Local resident and activist Lynne Plambeck will be saluted as an "environmental hero" by a statewide conservation group during an event next month.
Wine is big business in California.
Valencia Management Group recently announced that Tina Nakamura has earned the Professional Community Association Manager designation from Community Associations Institute. According to the group, Nakamura is one of more than 1,200 managers nationwide who have earned the recognition.
Merry Christmas, all!
I couldn't help but sigh at the Dec. 4 headline: "Panel wants more stomach bands." According to this Associated Press article, another 12 million obese Americans "could soon qualify for surgery to implant a small, flexible stomach band designed to help them lose weight ..."
I was extremely impressed with the articles that were printed in Dec. 14's edition of Zone for Kids from Reporter for a Day at Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival.
I believe it was back in the 1940s when I first found out that Cracker Jack had a small toy somewhere in its box. Seems like I put my hand in the box and kept digging until I found my toy.
During this holiday season, while we are all listening for the material items our children may want, I hope we also listen for the emotional support they may need.
During the holiday season, the temptation often is to let budgets and financial goals slide. The festivities and so many gifts to buy are a great excuse.
Christmas Eve candlelight service
State Sen. George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, resigned from the Senate on Tuesday in preparation to take the oath of office for the Board of Equalization on Jan. 3.
Celebrating the charitable worker bees behind the American Cancer Society's mighty mission is the idea behind its annual Volunteer Recognition and Meeting Dinner.
Did you ever rush off to the mall on the day before Christmas to pick up that last-minute gift, only to realize later that it wasn't really very well thought out? Economists say that much of our gift-giving at the holidays is, in fact, like that.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
A 17-year-old girl told deputies that she was forced to drive four men in her car to a home in Newhall on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:
MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.
I have four kids ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. We're normally a pretty happy family that get along well together and do lots of fun things together. Like this summer we went to the Grand Canyon and had a great time - most of the time. But there are times when, even when we're having a lot of fun, the fun gets spoiled by the kids' fighting. It's nothing awful (i.e. there's no blood and nobody goes days without talking afterwards) but it's still really annoying and puts a dark cloud over whatever it ...
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.