"State of Play" is a smart, ingenious thriller set in the halls of Congress and the city room of a newspaper not unlike The Washington Post. It's also a political movie, its villain a shadowy corporation that contracts with the government for security duties and mercenaries in Iraq. The name is PointCorp. Think Blackwater. If an outfit like that would kill for hire, the plot wonders, would it also kill to protect its profits?
Those same in-house stock analysts were irreplaceable, because they could get at the fraud right where they left it. An outsider could have ruined it, setting us temporarily free.
At President Obama's recent press conference in Turkey, he asserted that "...we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
Valencia High baseball continued its offensive onslaught on Canyon High this season, blasting six home runs, including two grand slams, in a 25-6 drubbing of the Cowboys at Valencia High School on Friday.
Gary Horton, in his article "Tea Partiers: Freedom isn't actually free" (April 15), made some sweeping assumptions and off-base comparisons that had only one purpose - to label anyone who questions gross taxation an ignorant, calloused Republican.
As Americans we owe it to future generations to preserve as much land as possible while we are here.
Regular Hispanic Business Committee meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at the SCV Chamber of Commerce Office at 8 a.m.
Four-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode ejects a shell as she warms up for her exhibition of trick shooting at Carousel Ranch's How The West Was Won Trap Shoot fundraiser at Oaktree Gun Club on Friday. See Thursday's About Town for coverage of the event.
Earth Day is officially Wednesday, but Santa Clarita gets a jump on it with today's Earth Day Festival and 22nd annual Arbor Day Celebration at Central Park in Saugus.
Here is a list of addresses and telephone numbers for elected officials representing the Santa Clarita Valley:
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 385 votes from late afternoon Friday, April 10 to late afternoon, Friday,
Reservations and sponsorship opportunities are available for the fourth annual Zonta Golf Tournament teeing off Monday, May 18 at Robinson Ranch Golf Course. Sponsorships range from a $5,000 title sponsor to $2,000 eagle sponsors, $850 birdie sponsors and a $150 tee sign sponsor. Individual golfers can register for $175 each, which includes golf cart, lunch on the course, a buffet awards ceremony at the end of the day and a gift bag. Play is on ...
The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8. Services include the sale of assistive devices, library services registration, resource referrals and more. To meet with a low-vision consultant, call John Taylor at the Senior Center, (661) 259-9444 ext. 125.
Jews across the world will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday, April 21. Known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, the annual observance commemorates the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. In Israel, it is a national memorial day, and is observed by Jews the world over. To commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day locally, College of the Canyons, in conjunction with Congregation Beth Shalom ...
Come join us on Sunday, May 3 for the 13th annual Castaic 1K/5K walk/run at Lake Castaic! Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and 1K race starts at 8:00 a.m. SHARP! Mail in registration forms: www.CastaicAreaTownCouncil.org. Online registration: www.Active.com.
The tours of the White House have been canceled by the President. How dare he do such a thing?
Rock Club meeting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A longtime Northern California politician pleaded guilty Monday to a dozen charges that he used campaign donations and taxpayer funds to fuel what he described as a gambling addiction.