SACRAMENTO - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has a few suggestions for motorists looking to stay safe this year: never drink and drive, watch your speed and always buckle up before heading out.
Staff members from the William S. Hart Union High School District's administrative center turned into musicians for the holidays Friday, thanks to the efforts of Lorraine King, the superintendent's administrative assistant.
Fourth-grade students from the Newhall School District were treated to a special performance Thursday of "The Nutcracker," presented by the Santa Clarita Ballet. The event at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center was a preview of the weekend performance scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 7 p.m. Sunday. For information and tickets, call the ballet at (661) 251-0366.
Santa Clarita's Manufactured Home Rental Adjustment Panel did not reach a decision on whether to allow for a rent increase of up to $200 at the Polynesian Mobile Home Park last night, panel members said.
Video games based on movies are often pushed through as afterthoughts, so word that director James Cameron and Ubisoft have been collaborating for years on his sci-fi epic, "Avatar," offered hope to gamers longing to explore the lush, brightly colored jungles of Pandora.
Watching "Avatar," I felt sort of the same as when I saw "Star Wars" in 1977. That was another movie I walked into with uncertain expectations. James Cameron's film has been the subject of relentlessly dubious advance buzz, just as his "Titanic" was. Once again, he has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely.
Half the fun of serving champagne or sparkling wine is sharing its equally effervescent story with guests. Whether giving as a gift, serving as a stand-alone or mixed as a holiday cocktail, we have found some wonderful wines with legendary tales that will leave a special impression on friends and family this holiday season. Chill and enjoy! Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Blue Top
What possible reason was there for anyone to make "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" Or should I say "remake," because this movie has been made over and over again, and oh, so much better. Feuding couple from Manhattan forced to flee town, find themselves Fish Out of Water in Strange New World, meet Colorful Characters, survive Slapstick Adventures, end up Together at the End. The only part of that formula that still works is The End.
With the reality of the Chicken Little views on the futures of Medicare, Social Security and the endless debate and lack of bipartisanship regarding health care reform, here's a question I address to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon.
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of Dec. 11 - Dec 17, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
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:
While the Washington health care debate has focused attention on the need for medical tort reform, the need for broader tort reform continues. In several recent cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that, under the U.S. Constitution, there are due process limits on state court punitive damage awards.
Sometimes peopleare not aware of the level of support the city provides to the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, and I would like to explain how the city is involved.
Are you nervous about the holiday parties, food, family and added stress? Many people are torn between love of the season, and agonizing over the extra five to ten pounds they know they will gain between now and January.
Regarding Lois Eisenberg's letter in the Dec. 14 edition ("Childish boys in the comment room"):
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
I am noted for my exclamation marks in ending a sentence when I submit a letter to the editor to the SCV Signal, which seems to annoy some posters.
Today, President Obama will address the nation and try to convince a skeptical American public why it's important to take limited military action in Syria as retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad last month allowing chemical weapons to be used against civilians, killing nearly 1,500 people, including more than 400 children, with sarin gas.
Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?
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.