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Despite an unprecedented national economic crisis, rising jobless rates, and a housing and credit crisis, the city of Santa Clarita accomplished an impressive work plan in 2009.
I just read Carole Lutness' column ("Government's dead. Now what do we do?") in the Dec. 8 issue of The Signal.
California is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Unemployment rates are at record highs, and for many, job loss and/or significant reductions in wages are a common reality.
A large marijuana growing operation was located inside an attractive home in a residential area of Castaic this morning.
Sheriff's deputies have ended the search of a Stevenson Ranch home where they believed a burglary suspect was hiding.
The Braille Institute's Mobile Solutions Van will offer services for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 and Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010.
OAKLAND - This year Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has assembled a list of gift ideas for the holidays to help keep your family and friends prepared. Emergencies can happen at any moment; these gifts can serve as a great starting point to ensure that your friends and family have an emergency communications plan, a disaster supply kit, and stay informed about emergencies in their area.
PASADENA -- Soldiers' Angels (SA) has opened its first Angel-operated warehouse, staffed by four recent veterans and Angel volunteers.
WASHINGTON - California ranks 25th in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations.
PASADENA - The third annual Green California Schools Summit comes to the Pasadena Convention Center this week, with pre-Summit workshops on Wednesday, Dec. 9 and an opening session on Thursday, Dec. 10. A full schedule of educational sessions, networking events and a trade show continues through Friday, Dec. 11.
When 5th grade friends Riley Villiers-Furze and Caitlin Buckley of Stevenson Ranch were looking for an after-school activity, they didn't look to video games, television or the Internet as do many girls their age.
For the second year in a row, Six Flags Magic Mountain will host the Six Flags Rock N' Ride New Year's Eve Party, a "safe and sober" New Year's Eve alternative for local youths and families.
The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart Union High School District schools will throw a fundraiser at Panda Express on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Paul De La Cerda was elected as the 2010 board president for Saugus Union School District. Douglas Bryce was also named clerk during the district's organizational meeting Tuesday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.
This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)
I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).
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.