I don't know whether it was good luck, poverty you could recognize from the street, or the phony sign I posted in my front window that read "Security provided by Abner's Alarms" - but my Canyon Country home was never burglarized or invaded - and no one was robbed there, in 25 years. I, and my family, lived safe and sound behind the moat for a very long time.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The California Student Aid Commission is launching its official start of the 2011 financial aid and Cal Grant application period.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The American Lung Association in California released its annual State of Tobacco Control report that issues grades to cities and counties in California on key tobacco control policies, including those for smokefree outdoor environments, smokefree housing, and reducing sales of tobacco products.
The Santa Clarita Valley's own Men of Harmony will be at it again this Valentine's Day. They say "Nothing tells someone you love them like a singing Valentine," and the Men of Harmony Barbershop Quartets will serenade your sweetheart at home, at work or anywhere you choose in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Repertory East Playhouse will open its 2011 season with "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," by Terrence McNally. "This is an amazing piece of theater, and a challenge for us. We are all very excited for this production," said REP Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.
The 2010-2011 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center continues its eighth season with the contemporary Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo, Jan. 28, 29 and 30, at the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
One of the most exciting aspects of wine is the world of blends. As much as we enjoy a big, bold Cabernet Sauvignon, a silky, velvety Pinot Noir, or a lush Zinfandel, we are always intrigued by blends. We love the nuances and layers of flavors in these wonderful wines. Each sip of a blend brings a different experience to the palate; it's like having a tapestry of flavors in your mouth.
Editor's note: This column has been UPDATED with proper attribution.
Following up on Jan. 14's article, you are in the middle of negotiating a contract for any number of possible different scenarios, including selling a business, buying property, or conducting some kind of other business.
Friday, Jan. 21
The city of Santa Clarita should be commended for its Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program. The program, which began operating in spring 2008, helps boost the appearance of local neighborhoods.
When I told a friend Alwyn Cosgrove and I were writing "The New Rules of Lifting for Abs", the third in our "New Rules of Lifting" series, he laughed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields - deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.
NEW YORK (AP) - Think you're in control? Think again.
There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservations.
I have been agonizing over our water shortage issues for some time now, and am worried at the impact of having neighbor snitching against water using neighbors, and the hard feelings it may cause.
I am old enough to remember a time when political arguments revolved around policy differences, and the solutions to the major issues of the day were often hammered out in smoke-filled back rooms.
Over the past year, eager fans of Porto's Bakery & Café have spread rumors that the family-owned Glendale eatery is opening at every spot in which a restaurant operation closes in Santa Clarita.
A real estate investment trust announced Tuesday that it has acquired an industrial park on Avenue Kearny in Santa Clarita for $11.5 million.
A Town Center Drive bookstore has moved and changed its name to The Open Book, said the owner of the retail store.
A joint federal-state task force announced a sweep Wednesday to shut down foreclosure relief schemes that duped thousands of Southern California home owners who were already struggling to keep their homes.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles have a knack for winning in extra innings, and it has nothing to do with luck.
As part of The Signal's 2014 Santa Clarita Valley Football Preview, we want you to pick the Greatest SCV Football Player of All Time.