I believe it was back in the 1940s when I first found out that Cracker Jack had a small toy somewhere in its box. Seems like I put my hand in the box and kept digging until I found my toy.
During this holiday season, while we are all listening for the material items our children may want, I hope we also listen for the emotional support they may need.
During the holiday season, the temptation often is to let budgets and financial goals slide. The festivities and so many gifts to buy are a great excuse.
Christmas Eve candlelight service
State Sen. George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, resigned from the Senate on Tuesday in preparation to take the oath of office for the Board of Equalization on Jan. 3.
Celebrating the charitable worker bees behind the American Cancer Society's mighty mission is the idea behind its annual Volunteer Recognition and Meeting Dinner.
Did you ever rush off to the mall on the day before Christmas to pick up that last-minute gift, only to realize later that it wasn't really very well thought out? Economists say that much of our gift-giving at the holidays is, in fact, like that.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
A 17-year-old girl told deputies that she was forced to drive four men in her car to a home in Newhall on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Two Palmdale men were arrested Saturday after deputies found electronic devices believed to be stolen from a Canyon Country home, authorities said Monday.
Two men were arrested in Canyon Country on Tuesday after deputies found them sitting in a car that had been reported stolen earlier that morning, authorities said.
Nursing homes in Los Angeles County will be required to post grades on the quality of care and inspection reports starting Jan. 1, county officials announced Tuesday.
Project Return meeting
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There was a time when many teenagers rushed out to get their driver's license upon turning 16, but that number has dropped significantly in recent years, according to state and federal statistics.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.
Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.
IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.
SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.
MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.
The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.
GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.
PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.
BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.
With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"
I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."