In today's challenging economic climate, it is all the more important for Santa Clarita Valley residents considering the purchase of a home to determine the price range they can afford prior to their search.
Regarding Peter Kavounas' opinion column, "Got questions about water rates? Logical answers await," Aug. 2:
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 329 votes from late afternoon Friday, Aug. 7 to late afternoon Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. Question: "Should high school and junior college athletes be tested for performance-enhancing drugs?" * Yes, mandatory (252 votes) * Yes, voluntary (18 votes) * Only during school year (15 votes) * No way (44 votes) Click here to vote in The-Signal.com's current Reader ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) is set to host a health care tele-town hall on Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. PT for constituents of the 25th Congressional District of California to discuss current proposals being debated in Congress to reform the nation's health care system. Fellow Member of Congress, Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), will also be a participant in the tele-town hall and available to serve as a medical resource ...
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department is holding auditions for five of next season's biggest productions, which include Broadway, Shakespeare and a variety of other genres.
D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy is hosting a talent search for Santa Clarita's "Most Talented Performer." The contest is open to vocalists, musicians and actors. There are four age categories: 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up (including seniors). This year's Grand Prize includes: a $2,000 cash award and a recording session valued at $1,000 (for a winner who is a vocalist or musician) or a screen test ...
Twenty Four Hour Theatre kicks off at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall this Sunday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. Contrary to what the name might indicate, this is a roughly hour-long show of short comedic plays. The actors and directors are given their scripts the night before the show, and they have 24 hours to prepare. The theme for the scripts is "You've found it," which should provide a great opportunity for laughs.
The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its 81 Series on Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. with the critically acclaimed comedy, "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang. The opening night wine reception begins at 7 p.m. with the curtain at 8 p.m.
How do you create a sequel to a product that changed the way people think about video games? In November 2006, "Wii Sports" - the software that's packaged with Nintendo's Wii - introduced the U.S. audience to a new way to play. It served as a perfect demonstration of the new console, putting the Wii's motion-sensing controls at the service of familiar pastimes like golf and tennis. And it was so easy to pick up ...
We just returned from five great days in the Napa-Sonoma wine country. If you have a trip planned or are even thinking about it sometime down the road, we'd like to offer a few suggestions to enhance your experience.
I suppose there's no reason the first alien race to reach Earth shouldn't look like what the cat threw up. After all, they love to eat cat food. The alien beings in "District 9," nicknamed "prawns" because they look like a cross between lobsters and grasshoppers, arrive in a spaceship that hovers over Johannesburg. Found inside, huddled together and starving to death, are the aliens, who benefit from a humanitarian impulse to relocate them to ...
Clare is in love with a man who frequently disappears into thin air, leaving behind his clothing in a pile on the floor. "It can be a problem," he observes. Henry is a time traveler, and his trips are out of his control. Another problem is that whenever he arrives at another time, or even returns to the present (whenever that may be for him), he is naked. Well, that makes sense. You wouldn't expect his clothes to travel.
Staples is hosting its annual Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for Santa Clarita-area educators. The first 100 teachers will receive an EcoEasy bag of supplies such as notepads and writing tools to assist them with supplies they need for their classrooms.
College of the Canyons will host the second annual nonprofit fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16, bringing together more than 25 nonprofit groups and organizations to reach out to students and community members and explain how they can help further their nonprofit causes.
Two more candidates are in the race for three seats on the Castaic Union School District board.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history.
t a recent Thursday-morning press conference, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was asked to explain the moral difference between the 20-week-old babies whom Dr. Kermit Gosnell killed in his Philadelphia clinic and the unborn children that legislation sponsored by Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks would help protect.
Liberals are slurping at a new yet familiar theme trough: Republicans are hypocrites because they're against NSA surveillance now but were all for it during the Bush administration.
Have these men lost their minds?"
Standing at attention, Master Sgt. David Stratton of the Young Marines fought a smile of pride and shook his father's hand as he graduated from the Santa Clarita Valley unit of the national coed organization.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gerrit Cole is off to a perfect start in the major leagues. The rookie, however, feels he has been far from perfect.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Adam Plutko and two relievers limited LSU to five hits, and UCLA turned both of the Tigers' errors into runs in a tense 2-1 victory at the College World Series on Sunday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - With the old Manu Ginobili back, the San Antonio Spurs looked like champs again.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - After months of threatening to wage a nuclear war, North Korea did an about-face Sunday and issued a surprise proposal to the United States, its No. 1 enemy: Let's talk.
LONDON (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying insinuations that he stole New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring that's on display in the Kremlin, but says he's ready to buy him another ring as a gift.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Fly the Cross of St. George next to those red wicker baskets. The U.S. Open has an English champion for the first time in 43 years.
Firefighters knocked down a brush fire near the Paradise Ranch Mobile Home Park in less than two hours Sunday afternoon thanks to a swift cooperative effort between two local fire agencies, a fire station captain said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries - and that gathered data is destroyed every five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A solar-powered plane nearing the close of a cross-continental journey landed at Dulles International Airport outside the nation's capital early Sunday, only one short leg to New York remaining on a voyage that opened in May.