Though it isn't anything official, calendar-wise, the Memorial Day weekend began the "summer" in the minds of moviegoers. And June, July and August will bring us, hopefully, the kinds of films that will make the summer special. On tap are romances, comedies, horror films, spy thrillers and toy stories, some of which might one day become classics - and then you can say you were there when they first opened.
Well-timed to open soon after Craig Venter's announcement of a self-replicating cell, here's a halfway serious science fiction movie about two researchers who slip some human DNA into a cloning experiment, and end up with an unexpected outcome, or a child, or a monster, take your pick. The screenplay blends human psychology with scientific speculation and has genuine interest until it goes on autopilot with one of the chase scenes Hollywood now permits few pictures to end without.
Finally this summer, a movie that lives up to its hype.
Dogs cannot talk. This we know. Dogs can talk in the movies. This we also know. But when we see them lip-synching with their dialogue, it's just plain grotesque. The best approach is the one used by "Garfield" in which we saw the cat and heard Bill Murray, but there was no nonsense about Garfield's mouth moving.
I arrived in the United States with my wife and two sons in December 1963, after a very stormy (40-foot swells at times) Atlantic crossing on the old Queen Mary. I will never forget the sight of the Statue of Liberty, seen through the mist of the evening as the huge ship approached the 42nd Street Pier.
In 1993, Congress adopted - and President Bill Clinton signed - a law (Public Law 103-160) that declared: "The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability."
The blame-laying campaign for President Barack Obama is under way. Even though he criticized BP for finger-pointing, his administration is not beyond doing the exact same thing to cover up its weak response to a growing man made disaster.
The 18-year-old Marine from Stevenson Ranch marched off to war, bristling with hopefulness and promise.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Are you ready to bear your arms this summer? It's the season for tank tops, revealing dresses and bathing suits, so you surely don't want to worry about arm flab.
When the warm summer months roll around, our dogs are just as eager as we are to get outside and enjoy the season.
Mark Jones, of Canyon Country, was named the Santa Clarita Valley's 10th "Biggest Winner" in the competition sponsored by Dr. Roger De Sesa, the founder of Proactive Health Systems and creator of the SCV's "Biggest Winner" program.
Everyone has goals. Yours and mine are probably different in many ways, but it's also likely we have some in common.
Local graduating high school senior, Alexandria T. Villanueva will receive a $2,000 college scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC.org) as part of its four annual scholarship programs.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- As forecasts predict temperatures into the upper 90's and over 100 in many areas of the state next week, Cal/OSHA urges employers to observe the precautions specified in the heat illness prevention regulation.
Whether they're new to the community, longtime residents or slowly establishing local roots, three Facey Medical Group doctors share why they are proud to live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Always his passion to work with people in a healthcare related field, Moazzem H. Chowdhury decided when he was young that working as a pharmacist would give him the most direct ties to the community he wanted to serve.
With 22 years in practice, Dr. Linda Chenaur is creating a new standard for helping people in the community solve their back pain problems.
One patient was wheeled down the hallway, stable after an open-heart surgery.
It is my honor to serve as your councilwoman. I am available full-time and every-day – responding to your concerns – bringing fresh, new ideas to ensure that our city continues to provide the high quality of life we demand.
Scott and Vanessa Wilk have made Santa Clarita Valley their home for nearly 25 years, and last year, he was honored to be elected to the 38th Assembly District.
Moazzem Chowdhury has lived in the United States for over 25 years and the city of Santa Clarita has been his home for over 20 years. Moazzem, Jeenat, his wife of 30 years, and his son and daughter all consider themselves blessed to live here.
Dear Santa Clarita friends and neighbors,
My wife Pamela and I moved to Santa Clarita in 1965. We raised two children and have five gorgeous grandchildren. Four generations of our family live in Santa Clarita.
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.