In his lengthy rant over former Vice President Dick Cheney's defense of enhanced interrogation techniques ("Cheney still pathetic," The Signal, Letters to the Editor, Sept. 14), letter writer Paul Sibek says there is "not one iota of proof that torture accomplished much of anything."
Southern Oaks Mortgage has been selected for the 2009 Best of Valencia Award in the loan agents category by the U.S.
Michele Buttelman's column about knowing the significance and history of Labor Day was extraordinary ("Appreciate those who fought for your Labor Day," The Signal, Sept. 6).
Chinese sophomore Yichao Gao chose to come to America for his foreign-exchange experience because of what he thought it represented: a land of opportunity with copious amounts freedom and prosperity.
The insane right-wing fringe is at it over the appointment of advisors termed "czars."
Regarding her starving subjects, Marie Antoinette is popularly reported as having said, "Let them eat cake."
There's something I don't understand.
The Valencia High School varsity dance team continued its winning ways by following its unprecedented three national titles last June with top honors at the recent United Spirit Association Elite Dance Camp.
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is accepting new students of all ages on Oct. 3 in the Saturday morning T'ai Chi Ch'uan class from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with instructor Sharon Chang at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street.
LOS ANGELES -- First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden appear in a new Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) public service announcement that praises the contributions of military servicemen and women while asking Americans to assist veterans and military families who need help.
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m in the George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita.
SACRAMENTO -- Buckle up, or prepare to pay up if you're stopped by a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Penny Lane presents the tenth annual "Voices of Our Children" on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia 91381 with guest of honor, Chris Schauble, NBC 4 News Anchor.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.
Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.
LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."
When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.
Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.
Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley
In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.