The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is accepting nominations for the 2011 Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.
The Tseng College at California State University, Northridge is holding a free information session on March 30 for its certificate program in mediation and conflict resolution.
A new express Metrolink service that launches in May will give local commuters a quicker way to travel between the Santa Clarita Valley and downtown Los Angeles, county officials said Friday.
Caption of the Week: "I sure hope we can find the pearls they say are down here." This was submitted by Qwik-e reader Mitch Krayton for the photo above of the Aqua Maids synchronized swim team's legs sticking out of the water, which ran in The Signal on Monday.
Margery Link always felt a desire to comfort the ill and help in times of need. She realized her gift of compassion as a child when her mother was hospitalized with polio.
Rabbi Andrew Sacks, director of the Rabbinical Assembly in Israel and of the Religious Affairs Bureau of the Masorti Movement, will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Congregation Beth Shalom.
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With the effects of the recession ongoing, many shoppers are still feeling the pinch of the old penny. Consumers are looking for ways to save money without sacrificing quality. Those who once spent their paychecks at leisure are now finding themselves in a shopping rut.
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The Santa Clarita Velo, a 19 year-old cycling organization committed to promoting cycling in and around the Santa Clarita Valley, has announced that registration is open for the third annual Santa Clarita Century ride, taking place on Saturday, April 2.
Congregation Beth Shalom is honored to present Rabbi Andrew Sacks, director of the Rabbinical Assembly in Israel, and of the Religious Affairs Bureau of the Masorti Movement, who will speak Monday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. on the topic of "The Color of Judaism in the Jewish State: the Mix of Religion and Politics in Israel Today - Possibilities for Tomorrow."
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI checkpoint between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. tonight within the Santa Clarita city limits.
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:
MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.
I have four kids ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. We're normally a pretty happy family that get along well together and do lots of fun things together. Like this summer we went to the Grand Canyon and had a great time - most of the time. But there are times when, even when we're having a lot of fun, the fun gets spoiled by the kids' fighting. It's nothing awful (i.e. there's no blood and nobody goes days without talking afterwards) but it's still really annoying and puts a dark cloud over whatever it ...
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.