Did you ever want to take a three-day bus trip sitting next to Julia Child? Just asking. In 30-minute programs on TV, she was priceless. But to live with her, I suspect, must have taken the patience of a saint. Her husband, Paul, in "Julie & Julia" is portrayed as a saint, so that explains her marriage.
Man, am I glad I knew nothing about "A Perfect Getaway" going in. There are two things Hollywood can't resist in making a trailer: showing the best jokes in a comedy, and revealing the secrets of thrillers.
The 21st-century medicine show that has replaced the 20th century environmental movement would like you to buy carbon offsets.
In his recent column, Roger Gitlin (Opinion, July 6, "Hate crimes on the rise? Much ado about nothing") wrote that recent news reports about hate crimes in the Santa Clarita Valley are much ado about nothing.
In his reference to political statements about Honduras, William Creitz uses some interesting comparisons ("Obama's Marxism," The Signal, July 25).
For the second week in a row, I have wondered if any of the editors at the Mighty Signal actually read the comics that are printed and delivered with the Sunday paper.
Warm weather is expected to dominate the forecast during the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will hover between 84 and 90 degrees during the day, with lows dipping just below 60 degrees at night. The winds won't break 15 miles per hour during the forecast period, according to the National Weather Service.
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of July 31 - Aug. 7, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
Raising awareness about the importance of breastfeeding is a priority for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Lactation Services team. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, 2009, activities scheduled by the lactation team will draw attention to the theme "Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response-Are You Ready?"
Recently when I got home, we were experiencing a brownout in my neighborhood. If you've never had one, it is a weird experience.
The start of another school year means parents will be looking for ways to set their children up for success in the classroom, including making sure kids are getting healthy fuel for their bodies and minds. With approximately 84 percent of kids trading lunch items with their friends at school, it's important parents fill their children's lunchboxes with items that are both nutritious and enticing.
Victory Tabernacle will host a drawing and present one boy and girl with a backpack filled with school supplies during their 2:45 p.m. Sunday service.
NorthPark Community Church is hosting the Willow Creek Leadership Summit Conference for business, church or any other leaders from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday. The theme is "Lead Where You Are." Leaders will join together via satellite in over 140 locations across North America. It's an opportunity to hear nationally recognized speakers such as Bill Hybels, Tony Blair, David Gergen, Carly Fiorina, Henry Cloud, Bono and more either in person or via ...
Want an IRA that has the following characteristics? Withdrawals are tax free.No required minimum distributions after turning 70. You can pull out funds when it is most advantageous for you, or not at all.Your heirs don't have to pay income tax on the withdrawals from their inherited IRAs. The kind of IRA that I am describing is called a Roth IRA. Now most of us have steadily contributed to tax deductible "traditional" IRAs and 401Ks. ...
Soon ratepayers throughout the Santa Clarita Valley will experience a rise in water rates. This is due mainly to an increase in water rates from Castaic Lake Water Agency, the agency that imports state water from Northern California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea party favorite Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that the nation's illegal immigrants should be able to become citizens eventually, but amid a furor from conservative activists on the explosive issue he quickly sought to make clear that, while they would not be sent home, they couldn't get in line in front of anyone else.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - If history is any judge, the U.S. government will be paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for the next century as service members and their families grapple with the sacrifices of combat.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - After a week marked by acts of simplicity and openness, Pope Francis finally let his words do the talking as he officially began his stewardship of the Catholic Church on Tuesday.
Two weeks ago we reviewed Miami 8&11 from Padilla Cigars. Today it's Luck of the Irish, as the 888 Claro is green.
NEW YORK (AP) - A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.
Think "inspiration." Think "spiritually beautiful." Think "melodically breathtaking."
I know there are couples who enjoy cooking together and make it look like a well-rehearsed ballet. They savor the aroma of their secret recipe for wild salmon over lemon couscous, stir each other's soups and sample each other's sauces.
I used to live in Santa Clarita. I moved to the Bay Area about nine years ago but still check in on The Signal occasionally.
'Teen Scene Plugged-In' event
Most people understand the basic economic principle of supply and demand and incorporate it into their daily decisions. They may not do it consciously, but economic decisions are made every day by each and every one of us.