In today's challenging economic climate, it is all the more important for Santa Clarita Valley residents considering the purchase of a home to determine the price range they can afford prior to their search.
Regarding Peter Kavounas' opinion column, "Got questions about water rates? Logical answers await," Aug. 2:
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 329 votes from late afternoon Friday, Aug. 7 to late afternoon Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. Question: "Should high school and junior college athletes be tested for performance-enhancing drugs?" * Yes, mandatory (252 votes) * Yes, voluntary (18 votes) * Only during school year (15 votes) * No way (44 votes) Click here to vote in The-Signal.com's current Reader ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) is set to host a health care tele-town hall on Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. PT for constituents of the 25th Congressional District of California to discuss current proposals being debated in Congress to reform the nation's health care system. Fellow Member of Congress, Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), will also be a participant in the tele-town hall and available to serve as a medical resource ...
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department is holding auditions for five of next season's biggest productions, which include Broadway, Shakespeare and a variety of other genres.
D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy is hosting a talent search for Santa Clarita's "Most Talented Performer." The contest is open to vocalists, musicians and actors. There are four age categories: 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up (including seniors). This year's Grand Prize includes: a $2,000 cash award and a recording session valued at $1,000 (for a winner who is a vocalist or musician) or a screen test ...
Twenty Four Hour Theatre kicks off at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall this Sunday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. Contrary to what the name might indicate, this is a roughly hour-long show of short comedic plays. The actors and directors are given their scripts the night before the show, and they have 24 hours to prepare. The theme for the scripts is "You've found it," which should provide a great opportunity for laughs.
The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its 81 Series on Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. with the critically acclaimed comedy, "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang. The opening night wine reception begins at 7 p.m. with the curtain at 8 p.m.
How do you create a sequel to a product that changed the way people think about video games? In November 2006, "Wii Sports" - the software that's packaged with Nintendo's Wii - introduced the U.S. audience to a new way to play. It served as a perfect demonstration of the new console, putting the Wii's motion-sensing controls at the service of familiar pastimes like golf and tennis. And it was so easy to pick up ...
We just returned from five great days in the Napa-Sonoma wine country. If you have a trip planned or are even thinking about it sometime down the road, we'd like to offer a few suggestions to enhance your experience.
I suppose there's no reason the first alien race to reach Earth shouldn't look like what the cat threw up. After all, they love to eat cat food. The alien beings in "District 9," nicknamed "prawns" because they look like a cross between lobsters and grasshoppers, arrive in a spaceship that hovers over Johannesburg. Found inside, huddled together and starving to death, are the aliens, who benefit from a humanitarian impulse to relocate them to ...
Clare is in love with a man who frequently disappears into thin air, leaving behind his clothing in a pile on the floor. "It can be a problem," he observes. Henry is a time traveler, and his trips are out of his control. Another problem is that whenever he arrives at another time, or even returns to the present (whenever that may be for him), he is naked. Well, that makes sense. You wouldn't expect his clothes to travel.
Staples is hosting its annual Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for Santa Clarita-area educators. The first 100 teachers will receive an EcoEasy bag of supplies such as notepads and writing tools to assist them with supplies they need for their classrooms.
College of the Canyons will host the second annual nonprofit fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16, bringing together more than 25 nonprofit groups and organizations to reach out to students and community members and explain how they can help further their nonprofit causes.
Two more candidates are in the race for three seats on the Castaic Union School District board.
Recently my wife unearthed some old Signal newspapers, one of which contained a letter to the editor I had written. The Signal printed that letter on May 17, 1996.
Maybe you remember when you were a kid and you poured a giant glass of orange juice, and your mother said something like this: "Take it easy! Orange juice is expensive, and you're drinking it like it's water!"
Compulsion against peaceful citizens is immoral. Likewise, extracting taxes for activities that benefit some citizens, but not others, is also immoral.
The tours of the White House have been canceled by the President. How dare he do such a thing?
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A longtime Northern California politician pleaded guilty Monday to a dozen charges that he used campaign donations and taxpayer funds to fuel what he described as a gambling addiction.