Our Washington (House) politicians passed another $410 billion dollars of spending/debt onto taxpayers for a mere six months of "budget." It includes wasting $1.8 million for "research in Iowa on swine odor and manure management."
It must be the end of February. L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is in his usual tirade ("Baca threatens to close jails," The Signal, Feb. 25). "I am going to let all the prisoners out of jail if you don't give me more money." Haven't you heard this song before? I know I have, every year for many years and guess what? The supervisors will give it to him and he will blow it on ...
So the L.A. County sheriff wants to close Pitchess Detention Center and let out 3,800 prisoners ("Baca threatens to close jails," The Signal, Feb. 25).
The "muscle car" is in no danger of extinction. It simply needs a better engine than combustion can provide.
Hi Robert, My home is more than 2,500 sq. feet with 4 bedrooms upstairs. The back corner bedroom has had a floor which has noticeably slanted downwards for several years. (I used a level to determine where the dip started and ended and it appears to be just in the middle of the room.) Below it is the family room which when I used a level, the floor appears to be O.K. Do you ...
Short-term testing The quickest way to test is with short-term tests. Short-term tests remain in your home for two days to 90 days, depending on the device. "Charcoal canisters," "alpha track," "electret ion chamber," "continuous monitors," and "charcoal liquid scintillation" detectors are most commonly used for short-term testing. Because radon levels tend to vary from day to day and season to season, a short-term test is less likely than a long-term test to tell you ...
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WHO: Five AT&T Champions Classic Tour players to be named shortly will team up for an exhibition match with 15 junior golfers who represent the Los Angeles County Junior Golf Program.
One of golf's greatest ambassadors and one of the most dominant players in golf in the early 1990s, Gary Player and Nick Price, respectively, have now joined the field for the AT&T Champions Classic at Valencia Country Club.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last Friday, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) was led by the San Diego Sector Border Patrol on a tour of California's Southern border, where border fence production is currently underway. McKeon was briefed on the fencing project, patrolling stations, and remote surveillance technology. "The border tour provided me an opportunity to witness the progress being made on the border fence construction," McKeon said. "While the economy has been in the ...
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 326 votes from late afternoon Friday, Feb. 27 to late afternoon, Friday, March
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies arrested a 12-year-old boy who allegedly stole a car, fled from deputies on foot and hopped a city bus in a getaway bid Friday, a sheriff's official said.
A motion by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich calls for an investigation to determine whether, by accepting funding from the Federal Economic Stimulus Package, the county will be committed to assume the costs for required programs and services after stimulus dollars have been depleted.
Santa Clarita's Non-Motorized Transportation Plan recently helped the City in receiving more than $2 million in grant funding through the State and Federal Safe Routes to School programs and the Bicycle Transportation Account program.
Four Stars After the revelation of "The Dark Knight," here is "Watchmen," another bold exercise in the liberation of the superhero movie. It's a compelling visceral film - sound, images and characters combined into a decidedly odd visual experience that evokes the feel of a graphic novel. It seems charged from within by its power as a fable; we sense it's not interested in a plot so much as with the dilemma of functioning in ...
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea warned the top American commander in South Korea on Saturday of "miserable destruction" if the U.S. military presses ahead with routine joint drills with South Korea set to begin next month.
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.
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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.