"Shutter Island" starts working on us with the first musical notes under the Paramount mountain, even before the film starts. They're ominous and doomy. So is the film. This is Martin Scorsese's evocation of the delicious shuddering fear we feel when horror movies are ABOUT something and don't release all the tension with action scenes.
Around here, you have to catch "spring" when you can. The combination of winter rains, warm weather and almost-spring has our hills going green and flowers beginning to pop. With some gorgeous days appearing between storms, now may be the perfect time to set boots to the trails in our local hills and valleys. It may not be true spring yet, but hiking season has begun! For the lowdown on the top local hikes and ...
Rapture used to be a nice place to live. That is, if you didn't mind being at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. And putting up with the occasional rants of its megalomaniacal founder, Andrew Ryan.
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:
How sad that such a wonderful destination is closing its doors. My entire family was so excited when a quality, friendly and customer service-oriented specialty market finally came to our town. My young boys - ages 12, 10 and 9 - enjoyed riding their bikes two short blocks for a treat, a slice of pizza or a funky soda pop. I never worried about them being in the store because just about every employee knew ...
The city of Santa Clarita is well known for its wide array of outdoor activities and opportunities, including about 4,000 acres of beautiful open space, 60 miles of off-street trails and paseos, as well as 20 city parks and numerous top-of-the-line recreation facilities encompassing more than 260 acres.
I often have clients who tell me they need help with creating balance in their lives. Many of us have frequent feelings of being out of balance. We may be talented and accomplish many worthwhile things in life, and at the same time spend a good portion of our time feeling overworked, overwhelmed, stretched to the max, and like we get lots done for everyone else, while putting ourselves last.
Hurrah to the Santa Clarita City Council for unanimously voting to provide a public study session on the effect of illegal immigration on its citizens.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - On a day when Lindsey Vonn crashed and Canada's pride-and-joy hockey team nearly went down, Evan Lysacek stood up strong for the United States. In the biggest event of his life, Lysacek - the reigning world champion in men's figure skating - didn't try the most daring routine, but he hit nearly every move he picked. He knew it, too, repeatedly screaming "Yes!" as his music faded.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A software engineer furious with the IRS launched a suicide attack on it Thursday by crashing his small plane into an office building housing nearly 200 federal tax employees, setting off a raging fire that sent workers running for their lives.
The Small Business Development Center hosted by College of the Canyons (SBDC) is reaching out to offer assistance to business owners affected by the 2008 Sayre Fire.
California 25th District Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon made a surprise appearance at the Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated (SCRWF) monthly club meeting on the heels of his first annual Women's Conference held on Saturday at Collage of the Canyons.
LOS ANGELES -- The California Science Center's Science Matters, a speaker's program that explores current science issues in the forefront of public concern, will present "Your Medical Records Online: The Promises and the Pitfalls" Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita is reminding local Middle School and High School students to submit artwork for the Santa Clarita Transit Go Green Art Contest. Open until March 1, the contest offers cash prizes and more for students who illustrate through Traditional Art, Graphic Design or Photography how Santa Clarita Transit helps their family and the community.
The AAF-Los Angeles North holds its their next monthly meeting Friday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. in the Newhall Room at the TPC Valencia Golf and Country Club.
A look at America's "new rich," a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
College of the Canyons will host a free orientation next Monday for job seekers interested in the fields of aerospace and biomedical manufacturing.
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by massive anti-government protests.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
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.