Starting in the early 1820s, Stephen Austin led a group of 300 Americans into the land we know as Texas. At the time, the land was owned by Mexico.
The Signal's editorial on health care reform ("The people have spoken: Pay attention," Jan. 24) lists some of the low-hanging fruit which might find favor in Congress on both sides of the aisle.
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:
Skyblue Mesa Elementary School's fifth- and sixth-graders were invited to participate in the KHTS-AM 1220 "Stump the Politician" program on Jan. 15. The youngsters asked State Senator George Runner questions about what it's like to be an elected official.
First Place Many people think of citizenship as being a good citizen to the United Sates, or being loyal. There is more to citizenship than that. Citizenship can be showed in small ways like holding the door open for somebody or picking up trash. You can be a good citizen to your community by recycling or conserving water. Also, a kind act to do for your community could be respecting the different lifestyles of others. ...
Regarding "Hebrew school put on hold" (The Signal, Jan. 21): The William S. Hart Union High School District board should not have postponed the vote on a new Hebrew-language charter school because of claims that the school would teach religion. I don't know why former board member Dennis King is convinced it is a religious school - the academy's Web site clearly states it will be non-sectarian in its admissions, programs, employment and all other ...
Lanny Davis, a former Clinton Administration staff lawyer and admitted liberal, gave his take on health insurance reform.
It is repeatedly said the Republicans have been shut out, and everyone ignores the fact that they have been the party of "no," from the beginning; saying they want the president to fail, which means our country.
One of the important changes happening in 2010 in pension planning is the ability for higher-income individuals to convert traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs.
Valencia High School's Color Guard Team has earned a spot to compete in the Winter Guard International World Championship, to be held in Dayton, Ohio this April.
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) announced it will honor its first "Man of the Year" award recipient on March 19 at the 24th Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles. Peter Griffith, Vice Chair of Ernst & Young, LLP, who will be named the organization's first-ever male honoree, is being recognized for his support of women in leadership, both in management and in the board room.
A meeting to strategize a local grassroots campaign to support Fair Elections held by Santa Clarita grassroots activists, community leaders and local citizens will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Caruso's, 18340 Sierra Hwy., Canyon Country 91351.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Scott McCarron is not backing away from his accusation that Phil Mickelson and other players are cheating if they use the Ping-Eye 2 wedges with square grooves.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on the Administration Fiscal Year 2011 budget request for the Department of Defense:
California State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Simi Valley), Vice-Chair of the Senate Health Committee and representitive of the California Senate District 19, which includes portions of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties, attended a press conference today at Quallion, the leading lithium-ion battery manufacturer, to promote legislation designed to boost green technology through tax relief.
1. OBAMA: NO ONE DISPUTES CHEMICAL ARMS USE IN SYRIA
AMSTERDAM (AP) - A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
I am noted for my exclamation marks in ending a sentence when I submit a letter to the editor to the SCV Signal, which seems to annoy some posters.
Today, President Obama will address the nation and try to convince a skeptical American public why it's important to take limited military action in Syria as retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad last month allowing chemical weapons to be used against civilians, killing nearly 1,500 people, including more than 400 children, with sarin gas.
Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?
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.