Recently, I received an opportunity to job shadow an employee of Boston Scientific. The company produces an implant that is placed either into the spine or the brain to stimulate nerves and decrease pain at any point in the human body. I learned how the device works, what processes had to be completed to start trials and what cautions every researcher must take to avoid complications. I was also surrounded by a number of professional ...
Identity theft is among the fastest growing crimes in the nation. It is estimated that 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Santa Clarita Valley residents can help protect their identity by being aware of the various ways personal information can be stolen and taking steps to protect themselves from this mounting epidemic. Some tips to help you protect your identity include: Shredding important personal documents, including ...
Nearly everyone who follows business in America has an opinion about what needs to be done with the automotive industry, specifically with General Motors.
Valencia Vikings competed for the first time as a team at Claremont High School's Festival of Dance Feb. 7.
The academic decathlon teams of Saugus, Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools finished in the top 20 overall against 66 other schools in the annual Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon.
Saugus High Dance Team will host a United Spirit Association Regional Dance Competition Saturday.
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:
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (right) hangs out with American pop artist Lionel Richie (center) and sax star Andre Delano (left) and inspects Delano's saxophone backstage at the 14th THISDAY Festival of Ideas conference. Held Jan. 14 in Lagos, Nigeria, the event celebrated 10 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria, and included an awards ceremony honoring Nigeria's brightest new leaders.
The fun part is when you're so close to the windshield you can see the incredulous look on drivers' faces just as they're about to run you down.
Three lucky locals each scored a brand-new 32-inch Magnavox HDTV set with a retail value of $450 in the "U-Pick'Em Football 2008" contest presented exclusively by The-Signal.com, The Signal newspaper's Web site.
Parents of students in the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District will have two upcoming opportunities to learn about the voluntary drug testing program which will be initiated in a pilot program in all Hart District schools this spring.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee today held a hearing on "Strengthening Worker Retirement Security," at least the third such hearing since last fall examining how turmoil in the financial markets has impacted retirement plans.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2009 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Late last week Governor Schwarzenegger and the California State Legislature restored previously proposed reductions to the Cal Grant student financial aid program.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of the nation's largest sheriff's department is warning that nearly 4,000 jail inmates might be released early and about 600 deputy and professional positions could be eliminated to meet budget cuts.
Today's the fourth Tuesday of the month, which can only mean it's time to chat online with Santa Clarita "Mayor Dude" Frank Ferry.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy.
In 2008, Santa Clarita was named the most business- friendly city in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.
Forget the political "blame game." The biggest game in town now is the credibility game - a high-stakes exercise that will end with America's political middle deciding who is trustworthy and who isn't. Some key players:
If you listen loud enough you can almost hear the siren song of the Republican Party spread its dulcet tones across Washington. It's scandal season boys and girls, and for the GOP it's Mardi Gras, Christmas and The Spanish Inquisition all in one!
Valencia indoor trampoline park Jump 5150 is helping to raise money for Brain Cancer Awareness Month by holding a fundraiser Friday.
Earlier this month, the Southern California Association of Governments recognized the city of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County with a sustainability award for the joint general plan known as "One Valley, One Vision."
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James made a layup as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
ANAHEIM (AP) - C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels celebrated Arte Moreno's 10 years as owner by cruising to another easy victory over the slumping Seattle Mariners.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly has been sharply critical of his slumping team.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of columns by The Master's College baseball player Mason Nesbitt who will be filing stories from Lewiston, Idaho - the site of the NAIA World Series. Nesbitt, who played baseball until his sophomore year for TMC, was asked to return to the Mustangs out of need. At the time, he was a contributing baseball writer with The Signal.
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (AP) - Toy maker Fisher-Price said Wednesday it's moving or eliminating roughly 100 jobs from its operations in the state as part of restructuring by parent company Mattel Inc.
LAKELAND, Minn. (AP) - When high school student Zach Sobiech learned he didn't have much longer to live, his mother suggested he write letters to tell his loved ones goodbye. Instead, the Minnesota teenager turned to writing music - and his farewell song, "Clouds," became a YouTube sensation that has attracted more than 4 million views.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A volunteer searcher who broke his back while looking for a teenager who was lost in Orange County wilderness wants restitution if the teen is convicted on drug charges.
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.