Now that summer is here, the air at the farmers' market is fragrant with pungent herbs and the tables are laden with crisp green beans, otherwise known as haricots vert by Francophiles. Chef Jason Park of Valencia's Maru Restaurant suggests making the most of them with a warm salad of haricots vert, salami, poached egg and flowering thyme. This salad is a mélange of several complex, yet delicate flavors.
Special Olympics gymnastics competition came to the Santa Clarita Valley recently as three dozen athletes gathered for a regional meet at Gymnastics Unlimited in Valencia.
There are a number of hot topics on the agendas of occupational safety and health agencies as we swing into summer 2009.
A new poll shows drought is the most important environmental issue for nearly 20 percent of Californians, but residents prefer the state focus on water conservation instead of increasing supply.
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will screen the beloved 1939 family classic "The Wizard of Oz" on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the society's "Flickers at the Junction" film series.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Strawberries are good for your brain, according to breaking news out of the 2009 Berry Health Symposium. Several of the latest studies, conducted by world-renowned researchers, consistently showed that strawberry consumption is a simple way to improve cognitive function.
For example, one study presented by researchers from the Chicago Healthy Aging Project (CHAP) showed that older adults who consume strawberries at least once per month have less cognitive decline. More specifically, women who consumed more than one serving of strawberries per month had a 16.2% slower rate of cognitive decline versus those who consumed less.
Local residents will find it easier to get information about the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District, thanks to a newly designed Web site and a new "Education Today" program on Public Access Television, both of which are launching this week.
The city of Santa Clarita's Transit Division will offer free rides on its new "NoHo Express" route to North Hollywood the first two weeks of operation, from Sunday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 16.
Registration is now open for the city of Santa Clarita's three multi-day themed excursions to exciting locations across the country -- San Antonio Holiday, Gardens & Mansions featuring New Orleans and Cajun Country, and Oregon Trails.
Large trees have declined in California's Yosemite National Park during the 20th century, and warmer climate conditions may play a role.
The Los Angeles County's Department of Parks and Recreation's "Electric Women & Eccentric Men" art show is now open and free to the public at Tesoro Adobe Historic Park in Valencia.
The city of Santa Clarita Arts & Events Office (AEO) and the Santa Clarita Arts Advisory Commission (SCAAC) seek to commission an artwork for the 2009 city of Santa Clarita Marathon, to be held Sunday, Nov. 9.
Sacramento, Calif. - On Tuesday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation introduced by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) to kill the state's Integrated Waste Management Board.
The Repertory East Playhouse continues its much-lauded "81 Series" on Friday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. with the critically acclaimed comedy "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang, sponsored by Ed and Dana Hill of Geotechnologies Inc.
LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted July 23 to support and collaborate with the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), solidifying a partnership that will ensure greater connectivity and improved railways throughout Southern California.
"The best way to develop and expand important high-speed and intercity rail systems to their greatest potential is by working in close coordination with our neighbors," said Mayor Curt Pringle, chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Mayor, City of Anaheim. "The health of California's economy and its environment is highly dependent on all regions working together because ...
NEW YORK (AP) - The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resuming Monday with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges is considering new evidence that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius vomited in the dock and retched repeatedly and loudly at his murder trial Monday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he shot, including a head wound that was probably instantly fatal according to the pathologist who performed her autopsy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press.
KELLER, Texas (AP) - The brothers of a North Texas man who was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea said Sunday their family is leaning on faith and holding out hope for good news about the man they last saw about a week ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Law and order may soon be coming to the Wild West of weed.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings won their seventh straight with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, helping the Los Angeles Lakers overcome a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant to win 114-110 on Sunday.
Sunday night, March 2, I watched the 86th Oscars.
The Feb. 26 edition of The Signal published an article on the billboard proposal talks ("Billboard proposal talks draw hefty crowd to City Hall").
During each City Council election cycle the citizens of Santa Clarita are subjected to a plethora of campaign blight on public property created by candidates who are asking for voters to entrust them to represent their interests in our beautiful community.
County supervisors have approved a new community standards district for Agua Dulce, OK'ing residents' bid to maintain the rural nature of the area.
CORONA - Once the tears of heartbreak were wiped away on Saturday afternoon, the Hart Indians girls soccer team began to regain some perspective.
Last week, the men's and women's basketball teams at The Master's College battled through the first portion of postseason, while Mustangs men's golf competed in its annual home tournament, the TMC Spring Invitational. Finally, baseball hosted Westmont in its first conference series since late February
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees.