If you are one of the 40 million Americans or so without health insurance and are holding your breath for nationalized health care, you can stop reading because this editorial will not persuade you.
First Word "The bulk of the expenses for your health care will fall to someone else, and who ever turns down a free ride." Bob Dickson, columnist Today is Friday, July 3, the 184th day of 2009. There are 181 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated. ...
"It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship."
Summer is here, and if there's one thing you can count on in Santa Clarita it's that it's going to be hot.
Toyota Speedway at Irwindale holds some special memories for Greg Pursley, a Canyon High graduate and driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West.
When you read some of the letters to the editor printed in The Signal and the Republican rants consider this:
It was clear to me that Democratic Voices' Diana Shaw was a lawyer long before I came to that disclosure at the end of her opinion piece on legal ethics ("The tortured logic of John Yoo," The Signal, June 16).
We may be on the cusp of inflation raising its ugly head again. How so? Our government is spending trillions of dollars using a broad swath of initiatives to fight deflation, which is the opposite of inflation. Herein lies the rub. If government were to succeed in stopping deflation, the huge new debt issuance that's supporting them could lead to a spike in inflation that we have not experienced since the 1970s.
Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the first week of July 1976 in The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.
A number of local offices will be closed Friday to observe the Fourth of July. n City Hall and all city offices will be closed, though the activity, aquatics and community centers will remain open.
A teenager was taken to a local hospital with apparently minor injuries after a van hit him on his bike Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Two teenagers in Stevenson Ranch were arrested in a drug bust Wednesday, authorities said. Christopher Vest, 19, and a juvenile were arrested after investigators served a search warrant, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Mark Hershey. Investigators found a small amount of heroin, worth hundreds of dollars, along with scales and other items used in drug dealing, he said. The two are also suspected in unspecified robberies, Hershey said. The incident remains under investigation.
Students interested in jumpstarting their college careers and entering the workforce can enroll in the College of the Canyons LAUNCH program beginning July 6.
An old-fashioned ice cream social will be held 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
I am concerned that our state's priorities are messed up. I see and read all the things that have been cut because our state is in crisis.
There are many ways that employers can go about looking for employees to fill their job openings. However, not all approaches are created equal. When looking for new employees, there are three best approaches, if you want a good return on your investment of time and money, and not all of them have a related cost. Here they are in no particular order:
Shield HealthCare in Santa Clarita announced its 13th annual story contest "What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?"
Fair Oaks Ranch Community School students will walk to raise funds for their school's enrichment program Friday during a walk-a-thon on the Canyon Country campus.
Here we go again - "1,093 vehicles screened Friday night" (The Signal, Sept. 1).
It was a sad day when the Greenhouse Cafe closed. It was a great place for our group Newcomers and Friends to enjoy lunch and play games. All of the employees were cordial and we became friends.
Recently I watched as our president stood at the podium on the patio of the White House and announced his decision to seek congressional approval before unleashing military action against Syria.
It's an honor to be selected to attend either of the week-long summer leadership sessions held at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis or the United States Military Academy at West Point. But being selected for both is nearly unheard of.
The new requirements for No Child Left Behind waivers from the Department of Education have some bad news for America's teachers.
Republicans have largely squandered an August that should have been spent preparing the American people for a showdown with Democrats over the president's health care law.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.