"Bring your newspaper and your opinions!" read a flyer for the new Monday morning current-events discussion group at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, which takes place from 10-11 a.m. every Monday.
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The crash backed up traffic for several hours Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Thompson, of Santa Barbara, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKendall, of Stevenson Ranch, are pleased to announce the engagement of Evan Elizabeth Thompson and Ryan Joseph McKendall.
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All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
Daniel Otto of the Lightning Patrol is buried under filled backpacks ready for donation to the Department of Children and Family Services. Old Glory Boy Scout Troop 499 recently donated 18 new backpacks filled with school supplies to the local DCFS for children in need. This service project was sponsored by the Lightning Patrol in its effort to earn the BSA National Honor Patrol award. As part of the requirements, the Scouts also spent a morning working at the Children's Hunger Fund warehouse in Pacoima bagging beans for care packages to be sent to needy families locally and around ...
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Since the announcement of Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling on Proposition 8, the media has been blanketed with commentary and insightful responses written by better men and women than me. The central thrust of the ruling, its legal and philosophical shortcomings and its possible consequences for our society don't need to be rehashed here.
Who is Meg Whitman? Is she your typical bored billionaire looking to buy her way into office? I don't really know, and quite frankly, I don't really care if she spends millions of her own money to be California's next governor. If nothing else, her money helps the economy, creates lots of employment and plenty of jobs in media and advertising that wouldn't necessarily be there if a pauper like me were running for the state's top office.
A recent editorial, "The city should take over the SCV's libraries" (Aug. 1), stated that "Santa Clarita is the biggest city in Los Angeles County not to have its own library system." That comes off like "all the other kids have one." We don't need our own library; we are part of a library system that provides services the city can never hope to match.
In case you missed it, the entire world just endured the bursting of an incredible asset bubble, this time associated with residential real estate in the United States and several European countries.
Along with Dianne Bartley in her recent letter to The Signal ("Keep libraries the same," Aug. 8), I would be less concerned over the city's proposal to take over operation of our local libraries were I not concerned about a subsequent loss of service.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.
BEIJING (AP) - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.
Robert Burton wants to ban motorcycles from public streets because of the many accidents and even fatalities involving motorcycles, and because he saw a rider riding on the back wheel only, and because motorcycle riders cost our state many dollars in hospital bills.