Why doesn't the city, state or federal government make a deal with the banks to buy their foreclosures at a large discount and rent them out at a low price to the homeless and people who have lost their jobs?
No one ever really knows what lies ahead in life. That guaranteed unpredictability is reflected by the many millions of adults who wind up becoming unpaid family caregivers for loved ones who cannot care for themselves. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, strokes, car crashes - these are among the many reasons why men and women require round-the-clock care and assistance.
The City's Graffiti Task Force continues to conduct a number of outreach efforts to help wipe out graffiti and maintain the beautiful aesthetics of Santa Clarita.
ROBERT, La. (AP) -- With BP declaring failure in its latest attempt to plug the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the company is turning to yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers and longshot odds to keep crude from flowing into the Gulf.
It was an exciting end to a rewarding social season for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose debutante Madeline Rosenberger, who won the $2,500 Shelley L. Hann Debutante Scholarship during the program's final event, a farewell brunch.
The Santa Clarita Valley teen group, Assisteens, was awarded a grant to implement a Global Youth Service Day project addressing hygiene for local children in need.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
Last Wednesday, a packed house heard Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich pull no punches when he lambasted the state for its $20 billion deficit, and voiced the serious need for significant reform now.
Early this past week, I received an e-mail note from a close teaching and coaching friend. The subject of the e-mail - "Jon" - caught my eye.
When Jesus said "You are the salt of the Earth," it was a compliment. Fortunately, he missed Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council meeting. Salt may have been valuable to the ancients, but the SCV has too much.
Regarding "Get rid of all those coyotes" (May 21): Once again I find it necessary to address the problem of the "dangerous" coyotes in our neighborhoods.
As the Castaic Lake Water Agency and dozens of other municipalities around California begin planning to roll out thousands of acres of solar panels, a little reality check might be warranted.
If Lois Eisenberg ("Good riddance to bad rubbish," May 14) is serious about wanting to rid this country of negative and hateful people, maybe she will do us all a big favor and buy a one-way ticket to France, where her vitriol would probably be greeted with glorious cheers.
It is easy to celebrate Memorial Day and allow its true meaning to escape us.
After a breakout freshman season, Valencia sophomore shortstop Trey Williams didn't sneak up on anyone this spring.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.
Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.
IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.
SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.
MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.
The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.
GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.
PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.
BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.