WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the top Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement in response to remarks from President Barack Obama on education reform:
Saugus High School'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).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Nine "green" projects, programs and initiatives undertaken by California state agencies, cities and counties will be honored at the upcoming Green California Summit & Exposition (Sacramento Convention Center, March 16 - 18). The Green California Leadership Awards, established at the request of the Summit's Advisory Board, recognize state and local agencies for innovative efforts to green the Golden State. In the category of Climate Change, the County of Sonoma will be recognized ...
Denis Watson said he drove from Valencia Country Club last March after Saturday's round "frustrated." He was seven shots back and standing in 20th place. Brad Bryant was in the lead at -7, holding a two-shot advantage over five players with 18 holes to play.
Ava Bardsley, a student in the Hart School District Regional Occupational Program's Advanced Culinary class, is one only 10 students selected out of 800 applicants nationwide to compete in the Johnson & Wales University Chef of the Year competition.
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association announced today that submissions for the annual Into the Pixel art exhibition are open for the 2009 exhibit. Now in its sixth year, this is the only juried digital art exhibition that brings together experts from the fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry.
The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Charitable Foundation has awarded the Fine and Performing Arts Division at College of the Canyons $10,000 which will be distributed to as many as ten students as scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000 each. The scholarships will be awarded in spring 2009 to students studying Theatre, Dance, Music and Fine Arts at the college.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling it an "imperfect" bill, President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like those he promised to curb in last year's campaign. He insisted the bill must signal an "end to the old way of doing business." The massive measure supporting federal agencies through the fall contains nearly 8,000 pet projects, earmarked by sponsors though denounced by critics.
On Thursday, gastroenterologist Dr. Michael C. Jean from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will present information on "Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Detection & Treatment," from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 and 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.
News has it that some larger banks may soon be nationalized - saved by the government until the economy picks up. Republicans say, "That's socialism and we can't have that. Soon the government will own everything."
Laughable. That's how I see the Santa Clarita City Council, at least on the MRF issue. Not only do the members contradict each other, they contradict themselves from one sentence to another. At a recent meeting, out of the nine items on the consent calendar, the only one needing to be addressed was the MRF-site selection committee. The requests-to-speak forms were for that topic only, with an overwhelming voice telling the council to keep the ...
Members from the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force at Canyon and Valencia high schools met Monday at Valencia High School to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.
During the school year, I wake myself mentally in two ways: reading the newspaper and playing music in my high school jazz and concert bands. The latter lets me artistically express myself, which gives me joy. The former keeps me informed, which - in recent months - has been giving me headaches.
Six Flags, Inc., the world's largest regional theme-park company, ended 2008 with a total revenue increase of $50.5 million, or 5 percent, compared to 2007, the company announced Tuesday.
Data suggests that recessions are becoming shorter but economic uncertainty and distress is affecting many organizations.
Two major sponsors, Oakley and Nike, distanced themselves from Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday after the South African sports star was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Somebody hacked Burger King's Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald's logo.
Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she's going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles. In Maryland, a 6-year-old boy pretends his fingers are a gun during a playground game of cops and robbers. In Massachusetts, a 5-year-old boy attending an after-school program makes a gun out of Legos and points it at other students while "simulating the sound of gunfire," as one school official put it.
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.