How bad is the economy? If you only read our headline earlier this week about a "$68.6 Million Budget Reduction," you would think it is so bad that the city of Santa Clarita is slashing its budget by nearly one-third - from $241 million last year to just $172 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.
"Obama knows best" is the line we're getting from Washington for everything from the economy to foreign policy.
Several years ago I attended the visitation for the deceased father-in-law of a co-worker. While the family seemed fairly desolate concerning the death, my Midwestern stoicism and logic found little to connote tragedy.
Virgil and Debbie Mireles together with Randy Borggrebe of Santa Clarita are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Nichole Borggrebe of Saugus to Jason Robert Hauss of West Hills.
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
February 6, 2009
Little Shepherd's Nursery School in Newhall recently celebrated its 42nd graduation on Friday.
A baby girl born March 4, 2009, to Stefanie and Alex Smith of Valencia became a fifth generation Californian.
Kimberly M. Olson
In God we Trust: I ask in what, and why do you trust? Is this just something to say without meaning? Or is there a real sense that the trust is deserved? Is there is really any evidence for the existence of God anyway? Religion asks you not to question, after all, that is what faith is.
Six Flags is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as the New York-based amusement park company looks to reorganize and shed $1.8 billion of its $2.4 billion debt.
Rio Norte Junior High School student Paige Vasseur, 13, knew the National Spelling Bee was about more than just a race for a place - she managed to balance having fun with a bit of success.
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Two community meetings have been organized for neighborhoods affected by the William S. Hart Union High School District's proposed school boundary changes.
Vegans, vegetarians, environmentalists and interested community members are invited to College of the Canyons' first Vegan Earth Day event.
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.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.
BEIJING (AP) - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.