On April 1, the federal sales tax on a pack of cigarettes jumped from 39 cents to $1.01, and the only part of it that makes any sense is the date on which this tax went into effect.
Americans are under assault - not from without but from within.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the first week of the April 1949 Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.
There's oil in 'dem hills
College of the Canyons administrators, Board of Trustees members and Michael Hoefflin Foundation members deliver donated gifts to children suffering from cancer Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 a.m. until deliveries are completed.
The College of the Canyons Foundation invites wine connoisseurs from across the Santa Clarita valley to partake in an evening of great wine, gourmet food and good company at the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Wine Classic, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) main gallery.
Residents looking to keep up with all things city-related can visit the new Public Meeting Page on the city's Web site.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined the opposition against state ballot measure Proposition 1A, citing its adverse effect on the state's record-high budget deficits and unemployment rate.
Golden Valley High School will present a celebrity basketball game on May 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the nonprofit Actors for Autism and the Golden Valley High School Grizzlies basketball program. One person who attends the game will win a pair of signed basketball shoes worn in an Olympic event by WNBA player and Olympian Delisha Milton-Jones.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are still looking for a man who robbed a Canyon Country liquor store at gunpoint Tuesday and fled with the clerk's wallet and money from the register, a sheriff's official said.
Talks between California Nurses Association negotiators and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital officials continue in an attempt to settle a compensation dispute between the two sides, hospital spokeswoman Laura Young said Wednesday.
April 15 is just around the corner and millions are frantically getting their tax returns completed and in the mail. Here are some last minute details to consider.
In 1999, Castaic Lake Water Agency bought Santa Clarita Water Company in a deal that, for the most part, occurred behind closed doors. Unbeknownst to the public, they filed for condemnation, paid $63 million in cash to the Bonelli family, apparently without a board vote on the matter, and bought a company that they could not legally own. They used public tax dollars to pay four times more than the appraised value of the water company at a time when two major wells were shut down because of amonium perchlorate pollution.
Scott and Vanessa Wilk have made Santa Clarita Valley their home for nearly 25 years, and last year, he was honored to be elected to the 38th Assembly District.
Moazzem Chowdhury has lived in the United States for over 25 years and the city of Santa Clarita has been his home for over 20 years. Moazzem, Jeenat, his wife of 30 years, and his son and daughter all consider themselves blessed to live here.
Dear Santa Clarita friends and neighbors,
My wife Pamela and I moved to Santa Clarita in 1965. We raised two children and have five gorgeous grandchildren. Four generations of our family live in Santa Clarita.
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.