Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 407 votes from late afternoon Friday, July 3 to late afternoon Friday, July 10, 2009. Question: "What should the state Legislature do to solve the budget shortfall?" * Cut social services & education (53 votes) * Cut fat-cat spending (224 votes) * Raise taxes & fees (21 votes) * Snatch $$ from cities (1 vote) * Resign en masse ...
Santa Clarita's annual summer Concerts in the Park series kicks off in Central Park at 7 p.m. Saturday.
SACRAMENTO - Sen. George Runner (R-Antelope Valley) today announced he is stepping down from his role as chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus to allow more time to focus on the Vote SAFE initiative - slated for the November 2010 ballot - and his bid for membership on the Board of Equalization, district 2, also in 2010.
"Beauty and the Beast" comes to life on stage at the Canyon Theatre Guild this weekend, featuring a talented and energetic cast of teens. The cast of this "junior" version is made up entirely of students in the Canyon Theatre Guild's STARS Workshop. These young performers are 13 to 17 years old and they have been meeting for four weeks, learning the craft of musical theatre performance.
The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its "81 Series" on Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m., with the critically-acclaimed comedy, "Fat Pig," by Neil LaBute - sponsored by Ed and Dana Hill of Geotechnologies Inc. Be a part of the 81 at the opening night wine reception at 7 p.m.
I had a birthday on July 4. As I get older I find that birthdays are less a cause for joy and more a reminder of our own mortality. I certainly didn't need any additional reflection this year with the passing of Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Karl Malden, Steve McNair, Billy Mays, and my wife's aunt over the preceding days.
"Bruno" is a no-holds-barred comedy permitting several holds I had not dreamed of. The needle on my internal Laugh Meter went haywire, bouncing between hilarity, appreciation, shock, admiration, disgust, disbelief and appalled incredulity.
The writer of "I Love You, Beth Cooper" says the story is based on a dream. I believe him. This is one of the very few movies where I WANTED the hero to wake up and discover it was only a dream. But it's a dream all the way through - a dream evoking just another teen romcom.
A 13-year-old boy was hit by a car in Canyon Country on Thursday as he dashed across Sierra Highway, far from a crosswalk, said sheriff's Sgt. Darren Harris.
The owner of Newhall Land and Farming Co. has netted a little more time to sort out its bankruptcy issues.
A territorial dispute in Valencia between two rival catering trucks may have become violent at the end of lunchtime Thursday, when one driver allegedly tried to serve the other a dish of piping-hot pain, a sheriff's sergeant said.
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There is an axiom that teaches that a borrower dies if lenders stop believing in him. The truer that saying, the more dire the economic scenario for California.
The Roth IRA is a generous tax avoidance vehicle. Unlike other qualified retirement plans, the Roth does not require distributions once the owner reaches age 70 1/2. Roth IRA money can be left to grow tax free not only for the life of the owner but also stretched based on the age of nonspouse beneficiaries. Many people balk at the idea of paying income tax now rather than it being deferred. They fail to consider ...
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is holding auditions for their summer production of Shakespeare's Henry IV part 1, directed by Stephen Whelan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on training missions over South Korea to highlight Washington's commitment to defend an ally amid rising tensions with North Korea, Pentagon officials said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Tony Awards are going back to the place where the Rockettes high-kick it.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A former University of Oklahoma starting quarterback was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into a house in northern Indiana, officials said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Japanese architect Toyo Ito, whose buildings have been praised for their fluid beauty and balance between the physical and virtual world, has won the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the prize's jury announced Sunday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia plans to restore limited military cooperation with Myanmar and increase business ties with the Southeast Asian nation.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities investigating the apparent suicide of a college student discovered weapons and explosive devices in a dorm on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando early Monday, and hundreds of students were evacuated, though the school said there was no immediate threat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After 27 years, the murder trial of a man who posed as a member of the fabled Rockefeller family is getting under way with opening statements to the jury.
The Pac-12 Conference has fined Arizona coach Sean Miller $25,000 for his actions following the 18th-ranked Wildcats' loss to UCLA in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Rome - "May God forgive you." That's Cardinal Timothy Dolan's translation of a joke that Pope Francis told the College of Cardinals a day after being elected the 267th pontiff.
I've never liked cats. I find them to be obnoxious, arrogant, and down-right evil. If you've had a bad day at work, a cat's first response is "good, you are here. Feed me. Now."
When Dolley Payne Madison became first lady in 1809, she instituted Wednesday evening gatherings at the White House where political rivals could meet and talk.