Some artists have a way of riveting your vision with the certitude of what they do. This has nothing to do with subject or style. It's inexplicable. Andy Warhol and Grandma Moses. The spareness of Bergman and the Fellini circus. Wes Anderson is like that. There's nothing consistent about his recent work but its ability to make me go ZOOINNG! What else do "The Darjeeling Limited" and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" have in common?
"Old Dogs" is stupefyingly dimwitted. What were John Travolta and Robin Williams THINKING of? Apparently, their agents weren't perceptive enough to smell the screenplay in its advanced state of decomposition, but wasn't there a loyal young intern in the office to catch them at the elevator and whisper, "You've paid too many dues to get involved with such crap at this stage in your careers."
Regarding the letter Joe Phipps wrote to The Signal ("Be an American, learn English," Nov. 13) about how immigrants should learn to speak English, I am in agreement.
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of Nov. 20-26, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
Eighth-graders at Rio Norte Junior High School gathered Thursday for the school's seventh annual Turkey Bowl flag football game.
First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate the new governing board members of the Castaic Union School District, Victor Torres and Susan Christopher, as well as the incumbent Laura Pearson. I do so in the hopes we can start to heal the divisions of the campaign and the contest through which we've just passed.
"Something there is that doesn't love a wall" In his poem "Mending Wall," Robert Frost makes an implied plea for people to tear down any fences between them for the sake of better understanding and cooperation. Good advice. Yet, there are those who will purposely close themselves off or try to keep others away. The Berlin Wall was perhaps the best modern example of an ill-conceived wall and this month marked the 20th anniversary of ...
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently drafted proposed regulations calling for a voluntary "retail food warning program."
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The holidays are upon us once again and a host of fantastic opportunities perfectly suited to the season are available to all of Santa Clarita in downtown Newhall.
Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon plans to hand deliver holiday cards from Santa Clarita Valley school children to troops serving overseas.
See "Related Content" for The Signal's coverage of Thanksgiving-related happenings.
Dianna Gonzalez is cheered on by her schoolmates as she finishes in 11th place for the 7th-grade girls during the Turkey Trot food drive at Sierra Vista Junior High School in Canyon Country on Tuesday.
All roads running through the Angeles National Forest, including Angeles Forest Highway, will reopen Monday after being closed for nearly three months due to the Station Fire.
The Santa Clarita Valley saw a spike in home sales between September and October, according to information released Wednesday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.
Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.
Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.