A lot of hard work by Human Resources and Financial staff at the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District has resulted in good news this morning: All layoff notices have been rescinded and no Hart District teachers will be laid off for the 2009-10 school year.
As economic conditions remain poor, a majority of the public continues to say that they or a member of their household have delayed or skipped health care in the past year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's April health tracking poll. Perhaps because Americans continue to struggle with the cost of medical care in their own lives, the country's overall economic problems have not dampened their interest in pursuing health care reform: a solid majority ...
The 'California Road Trips 2009' guide, produced by the California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC) and Sunset Custom Media Solutions, continues to provide detailed driving maps that take readers to some of the best insider spots in California.
As Castaic drivers adjust to the new traffic circle in their community along The Old Road at the Hasley Canyon Road overpass, one road warrior worries bicyclists might have a tough time.
The Hart School District, SCV School and Business Alliance, and College of the Canyons are among the sponsors of SCV's second Annual Discovering Careers program.
It's fundamental, cycle-of-life stuff that happens all day, every day, year-round, worldwide.
Of all the wines that are available, Spanish wines are some of our favorites. Every sip is a new discovery. Spanish wines offer the wine lover the best of both Old and New World style - plush and silky but not too jammy.
I like the way the personalities are allowed to upstage the plot in "Fighting," a routine, three-act fight story that creates uncommonly interesting characters.
"The Soloist" has all the elements of an uplifting drama, except for the uplift. The story is compelling, the actors are in place, but I was never sure what the filmmakers wanted me to feel about it. Based on a true story, it stars Jamie Foxx as Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless man who was once a musical prodigy, and Robert Downey Jr. as Steve Lopez, the Los Angeles Times columnist who writes a column about ...
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Valencia campus of College of the Canyons, which will be free and feature age-appropriate activities. Free. Info: Wendy Ruiz (661) 362-3510 or e-mail email@example.com.
Whitney first felt the pain of isolation when her family moved to the Santa Clarita Valley. Everyone else in the family was enthusiastic about the move, but not Whitney. Always the introvert, she wasn't as outgoing as her older brother, who easily consumed all of the attention. Neither did she feel as smart as her younger sister, who she describes as a weekly academic-award winner.
I want our leaders to know that here in the San Fernando Valley, we support bold action on climate and energy, including a cap on carbon pollution.
Having a couple of days to clear my mind regarding tax time and the "tea parties," I thought about the unbelievable good fortune and bounty many of us have.
Regarding Lynn Vakay's opinion column "Tea parties and prayer are American tradition" (The Signal, April 17): I was impressed by the simplicity and simple facts that make me feel I am part of the problem.
The Somali pirates continue to wreak havoc on commercial shipping off the coast of Africa. There are about 20 ships with more than 300 hostages being held by the pirates for ransom.
"Obama's proposed voting commission under partisan fire from both sides."
The Jewish holiday of Purim begins this Saturday at sundown. Many Jewish synagogues are celebrating the festive holiday this weekend, which commemorates the story of Esther and the deliverance of the Jews from Haman.
Looking for a wonderful canine companion? Adopt a dog from AngelDogs Foundation Deaf Dog Ranch in Acton. All of our dogs are fixed, up to date on shots, and trained using hand signals. Deaf dogs are highly intelligent and really bond with their owners. They make fantastic pets. Here are just a few of the dogs available at our ranch:
It's cold out there. In much of the country, now's the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.