A few weeks after the presidential election, a man stopped us while on a walk in the Valencia Summit Park. After exchanging pleasantries, the man abruptly said he'd heard that with Barack Obama as president, they'd be tearing out the White House lawn and putting in a watermelon patch.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Traditional sales are starting to pick up as homebuyers in the Santa Clarita Valley accept the current market realities and move to capture favorable prices and low-interest rates, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, Inc. recently reported.
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- "Recent tragedies are the failure of a coordinated protocol of County departments who come into contact with abused and neglected children and their families," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who with Supervisor Don Knabe, introduced a motion ordering an independent audit and recommendations to protect these children.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has made great progress on achieving accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 27 -- A significant majority of Americans are troubled by recent revelations that Google's Street View cars gathered communications from home WiFi networks, and they want stronger legal protection to preserve their online privacy, according to a national opinion poll released today by Consumer Watchdog.
Los Angeles, CA - The casting team of ABC's popular parenting series SUPERNANNY is currently casting for season six. The casting team will be sending producers around California to find the next SUPERNANNY family.
Columbus, Ohio (AP) - Jack Tatum, the Pro Bowl safety for the Oakland Raiders best known for his crushing hit that paralyzed Darryl Stingley in an NFL preseason game in 1978, has died. He was 61.
Calm Baby®, Inc. announced today the launch of its premiere award-winning video product, Calm Baby®, as an iPhone app. Currently available in English, the app will soon be introduced in other languages as well.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today delivered the following floor statement in support of the long-delayed troop funding measure:
In response to local Judge Graciela Freixes' request for trained advocates to stand with and support local victims of domestic violence in court, the Santa Clarita Valley Zonta Club and Soroptimists, in cooperation with the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley, have scheduled a special training for volunteers to meet this need.
Ronald D. Morgan, a local CPA financial planning expert in Stevenson Ranch, has been awarded the Personal Financial Specialist Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
A study conducted by the Unversity of Southern California's Center for Digital Future found that online users have a strong negative reaction to paying online services.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.
In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:
Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.
It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.
DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.
A father and son were recovering Monday after being stabbed outside a bar last weekend, while one suspect was being held in connection with the stabbing, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detective said.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken up the cause of "humane immigration reform," calling it "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time" in a Fox News interview.
Question: I just found out my husband had an affair with someone he worked with last year. He says it is over and wants to be with me, but I don't know how to forgive him and trust him again. Can a marriage survive an affair?
Newly elected Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta's journey to the Santa Clarita Valley is a familiar one.