If you read the news, then you know as well as we do that the recession transformed us from a consumption-centric nation to our current scaled-back frugal state practically overnight.
Whether you're seeking a mortgage loan or a personal loan to help pay down consumer debt in these challenging times, knowing the fundamentals needed to secure financing can help increase your viability as a loan candidate.
On Aug. 1, the Editorial Board of The Signal dealt its hand at debunking the increasingly démodé and apparently juvenile notion that truth in journalism demands study, nuance and reason.
<p><em>Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:</em>
It was amazing to read "Are you a nut job?" by Bruce McFarland (The Signal, Aug. 24), the intellectual axis of the Democrat Party in Santa Clarita.
<p>A trademark serves to indicate the source or origin of goods and services and to indicate the quality associated with those goods and services or goodwill.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Blue Shield of California announced today that it will cover the administrative costs of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) vaccine for all its members, regardless of which plan they have. Blue Shield will be waiving prior authorizations, copays and deductibles for office visits when members go to an in-network doctor to get H1N1 vaccinations.
BURBANK, Calif. -- The California Jump$tart Coalition, a nationally recognized financial literacy organization, will present a "Financial Fitness Fair" on Saturday, Nov. 7 for teens to help them understand how money works and how to make smart personal financial decisions.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- The Save the Titanic Foundation (<a href="http://www.savethetitanic.org" target="_blank">savethetitanic.org</a>) today announced details of the 2012 Global telecast concert event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic. The 100th anniversary event will be staged simultaneously at Madison Square Garden -- The World's Most Famous Arena in the heart of New York City, the celebrated Wembley Stadium in London and the Odyssey Arena -- The largest indoor concert arena in Ireland.
<p>Santa Clarita-based marketing consultant and speaker Craig Duswalt of Craig Duswalt International hosts another free social marketing seminar at the Valencia Country Club Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The city of Santa Clarita's Central Park will be re-opened to the public this evening.
There's no better way to impart that Character Counts to students than to see respect, responsibility and citizenship demonstrated in the lives of everyday folk who give up life and limb to keep us safe.
The Repertory East Playhouse will return to its Main Stage Season on Friday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. with the chilling crime drama "Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles," adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
SACRAMENTO - Traffic fatalities within the jurisdiction of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) declined sharply during the most recent holiday weekend. The extended holiday weekend was a Maximum Enforcement Period, which meant every available CHP officer was out patrolling California' s roadways.
<p>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.
<p>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.
<p>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.
<p>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.
<p>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."
<p>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.
<p>This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
<p>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.
<p>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.
<p>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.
<p>Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.