Amy Adams and Matthew Goode have the charm necessary to float a romantic comedy like "Leap Year," and this is a story that needs their buoyancy. A sort of conspiracy forms between the audience and the screen: We know what has to happen, and the movie knows what has to happen, and the point is to keep us amused. "Leap Year" did better than that: It made me care. It did that by not being too obvious about what it was obviously trying to do.
"We are five days from fundamentally transforming America" declared Presidential candidate Barack Obama on Oct. 30, 2008.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Parents can help children to take extra precautions to stay well during the New Year. Extra hand-washing and plenty of rest can help stave off colds and coughs.
This past year was an exciting one for Santa Clarita Transit with the introduction of advanced technology, a new route and additional resources for riders.
Regarding "A (parking) lot of trouble" (The Signal, Dec. 31): Caston's has been selling appliances from outside its store for many years.
President Obama reminds me of Elmer Gantry (played in the movie by Burt Lancaster), the politician who came to town to "save" the people.
These days, everyone is looking for ways to save money. Couples who want a divorce are holding off because they cannot afford it.
Lennar Corp.'s stock rose more than 15 percent Thursday after the CEO said he sees a trend in rising prices and anticipates the homebuilder will be profitable this year.
I enjoyed reading Melissa Gasca's article in the Faith section ("Retired couple takes up ministry," Jan. 2) on Don and Dianna Lund.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "While the Governor outlined an ambitious agenda to address the state's fiscal crisis, it failed to include the structural reforms necessary to reform the state's broken budget process," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "We appreciate our State Representatives for supporting our effort to improve the response to forest fires that impact Los Angeles County residents," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
The We The Children Project will throw a kickoff party for the upcoming award season on Jan. 28 at The House of Blues in Hollywood.
Out of more than 1,250 submissions, local Santa Clarita couple Brittaney Parbs' and Jonathan Strailey's 140-second short film has made the final round of 50 in the nationwide Nikon Festival Contest.
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.