October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and nowhere was this more evident than in Santa Clarita, where our local newspaper, The Signal, provided daily awareness to our community.
U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, today outlined a broad vision for national defense policy that emphasizes winning the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while also investing in the capabilities and force structure necessary to protect the United States from threats of tomorrow.
A California Highway Patrol officer is recovering today from minor injuries suffered in a motor-vehicle collision Monday.
I knew it would happen ... the extended Indian summer would finally end, and cooler weather would dictate what I should stir up in the kitchen.
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The Gallup Organization measures levels of employee engagement. A recent survey shows that in world-class organizations, the ratio of engaged employees (productive, loyal) to actively disengaged employees (internal terrorists) is 9.57-to-1. In average organizations, the ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees is 1.83-to-1.
The SCV Chamber of Commerce is conducting a nationwide search for president and CEO.
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This week's column has the privilege falling on the Wednesday after Election Day. And while the author is enlightened, he is not omniscient. As of Tuesday, I have only hunches of outcomes. On Wednesday, you have the happy or sad facts.
The concert on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts' new indoor/outdoor music venue, The Wild Beast and the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard, was a joy to listen to. Santa Clarita is lucky to have the artists, musicians and this facility for the community to enjoy.
It is sad to see the Do it Center close. It has been our source for home-repair materials, gardening tools, plants and other necessities for over a decade.
Now that the City Council has signed a $19.1 million contract assigning control of the libraries to an out-of-state entity without opening the process to competitive bids or negotiating with the county for a better allocation of funds, do we need to worry about what else the City Council will allow without due process?
Democrat Jerry Brown has capped a political journey in California that began the year man landed on the moon, defying an era of term limits to return to the office he held 28 years ago.
The 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire former chief executive of eBay who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.
SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.
MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.
The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.
GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.
PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.
BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.
With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"
I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."
I was recently listening to one of my favorite radio shows when I heard the hosts saying there was absolutely no evidence genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food supply were harmful or create health problems.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.