Steve Lunetta is on vacation this week. Leaving no alternative, this letter was shoved under the front door of The Signal office. Since Steve is not around to say otherwise, Silence Dugood will take his column space.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.
"This is what change looks like," Obama said a few moments later in televised remarks that stirred memories of his 2008 campaign promise of "change we can believe in."
Regarding Gary Horton's latest column ("If not in intent, it's racist in deed," March 10), I would like to share a story with Horton.
I love your new Signal, the layout is totally friendly and I especially like the entertainment addition. Bravo guys.
Regarding "Whitman cuts ties with Kellar" (The Signal, Jan. 31).
Regarding "Whitman cuts ties with Kellar" (The Signal, Jan. 31).
Two unlikely power lawyers have become an unlikely couple. Ted Olson and David Boies have united to be advocates in fighting Proposition 8 in California.
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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.
It was an afternoon of tears and laughter as the 2009-2010 Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose Debutantes honored their mothers, each in their own unique way, during a recent tea at the Westridge home of Guild president Shelley Hann.
Spring is in the air, and the winds of change are sweeping through the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
My family moved here in 1960 for the same reasons you probably did. It was a beautiful valley with lots of open space, low crime, little traffic and great schools. Twenty-two years ago we formed our own city so that we could control our own destiny and keep our valley a beautiful place to live.
If the world needs proof Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's regime was, from the start, a calamity and a recipe for disaster, all it has to do is reflect on his latest colossal display of chutzpah and tactlessness.
Recent court rulings have finally put an end to an expensive legal game that has been played with your water supply for the past decade.
"It always seems impossible until it's done"
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore. Buditom rooms with his sister an hour's drive from work. Farfan gets his groceries at a food pantry.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.
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Santa Clarita, CA – March 7, 2014 – Central Park has been selected for "Heart Your Park," a program introduced as part of Macy's "Secret Garden" campaign, which aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy's in the Westfield Valencia Town Center can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Central Park. To further spread the love, Macy's will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.
On Friday, March 7th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, a full road closure will be in effect on Del Monte Drive between Benito Court and El Paseo Drive. The temporary closure is required to allow for the removal and subsequent replacement of an existing timber pedestrian bridge crossing Del Monte Drive.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Lawmakers in Crimea declared their intention Thursday to split from Ukraine and join Russia instead, and scheduled a referendum in 10 days for voters to decide the fate of the disputed peninsula.
CONROE, Texas (AP) - A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a long-expected, election-year skirmish, House Republicans are moving to block President Barack Obama's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. Army general accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer will admit guilt on three lesser charges but maintains his innocence on allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex, his lawyer said Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - So far, 2014 is looking like the year of the big deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
A very heartfelt "thank you" to the 911 operators, firefighters, paramedics, ambulance staff and sheriff's deputies who responded to the call for help at my home the evening of Feb. 26.
I received correspondence from Scott Wilk recently saying why he didn't support SB 27, which requires nonprofit organizations to disclose the names, addresses and employers of donors of $1,000 or more when their funds are used to make contributions or expenditures of more than $50,000 in any one year, or more than $100,000 over four years.
A year after being bounced early in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, the Master's College made sure everyone knew they had moved on and that this was a different season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Andrei Markov scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Wednesday night for their sixth victory in eight games.