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Review: 'Death at a Funeral'

Oh, I know a lot of "Death at a Funeral" is in very bad taste. That's when I laughed the most. I don't laugh at movies where the characters are deliberately being vulgar. But when they desperately don't want to be - now that's funny. Consider the scene when Uncle Russell eats too much nut cake and is seized by diarrhea. And Norman wrestles him off his wheelchair and onto the potty, and gets his hand stuck underneath. Reader, I laughed. I'm not saying I'm proud of myself. That's not the way I was ...

April 23, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Tracy Taris: Parenting that promotes character

Ever seen hurt or disappointment in the eyes of your child while you're giving correction to something they've done, and wondered if you've done something wrong?

April 23, 2010 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Karen J. Travis: Know your education rights to help your child succeed

Before the enactment of federal laws providing public-education entitlements to all students with disabilities, large numbers of children failed because they did not receive an education that met their needs, or they received no special help at school.

April 23, 2010 | Karen J. Travis It's The Law | Business Columns


Bank of America hiring fair today

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is hosting a Bank of America recruiting event, today from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Cancer Society fundraiser

The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and Valencia Water Co. are participating in the SCV Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society, May 22-23 at Central Park in Saugus. Both compaines are selling raffle tickets for a gold, sapphire and diamond bracelet - appraised at $3,000 - donated by Classic Designs Jewelry.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Small-business workshops expand

The Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons has partnered with Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce to offer free business consulting and low-cost training services.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Grants for going green

Santa Clarita has launched its green energy incentive program, aimed at providing grants to businesses that meet "green" objectives. The program was created as part of the 21-point stimulus plan approved by the City Council in spring 2009.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Foothill softball: Beginning again

Janelle Lindvall started it. And she ended it, too.

The sophomore catcher hit two home runs, one in the first inning and one in the 10th inning, to break a 4-4 tie and lead the West Ranch softball team to a 6-4 victory over the Canyon Cowboys on Thursday.

April 23, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Bill Kennedy: The power of one in Santa Clarita

"Gents, one of Santa Clarita's own is coming home from Afghanistan, and we need to ensure he gets a proper reception."

April 23, 2010 | Bill Kennedy Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Big ballot problems

Thanks for your letters on voting, candidates and the elections.

April 23, 2010 | By Leah Schweitzer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Are you kidding?

Barbie, Wonder Woman and Mother Nature ("Students hear riveting stories of iconic 'Women in History,'" March 30)? Are you kidding me?

April 23, 2010 | By Dennis Salazar Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Political disasters

Executive-decision disasters that I have witnessed in my lifetime:

April 23, 2010 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


My still small editorial

Think of some of the things you've said, or some of the decisions you've made in your youth.

April 23, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Plan for new freeway lanes may get fast-tracked

Santa Clarita Valley commuters could see lanes added to the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange sooner than originally thought under a plan approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday.

April 23, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill tennis: Wildcats firm up No. 2 spot

The West Ranch boys tennis team solidified itself as the No. 2 team in the Foothill League by edging Canyon 10-8 at West Ranch High School on Thursday.

The match was close all day, but the Wildcats never relinquished their small but secure lead.

April 23, 2010 | By Ernie Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

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.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

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.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

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.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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