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A big problem in the Santa Clarita Valley is hot weather in the summertime. Usually many communities provide several services like pools, tennis courts and playgrounds for kids. Some homes have their own pools in their back yards. Even though the community tries to make people as comfortable as possible, killing weather with temperatures hotter than 100 degrees Fahrenheit can make living in here miserable. When every resident turns on their air conditioner at the ...
We can't afford health care. No more schools for kindergartners. We have to let prisoners out. Cut budgets for fire departments and police departments. No more money for seniors. Unemployment funds run out.
It is the 21st century and yet there is still no light at Vermont Drive and Lyons Avenue in Newhall.
While reading Carole Lutness' Opinion column about how "Corporations, super-wealthy must pay their fair share" (June 9), I have come to the conclusion that she and the left are discriminators.
Steve Lunetta doesn't get it. His Opinion column ("The state training scam," The Signal, May 25) says training through employers is wasteful. Obviously, he is right that the state sometimes makes mistakes, but so does the private sector. But he is wrong to say government shouldn't be helping to train people who have finished school, gone to work and paid their dues. I am an instructor at Glendale Community College and I have worked in ...
I was distressed to read that Lynne Plambeck was not appointed to the MRF committee ("City asks Sierra Club for another nominee," The Signal, June 9).
In continued efforts to help caregivers receive the support, information and self-care they deserve, the Santa Clarita Senior Center has added a mini health fair to its upcoming June 20, Caregiver Resource Day.
Saturday Open house 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Natural Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road. Admission and parking are free. Animal presentations, panning for fools gold, face painting, rock painting, Indian artifact presentations, leader led hikes, entry and a history presentation of the original Walker cabin, food and drinks. Info: (661) 259-7721 or visit www.placerita.org. "A Walk in the Park." Six Flags Friends is pleased to host the second annual ...
How bad is the economy? If you only read our headline earlier this week about a "$68.6 Million Budget Reduction," you would think it is so bad that the city of Santa Clarita is slashing its budget by nearly one-third - from $241 million last year to just $172 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.
"Obama knows best" is the line we're getting from Washington for everything from the economy to foreign policy.
Several years ago I attended the visitation for the deceased father-in-law of a co-worker. While the family seemed fairly desolate concerning the death, my Midwestern stoicism and logic found little to connote tragedy.
Virgil and Debbie Mireles together with Randy Borggrebe of Santa Clarita are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Nichole Borggrebe of Saugus to Jason Robert Hauss of West Hills.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH. February 6, 2009
Little Shepherd's Nursery School in Newhall recently celebrated its 42nd graduation on Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google's stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company's ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market.
Two major sponsors, Oakley and Nike, distanced themselves from Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday after the South African sports star was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
Somebody hacked Burger King's Twitter account on Monday, posting obscene messages and changing its profile picture to a McDonald's logo.
Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she's going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles. In Maryland, a 6-year-old boy pretends his fingers are a gun during a playground game of cops and robbers. In Massachusetts, a 5-year-old boy attending an after-school program makes a gun out of Legos and points it at other students while "simulating the sound of gunfire," as one school official put it.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius told a packed courtroom Tuesday that he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. The prosecutor called it premeditated murder.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The CIA thrillers "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" have won top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America.
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2013. There are 315 days left in the year.
"Marriage" is shorthand for a specific legal arrangement between a man and a woman, just as "corporation" or "limited partnership" is a specific legal arrangement between shareholders, business partners, etc.
Webster's dictionary has several different definitions for the word socialism. The one conservative fear and loathe the most is:
oy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days.
I was annoyed and saddened by a comment demeaning the Signal: "The Signal is biased, ignorant and often inept at reporting news."
Vandals who hopped a North Valencia HOA pool fence last summer and dumped seven gallons of paint into the pool and hot tub, causing more than $300,000 damage, are still at large.
The third annual Santa Clarita Economic and Real Estate Outlook conference is taking place Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Valencia.