Text-message realty in SCV
Elite Professionals Real Estate Services, Inc. is offering property information through text messaging. The real estate brokerage is the first to do so in Santa Clarita. Property descriptions, photos and soon video, are sent directly to buyers' cell phones. Try it by texting "MLS 4424" to 99134. The service is free to the house shopper (aside from possible carrier text messaging fees). The company is proud this service can benefit the environment by saving paper along with meet the consumers' needs. Visit http://www.eliteprosre.com/.
As we all should be aware by now, the state of California finally has a budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. But have you had a chance to get into the details of how the state was able to raise revenues to cover its persistent budget deficit?
Have you noticed that whenever Obama's pastor, wife, terrorist friends, corrupt cronies or other assorted glimpses into his personal life are mentioned, Obama tries to change the subject by suggesting that these references are distractions or snippets and/or efforts to tarnish his otherwise impeccable character with gestures of "guilt by association"?
Alzheimer's Disease is an extremely debilitating disease that affects both the individual and his family.
Why I, as a Christian, will vote "no" on Proposition 8: I am very aware of the stance the Bible takes on homosexuality, both in the New and the Old testaments. I know that in Deuteronomy same-sex couplings are termed "an abomination," and that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for deviant sexual practices such as homosexuality. Paul too upholds this disdain for homosexuals in Romans.
The night before last, some intolerant liberal went around stealing the pro-Prop. 8 yard signs and a McCain yard sign in our neighborhood. This is trespassing and stealing, which is against the law. Whoever did this is a fearful, intolerant coward. The Obama sign was left standing.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Los Angeles County taxpayers who are missing 8,832 economic stimulus checks totaling $5,367,272 and 4,700 regular refund checks totaling $4,775,918 that were returned by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors.
It's that time of the year again - property tax time.
Hundreds of local women who have no health insurance or have coverage that doesn't include routine health screenings are expected to take advantage of the seventh annual Healthy Woman's Day sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley and Samuel Dixon Family Health Center. This year's screening is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club in Canyon Country.
The William S. Hart High School's award-winning marching band and colorguard, Hart Regiment, won the "Tournament Grand Champion" title at the Artistry in Motion Field Show Tournament held Oct. 11 at Riverside Community College.
Measure R: MTA Sales Tax - Before we formed the city of Santa Clarita in 1987, our unincorporated valley was sending millions more each year to downtown Los Angeles than we were getting back in services. That's what Measure R does. It taxes you an extra half-cent whenever you go to the store, and spends a disproportionate share of the revenue on politicians' pet transportation projects in downtown Los Angeles. Proponents like to say, "everybody gets something." Sure. If somebody takes $1 from you and hands you back 30 cents, you got something. You got the shaft. Vote no.
Editor's Note: As development becomes an increasingly charged topic in the Santa Clarita Valley, The Signal presents an in-depth 11-part series on plans for growth in the SCV.
Fingers are being pointed everywhere in the case of Jeremiah Lasater, the 14-year-old Vasquez High School freshmen who committed suicide in a boys' bathroom Monday.
An absent judge and lawyers with busy schedules led to another continuance of the pre-trial hearing for former Golden Valley High School counselor Roselyn Hubbell. Judge Lloyd Nash, filling in for Judge Harold Vites on Wednesday, granted the request for rescheduling the pretrial to Nov. 19. Hubbell pleaded not guilty to charges of one misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18.
The Signal's senior management team welcomes community leader Paul De La Cerda today as director of operations and marketing.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.
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.