Last week we were out to dinner with friends to celebrate a special birthday. Throughout the course of the evening we found ourselves not only toasting our friend's special day, but also toasting to a good week, a successful business deal, vacation and several other events that everyone shared. This led us to think about the rituals of toasting, clinking glasses and other traditions surrounding the pleasure of drinking wine.
One of the most recognized and celebrated musicals of all time will come to the Repertory East Playhouse tonight, May 13. The production, directed by Mark Kaplan, explores the chaotic time period leading up to Nazi rule of Germany, and an intimate form of theatre called cabaret.
On behalf of Santa Clarita Valley commuters, we applaud Metrolink for piloting its new rush-hour express train service between Santa Clarita and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
Hart Park Walk Club
Is it unlucky to rework your Friday the 13th column from last year? Let's find out:
You may recall my column in 2010 about how Barbie got spanked by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in its litigation against Bratz. In 2010, the 9th Circuit reversed a $100 million verdict in favor of Mattel against MGA, the owner of the Bratz line of dolls.
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Thanks to the voter-approved Proposition 11 and Proposition 20, the method of drawing new boundaries for Congress, State Board of Equalization, Senate and Assembly has been given to an independent citizens commission.
Popular Santa Clarita Valley rock band The McGrath Project has just signed a three-album recording deal with Brooklyn West Records, a division of Universal Records.
The SCV Senior Foundation will host its third annual Summer Golf Showdown at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia on Monday, June 20 teeing off at 9 a.m.
Editor's note: Jane Robison, the court's Public Information Officer, said she gave Signal reporter Jonathan Randles "the wrong sentencing" for Armik Sohrabian. The lead of this story has been updated to reflect the correct sentence. Comments relating to the error have been removed.
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.
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Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.
This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)
I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).
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.