I am so glad that Roger Gitlin ("Minutemen back for seconds," Jan. 15) is so upset about legislation that would allow illegal immigrant workers to register with Department of Labor.
At last week's City Council meeting, there was considerable talk about the council's good faith in dealing with illegal immigrants.
"Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." - John W. Gardner
With mortgage interest rates near record lows, many home owners are considering refinancing. You may be wondering if this is an opportune time for you to refinance.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 379 votes from late afternoon Saturday, Jan. 30 to afternoon Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.
The SCV Moms support group will present musical artist Jeff MacDougall in concert at Christ Lutheran Preschool Saturday, Feb. 6.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the county Department of Public Social Services showing that illegal aliens' children born in the United States collected nearly $570 million in welfare and food stamps in 2009.
The city of Santa Clarita, along with Goodwill Industries and the Employment Development Department, will host its free monthly Job Fair at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog praised the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday for opposing the amended Google Books Settlement. The DOJ said that while there were improvements in the amended settlement, problems with class certification, copyright and antitrust issues remained.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - There's no denying that the Super Bowl is all about money, and lots of it. Consider that advertisers will spend as much as $3 million to grab your attention during the football championship in hopes of convincing you to buy their products.
The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons presents "Spirit of Uganda," featuring a vibrant cast of 22 singers and dancers ages 6 to 18, on the main stage Saturday night, Feb. 6. The troupe's dynamic choreography, bright, layered standing-drum rhythms, and gorgeous call-and-response vocals bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa.
Last month, nearly 800 local students, families and community members filled the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons for the second installment of the PAC's Almost Free Family Series, sponsored by McDonald's of Santa Clarita.
Listen up, rock lovers: After a short three decades, alternative rock radio station KROQ-FM 106.7 Los Angeles has installed signal boosters, thus expanding their airwaves and listening area.
Student concert promoters from the Hart district's Yes I Can social-inclusion program have put out the call for sponsors to help fund the students' seventh annual "Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness and Social-Inclusion Concert." "We need the support of the community, because we're doing something groundbreaking here - using music to break down social barriers," said Bret Lieberman, Yes I Can program advisor at Golden Valley High School. "We're like the 'School of Rock' meets concert ...
Some actors are blessed. Jeff Bridges is one of them. Ever since his first starring role in "The Last Picture Show" in 1971, he has, seemingly without effort, created a series of characters who we simply believe, even the alien "Starman." He doesn't do this with mannerisms but with their exclusion; his acting is as clear as running water. Look at him playing Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart." The notion of a broke-down, boozy country ...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Eytan Rosenberg had no idea that the man he let paint a mural on the side his family's gas station in Hollywood was the darling of the art world.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train's emergency brakes malfunctioned Wednesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in a tunnel and sending at least nine people to hospitals, officials said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than 60 search and rescue personnel scoured the central Idaho mountains Wednesday for five people, including four family members, who were onboard a plane that disappeared three days earlier.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife workers in boats struggled Wednesday to coax nearly four dozen pilot whales out of dangerous shallow waters in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to spare them the fate of 10 others that already have died.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like daze and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said as a federal regulator called for the railroad to make immediate safety improvements.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport has appeared in court with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit the smokeless devices where cigarette smoking is already prohibited.
Last August Santa Clarita Valley entrepreneurs, Alex and Benjamin Haslam, ages 11 and 9, decided to parlay a favorite activity into their own business distributing flyers door to door for local businesses.
From the Nov. 25 SCV Signal:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 22 points and Kyle Anderson added 21 to lead No. 18 UCLA to an 89-76 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Martin Jones made 26 saves and stopped all nine shootout attempts to win his NHL debut, and Dwight King scored the only shootout goal Tuesday night in the Los Angeles Kings' 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Children who died this year will be remembered and honored during a mass candle-lighting event hosted by the Santa Clarita Chapter of The Compassionate Friends on Sunday in Canyon Country Park.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Tuesday it has completed autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash of a Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker and his friend, local business owner Roger Rodas, were last seen in last weekend.