"I rob banks," John Dillinger would sometimes say by way of introduction. It was the simple truth. That was what he did. For the 13 months between the day he escaped from prison and the night he lay dying in an alley, he robbed banks. It was his lifetime. Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" accepts that stark fact and refuses any temptation to soften it. Dillinger was not a nice man. Here is a film that ...
"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" is the best of the three films about our friends in the interspecies herd of plucky prehistoric heroes. And it involves some of the best use of 3-D I've seen in an animated feature. It also introduces a masterstroke that essentially allows the series to take place anywhere: There is this land beneath the surface of the Earth, you see ...
In an age where customers are beginning to rely on your Web site more than your telephone-book advertising to locate you, the value of your company's Web site as an asset has never been higher.
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.
On Feb. 12, the president delivers his State of the Union address, and he is followed almost immediately by a GOP spokesman who says, "Oh, no, that's not the way it is.
Get the cars that have expired tags 30-180 days late. Get the drivers driving with headlights off when it is getting dark. Get those driving while talking on cell phones.
Valentine's heart-y walk
People new to gardening ask the darndest questions: about how seeds work, about growing the perfect tomato, about waging war with insects (many of them beneficial).
Q: I need to replace some cracked and chipped tile in the bathroom. Some of it was shaped to fit around the base of the toilet. Is it difficult to shape replacement tiles in the same way? - Sarah S., Fort Worth, Texas
Two years ago, West Ranch boys basketball was eliminated from the postseason by eventual CIF division champion Ventura.