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:
So - after enjoying a peaceful night's sleep in your virtually crimeless neighborhood, you drive your big SUV down our wide, landscaped roads, dropping kids off at our well-managed public schools, continuing your way down Caltrans-maintained highways to your job building widgets for the latest government fighter plane or public project. Listening to Rush Limbaugh in the morning, you consider how superior your anti-government, conventional-wisdom conservatism is. But maybe you're having some doubts.
Can any of us imagine - right here in Santa Clarita - a mom and her children sleeping in their car? It may sound unbelievable, but they are coming to Single Mothers Outreach for help. In the last two weeks, I have talked with seven families that were homeless or about to become homeless.
I finally was able to read the (AT&T Champions Classic golf tournament) articles from the week in your paper online, and see the photos of (my husband) Dan's win ("Lasting impression: Forsman wins AT&T Champions Classic," March 16).
For the last 30 years, government has allowed the wealth of a few to grow dramatically at the expense of the entire middle and lower class as well as the country's infrastructure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talking tougher by the hour, livid Democrats confronted beleaguered insurance giant AIG with an ultimatum Tuesday: Give back $165 million in post-bailout bonuses or watch Congress tax it away with emergency legislation.
Republicans declared the Democrats were hardly blameless, accusing them of standing by while the bonus deal was cemented and suggesting that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner could and should have done more. While the White House expressed confidence in Geithner, it was clearly placing the responsibility for how the matter was handled on his shoulders.
The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees are pleased to announce that two of its members have been recognized as Outstanding Young Californians for 2009.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - On Oct. 7, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law, H.R. 6893 which addresses the needs of thousands of children in foster and kinship care. The law promotes permanent families through relative guardianship and adoptions as well as giving States the option of using federal Title IV-E funds to provide foster care, legal guardianship and adoption assistance to youth up to 21 years of age.
JoAnna Levinson, R.N., M.S., Los Angeles County Public Health Nurse and Community Liaison will visit on Wednesday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby near the front door, bringing interactive education and public health awareness in a fun and fascinating fashion.
In April, the college's theatre department will present the Tony award-winning revival "A Doll's House" in the Black Box theatre at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.
SANTA ANA, Calif. - To combat the rising trend of childhood obesity in Southern California schools, more than 100,000 fourth and fifth grade students and parents from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura County schools and after-school programs will participate in the "KID HEALTHY -- Steps to Healthy Living" campaign.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office today identified Stephanie Lynn Baker as the victim killed in a weekend crash on San Francisquito Road.
B&B Manufacturing, a world-class provider of manufacturing solutions to the aerospace, military, semiconductor and automotive racing industries, announced its participation in the Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue Trail Challenge.
In this competitive credit market, it's all the more important for Santa Clarita Valley residents to have a good credit score. Your credit score affects your candidacy for a loan and the interest rate and terms you receive on a loan. It could also make the difference between a landlord or homeowner choosing you as a tenant or an employer hiring you.
Friday was the last day of operations at the post office that had been open in downtown Castaic for the last half-century.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering. But Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is hardly the first reminder of how big the seas are, and of how agonizing it can be to try to find something lost in them.
A 12-hour "john sting" in Castaic during the weekend netted three men arrested on prostitution-related charges, officials said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police said Monday they've solved the case of a severed human head and other body parts found two years ago near the Hollywood sign.
"Go Jazz," a dedicated jazz band comprised of Santa Clarita studio musicians, local band directors, and talented individuals, is performing at the West Ranch High School Performing Arts Theater on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - HBO says its streaming service is running again, although disappointingly late for many anxious fans of the "True Detective" series.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) - Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.
A new pastor has been appointed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Newhall, replacing Pastor Richard Martini, who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.
SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California's cash balance, receipts and disbursements in February 2014. Revenues for the month totaled $5.6 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 Governor's Budget by $968.9 million, or 20.9 percent.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming.
OKUMA, Japan (AP) - The radioactive water that has accumulated at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant remains the biggest problem hampering the cleanup process three years after the disaster.
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A very strong earthquake that struck offshore rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damage.
NEW YORK (AP) - The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resuming Monday with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges is considering new evidence that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.