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Albert Maslow is credited as saying, "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."
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Marion Bruessel, I respect your opinion about minimum wage ("Espinosa all wrong," The Signal, Letters to the Editor, Aug. 23). You obviously have a kind and generous heart. I also appreciate the fact your son works for his income and manages to live within his means. Too many people are perfectly comfortable allowing the government to take care of them.
Getting creative with snack time is an activity the whole family can enjoy. And when it comes to making delicious, fun and contemporary treats, the Jellymongers have turned fun into an art form.
As a parent of three children who are or have been students at Plum Canyon Elementary, I commend the school's sixth-grade teachers and administrators.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Open Book Alliance, a coalition of librarians, legal scholars, authors, publishers and technology companies created to counter the proposed Google Book Settlement in its current form, issued the following statement on Sept. 18 in response to the Department of Justice's filing with the U.S. District Court:
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Publisher and author associations sought today to cancel a key hearing in the Google Books case to allow private negotiations with Google over digitizing books online. Consumer Watchdog warned that important issues affecting copyright law should not be negotiated behind closed doors.
Due to city of Santa Clarita staff efforts and outreach, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) improved Santa Clarita's 'Community Rating' from a "9" to an "8" in the NFIP Community Rating System (CRS), resulting in a 5 percent increase in discounts applied to flood insurance policies.
Santa Clarita's efforts to clean up neighborhoods have netted some recognition from Sacramento.
Watching a "60 Minutes" segment in March on the Remote Area Volunteer Medical Corp greatly moved me. I researched RAM for my summer communications class at College of the Canyons.
FastFrame, a local custom picture framing store, is hosting its first Art Contest for Kids.
Brian Charles, I must write to let you know how moved I am by your first-person piece on 9/11 ("Losing their lives for making a living"). You allowed me to feel as though I was right there with you, feeling the emotions together. What a tragic day.
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.