As the pumpkin pie, holiday cocktail and sugar cookie memories begin to fade, we're reminded that the time has come to set or "reset" our goals. Popular New Year's resolutions - to lose weight and/or stay fit - resurface with a bang year after year.
Congress imposed a time limitation on the IRS to assess taxes generally to three years. After three years from the due date of the tax return or the filing, whichever is later, the IRS cannot assess taxes on you.
During Christmastime, my daughter Katie loves to break out the multitude of family picture books Carrie has so fastidiously compiled. Straight on, Katie focused on an early photo of me as a 4-year old, sitting in a bright yellow pedal car on the sidewalk outside our house, surrounded by neighborhood kids. That photo was from Christmas Day, and that was one Christmas I'll never forget.
The Signal did a good job explaining what happens to our recycling when it leaves our valley in its Dec. 4 article, "Local recyclables travel the globe."
"Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" seem to be irking some people instead of a Merry Christmas greeting.
People are often surprised to hear that Jesus is a highly esteemed figure in Islam. My friend once asked, "Is this a new idea within Islam?" thinking that perhaps Muslims recently concocted this notion.
The incoming state superintendent of public instruction has appointed a local school board member and educator as his adviser on parent involvement.
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The number of robberies, assaults, burglaries and other crimes committed in the Santa Clarita Valley decreased in 2010 compared to last year, according to crime data released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Many Santa Clarita Valley residents were outside enjoying the sunshine Tuesday, but by late afternoon a band of clouds was encroaching from the north, signaling another storm set to hit the area.
Editor's note: In the spirit of the holidays, The Signal compiled this list of chances to give to local charities. If you have an entry to add to this list, e-mail details, including contact information, to email@example.com, in the format below.
As the magical part of Christmas is ends, the residents of Santa Clarita Valley come back to their daily routine.
A 41-year-old man was in custody Monday after he allegedly threatened to kill his 70-year-old mother during an argument, authorities said.
As businesses get ready to close the doors on 2010 and evaluate the new year and the direction of their business, indicators show 2011 is hopeful for future growth. Business owners continue to look for ways to save money, and preserve and protect their businesses and employees.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination.
Listeners gathered at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center for an afternoon of sherbet and showtunes as the SCV Men of Harmony Chorus and Quartets presented its 38th annual A Cappella Harmony Show and Ice Cream Social on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning off St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols mimicked Fernando Rodney's celebratory bow-and-arrow routine as the Los Angeles Angels got to Seattle's closer for one of their most dramatic comeback wins this season.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Already locked in its third dry year, an ongoing drought could complicate California's battle against global warming and make it more expensive, officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel.
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) - Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on a wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a gas explosion at an Oxnard bakery has left one person injured.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a car going the wrong way on the 210 Freeway crashed into another vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga, killing three people and seriously injuring two others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's yearlong deliberation over immigration has taken a head-snapping detour.
TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A nonprofit group is taking a novel approach to helping the homeless in San Francisco with a new bus that allows them to take a shower.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.