Costume contact lenses may be the perfect touch to your Halloween costume but the California Optometric Association (COA) warns that by using them without first visiting an optometrist, you are risking permanent eye damage. Federal law requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cosmetic lenses as medical devices, similar to corrective lenses. However, these lenses continue to be illegally marketed and distributed directly to consumers.
Did you know traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States?
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:
Today is Friday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2009. There are 76 days left in the year.
Workers dropped for cover and emergency personnel rolled out to inspect mock damage Thursday as Santa Clarita Valley residents joined in California's Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.
Thank you for printing the exact language of SB 572, to ensure clarity to us uninformed people out here getting nervous that "alternative lifestyles" might be infiltrating the educational system by forcing everyone to accept them ("No 'Harvey Milk Day,'" Sept. 8).
I would like to recant my letter ("Vakay doesn't get it," Oct. 8) and thank Stephen Maseda for the public awareness he provided in his column ("Vogel wildly incorrect," Oct. 13).
The California Law Revision Commission is currently analyzing whether our state will allow a new type of deed to be adopted for use.
One area dentist is redefining the phrase "put your money where your mouth is." This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring in their excess candy to the office of Drs. Allen and Kelly Smudde in Valencia and receive $1 per pound of candy.
The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend its second annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest, held Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the city's Sports Complex Aquatic Center.
The 22nd Annual Fat Tire Fest and Fundraiser hosted by the Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA) will be held Sunday Oct 25 at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area.
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the
A "taco night" fundraiser for A Safe Harbor sails at Rubio's on 27055 McBean Pkwy., Valencia 91355, Sunday, Oct. 18, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Santa Clarita Literacy and Arts Festival is set for Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hart Park in Newhall.
There's been a blizzard and school has been cancelled in the small town of Deerpoint, Vermont.
The city of Santa Clarita and Blue Barrel/Waste Management invite local seniors to attend the "Sharps & Medical Waste Round-Up" for needle and pharmaceutical waste collection.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.
SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.
Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.