I want to see health care for all Americans because I am one of 15 siblings. My father died of both brain and lung cancer when I was only 12 years old. This devastated my family leaving my mother to take care of the family. I also had a brother who passed away two years ago from heart disease. Lack of health care has hurt so many families and caused financial ruin. I find that ...
Lynn Vakay's "It's all about Gitmo, stupid" opinion column (The Signal, June 18) calls for a direct response.
I fail to comprehend our state legislators who feel that California's budgetary problems can be solved solely by cutbacks.
Effective February 1, 2010, Santa Clarita Valley residents will be among the millions of credit-card users nationwide to experience extensive credit-card reforms featured in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009, recently signed into law by President Barack Obama.
In the last year, I have become more selective about the restaurants I frequent. I obviously want to get the most for my money. Yesterday, I chose our local Elephant Bar for a birthday lunch with friends. Unfortunately it didn't start out well and then just when we were thinking that we had wasted our hard-earned money, Christina (the assistant manager) and James (the general manager) saved the day. They truly went above and beyond ...
I was very disappointed to read the article about the city logo and the addition of "In God We Trust" that will be forthcoming.
More than 90 members of the First Presbyterian Church celebrated 118 years of worship and community last Sunday at William S. Hart Park in Newhall.
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:
Santa Clarita Little People Day Care and Preschool held a Dads and Doughnut Fathers's Day event.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies have ended their search of the area around Sand Canyon and Lost Canyon Roads in Canyon Country for a suspected car thief without finding the suspect, according to authorities.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 316 votes from late afternoon Friday, June 12 to mid-afternoon Friday, June 19, 2009.
Summer is right around the corner and we couldn't be happier. We've dusted off the patio furniture and are ready for candlelit patio dinners with family and friends on balmy nights. Our grill goes into overtime during the summer. We cook just about everything on the grill, from chicken or fish kabobs to steak and baby-back ribs, vegetables, hamburgers and hot dogs.
Five SCV residents appear in "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," which opens at the Tre Stage Theatre in Hollywood on June 27, and continues on July 4, 11, 18 and 25. Written by Bert V. Royal, the "unauthorized parody" of the famous "Peanuts" comic strip takes a look at the gang in their high school years.
Movie comedies rarely lead to funny sequels. Take "Ghostbusters," whose blockbuster success in 1984 led to "Ghostbusters II" five years later. Critics, fans and, reportedly, some of the cast, felt let down by the result.
The Wiimote - the motion-sensing wand that controls the action on Nintendo's Wii - serves many purposes. It doubles as a sword, a gun, a racket, a steering wheel or whatever else a game designer might dream up.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch meticulously planned his own funeral, but his tombstone has the wrong birth date.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday make their most concerted effort of the year to change federal abortion law with legislation that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
DETROIT (AP) - In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles may be joining the battle against the bag.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles port officials on Monday unveiled plans to create a $500 million marine research center called AltaSea.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Video shows Justin Bieber running into a photographer with his white Ferrari in Hollywood, but police say there was no crime and the injuries aren't life-threatening.
SAN RAFAEL (AP) - Serial murder suspect Joseph Naso delivered an hours-long personal history Monday replete with childhood photos, as he launched his defense, denied the decades-old slayings of four women and claimed he is not the "monster" prosecutors have made him out to be.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent - even though they are authorized in secret.
MARIPOSA (AP) - A wind-whipped wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills forced the evacuation of at least 150 houses Monday and was threatening more, state fire officials said.
Dear U.S. Citizen,
Two weeks have gone by since Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old computer tech working as an NSA contractor, leaked information about classified government information to the press, effectively exposing top secret programs designed to combat terrorism and save American lives.
If my parents told me once, they told me at least one hundred times, "Don't talk to anyone about their religious or political beliefs." They meant, of course, that those topics are likely to generate tension and angry conflict. As such, they were not the stuff of polite social conversation. Notwithstanding the fact that I find religion and politics to be the two most interesting of all conversational topics, a third caution should be added ...