Daniel Otto of the Lightning Patrol is buried under filled backpacks ready for donation to the Department of Children and Family Services. Old Glory Boy Scout Troop 499 recently donated 18 new backpacks filled with school supplies to the local DCFS for children in need. This service project was sponsored by the Lightning Patrol in its effort to earn the BSA National Honor Patrol award. As part of the requirements, the Scouts also spent a morning working at the Children's Hunger Fund warehouse in Pacoima bagging beans for care packages to be sent to needy families locally and around ...
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Since the announcement of Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling on Proposition 8, the media has been blanketed with commentary and insightful responses written by better men and women than me. The central thrust of the ruling, its legal and philosophical shortcomings and its possible consequences for our society don't need to be rehashed here.
Who is Meg Whitman? Is she your typical bored billionaire looking to buy her way into office? I don't really know, and quite frankly, I don't really care if she spends millions of her own money to be California's next governor. If nothing else, her money helps the economy, creates lots of employment and plenty of jobs in media and advertising that wouldn't necessarily be there if a pauper like me were running for the state's top office.
A recent editorial, "The city should take over the SCV's libraries" (Aug. 1), stated that "Santa Clarita is the biggest city in Los Angeles County not to have its own library system." That comes off like "all the other kids have one." We don't need our own library; we are part of a library system that provides services the city can never hope to match.
In case you missed it, the entire world just endured the bursting of an incredible asset bubble, this time associated with residential real estate in the United States and several European countries.
Along with Dianne Bartley in her recent letter to The Signal ("Keep libraries the same," Aug. 8), I would be less concerned over the city's proposal to take over operation of our local libraries were I not concerned about a subsequent loss of service.
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 a night of hard hits and loud music at Santa Clarita's Saugus Speedway Saturday.
Thousands of Scouts and visitors recently flooded into the arena at the National Scout Jamboree located at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America at the "Shining Light Across America" show.
Although many local children have already headed back to school, they splashed along with family members for one last summer hurrah Saturday in the form of a 116-foot-long Slip 'N Slide event hosted at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.
As the newly hired superintendent of the Hart district, Rob Challinor is jumping right into the fire.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. invites community members to donate a backpack with school supplies on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its office in Valencia.
Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Some types are more easily justified than others. Some are planned and others are a result of giving in to an impulse. One thing is for sure, though. Debt is the enemy. Of course, it wasn't always that way. In the beginning, debt acts like it's a friend, allowing you to buy that extra outfit or a television with just a swipe of a card, or that much-needed SUV down at the car dealership; or a solid education. It isn't difficult to get into debt, but once you want out ...
The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.
#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.
I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.
Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.
The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.
BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.
A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.
Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.