Some people were born organized and then there are those of us who struggle with organizing every year at this time. It seems that it's always at the end of the year when that little annoying bug begins nudging you to clear things up and start the new year organized.
Each year around this time I devote a column to the Santa Clarita Chapter of Pet Assistance Foundation. I do it because I love dogs (and other pets), and I wholly support the good work that Pet Assistance does, including its seasonal tradition of more than 15 years, Pet Photos with Santa. I hope that you'll embrace that cause as well.
Hello, Robert: Good morning. I am the new treasurer of the Board of Directors of our HOA. We were going over some bids for maintenance work around our complex and one contractor wants to charge us $1,800 for an RFP. We have never paid for this before, do you think it's necessary? Tina H. Hi, Tina: An RFP, request for proposal, is usually written for larger jobs. At $1,800 it sounds like the contractor is ...
The Santa Clarita City Council will consider the following items at its meeting Tuesday evening:
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation opens its Literacy & Arts Festival with three Christmas activities beginning Friday.
It's cold and rainy outside and the local weather man has even more bad news - a severe winter storm is on its way.
Freshman Football Golden Valley 21, Oak Park 16 Jeff Coprich led the Grizzlies in rushing and scored three three touchdowns as the Golden Valley freshman won, 21-16. Included in Coprich's tallies was a 50-yard fourth quarter TD run that gave the Grizzlies their final margin of victory. The defense also played well holding the Eagles and finished the game with Alex Pleitez sacking the quarterback three times in a row. The defense also forced and ...
Three games into their season, many questions remained unanswered for the Hart Indians. Friday night against Claremont, Hart (2-2) went to the wire to prove they have what it takes to remain competitive in the Foothill League with a 14-7 victory.
I read in The Signal Wednesday that Magic Mountain has asked its employees to wear long pants to cover their legs on Muslim Family Day.
The credit and financial market is definitely not in good shape, so entrepreneurs may find that they must dip into their personal finances to keep the business running.
Chili cook off Who: The Church of Hope ELCA What: The church hosts its second chili cook off When: 1 to 5 p.m. today Where: At the Saugus location, 29908 Bouquet Canyon Road Contact: (661) 298-3890 New Naz celebration Who: Newhall Church of the Nazarene What: A Sunday service to celebrate "World Communion Day." When: 9 or 10:45 a.m. Sunday Where: Newhall Church of the Nazarene, 23857 The Old Road Contact: (661) 259-5272 Friendly Valley ...
Hello Mr. Lamoureux, An inspector came out and said we have a crack inside our fireplace on the flue. A contractor wants $10,000 to take the brick down and build a new one with a new flue. Is this necessary? Is this a good price? Henry J. Hello Henry, It would be well worth your time to get a second opinion, just like you would with a medical evaluation. First of all, I would talk ...
Local religious leaders will discuss the issue of same-sex marriage at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Members of All Saints Church in Newhall made charity contributions in September that ultimately fed many hungry families in Northern Mindanao, Philippines.
Healthy Family enrollment set Local families can enroll in the Healthy Families program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Newhall Community Center, located at 22421 Market Street in Newhall. Healthy Families provides health, dental and vision coverage for children and teens that do not have insurance and do not qualify for other assistance programs. The program is sponsored by the city of Santa Clarita and Institute for Local Government. Call Judy Woodworth ...
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker.
TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.
RENO, Nevada (AP) - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.