SCV Helping Hand recipient for the week ending March 27, 2011:
The pet industry is a consistent, if not quickly growing industry. Even amidst the recession, it continues to flourish. The industry grew 26 percent between 2006 and 2010, despite having to weather the Great Recession.
Robert and Carol Johnson, of Saugus, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Stacey Johnson to Shawn Grogan, of Saugus.
Richard P. Gentile
Only three more months. They might be three long, noisy months, but it's only three months. July 1 will come, and either we'll have peace on Earth, or the world will end. One way or the other, it will be over.
Louie was one of those kids that couldn't sit still in class, and his teachers found him to be a very clever boy who was a horrible student. He did not listen, he did not follow the rules; he did not do his homework.
The funeral and procession through town for fallen soldier Specialist Rudy A. Acosta is set for Thursday.
Noemi Flores, left, is shown a reglazed kitchen sink by Kristal Phillips of PKB, or Phillips Kitchen and Bath Reglazing, at the Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia in Valencia on Saturday. The show continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I think the president may have hit on a way to balance the budget: cancel Congress.
The actions of the county supervisors and Michael D. Antonovich come a little too late for the patrons of the three Santa Clarita-area libraries.
While I sat here in the safety of my living room, worrying about our nation's budget woes, unemployment, war in the Middle East, etc. - I realized that all these issues paled in comparison to the problem that a select group of nuclear plant technicians, firefighters and policeman face at the Fukushima reactors in Japan.
Leon Worden, when he put together the Opinion page of the Signal, shared with me the old newspaper editor opinion metric: For every letter to the editor received on a certain local issue, one could count on 100 people in the community agreeing with the gist of the complaint or view, but who did not possess the time, ability or typewriter to send their own letter.
For many of us, Paul Harvey will always hold a special place in our memories.
This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.
We have all heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but two new studies published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that breakfast isn't as important as everyone says.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.
MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.
Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."
ANAHEIM (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball's brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.
Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.
BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.
In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something.