In the second semester of seventh grade, I learned how to swim. To that point in my life, I did not have the confidence nor did I believe I had the ability to fulfill the requirements for the required swimming merit badge. Learning to swim - and reasonably well - was an obstacle I needed to overcome if I was to achieve earn the badge.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods will return Down Under to defend his title at the Australian Masters.
When Steve Lunetta ("The election widget," May 31) and I agree, you know it's a bad proposition. Proposition 14 is the kiss of death.
I am encouraging Santa Clarita Valley voters to definitely vote "no" on Proposition 14.
Tonight's the "Night of My Life" because I received a letter today from Barbra Streisand supporting Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act.
The following essays were written and submitted by fifth-grade students at Live Oak Elementary school. This is the last batch of favorite-book essays.
This is the first batch of essays that The Signal has received for the summer vacation question.
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.
West Ranch's Valley Invitational Baseball League opener against Royal of Simi Valley sounded different than usual.
Sheriff's deputies arrested three people over the weekend who were allegedly doing drugs on a Canyon Country street near two cars they had stolen, one of which they had stripped, sheriff's deputies said Monday.
College of the Canyons began its summer session on Monday.
A phone call to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station from a concerned resident Saturday morning led to the arrest of three people, resulted in the recovery of drugs and stolen property, and brought closure to two recent car theft victims.
DETROIT (AP) - Armando Galarraga knows he will always be remembered as the pitcher whose perfect game was ruined by an umpire's blown call.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As officials reported a gradual increase in the amount of oil being captured from the spewing wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, BP PLC said Monday that it plans next month to replace the cap collecting the crude with a slightly bigger device.
A team of cyclists participating in Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Santa Clarita as a stop on their 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities Sunday, June 20.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.
Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.
So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.
Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.
While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.