A patent will not make you rich. Sure, there have been people who have accumulated great wealth from new ideas, but there are also people who have won the super-jackpot lotteries. Have you ever met any of them? I suspect the odds are better for winning one of those big lotteries than for making a killing with a patent.
Thanks to Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel and The Signal for publishing the article on hiking in the Spring edition of the Health & Wellness supplement.
I drive to work every morning, and drive home every day past the lighthouse at the corner of Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway.
This morning (April 28), I woke to the sound of the jail alarm.
As a county resident, living just two miles outside city limits, I watched the recent (City Council) election with much concern.
There was a recent letter to the editor ("Get it right the first time," April 3) asking if the city of Santa Clarita could get it right the first time.
When we think of forests, majestic trees, precious wildlife and clean, fresh air might come to mind. We probably don't think about the water we drink.
The College of the Canyons baseball team went into its final game of the season on Thursday, hoping to get a win and a chance to go after its third straight Western State Conference championship.
The Cougars got the win, but it wasn't enough to get them a title or into the Southern California Regional playoffs.
The West Ranch boys tennis team closed the Foothill League season with a 16-2 victory over Saugus on Thursday at West Ranch High School.
After failing to win a match in the preseason, the Wildcats have established themselves as the No. 2 team in league.
While the Valencia boys volleyball team marches toward the state record for consecutive league victories, the focus never changes.
Even after earning their 90th consecutive Foothill League match with a 3-0 win over Golden Valley on Thursday by scores of 25-20, 25-17, 25-15, the Vikings' mindset remains firmly set on winning championships.
"If I see you on the news wearing a crazy hat with Lipton tea bags stapled around the brim, with a misspelled sign, screaming at Parkinson's patients and biting people's fingers off - all bets are off. I will, at that point, stage an intervention!"
An off-duty sheriff's deputy died late Wednesday in Valencia after his motorcycle clipped another vehicle and crashed into the median, sheriff's officials said early today.
Grammy-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe and his Septet will present their innovative, swinging sound and vocalist and bandleader Johnny Crawford and His Orchestra will evoke the romance of another era when they perform in a free concert in Beverly Hills on Sunday, May 2.
The National Weather Service has extended its current wind advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley to Friday at 6 a.m., as strong wind persists.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Russell Westbrook surely must have known Kobe Bryant was coming for him.
Now he has two days to decide on a comeback.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.
HOLLYWOOD - After a season of twists and turns and off-the-field adversity, the USC Trojans are ready to move forward under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and returning starting quarterback junior Cody Kessler.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.
NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.
There was a time when I aimed to be the most fantastic and well liked dad in - well, at least our neighborhood. At some point in my fatherhood experience, that was actually a goal of mine - partly because I wanted our house to be the Kool-aid house, the home where everyone wanted to be, and part because I want to be the best at what I did.
This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.