WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday, saying that his scathing published remarks about administration officials undermine civilian control of the military and erode the needed trust on the president's war team.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
The Small Business Development Center is participating in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Program with an informational workshop Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
A local Panera Bread will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday to benefit the Providence Medical Center Bloodmobile.
Nearly 11 percent of Santa Clarita residents smoke cigarettes according to a report released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuesday. Overall about 14 percent of county residents smoke, a rate that has remained steady since 2002, according to the report.
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We, the great U.S., are a provider of relief and support to any country in need because of any natural disaster (floods, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.) that they may have suffered. That has recently come back to bite us in the rear end.
It's been forever since I've written a politically pointed entry. Lately, I've preferred human interest to political fireworks, seeing that one can only poke fun at tea partiers and Sarah Palin types so much before sounding like a repetitive tin bell.
Most everyone in business uses the term "cash cow" to describe a product or service that creates positive cash flow for the organization. Those same people don't often understand what the phrase means, and more importantly, how to apply it to their particular situation.
These recipes celebrate "Fifty Years of Flavor," taking their inspiration from an original Häagen-Dazs favorite, a popular ethnic flavor introduced in the '90s, and the latest addition to the trendy Häagen-Dazs Five™ line.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - One more game, one last chance to make their reputation.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies made 12 drug-related arrests last weekend as authorities send a clear message to would-be drug users and dealers that illegal drugs will not be tolerated in this community.
A Texas Hold 'em and bingo fundraising event benefiting Emily Hobson and her fight against cancer is set for Friday at the Hyatt Valencia starting at 5:30 p.m.
The second issue of Proxart Magazine will be released Wednesday. The issue features art and interviews with Alma Juarez, Aaron Bjork, Theft, The Victor Ship, The Dining Dead as well as an all new literary section that highlights suburban poets and writers. Readers can find the issue online at proxart.wordpress.com as a downloadable PDF. Proxart is a local community dedicated to presenting innovative art from the underground of suburbia.
Thirty local small businesses will undergo free business training because the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons has been chosen to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Program. The training begins in August. Business leaders will meet every other Saturday for the free 10-week training session. A free information session about the program will take place from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center. Parking is $2. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (661) 362-5900.
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.
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.