If you recently graduated from college and utilized financial assistance through a loan, you are likely thinking about repaying your college loans. According to a recent study by the Institute for College Access and Success, two out of every three graduates start his or her new life with some form of student debt.
Just when you think nothing more tasteless, insensitive or offensive could come along, something new happens that is even more despicable. Now, Muslims in America plan to build a huge 13-story mosque next to Ground Zero.
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.
Although the future of hockey in the Santa Clarita Valley is unknown, there is no question about its present peak.
Regarding a political cartoon published on July 22 ("Our Misrepresentative Democracy"): Once again, The Signal publishes a cartoon that is not funny or clear in its message.
The city of Santa Clarita's 2010-11 budget includes more than $50 million in capital projects and a whopping $36.5 million in grant funding. The new, balanced budget adopted on-time by the Santa Clarita City Council, includes a 15-percent reserve fund totaling more than $10 million.
UPDATE, 4:20 p.m.:
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The charities and aid-based organizations listed below are accepting donations on behalf of those who were affected by the devastating earthquakes in Haiti on Jan. 12 and Chile on Feb. 27. Donors should indicate which country their donations are for.
The governing board of the William S. Hart Union High School District has selected a site in the Romero Canyon area of Castaic for a future high school to serve the Castaic area, and has directed staff to begin the initial study of the California Environmental Quality Assessment (CEQA) analysis immediately.
Beginning in fall 2010, College of the Canyons will partner with UCLA Extension to offer a certificate program in Fitness Instruction at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
Blending theory and practice, UCLA Extension's one-year Fitness Instruction program will provide students with the body of knowledge needed to excel in the field of fitness instruction. The program is ideal for personal trainers and coaches who want to achieve elite status in their profession, as well as fitness enthusiasts and professionals looking to change careers.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) - China's Football Association has signaled it may bid for the World Cup in 2026, raising speculation that such a move could undermine the hopes of Japan, South Korea, Qatar and even Australia, which are in the running to host the 2022 tournament.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
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.