TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) - National Geographic is airing a 10-part documentary that captures the trials and triumphs of keeping Interstate 80 open through the winter over the Sierra Nevada's Donner Summit.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election has stiffened Democrats' spine against cutting popular benefit programs such as Medicare and Social Security. Their new resolve could become as big a hurdle to a deal that would skirt crippling tax increases and spending cuts in January as Republicans' resistance to raising tax rates on the wealthy.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson seems unfazed that the department store chain's mounting losses and sales declines have led to growing criticism of his plan to change the way we shop. Perhaps that's because this isn't the first time during Johnson's 30-year career that he's attempted what seemed impossible.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's largest HMOs, has laid off 530 employees in Southern California.
OXFORD, N.C. (AP) - It's fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established.
HAVANA (AP) - Sydney Gregory has never met her father, an Olympic silver medalist in fencing who defected from the Cuban team at a tournament in Lisbon in 2002 when she was 15 days old. But he recently rang from Italy with good news: Papa's coming home to visit.
The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend the Fall Fine Craft Show on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Orchard Park, located at 25032 Avenida Rotella. The show is free, and provides residents with the opportunity to browse unique art pieces and handcrafted jewelry.Info: 661-250-3778 or www.santa-clarita.com/crafts.
In response to "Some compromise could head off looming cliff," Nov. 11: If President Obama did all the things Walt Watson feels will rescue America from financial Armageddon - he would be President Romney. But he ain't, and rescue is unlikely.
In Act 1 Scene 3 of "Hamlet," Lord Polonius delivers one of the more memorable lines in the history of theater: "This above all: to thine ownself be true." This Shakesperean sentiment has traveled through the years to the point where few actually realize it came from the bard. We simply know it because it has been so widely used and believed. But what does it mean?
In trying to explain how school funding works, I chose a topic close to my heart: home economics. I like to eat, so much of my life revolves around cooking and eating.
Editor's note: With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, columnist Richard Hood searched through presidential Thanksgiving proclamations to share these quotes with our readers.
The Signal's "Last Minute Gift Ideas" special section is publishing Dec. 7. "Each year, thousands of shoppers look to The Signal's Gift Guides for the latest in holiday decorating, food and innovative gift ideas. It is the most powerful way for advertisers to maximize their exposure to all last-minute Santa Clarita Valley shoppers," said Signal Publisher/Executive Producer Randy Morton. Deadline to reserve space is Nov. 26. The holiday gift guide will also be posted on ...
The Santa Clarita Valley Child & Family Center has dedicated a new preschool that's aimed at offering preschool education plus therapy for children with behavioral or social-emotional issues.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of interviewing a very nice, young man for a key opening at one of my clients. During our conversation, he said something that made me really think.
Santa Clarita Valley fifth-grade students scored higher than the statewide averages on physical fitness testing, but at least 20 percent of local districts' students ranked in the "high risk" category on body composition tests, according to recently released statistics.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius told a packed courtroom Tuesday that he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. The prosecutor called it premeditated murder.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2013. There are 315 days left in the year.
"Marriage" is shorthand for a specific legal arrangement between a man and a woman, just as "corporation" or "limited partnership" is a specific legal arrangement between shareholders, business partners, etc.
Webster's dictionary has several different definitions for the word socialism. The one conservative fear and loathe the most is:
oy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.
I was annoyed and saddened by a comment demeaning the Signal: "The Signal is biased, ignorant and often inept at reporting news."
Vandals who hopped a North Valencia HOA pool fence last summer and dumped seven gallons of paint into the pool and hot tub, causing more than $300,000 damage, are still at large.
The third annual Santa Clarita Economic and Real Estate Outlook conference is taking place Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Valencia.