Many people are talking about "health care" and how "the government" has some responsibility to step forward and make sure they have some form of affordable insurance. Many letters to that effect have been published right here in The Signal.
At this time, I consider myself very fortunate. I have a job and health insurance. I say "at this time" because in the current economy that could change tomorrow. I have been between jobs and the options available for continued health care are really non options. The way I see it, the insurance companies are driving this debate. They want to maintain control so they can keep their huge profits. I keep hearing competition is ...
In case our Congressman doesn't know it ("Leave government out of health care," Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Opinion, July 19), he is already part of a government-run health care system called the Government Employees Health Benefits Program.
Regarding "Leave government out of health care" (Howard P. "Buck" Mckeon, Opinion, July 19): I am very proud to have Congressman McKeon as my representative in Congress. He has his head on straight. It is really a shame we can not have this kind of representation from the Democrats who are in power.
Sylvia Acuna thinks everyone should get what Congress gets in the way of health care ("All Americans need health care," Opinion, July 16).
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2 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes 3/4 cup 2% milk 1/2 cup half and half, heavy cream or milk 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 tablespoon sugar Salt 1 cup Starbucks Coffee ice cream Bring milk, half and half, chocolate, sugar and salt just to a boil in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium ...
2 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes 1/2 cup pure maple or pancake syrup 2 tablespoons heavy or whipping cream 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts 2 prepared waffles, heated according to package directions 1 cup Starbucks Caramel Macchiato ice cream Bring syrup, cream and butter to a boil in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove ...
Those who criticize the U.S. for some of the few blemishes that our form of democracy exhibits are essentially un-American.
2 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes 1 cup sweetened whipped cream, plus extra for topping 1/2 cup mascarpone* 1/3 cup strong-brewed Starbucks coffee or espresso 1 cup chopped crunchy ladyfinger cookies 1 cup Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino ice cream Fold 1/4 cup whipped cream into mascar­pone in medium bowl. Fold in remaining whipped cream; set aside. Spoon 1/2 of mascarpone mixture into 2 parfait dishes. Sprinkle about ...
2 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup 1 can (12 ounces) chilled cream soda 1 cup Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino ice cream 2 dollops sweetened whipped cream Evenly divide chocolate syrup into 2 tall glasses. Scoop 1/4 cup ice cream into each glass. Add soda, then top with remaining ice cream. Garnish with whipped cream.
2 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes 2 medium bananas, sliced 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons dark or light rum 2 slices prepared pound cake (about 1/2 inch thick), toasted 1 cup Starbucks Caramel Macchiato ice cream Bring bananas, sugar, cream, butter and rum to a boil ...
Baseball is one of America 's leading sports and it also a significant business. The thirty teams in Major League Baseball have an average value of $482 million, but one team, the New York Yankees, is worth an estimated $1.5 billion. In 2008, ticket sales and television revenue grew to $5.8 billion. That number is expected to fall this year due to the decline of discretionary spending by consumers.
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Individual tickets for the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center's 2009-2010 season at College of the Canyons will go on sale at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 13.
With the return of traditional homebuyers in ever-greater numbers, the powerful impact of an improved housing market on the local, state, and national economies is, quite frankly, palpable.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought Thursday to advance the U.S. beyond the unrelenting war effort of the past dozen years, defining a narrower terror threat from smaller networks and homegrown extremists rather than the grandiose plots of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida.
BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said the death of a Bakersfield man beaten by deputies was due to the man's heart disease, not baton blows from officers.
GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) - An earthquake in far northeastern California did not injure anyone but did cause moderate damage, including to a water tank that supplies hundreds of homes with drinking water, local authorities said Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The forecast for summer travel, 2013: Partly sunny.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Less winter runoff has allowed visitors to enjoy mostly clean water at California beaches, according to a report released Thursday.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - An Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders - a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.
Randal G. Winter, owner of Santa Clarita-based Randal G. Winter Construction Inc., has been selected as one of 50 remodeling company owners in the United States with "exceptionally high standards."
I believe that abortion should be deemed illegal in all 50 states. Aborting an unborn child should be considered as murder. Murder is defined as; the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought. What makes killing an unborn baby different from killing an adult? When does a fetus' life begin?
At last week's regular meeting, the Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously to endorse the Soledad Canyon Settlement Act introduced by Senator Barbara Boxer. This legislation defines a process by which the sale of excess federal land near Victorville would be sold to compensate Cemex for sand and gravel mining rights in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Perhaps there is hope that change will come sooner rather than later with regard to Americans at last expressing due and civil outrage. "Where is the outrage" is a question that has never been more appropriate than under the administration of President Barack Obama.
The growing scandals enveloping the Obama administration are becoming a series of shiny baubles being dangled before the right and the left alike.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings moved to the brink of their second straight trip to the Western Conference finals with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 on Thursday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joe Blanton got some backing from the Angels' bats and bullpen, and finally got his first win of the season.