We've now spent almost two weeks taking in the sight of absolute devastation in Haiti, caused by a magnitude 7 earthquake that took seconds to radically disrupt life in that poor island nation.
This used to be a friendly place. Everyone smiled. Everyone said "hello," "good morning" or "nice day." Maybe "How's it going?"
I wish to take issue with an inaccurate quote attributed to me ("Minutemen rally against amnesty," Jan. 17) from the Save Our State/Santa Clarity Valley Independent Minuteman Santa Valley Rally, held Jan. 16 in Valencia.
Regarding The Signal's article "Painting their dreams" (Jan. 16):
I'm bursting with pride to be an American.
The comments by Steve Lunetta ("Be grateful for what we have here," Jan. 11) are worthy of acknowledgment by our citizens. We are so fortunate to have leadership in Santa Clarita (for 40 years our family has lived here) in schools, law enforcement, public works, public officials, local businesses and public events. These all add up to a "good life."
Rassa L. Ahmadi, of Valencia, earned a Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor). More than 6,100 students received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison's spring commencement ceremonies.
Wynne Shatkus of Santa Clarita, earned a place on the Spring Dean's List at Rockhurst University.
Navy Seaman Recruit Melisa Bologna, daughter of Silvia D. Sereno of Valencia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Nicholas Edward Fritz, of Valencia who attends the University of Wisconsin, Madison College of Letters and Science earned a place on the Fall Dean's List.
Nearly 1,300 students received their diplomas during the University of Wisconsin Whitewater's spring 2009 commencement ceremony.
The Saugus High School Dance Team opened the season with commanding performances at the 2010 Miss Dance Drill Team California.
Navy Seaman Recruit Brian R. Jensen, son of Ruth W. Lloyd of Stevenson Ranch and Gary B. Jensen of Santa Clarita, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Marine Corps Pvt. Sergio J. Navarro, son of Silvia and Sergio Navarro of Castaic, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.
With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"
I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."
I was recently listening to one of my favorite radio shows when I heard the hosts saying there was absolutely no evidence genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food supply were harmful or create health problems.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.
The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.
Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.
Hart girls swim has put decades-long locks on the Foothill League and has dominated its rivalry with Valencia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.