SAN FRANCISCO -- If you got a rebate from holiday shopping this year, there's a good chance it came in the form of a rebate card. More and more retailers are switching from issuing rebate checks to providing rebates on prepaid cards that look like gift cards. But rebate cards come with fees and other restrictions that can diminish their value, according to Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports.
GENEVA (AP) - Sniffer dogs, high-energy biscuits and tons of emergency medical aid were heading to Haiti on Wednesday as governments and aid groups launched a massive relief effort for the estimated 3 million people reeling from a devastating earthquake. Aid officials in the impoverished Caribbean nation worked to clear rubble from roads, build makeshift hospitals and remove bodies from the rubble despite transportation problems and broken phone lines.
The city of Santa Clarita encourages local skaters of all ages to come and whip out their hardest tricks at the Santa Clarita Skate Park Thursday, Jan. 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a chance to win a prize package from Active Ride Shop.
PATTERSON, N.Y., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., announced that California has adopted building code changes that will require all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses built in the state starting Jan. 1, 2011, to be ...
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) today issued a statement following the Building Standards Commission's adoption of the nation's first statewide green building standards.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- In the wake of cyber attacks from China, Google has announced it will improve security for consumers connecting to its Gmail service over the Internet by encrypting data traveling to its servers, a move Consumer Watchdog called on the Internet giant to make more than a year ago.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Google acted correctly in ending self-censorship of its Chinese search engine, Google.cn, but the cyber attacks that prompted the decision demonstrate the company must give American consumers better security and privacy controls, Consumer Watchdog said today.
The American flag in the display case in the front lobby of Saugus High School once flew in the Apache helicopter of Saugus graduate Captain Aaron Schilleci.
In December, Bowman High School students visited the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Unlike any other trips we have taken, this trip impacted the students as soon as we entered the museum. The museum highlighted the history of the Holocaust right away. We had the pleasure to have Gloria (Gitta) Nagel, a Holocaust survivor, as our tour guide. Gitta (her childhood name) brought life to the museum as she was a victim of many ...
Dates to Watch Today "Smarter Seniors Forum" presented by the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs will include: telemarketing fraud, identity theft, abuse, advanced health directives, and reverse mortgages, 1 - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Info: (213) 974-7238. Learn how to help pay for college in a tough economy during a workshop with Mick Endersbe, presented by Thrivent Financial Centre Pointe Group, 7 p.m., Valencia ...
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In my time spent with owners of businesses, there is a phrase I hear often. I have come to loathe hearing it.
Foods for a healthy lifestyle can be full of great flavor. The traditional Mediter­ranean diet is a wonderful example of great food that can have a healthy impact on the body. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by daily consumption of olive oil, fish, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. It encourages eating fewer processed foods and reducing consumption of meat, a common source of Omega-6 fatty acids. Everyone needs Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty ...
The season of good cheer has come and passed. Time to pull down the tree, pack up the ornaments and savor that last glass of eggnog cluttering the refrigerator.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Conan O'Brien has refused to play along with NBC's plan to move "The Tonight Show" and return Jay Leno to late-night, abruptly derailing the network's effort to resolve its scheduling mess. O'Brien said in a statement Tuesday that shifting "Tonight" will "seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting," and he expressed disappointment that NBC had given him less than a year to establish ...
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.