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Reader Meter results, Oct. 23-30, 2009 Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who propelled the debate over gay marriage but struggled to find a popular message outside the San Francisco Bay area, dropped his bid for California governor on Friday. A statement issued by his campaign said he was unable to devote the time needed to run an effective campaign, citing "a young family and responsibilities at City Hall."
"This is it," Michael Jackson told his fans in London, announcing his forthcoming concert tour. "This is the final curtain call." The curtain fell sooner than expected. What is left is this extraordinary documentary, nothing at all like what I was expecting to see. Here is not a sick and drugged man forcing himself through grueling rehearsals, but a spirit embodied by music. Michael Jackson was something else.
Friday night Nov. 6 Valencia resident Brad Alden and band will perform at the Canyon Theatre Guild, celebrating the release of his second solo album, "Escape from Suburbia."
Thirteen dances focusing on creation - creation of love, creation of the individual, creation of spirit and other aspects - is the theme of the COC Fall Dance Concert to be presented at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Nov. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m.
Ratchet and Clank, the lombax/robot duo now starring in their ninth video game, may not be as famous as some other lovable mascots, like Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. They haven't gotten their own Saturday morning cartoon show, cereals or plush toys. And they haven't been spun off into sports games, kart racers or pinball games.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), issued the following statement in response to the Administration's latest claims that the stimulus has successfully created jobs: "The Obama Administration is embarrassingly trying to spin the American public with recent claims that the so-called economic stimulus package has 'created or saved' a million jobs or more. The American people are smarter than that. The truth is Americans have lost three million jobs since the ...
WASHINGTON and SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and OpSource, the leader in Cloud operations, have forged a partnership that will combine OpSource's SaaS Summit, the largest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) event in the world, with SIIA OnDemand, the leading industry networking conference, to create the most comprehensive cloud computing event on one stage.
Pamela Braly, a long time Santa Clarita resident who presently serves on the board of the SCV Domestic Violence Center, has joined Single Mothers Outreach, providing case management for SMO single parents.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Driving under the influence continues to be a major problem for California.
The Castaic Teachers Association is endorsing Laura Pearson, Victor Torres and Susan Christopher as candidates for the Castaic Union School District board of trustees. This endorsement was based on interviews with the candidates, their involvement in the community and district and issues the candidates declared as important to them.
Is anyone else as puzzled as I am over The Signal's endorsements for the WIlliam S. Hart Union High School District board? After talking about problems for which the board should be blamed, The Signal endorses incumbent Paul Strickland, by claiming that he was a greater part of the solution than the problems.
I want to make specific, factual points in response to Lynn Vakay's opinion piece "Local boards and party politics" (Oct. 15).
State Sen. Tony Strickland has endorsed Bob Jensen's campaign for one of three positions on the William S. Hart Union High School District Board, adding to Jensen's already-voluminous list of major endorsements.
1. OBAMA: NO ONE DISPUTES CHEMICAL ARMS USE IN SYRIA
AMSTERDAM (AP) - A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
I am noted for my exclamation marks in ending a sentence when I submit a letter to the editor to the SCV Signal, which seems to annoy some posters.
Today, President Obama will address the nation and try to convince a skeptical American public why it's important to take limited military action in Syria as retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad last month allowing chemical weapons to be used against civilians, killing nearly 1,500 people, including more than 400 children, with sarin gas.
Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?
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.