Regarding a political cartoon published on July 22 ("Our Misrepresentative Democracy"): Once again, The Signal publishes a cartoon that is not funny or clear in its message.
The city of Santa Clarita's 2010-11 budget includes more than $50 million in capital projects and a whopping $36.5 million in grant funding. The new, balanced budget adopted on-time by the Santa Clarita City Council, includes a 15-percent reserve fund totaling more than $10 million.
UPDATE, 4:20 p.m.:
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The charities and aid-based organizations listed below are accepting donations on behalf of those who were affected by the devastating earthquakes in Haiti on Jan. 12 and Chile on Feb. 27. Donors should indicate which country their donations are for.
The governing board of the William S. Hart Union High School District has selected a site in the Romero Canyon area of Castaic for a future high school to serve the Castaic area, and has directed staff to begin the initial study of the California Environmental Quality Assessment (CEQA) analysis immediately.
Beginning in fall 2010, College of the Canyons will partner with UCLA Extension to offer a certificate program in Fitness Instruction at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
Blending theory and practice, UCLA Extension's one-year Fitness Instruction program will provide students with the body of knowledge needed to excel in the field of fitness instruction. The program is ideal for personal trainers and coaches who want to achieve elite status in their profession, as well as fitness enthusiasts and professionals looking to change careers.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) - China's Football Association has signaled it may bid for the World Cup in 2026, raising speculation that such a move could undermine the hopes of Japan, South Korea, Qatar and even Australia, which are in the running to host the 2022 tournament.
Just as the Little Orphan Annie comic strip is being taken out of print, the Santa Clarita Regional Theatre will bring the musical "Annie," based on the comic, to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. The show opens tomorrow night, July 24, and continues through Aug. 15.
"Salt" is, quite literally, a shaggy dog story.
Let's say you're in your favorite wine store looking for a bottle of wine to enjoy that evening. You know you like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, but this time you'd like to try something new and different. You think maybe you should try a Petite Sirah, but not sure you'll like it. You then consider a Grenache, having heard a lot about that particular grape, but uncertainty gets the better of you.
Lacrosse is growing in popularity throughout the country and in Southern California, but there would need to be a considerable shift for local high schools to add the sport as a CIF-sanctioned program in the near future.
A 23-year-old former Santa Clarita City Council candidate accused of pretending to be a policeman and pulling over a driver who cut him off needs psychological help, not prison time, his attorney said Thursday.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are hoping the public will help them identify an ATM thief with the release Tuesday of ATM photos taken of the suspect, a sheriff's spokesman said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."