Most everyone knows that statistics can be misleading. While The Signal's Wednesday headline story, "Crime down from 2009," may be good news, it also may be misleading, exaggerated or completely incorrect.
I write this as a public service announcement for all of our local citizens who have visited our local Trader Joe's store.
With 2010 coming to a close, I wanted to share with you some of the achievements your City Council and staff have made this year, benefiting our entire community.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. has moved into its new offices to College of the Canyons' the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
California Superstores has purchased two vehicle dealerships in Santa Clarita. Carlos Hildago, president of the California Superstores and Folsom Dodge in Sacramento County, was in town this week as his company prepared to begin operating two local dealerships.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
Earlier this month, The Signal sent out 85 e-mails to the Santa Clarita Valley's high school varsity coaches and athletic directors.
New Year's Eve benefit gala
As another year ends today and a new one dawns tomorrow, it is traditionally a time for new beginnings and for looking ahead.
Groucho Marx once said, "I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members."
"This will be the year I get in the best shape of my life!" Sound familiar?
BEIRUT (AP) - Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.
The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.
CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.