We have had more than a decade of change in the federal estate tax laws. In 1987, the government increased the amount an individual could transfer before estate taxes were owing to $600,000. It stayed at that level until the year 2000 when the amount of exemption increased to $675,000.
At last, I have to agree with Gary Horton on his column "Time to shut up and listen" (Oct. 21). I hope he listened to Jay Ambrose on Oct. 22: "Hang on to your 1st Amendment Freedoms."
Referring to the Isla commentary of Oct. 24 ("Support for campaign against Dobbs") asking others to support a boycott of Lou Dobbs on CNN, I would like to profer the suggestion that Isla has misrepresented Dobbs' position.
As my friend Carol said on Facebook this morning, we've just boarded the bullet train to the end of the year.
The County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation, presents the "The Gathering of Nations - Native American Exhibit and Art Show" through Nov. 14.
SACRAMENTO - Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading killers in California for children ages 14 years and under, with unrestrained or improperly restrained children being the number one contributing factor. To combat the problem of improperly restrained passengers, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a $1 million dollar federal grant from the Office of Traffic Safety.
Upcoming William S. Hart Park Events Nov. 7: Wild West Roses Rose Show from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hart Hall Presented with: Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society Hundreds of fragrant rose specimens on display: Hybrids, Miniatures, Floribundas, Antique Roses, and Climbers. For information: (661) 296-5033 Free admission Nov. 21 - Nov. 24: "Exposure 2009" Regional Photography Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented with: Tony Zinnanti Photography Features the best in regional ...
SACRAMENTO - Law enforcement agencies across the state, including California Highway Patrol (CHP) offices, garnered honors for excellence in community traffic safety programs in the 2008 California Law Enforcement Challenge (CLEC).
On Think Santa Clarita Valley Community Day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, local dignitaries, business leaders and volunteers will board a "Think Santa Clarita Valley" bus and spend the day visiting local businesses to inform businesspeople and answer questions about the program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama pledged his support of military members and their families and said Americans have a "solemn obligation" to preserve their well-being in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month.
Improv comedy team "HOLLER!" takes the stage for a performance Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, will host a tele-town hall conference tonight at 5:50 p.m. to discuss the health care reform bill being pushed by congressional Democrats.
Buca di Beppo in Valencia Town Center Mall hosts a fundraiser tonight, Nov 5. from 4:30 to 10 p.m. to raise funds and awareness for Project Lifesaver and the Special Needs Registry. Buca is generously donating 20 percent of each diner's total food sales (including carry-out) toward this philanthropic endeavor.
The Signal's November 2009 Election 411 page features the final vote count for Santa Clarita Valley races in the Nov. 3 Los Angeles County Consolidated Elections, plus links to our election night coverage and related pre-election local Opinion columns including The Signal Editorial Board's official endorsements.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) introduced two major amendments today to the Democrats' health care plan, which includes a public option and moves towards a government takeover of health care.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A final piece of safety hardware - a bearded, spindly legged troll - has been installed in the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Falls by fans at stadiums in San Francisco and Indianapolis during NFL season openers have left one man dead and two other people injured, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Two scientists who illuminated how brain cells communicate, three researchers who developed implants that let deaf people hear and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have won prestigious Lasker Awards for medical research and contributions to public health.
MOSCOW (AP) - In a surprise move, Russia promised Monday to push its ally Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.