Signal Staff Writer Brian Charles usually covers cops and courts. But from Jan. 9 to Jan. 23, 2009, Washington, D.C., was his beat. As much of a pro as Charles is, this time, it was personal. Charles and members of his immediate and extended family converged on the nation's capital to share an experience many of them never dreamed could happen. Appearing in The Signal newspaper and online at The-Signal.com each day Jan. 9 through Jan. 23, and archived ...
Loyal Fans, Family, Friends and Record Label Celebrate a Rock 'n' Roll Legend 'Buddy will never be forgotten. His music lives on every day.'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A man who took part in the 1988 beating of a young boy at a Tony Alamo Christian Ministries compound in the Santa Clarita Valley near Los Angeles returned to court in Santa Clarita Friday, more than two decades after the attack.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Six teenagers have been treated after they were found disoriented or unconscious at a Valencia bookstore, and drugs are suspected.
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In the past few months, four Union Bank branches in the Santa Clarita Valley have received numerous inquiries about refinancing, a topic especially relevant as the economic climate continues to trend downward, and mortgage interest rates plummet to record lows.
I bet that got your attention. It's something that every business owner knows, but it seems to get lost in the shuffle of our day-to-day doing business. These days, when everyone is in a pinch, we all can use a reminder about little things that might have gotten lost in the high times. I'm not going to give you a lot of rhetoric on the subject. Instead I'm going to simply give you a list ...
TV broke, conversation a must At 9:22 p.m., Sat., Jan. 3, the TV in the master bedroom of my home stopped working. For the remainder of the evening, my wife and I were forced to hold steady and focused conversation. "At almost 10 p.m. on a Saturday, after our 5-year-old and his slumber buddies had already gone to sleep on the living room floor, what were my husband and I to do but talk quietly ...
It's been a week since Willy Gutman's nauseating letter to the editor appeared in The Signal, and the thought of it is still annoying.
The recent Senate confirmation hearing for Rep. Hilda Solis for the Secretary of Labor has become a platform for an issue that's front and center after the presidential election.
Wow! Now is the time for the big Hollywood awards. And the best way to get a big Hollywood award is to commit homosexual acts on the big screen.
With the Canyon boys basketball team down by two with 13 second left to go in the game, everyone in the Cowboys' gym knew where the ball was going. Sure enough, just like West Ranch had anticipated, the ball flew to the Cowboys' Mike Edwards, who was double-covered and forced into an off-balance miss from 3-point land with one second left and the Wildcats (14-8, 3-3) escaped with a 46-43 victory Friday night.
With the game seemingly in control, the West Ranch girls basketball team relaxed its suffocating defense for the last two minutes of the Friday night's game. That's when Canyon cut a 10-point deficit with 2:01 to go down to a one-point deficit with seven seconds left and the Cowboys having possession of the ball.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 267 votes from mid-afternoon Friday, Jan. 23 to mid-morning Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Question: "When it opens in spring 2010, will the Cross Valley Connector save you travel time?" * Yes, a lot (78 votes) * Maybe some (72 votes) * Don't know (37 votes) * Doubtful (60 votes) * No way (20 votes) Click here to vote ...
Recycling and caring for the planet will take center stage at Sierra Vista Junior High School next week as the Canyon Country school's Associated Student Body and yearbook class sponsor Go Green Week.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department and the five Gulf coast states affected by a massive oil spill nearly three years ago have indicated they would like to settle their environmental and economic claims with BP PLC ahead of a trial scheduled to start next week.
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) - Federal and local authorities were investigating Thursday after a small jet crashed off the end of a runway at a Georgia airport, killing five people and injuring two.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian tourist Elisa Lam had been missing for about two weeks when officials at the historic Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles found her body in a water cistern on the hotel roof.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Much of the nation's heartland awoke Thursday to heavy snow, treacherous roads and a day off from work or school as a large, potentially dangerous winter storm pushed eastward out of the Rockies.
TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) - The first of three people killed in a gunman's rampage was identified Wednesday as a 20-year-old woman but police did not know why she was in the home of the shooter, who lived with his parents and was described by authorities as a video game-playing loner.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday that he was unable to meet with his friend and ally Hugo Chavez when he came to the military hospital in Caracas where the Venezuelan president is undergoing unspecified cancer treatment.
West Ranch High School Wildcat Band, Orchestra, and Colorguard will host a Goodwill "Stuff the Truck" fundraiser on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita is accepting applications for vendors to participate in the Earth Arbor Day Festival in April.
It's the ultimate stomach turner: how Carnival's 893-foot-long cruise ship Triumph, along with its 4,200 passengers, was stranded due to a fuel engine leak for five days with no food, little water and few working bathrooms.
CNN news anchor Deb Feyerick recently asked "The Science Guy" Bill Nye if global warming caused the latest asteroid.
California Superstores Valencia KIA donated $2,500 to to benefit Rescues on the Runway - an animal rescue organization that saves dogs and cats from Los Angeles kill shelters and finds loving homes for them.
Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley and Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita Valley recently hosted a Soroptimist International and Zonta Dinner. The event is an annual gathering that has been held every January for many years. It allows the two clubs to socialize and work together on projects.
The start of the 21st century has brought with it an avalanche of international problems such as war, economic recession, nuclear proliferation, and rising global competitors. Although all these issues merit individual attention and consideration, I think the unrelenting rise of China presents the largest and most significant global challenge to the United States.
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