Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of Sept. 25 - Oct. 3, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
Kathylane Hess said she's not afraid to die. But she's not ready to leave her daughters. "I want to be able to see Jenny graduate and go to college and get married and see her first baby," Hess said Thursday, referring to her youngest daughter. "I see my girls, I see my grandchildren and I just - I'm not ready to go yet." Hess, 51, said she recently stopped chemotherapy for leukemia because the treatments ...
The School of Dance at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia will host the third annual Commuter Festival today in the Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theatre. Admission is free but seating is limited.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Even as the U.S. economy has exhibited signs of stability in recent months, financial professionals have not seen solid evidence that business conditions have turned the corner.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Banks and credit unions collected nearly $24 billion in overdraft fees last year, an increase of 35 percent from just two years earlier, a new study by the Center for Responsible lending shows.
The Castaic Days and the Magic Mountain Man Triathlon & 5K events are both hosting food drives for Help the Children this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10.
The SCV Chamber of Commerce's Hispanic Business Committee hosts its Hispanic Heritage Month mixer Thursday, Oct. 8 starting 5:30 p.m. at the El Presidente restaurant in Saugus.
Hart Among Top 1500 American High Schools Newsweek magazine has named Hart High School one of America's top 1500 high schools, based on the school's Advanced Placement program. Hart was ranked No. 948 out of approximately 40,000 high schools nationwide. Hart High had just under 2,200 students enrolled last year and administered 1,009 AP exams. All of the schools on the magazine's list are in the top six percent of public schools, according to the ...
Santa Clarita resident, businessman and community volunteer David Gauny will announce his candidacy for Santa Clarita City Council at City Hall's main entrance Friday morning at 11.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Exposure 2009 Photography Exhibition will be held at William S. Hart Hall. The exhibition is a non-profit, cultural event meant to encourage both local and non-local, developing art communities to demonstrate their talents in Santa Clarita. Tony Zinnanti Photography invites artists to set up displays on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20. Each participator will be given approximately 15 feet of wall space with an additional 24"X36" space. Artists are to bring ...
A Los Angeles Police Department officer was recovering in the hospital Wednesday morning after he collided with another vehicle on northbound Interstate-5 near Frazier Park, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ruben Soliz.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Open Book Alliance, a coalition of librarians, legal scholars, authors, publishers and technology companies created to counter the proposed Google Book Settlement in its current form, Wednesday issued the following statement from co-founder Peter Brantley in response to today's U.S. District Court hearing on the Google Book Settlement case:
Bruce Fortine, College of the Canyons Board of Trustees Member, and Gloria Mercado-Fortine, William S. Hart Union High School District Board Member, have endorsed Randy Moberg for Seat. No. 3 on the COC Board of Trustees.
SCVTV will air playbacks of the hour-long William S. Hart Union High School District Board Candidate Forum during the following times and dates: 12 p.m. today, 4 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. The playbacks air on channel 20 with Time Warner Cable users, 99/Santa Clarita for AT&T U-verse and at SCVTV.com.
Suzan Solomon, candidate for the William S. Hart Union High School District board, has received the support and endorsements from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell, the Hart District Teachers Association, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and Carl Goldman, owner of KHTS-AM 1220.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, is worth more than the government paid for it but far less than the former owner claimed, according to a commission report released Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.
Los Angeles County social workers rallied outside a county supervisor's office in El Monte on Monday, demanding the county hire more workers for the Department of Children and Family Services to relieve caseloads and provide better care.
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BANGKOK (AP) - Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved Parliament's lower house on Monday and called early elections. But protesters seeking to topple her vowed to carry on their fight, saying they cannot win the polls because of corruption.
A look at America's "new rich," a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
College of the Canyons will host a free orientation next Monday for job seekers interested in the fields of aerospace and biomedical manufacturing.
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by massive anti-government protests.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
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"?