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.
It's almost the perfect storm in the housing recovery. All conditions are good for buying a home - except for the severe shortage of houses listed for sale, according to a 2012 Annual Housing Market report released this month.
Dates to Watch Nov. 9-21 Festival of Trees at Westfield Valencia Town Center, (between The Patios and Sears). General admission: $6 age 15 and older; $3 age 4 to 14; $4 age 65+; free age 3 and under. Purchase general admission tickets at the door. No online sales. For hours and more information visit www.scvbgc.org. Sunday, Nov. 18 The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend the Fall Fine Craft Show on Sunday ...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Six people have been injured in a crash involving two Pasadena police helicopters.
CHICAGO (AP) - A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city's new Public Enemy No. 1 - the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars.
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A cruise ship disabled for five nightmarish days in the Gulf of Mexico finally docked with some 4,200 people aboard late Thursday, passengers raucously cheering the end to an ocean odyssey they say was marked by overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors. About four hours later, the last of the passengers had gotten off the ship.
Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information. Snapshot for 02/04/2013 through 02/10/2013.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses, including a $43,000 gold watch and furs.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter dubbed the Blade Runner, was charged Thursday in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend at his upscale home in South Africa, a shocking twist to one of the feel-good stories of last summer's Olympics.
BERLIN (AP) - It was only a matter of time. With many of its debt-ridden euro partners in recession, Germany could only swim against the tide for so long.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel as the nation's next defense secretary over unrelated questions about President Barack Obama's actions in the aftermath of the deadly raid on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. Obama accused Republicans of playing politics with national security during wartime, and Democrats vowed to revive the nomination after Congress' weeklong break.
DALLAS (AP) - US Airways CEO Doug Parker has landed the big merger he sought for years. Now the soon-to-be CEO of the new American Airlines has to make it work.
Newhall's Railroad Cafe will stop selling transit-access passes for Santa Clarita's bus system on Wednesday, according to the city.
Anyone interested in weighing in on the name of the proposed Castaic-area high school can now do so online through a survey run by the William S. Hart Union High School District.
With an editorial titled "Pope Sets Example For Other Aging Leaders," USA Today tried laying a major guilt trip on the nation's authority figures.
If Mr.Gandelman ("Can the Republican Party rebrand itself?" Jan. 31) feels obligated to criticize the Republican Party, he should look at the behavior of the Democrat Party as well.
Welcome to Delaware, reader. While "our own" Joe Biden was promoting government control of your gun accessories in the nearby major media market of Philadelphia, network, local and national press reporters wheeled into "DelaWhere?" to document the horrible carnage of a most violently dysfunctional custody and child support battle.
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