With local rainfall at normal levels, it just doesn't seem like we are really in a drought.
Mexico's biggest national security problem stems from its fight with drug cartels. Its domestic body count of nearly 6,000 people last year sounded the alarm. Prominently listed among the grizzly assassinations were gangsters, police, journalists, members of the military and government officials, plus a multitude of collateral victims.
When I moved here in April 2008 I had no idea what an honest community Santa Clarita is. In that short time, someone mailed the paycheck I had lost at a Warrior Sr. Chiefs football game - at Christmas-time, no less. My daughter left her Hollister jacket at Hugo's gym, and there it was in the lost and found. Someone else turned in a gift bag I lost at Macy's and just yesterday a neighbor ...
Regarding Shannon Master's article, "Alive thanks to an organ donor" (The Signal, Feb. 15): The generosity of live-organ donors like the young boy is wonderful. It's a shame we need so many live-organ donors. Americans bury or cremate 20,000 transplantable organs every year.
How amazing to open my Sunday Signal (Feb. 22) and read Assemblyman Cameron Smyth's glowing opinion piece about the great benefits Santa Clarita will reap from the film-industry tax credits in the recently passed state budget.
Everyday, 13 million people need assistance with routine activities such as dressing, eating and bathing, according to the Direct Care Alliance. Four out of 10 people turning 65 can anticipate stays in a nursing home, and by the year 2025, 78 million Americans will be over age 65. Most health insurance programs will not usually cover long-term-care expenses.
Regarding Mr. McKeon's Sunday column ("Stimulus or spending?" published Feb. 15): With all due respect (isn't that what they say in Washington?), I never saw a column objecting to the spending of our grandchildren's money from Mr. McKeon when George Bush took an economy that was a healthy surplus and gave tax cuts to the most wealthy in the country.
Legendary rock bassist Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Jeff Beck) and Grammy-winner Gary McGrath with their Santa Clarita Valley-based band, The McGrath Project, play a special "unplugged" set Wednesday, March 4 at Valencia Wine Company from 7 p.m. to 8:15 pm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) today joined U.S. Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John M. McHugh (R-NY) and more than 40 Republican colleagues, including the top three Republicans in the House of Representatives, to send a letter to the President of the United States expressing concern over the Administration's reported proposal to scrap plans to expand the U.S. missile defense system to Europe if Russia helps stop Iran's development of nuclear warheads ...
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and City of Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry announced the transfer of $5 million from the County to the City of Santa Clarita to help fund the completion of the Magic Mountain Parkway/I-5 interchange project managed and administered by the City of Santa Clarita.
Sunday, March 8 and the change to Daylight Savings Time is quickly approaching, and although many of us relish the "fall back" mantra that allows us an extra hour of sleep in September, it's easy to forego the added Z's in spring with the thought of waking up to much sunnier, warmer, longer days.
The City of Santa Clarita will hold the 2009 Emergency Expo on Saturday, March 21 at College of the Canyons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In celebrating their one year anniversary in the City of Santa Clarita, Steve Youlios, the owner and operator of Jersey Mike's Subs, located in the Bouquet Center at 26510 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, opted to hold a fundraising event to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Explorer Program. In a gesture of goodwill, Steve said he wanted to give back to the community that has been so good to him in his first year ...
While led on nature hikes in the Santa Clara River bed adjacent to their school in Canyon Country, Rio Vista Elementary students became concerned with the graffiti and pollution they observed.
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AMSTERDAM (AP) - A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced the real thing Monday, making it the first full-size canvas by the tortured Dutch artist to be discovered since 1928.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, lost four fingers from his right hand to a circular saw two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.
I am noted for my exclamation marks in ending a sentence when I submit a letter to the editor to the SCV Signal, which seems to annoy some posters.
Today, President Obama will address the nation and try to convince a skeptical American public why it's important to take limited military action in Syria as retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad last month allowing chemical weapons to be used against civilians, killing nearly 1,500 people, including more than 400 children, with sarin gas.
Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?
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.