LOS ANGELES, Calif. - In celebration of the 200th birthday of America's 16th President, the Benjamin Shapell Family Manuscript Foundation has loaned 18 rarely seen autographed letters from its Lincoln Collection to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
When President Obama signed off on a $410 billion spending bill last week, he kept the money flowing for Castaic Lake Water Agency's efforts to clean up polluted water here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
While Six Flags Inc. faces a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, the president of the company's local theme park expects a good year in 2009.
Art and music patrons are set to celebrate 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, as "Love is in the Air" - the annual benefit of the Santa Clarita Creative Guild - unfolds in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Valencia.
Santa Clarita is a valley of natural beauty, endless trails and pristine parks. I see Santa Claritans out everywhere: biking, hiking, running, playing, reveling in our good fortune to live in such an ideal climate surrounded by stunning mountains and sacred trees.
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:
California Assemblywoman Audra Strickland will address the recently passed state budget at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the California Republican Assembly on March 19.
Saugus High's literary magazine, The Centinel, has been selected to receive the Highest Award rank in the 2008 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM).
Luckily, we came across this notion of moving all the folks Ms. Eisenberg finds distasteful ("Alaska should secede," Letters, March 3) off to the frozen tundra of Alaska before it was too late to cancel my gym membership and paper delivery.
The best reality show of the new season is the sorry state of the GOP. Watching them cannibalize themselves almost seems scripted.
I just read that Obama is going to be on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (tonight). He is the first sitting president ever to hit the late night talk show circuit.
As it becomes more difficult for consumers to manage debt amid job losses and the downturn in the housing and financial markets, more and more Santa Clarita Valley residents may find themselves examining their finances in 2009.
The Master's College has scheduled the following music events for April and May:
The Master's College hosts their Wind Ensemble concert on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of musical contrast. From the "Star War Trilogy" by John Williams (and arranged by Donald Hunsberger) to the piece "Were You There?" by John P. Lynch, the repertoire highlights music from both famous and lesser-known composers.
The GRANDS Project, "Giving Respect and Nurturing to Deserving Seniors," is going green with an e-waste recycling program to benefit the SCV Senior Center on Sunday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BOSTON (AP) - Authorities in Massachusetts say a report of a gunman on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus was a hoax and that there is no threat to public safety.
U.S. stocks continued a two-day slide Thursday on weak economic data and concern about the Federal Reserve's resolve to keep juicing the economy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's still February, but California gas prices are springing forward.
TORONTO (AP) - Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who protected Americans at great personal risk during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, said Friday if "Argo" wins the Oscar for best picture there would be something wrong with director Ben Affleck if he didn't mention Canada.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Six underground tanks that hold a brew of radioactive and toxic waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, federal and state officials said Friday, prompting calls for an investigation from a key senator.
SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state judge rejected a lawsuit Friday aimed at undoing a deal to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle - a key part of plans to bring the NBA back to town.
AngelDogs Foundation (www.angeldogsfoundation.org) will host, "Rock, Walk & Wag;" (www.rockwalkwag.org) a community event to raise public awareness and funds for spay/neuter. The event will take place at Central Park in Saugus, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
Today in the SCV
I love history. I plan to purchase the Blu-Ray of the recent film "Lincoln" and rewatch certain key scenes 100 times in a row, unapologetically.
In Santa Clarita, the arts influence our community's quality of life. Without even realizing it, the arts act as an economic driver - creating and supporting jobs, generating revenue and serving as a cornerstone of the tourism industry.
"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.