There are times you may need to tap into your IRA earlier than planned ... and there are ways to do so without paying any penalties.
On Aug. 24, Bruce McFarland wrote an opinion column ("Are you a nut job?") in The Signal that labelled me and millions of his fellow Americans "nut jobs."
As the city and county work together to update our General Plan, it is imperative for the future of our valley and our neighborhoods that residents get involved.
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Editor's note: Through the vagaries of e-mail, Hart district school board candidate Bob Jensen's responses to columnist Jonathan Kraut's questions did not make it into Tuesday's Democratic Voices column. Here are Jensen's responses, along with the questions that prompted them.
A 13-year-old boy died today in a collision on northbound Interstate 5 just south of Calgrove, California Highway Patrol officials said.
UPDATED Wednesday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. (see Related Content for links to previous and subsequent Station Fire updates and coverage):
'NStyle salon is hosting several events between Saturday and Oct. 17, raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The city is hosting workshops about the Newhall redevelopment small business loan program and the Old Town Newhall building improvement program, Oct. 15.
The Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club is hosting a car show to benefit The Painted Turtle, Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country.
City officials will dedicate 140 acres of open space in Placerita Canyon at 4 p.m. today. The so-called East Walker Ranch property, formerly home to Special Devices, Inc., was purchased last summer with funds from Santa Clarita's Open Space Preservation District.
Busy families looking to stretch their food dollars are discovering they can save time and money by starting or joining a cooking club. Three or four families team up, pool resources and spend part of one day cooking a week's worth of meals together. It's a fun way to put nutritious food on the table without spending a fortune.
A note to Michael Kulka regarding his "Dierderich a 'fear-mongerer'" letter to the editor in The Signal, Sept. 19): Although I am not familiar with the letter you were responding to by Matt Diederich ("Sulpizio a 'rabid Democrat,'" The Signal, Sept. 13) I am going to jump in with my opinion on two issues.
As a candidate for the Castaic Unified School District governing board, it is my observation that the district's most valuable asset is its teachers.
For the next five weeks, I will be posting "Full Speed to Port" all the way from U Penn.
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.
NEW YORK (AP) - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.
AGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.
STOCKTON (AP) - A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday.
WILLOWS (AP) - Authorities have released the cause of death for nine of the victims of a Northern California crash a charter bus full of students and a FedEx tractor-trailer.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Under legislation that took effect Monday homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
With the looming Aug. 16 deadline to ride Colossus before it's shut down, some fans of the 36-year-old roller coaster are trying to save it - or at least have some say in what happens to it.