Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:
Fear is a great motivator. After all, it keeps us out of harm's way most of the time - but it can also paralyze you if you let it.
Imagine "Little House on the Prairie" meets "The Beverly Hillbillies" and you'll have a good idea of what Mentryville was - a remote boom town sprouted from gushing rivers of oil more than 130 years ago.
If I have to listen to one more whining, crying, spoiled-brat conservative lament that we're in a class war; that the new administration is conducting reconnaissance on the innocent upper-class (characterized as those who have benevolently and lovingly spread their wealth to all those below them), I may have to petition for the return of the Bastille and the good old-fashioned guillotine.
Cameron Smyth signed a "No new taxes" pledge and promised, in writing, that he would not vote for new taxes, yet he voted to put Measure 1A on the ballot, which would extend taxes until 2013.
For all you Republican apologist know-it-alls who spew the party line about things you should know more about, why not try a little reading?
A tribute to teachers
Over the course of my design career, I have seen many varieties of remodel and new construction projects. However, one thing has remained constant throughout them all - they are resource intensive endeavors.
The Santa Clarita Bruins, a regional support group of the UCLA Alumni Association, is once again offering $500 scholarships to UCLA- bound seniors and College of the Canyons students who have been accepted by and plan to transfer to UCLA.
The current economic recession is forcing consumers to scrutinize their purchases on even the most essential items such as food and gas. So why would anyone of sound mind think of purchasing expensive, green home improvement products now?
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The unsolved crimes unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau has reopened an investigation into the death of a former Newhall resident 42 years ago.
Join Vons and Pavilions stores in the Santa Clarita Valley as they raise money during April for services provided by Easter Seals to local residents with disabilities.
The weather forecast is calling for cool temperatures and intermittent showers for this Sunday's Inaugural Pasadena Marathon presented by Kaiser Permanente.
Kids across California will rally against tobacco on March 25 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 14th annual Kick Butts Day, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Hundreds of events are planned across the nation.
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Give someone a $10,000 house painting gift in A. Allbright's ninth annual Paint It Forward charity event.
Xi Nu Zeta's Lasagna Dinner fundraiser was held in the fellowship hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Feb. 22 for the SCV scholarship fund.
We thought we'd kick it up a notch this week and invite anyone with a pet peeve to share it with us – respectfully of course – and, hopefully with generous sprinkles of humor.
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.
Our principal was very strict.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Bakers and their sweet treats filled the room at the Valencia Country Club Saturday night to auction off their creations for the benefit of a local nonprofit.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East: (1) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Residential Burglaries (1) Vehicle Burglary (1) There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week.
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.