Some actors are blessed. Jeff Bridges is one of them. Ever since his first starring role in "The Last Picture Show" in 1971, he has, seemingly without effort, created a series of characters who we simply believe, even the alien "Starman." He doesn't do this with mannerisms but with their exclusion; his acting is as clear as running water. Look at him playing Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart." The notion of a broke-down, boozy country ...
Lasse Hallstrom's "Dear John" tells the heartbreaking story of two lovely young people who fail to find happiness together because they're trapped in an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Their romance leads to bittersweet loss that's so softened by the sweet characters that it feels like triumph. If a Sparks story ended in happiness, the characters might be disappointed. They seem to have their noble, resigned dialogue already written. Hemingway wrote one line that ...
In the space of just a few weeks, we have movies starring Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and John Travolta. It's like the early '90s all over again.
Angeles National Forest's Los Angeles River Ranger District is recruiting men and women for jobs Saturday, officials said.
Disney's smash hit "High School Musical 2" will come to life on the CTG stage this Saturday night. The East High gang will all be there for an action-packed extravaganza as Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay and the rest of the Wildcats finish their junior year and blast onto the summer scene. They all get jobs at the Lava Springs Country Club, where Sharpay reigns supreme since her dad owns the country club.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses," -Emma Lazarus in her poem inscribed in bronze at the base of the Statue of Liberty. The AFL-CIO says the same, by advocating amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants already in the United States. In a recent study, called "Gaming the System," the AFL-CIO argues against the legal immigration path enabled by the H-1B visa program, claiming that it "steals jobs" from Americans. I say, ...
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2010,featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
This is one of several images highlighting today's Signal Photo Spotlight page, The Signal's weekly visual look at life in the Santa Clarita Valley.
It's no secret that Santa Clarita residents enjoy a high quality of life. Each year, 100 percent of residents' tax dollars are re-invested locally to fund projects residents and businesses have told us are important for our city. The city's Capital Improvement Program consists of a wide variety of projects. Capital-improvement projects include everything from the construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and public access ramps, to major city facilities like the city's sports complex and ...
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:
Though admittedly I live outside your area, we also suffer from the failure of our local, state and federal government to deal with illegal immigration.
A storm is expected to dump several inches of rain on Southern California today and Saturday. For the Santa Clarita Valley, the National Weather Service has forecast rain after 10 a.m. today, with light winds and potential for a thunderstorm tonight. And with more rain on the way, road damage from storms that hit Southern California last month will impair travel through the Angeles National Forest for weeks. The California Department of Transportation says a ...
It's Olympic time again! How exciting to watch the athletes make their dreams come true and get inspired by their stories.
This is not being written in defense of what Bob Kellar said, or of his right to say it, because his words need no defense or approval.
When the issue of estate planning comes up, some people tell me, "Oh, we've already taken care of that." Then I ask them some specific questions about their plan, and the answer is almost always "I don't know."
Republicans have largely squandered an August that should have been spent preparing the American people for a showdown with Democrats over the president's health care law.
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.