WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today is praising passage of S.22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which includes McKeon's Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Mountains Wild Heritage Act and Mammoth Lake Community Water District language. "I am pleased the Senate has recognized the need to set aside 470,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the 25th Congressional District," McKeon said. "This action ensures that these lands will ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday called California's massive deficit a "rock upon our chest" and said the state can address no other policy issues until the fiscal crisis is resolved.
Brian Charles, inauguration-bound staff writer with The Signal newspaper and The-Signal.com, visited the KHTS AM 1220 studios in Canyon Country Wednesday.
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:
I was there when President Reagan told the air-traffic controllers to go back to work and they refused. Wasn't it illegal for them to strike?
As a black woman, I walked around for a few days after the election saying "Oh my God, a black man is president of the U.S."
I have been concerned over the years about the three federally listed endangered species in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Santa Clarita-based Explorer Insurance Company recently donated $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters, a youth-mentoring organization that matches community members with vulnerable children to create constructive relationships.
With the real estate and stock markets in meltdown mode for the past year, there is real financial panic and despair permeating the air right now.
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I see guy things - everywhere. I keep opening drawers and finding guy junk: light bulbs, electrical tape, WD40 and canned air. Canned air? And why, Great Cowboy of the Heavens, doesn't he buy cleaners? I can retrieve a cross-head screwdriver, a concrete drill bit, wood glue (which apparently has a different use than Super Glue), the pooper scooper - I'm very good at using that - and the old lamp he refused the throw ...
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, introduced Assembly Bill 110 Tuesday, and the proposed legislation would allow the owner of Elsmere Canyon in Los Angeles to explore the possibility of adding it to the Rim of the Valley Trail.
The Valencia girls soccer team opened Foothill League play with an emphatic statement Tuesday, storming into Saugus and scoring four goals before the first half was even 20 minutes old. The Vikings ended up with a 4-2 victory.
Bullying expert Derek Randel welcomes California Assembly Bill 86 but says school enforcement, not new legislation, is the answer.
Razor blades hidden inside Halloween apples. Heart attack movie popcorn butter. Tina Fey spoofing Sarah Palin.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest on Thursday - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A band of thunderstorms battered the Oklahoma City area Thursday, slowing cleanup operations in the suburb where a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed thousands of homes this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring America at a "crossroads" in the fight against terrorism, President Barack Obama on Thursday revealed clearer guidelines for the use of deadly drone strikes, including more control by the U.S. military, while leaving key details of the controversial program secret.
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Groups of youths have burnt down a restaurant, torched more than 30 cars and injured three police in a fourth night of riots in suburbs of the Swedish capital that started following a fatal police shooting.
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A 37-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a case in which a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin were discovered in Washington state last week.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - The U.S. and several key allies looked again Wednesday for a strategy to end Syria's civil war, their united efforts unable at the moment to stem the Assad regime's military gains and Washington still unwilling to join those providing the rebels with lethal military aid.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday on whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and its millions of members.
DUARTE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a woman in a Los Angeles suburb found a bear cub sitting on her kitchen counter.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Chechen immigrant shot to death in Florida after an altercation with an FBI agent implicated himself in a triple slaying that officials believe may have been connected to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, authorities said.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy.
In 2008, Santa Clarita was named the most business- friendly city in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.
Forget the political "blame game." The biggest game in town now is the credibility game - a high-stakes exercise that will end with America's political middle deciding who is trustworthy and who isn't. Some key players:
If you listen loud enough you can almost hear the siren song of the Republican Party spread its dulcet tones across Washington. It's scandal season boys and girls, and for the GOP it's Mardi Gras, Christmas and The Spanish Inquisition all in one!