As the pumpkin pie, holiday cocktail and sugar cookie memories begin to fade, we're reminded that the time has come to set or "reset" our goals. Popular New Year's resolutions - to lose weight and/or stay fit - resurface with a bang year after year.
Congress imposed a time limitation on the IRS to assess taxes generally to three years. After three years from the due date of the tax return or the filing, whichever is later, the IRS cannot assess taxes on you.
During Christmastime, my daughter Katie loves to break out the multitude of family picture books Carrie has so fastidiously compiled. Straight on, Katie focused on an early photo of me as a 4-year old, sitting in a bright yellow pedal car on the sidewalk outside our house, surrounded by neighborhood kids. That photo was from Christmas Day, and that was one Christmas I'll never forget.
The Signal did a good job explaining what happens to our recycling when it leaves our valley in its Dec. 4 article, "Local recyclables travel the globe."
"Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" seem to be irking some people instead of a Merry Christmas greeting.
People are often surprised to hear that Jesus is a highly esteemed figure in Islam. My friend once asked, "Is this a new idea within Islam?" thinking that perhaps Muslims recently concocted this notion.
The incoming state superintendent of public instruction has appointed a local school board member and educator as his adviser on parent involvement.
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The number of robberies, assaults, burglaries and other crimes committed in the Santa Clarita Valley decreased in 2010 compared to last year, according to crime data released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Many Santa Clarita Valley residents were outside enjoying the sunshine Tuesday, but by late afternoon a band of clouds was encroaching from the north, signaling another storm set to hit the area.
Editor's note: In the spirit of the holidays, The Signal compiled this list of chances to give to local charities. If you have an entry to add to this list, e-mail details, including contact information, to firstname.lastname@example.org, in the format below.
As the magical part of Christmas is ends, the residents of Santa Clarita Valley come back to their daily routine.
A 41-year-old man was in custody Monday after he allegedly threatened to kill his 70-year-old mother during an argument, authorities said.
As businesses get ready to close the doors on 2010 and evaluate the new year and the direction of their business, indicators show 2011 is hopeful for future growth. Business owners continue to look for ways to save money, and preserve and protect their businesses and employees.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!
There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Want to keep your kids occupied for hours? Tell them to photograph Santa Claus riding a dinosaur.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.
Football fans across the Santa Clarita Valley should have a little bit of familiarity with five names spread around the Pac-12 conference this season.
A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.