Some years ago, we realized that our wine repertoire consisted solely of the Red Trio Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir - and the Holy Whites - Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Talk about stuck in a rut!
"The Lincolns of Springfield," is a musical play about the lives of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. It is rich with melodies and songs and can be enjoyed by the entire family. There are expressions of familial love, Lincoln-esque humor and a rendition of American history.
Nia Vardalos plays most of "My Life in Ruins" with a fixed toothpaste smile, which is no wonder because her acting in the film feels uncomfortably close to her posing for a portrait. Rarely has a film centered on a character so superficial and unconvincing, played with such unrelenting sameness. I didn't hate it so much as feel sorry for it.
Now this is what I'm talkin' about. "The Hangover" is a funny movie, flat out, all the way through. Its setup is funny. Every situation is funny. Most of the dialogue is funny almost line-by-line. At some point we actually find ourselves caring a little about what happened to the missing bridegroom -- and the fact that we almost care is funny, too.
"Land of the Lost" is a seriously deranged movie. That's not to say it's bad, although some of its early critics consider it a hanging offense ("a pot of ersatz dinosaur piss" - Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix). Marshall Fine even apologizes for prematurely predicting that "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" would be "the most witless, humor-challenged movie of the summer." The release inspires fervent hatred, which with the right kind of movie ...
Every time Ron Hornaday Jr. wins a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, he adds to his own record for career wins. He has 40 Truck Series wins in his career, the most recent coming at Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina on May 15.
If you ever visit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, you will probably make your way to the Battle Monument.
Regarding Betty Arenson's Opinion column "Don't blame Republicans for the housing meltdown" (The Signal, May 20): I suppose it's normal to blame the other party, but let's not get carried away.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
It should come as no surprise to learn that the economy has been weak for many industries throughout California for the better part of the last year.
"Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate?" That phrase popped into my mind this last weekend as I stood looking into the eyes of someone I didn't know well, while we held hands and expressed how much we appreciated knowing each other.
Having a baby can be quite a workout, but now that Baby Boot Camp has come to the Santa Clarita Valley, there is a better way for mothers to stay in shape.
BANGKOK (AP) - David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" whose career roared back to life when he played the assassin-turned-victim in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill," and a 2008 inductee into the Walk of Western Stars in Old Town Newhall, was found dead Thursday in Thailand.
It's summer...time to kick back, let your hair down and get your groove on when "Playboy Jazz in Warner Park" returns to Warner Park in Woodland Hills Sunday, June 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The future of 'green' jobs Last week I attended a conference in San Jose aimed at building workforce partnerships. Sponsored by the APOLLO Alliance, several labor organizations and the Employment Development Department, among other groups, joined speakers on environmental issues surrounding climate change and jobs stimulus funding - I just couldn't resist the mix. I wondered how all these folks would react to these new ideas. Although the ideas weren't new for the environmental ...
Two major sponsors, Oakley and Nike, distanced themselves from Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday after the South African sports star was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Somebody hacked Burger King's Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald's logo.
Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she's going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles. In Maryland, a 6-year-old boy pretends his fingers are a gun during a playground game of cops and robbers. In Massachusetts, a 5-year-old boy attending an after-school program makes a gun out of Legos and points it at other students while "simulating the sound of gunfire," as one school official put it.
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.