If an American citizen is convicted of rape, his punishment is severe, possibly even life in prison. Why, then, should alleged rapist Adrian Arriano be deported (for the third time) if he is convicted?
Neil Postman, author of "Amusing Ourselves to Death," offers a prophetic voice when he says that television politics offers its viewers a compelling image of themselves in a particular candidate.
So how did we get into this financial mess? Simple. We thought housing prices would go up forever. I didn't. I vividly remember the housing bubble of the late '80s. People bought houses like they were stocks. Easily available credit allowed my neighbors to buy five or more houses. Prices rose, and young couples like myself and my husband, who would have really liked to buy a house, were priced out of the market, at ...
College of the Canyons hosts the fifth annual Santa Clarita Valley College Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Valencia Campus. Representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities will attend to provide information about their programs to high school students and parents.
If you are searching for joyous entertainment, look no further. You will find no more exuberant song than at the Santa Clarita Master Chorale's annual "Friends Concert" when the ensemble welcomes the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers. This homegrown powerhouse of voices has performed in more than 70 countries, and has thrilled North and South American audiences in scores of concerts on this side of the pond. The "spiritual" could have no better ambassador than this ...
Avoiding probate is one of the major reasons (and often the only reason) that my clients give for wanting to establish an estate plan. Most of them have heard that a Living Trust can avoid the cost and delays associated with probate and allow assets to transfer to the beneficiaries without court intervention. In most cases, if the trust is properly drafted and funded (many trusts that I review are not), this is correct.
UPDATED 11:10 a.m. A fire is burning on the U.S. Marines' Camp Pendleton in northern San Diego County, and smoke is blowing north into the Santa Clarita Valley, according to an L.A. County fire official. Marine firefighters were on the scene and battling the blaze, dubbed the "November Fire," and that it was 100 percent contained, said Corporal Gabriela Gonzalez, USMC spokeswoman. The fire burned between 1,400 and 1,900 acres, but damaged no structures, she said. ...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is lending a helping hand during the holiday season to victims of the recent California wildfires.
It's the slimmest growth in Santa Clarita Valley's job market since 1996, but in the midst of a shrinking economy, record layoffs and job cuts all over the country, the positive number stands out, regional economists said Tuesday.
This isn't the first year Santa received letters from hungry children. And it may not be the first year these children go without food or Christmas presents.
Watching autistic children - who normally go through life silent and alone - make new friends is far more important to Julie Hildebrand than receiving an award.
I join wholeheartedly with John Boston's prayer, "Dear Lord, save me from the politically correct sub-committee of The Always Victimized."
Instead of a total bailout for the Detroit Three, what about making it attractive for prospective car buyers to buy an American-made vehicle?
At first, when I viewed the two political cartoons on the opinion page of the Sunday Signal (Nov. 16), I reacted to them with anger.
I wanted to thank The Signal and Mr. Collier for their recent coverage of the Saugus High School Band and Color Guard.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.
Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.