Last Tuesday marked the 68th anniversary of a now-forgotten event, the first of two incomprehensible acts of mass murder. Both would be eclipsed by the convulsions of a world at war then trivialized by the passage of time.
President Obama's intent, announced in his State of the Union address, to overturn the current ban on homosexual activity in the military, is a dangerous shift in law and policy - at a time in which we are in the middle of two wars.
I am responding to the column written by Nathan Imhoff ("Obama should make decisions proudly, not politically") in the Jan. 19 issue of The Signal.
I address my comments to three letters in the Feb. 20 edition of The Signal.
Everything is an illusion meant to mask the reality of corporate dominance over Washington. If you play ball, you're a hero. If you don't, you're a fringe outsider.
Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.
You elected me four years ago and I have been your full-time city councilwoman, available every day to personally answer your e-mail, speak to you by phone, visit with you at City Hall or stop to chat with you while out and about in our community.
The Showdown Performing Arts program at the Boys and Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley held a music-filled benefit fundraiser at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.
Army Pvt. Cristopher L. McGrane has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.
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I am sure that the lives of Alberto Lopez ("Facing the border: A day laborer's story," The Signal, Feb. 7) and other "undocumented aliens" are challenging at best; however, so are the lives of countless Americans who have been paying into the system for years.
When Tom Crosswhite ("Progressive stealth," The Signal, Feb. 2) wrote "Progressives think their internal agenda to destroy the middle class and create dependency will be hidden by their external message of hope and change," he had it totally backward.
Regarding Gary Horton's column "They got between me and my doctor" (The Signal, Feb. 17):
Saturday, 1:48 p.m.:
Sheriff's Deputies on Friday evening detained and later released two teenage boys near Souplantation at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. The youths are among others who call themselves "Juggalos," fans of Insane Clown Posse, a hip-hop group whose members are known for painting their faces in clown makeup.
Kindergarten enrollment for the Saugus Union School District starts Monday and runs through March 5 at all elementary school sites.
The Master's College women's basketball will play live on regional television tonight.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program. She said the CIA's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department.
This past week in Zone 7, the following Part-1 Crimes occurred:
TOKYO (AP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of devastation from climate change and the danger of inaction.
DENVER (AP) - Colorado made roughly $2 million in marijuana taxes in January, state revenue officials reported Monday in the world's first accounting of the recreational pot business.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction Monday of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Martin Jones made a habit of winning big games at the Saddledome during his Western Hockey League career.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 22 of his 37 points in the first quarter and made 14 of 16 shots before fouling out, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 112-105 on Monday night for their eighth straight victory.
A Signal reader's complaint about apparent Santa Clarita City Council campaign signs placed in the Newhall roundabout produced a bit of a mystery Monday: the candidate whose name is on the offending placards says he knows nothing about them.
It's so easy to love a lovable child. When she or he comes to you with open arms and says "I love you, Daddy", your heart melts. When this child does his chores without repeated urging, you can't help but love him. When she does her homework without you holding a metaphorical stick over her head, you can't help but love her. It's so easy to have loving, tender feelings toward a child who simply seems to do what obedient children do.
A recent study found women consume more social media than men, and this usage is occurring primarily on mobile devices.
For many of us, this time of year represents a little extra in our bank accounts from tax returns. It is a perfect time of year for identity thieves to strike. If you want to make he bad guy's job easier, here are some bad habits to keep up.