Living in Southern California, it's hard to miss the constant TV ads and billboards promoting various forms of surgical "cures" for the battle of the bulge. This has become big business. From lap banks to gastric bypass, we are being enticed to believe that this type of surgery can be just what you need to solve your weight and health-related issues.
Diabetes is a growing concern in our country. Nearly 81 million Americans - or one-in-four households - have diabetes or prediabetes, with a new case diagnosed every 20 seconds. While those statistics sound ominous, the good news is that this disease can be managed through diet, exercise, medication (if needed) and a strong support system.
Local high school athletes and their parents could get a reality check Monday night at West Ranch High School.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Tom Silberkleit, award-winning editor and publisher for Wine House Press (Sonoma) travels to Vino 100 on Friday, Aug. 27 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. as part of a national book signing tour and wine tasting event.
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Hart District Named for Mix It Up Model Schools
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will host "I, Con: The Brilliant Work of Paul Conrad," an exhibition featuring more than 50 drawings by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad, from Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 30.
The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast Workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at City Hall on the first floor in the Council Chambers.
Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, has leased 2,470 square feet of retail space at Valencia Crossroads to Kriser's Feeding Pets for Life, a Regency Centers spokesperson said today.
New York - The New York Times reported on its website Thursday that federal authorities have decided to indict Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
California Highway Patrol officers will conduct a DUI checkpoint in unincorporated Los Angeles County Friday at 8:30 p.m.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is sponsoring a program to encourage people to adopt two cats, instead of just one.
The Rotary Club of Santa Clarita Valley will dedicate a section of its community garden to local fallen veterans on Aug. 25.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.
REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.
NEW YORK (AP) - Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) - Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.
Reports say the Santa Clarita Valley can expect a chance of rain into this morning.
The ostriches' names are whimsical and in some cases creatively spelled – Anthony and Cleopatra, Elvis and Prissilla, along with Drussilla, Sarah and Cora.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.