,000 near the climax of the 6th annual Summer Meltdown concert Saturday night. A dozen bands rocked Golden Valley High School's outdoor amphitheater before Shwayze and Adler, but it was obvious the fun-loving pair were the real stars of the 10-hour ...
A single case of swine flu reported at a local school appears not to have spread, district officials said Wednesday.
John Muir once said, "When one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
On May 12, the Santa Clarita City Council acted without public notification to add the words "In God We Trust" to city buildings.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius told a packed courtroom Tuesday that he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. The prosecutor called it premeditated murder.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2013. There are 315 days left in the year.
"Marriage" is shorthand for a specific legal arrangement between a man and a woman, just as "corporation" or "limited partnership" is a specific legal arrangement between shareholders, business partners, etc.
Webster's dictionary has several different definitions for the word socialism. The one conservative fear and loathe the most is:
oy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.
I was annoyed and saddened by a comment demeaning the Signal: "The Signal is biased, ignorant and often inept at reporting news."
Vandals who hopped a North Valencia HOA pool fence last summer and dumped seven gallons of paint into the pool and hot tub, causing more than $300,000 damage, are still at large.
The third annual Santa Clarita Economic and Real Estate Outlook conference is taking place Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Valencia.