Dear Smarties: I've been feeling kind of guilty that I've been cutting back on my spending, as far as the economy is concerned. After 9/11, we thought it was our patriotic duty to go out and spend. We probably overdid it. But what about now, that the economy is sluggish? I read that economists are upset that consumers aren't spending enough. - Guilty in Glendale
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.
Today's spotlight in the Santa Clarita Valley highlights beating the heat as temperatures hit triple digits for most of the week.
College of the Canyons officials have established a new educational partnership with The American College to begin offering a variety of financial planning certificate programs at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center this fall.
"The Tempest" opened at its new home, Towsley Canyon Park, on Saturday, July 17. Nearly 300 people came out to experience Shakespeare under the stars, according to Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival organizers.
Singer/trumpter/bandleader Louis Prima, best known as a jump-blues-swing master for songs such as "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Just a Gigolo" and "Jump, Jive, an' Wail," will be honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Sunday, July 25.
Single Mothers Outreach now offers Financial Peace University, a class that helps single parents with money problems.
The class teaches single parents how to get out of debt and stay out, the value of money, and how to be financially responsible.
SACRAMENTO (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- United Animal Nations (UAN), a national nonprofit animal protection organization, is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer -- a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong says hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting himself.
The seven-time Tour de France champion said after Thursday's 17th stage that he's "100 percent confident" the case will be resolved to his satisfaction.
New Orleans (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused to order a judge to recuse himself from dozens of lawsuits over the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion even though he owned corporate bonds issued by two of the companies sued in the cases.
Montgomery, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says the state will file a lawsuit against BP seeking revenue lost because of the Gulf oil spill.
A 39-year-old Acton handyman was charged with begging after alledgedly asking people for money at a local gas station.
If you believe in magic, or just love the illusion of it, you'll want to catch Saturday's "Beyond Amazing: Magic Before Your Eyes," a show put on annually to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The pick-up soccer game Wednesday at Central Park was a fun game for a good cause - and a sobering reminder not to take for granted the pleasures of everyday life, an organizer of the event said.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.
Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.
Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.
So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.
Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.
While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.
With just over two months until the mid-term elections in November, it's time to talk about voting choices. No, I won't be endorsing candidates, issues, or parties. What I will do is suggest some strategies for getting factual information and making wise choices before you enter the voting booth.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.
Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.
California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian's debut as the Trojans' head coach.