On July 18, my wife and I were victims of a hate crime in the Vons parking lot on Lyons. We have a "Yes on 8" sticker on the back of our van which we were approaching with our groceries when I noticed three young men "hanging out" not far from our vehicle. I didn't pay any attention to them as we loaded our bags into the van. But when we began to get in ...
I have recently dealt with bladder cancer; fortunately I paid for private insurance and received good treatment.
Obtaining a loan in this economic climate may seem difficult. However, Santa Clarita Valley business owners should keep in mind that financial institutions are in business to provide loans. While each institution may vary in its loan offerings, requirements and terms, here are several general tips that may help you prepare for the small business loan process and help boost your appeal as a viable loan candidate. The first step in the loan process is ...
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 474 votes from late afternoon Friday, July 17 to late afternoon Friday, July 24, 2009. Question: "Should the state legalize and tax marijuana to reduce the budget deficit?" * Sure, why not? (293 votes) * No way! (156 votes) * Don't care (25 votes) Click here to vote in The-Signal.com's current Reader Meter poll, in which the ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Lawmakers on Friday approved a complex package of spending cuts, local government raids and accounting maneuvers to fill California's gigantic budget deficit, providing hope that the state might begin a slow climb out of a deep financial hole. The legislative package of about 30 bills, with final passage coming in the Assembly in the afternoon after an all-night session, was similar to the deal announced earlier this week by Gov. Arnold ...
Castaic Lake Water Agency along with the Madison at Town Center and Infinity MedSpa present Michael John and the Bottom Line for the next concert in the 11th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series on Friday, July 24 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who built a multimillion-dollar ministry and became an outfitter of the stars, was convicted Friday of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex. Alamo stood silently as the verdict was read, a contrast to his occasional mutterings during testimony. His five victims sat looking forward in the gallery. One, a woman he "married" at age 8, wiped away a tear.
Santa Clarita Valley business owners Bob Ramirez and Chris Handley have combined talents and expertise in marketing and technology to offer a series of training seminars for local business people and entrepreneurs interested in learning how to market and advertise their businesses through social media outlets Facebook and Twitter, and using blogs and video.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- It pays to be a Del Taco Raving Fan! All summer long at Six Flags Magic Mountain in the Santa Clarita Valley, Del Taco is giving its raving fans an exclusive thrill -- the chance to become part of the X2 Late Night Crew, where they will ride the park's most extreme and thrilling ride, X2, after hours on Friday nights throughout the summer. Launched in 2007, Six Flags Magic Mountain's ...
The city of Santa Clarita's 2009 "Concerts in the Park" series continues this Saturday, July 25 with a performance by the Doo Wah Riders, who will bring their brand of energetic country music to the Central Park stage at 7 p.m.
AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society are offering two Sensory Friendly Films in the next two weeks: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" on July 25, at 10 a.m., and "G-Force" on Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for children with autism or other special needs, AMC movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring ...
The Canyon Theatre Guild and the Santa Clarita Regional Theatre will offer free theater for the rest of the year to those who find themselves unemployed. Upon showing proof of unemployment you may receive free tickets to shows for yourself and your family.
Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are so pleasant in "The Ugly Truth" that it's a shame to spoil their party. But toil and try as they do, the comedy bogs down in relentless predictability and the puzzling overuse of naughty words. Once, the movies were forbidden to drop the f-word at all, but in this one, it's only an opening salvo in a potty-mouth bombing run. Heigl plays Abby, producer of the Sacramento early morning ...
After seeing "Orphan," I now realize that the Omen was a model child. The Demon Seed was a bumper crop. Rosemary would have been happy to have this baby. Here is a shamelessly effective horror film based on the most diabolical of movie malefactors, a child. Pity. Esther is such a bright child. So well-behaved. Her paintings are so masterful. She sits down at the piano and rips off a little Tchaikovsky. So why does ...
"G-Force" is a pleasant, inoffensive 3-D animated farce about a team of superspy guinea pigs who do battle with a mad billionaire who wants to conquer the Earth by programming all the home appliances made by his corporation to follow his instructions. It will possibly be enjoyed by children of all ages. The film is non-stop, wall-to-wall madcap action. It's possible to imagine Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer, and his cast and crew side by side ...
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").
Build it once. Build it right.
Regarding Gary Curtis's Dec. 6 letter to the editor, "Consequences of abortion": Words almost fail me, Mr. Curtis.
I have a couple of uncles I would rather forget, but I will admit they exist and I have met them.
Stay Green Inc. Landscaping company brought home four 2013 awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association.
Homebuilder Lennar Corporation was awarded $1 billion in damages against California developer Nicolas Marsch III and his company, Briarwood Capital LLC, a Lennar spokesperson said.
MONTREAL (AP) - Rookie Martin Jones is already making Los Angeles Kings' history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic scored 31 points and the Phoenix Suns beat the Lakers 114-108 Tuesday night, keeping Los Angeles winless with Kobe Bryant back in the lineup.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An avalanche that was caught on video dragged a backcountry skier into a Utah ravine and buried her in snow, but the woman survived because she deployed a special air bag and other skiers were able to quickly dig her out, witnesses said Tuesday.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two adults and four children who were stranded in sub-zero temperatures in a Nevada mountain range for nearly 48 hours were found alive and well on Tuesday by search crews, authorities said.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kaiser Permanente has warned 49,000 patients that a computer flash drive containing some of their private details has gone missing from the Anaheim Medical Center.
DETROIT (AP) - Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors' product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms.
California water officials have released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?