"My name is Emily and in seven years, I will be an alcoholic. I'll start drinking in the eighth grade. But my parents won't really notice because I'll do OK in school and everything will be OK. But everything won't be OK. Kids who drink before the age of 15 are five times more likely to have alcohol problems when they are adults."
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of Aug. 8 - 14, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
Erratic temperatures this summer are preceding an El Niño weather pattern that's likely to bring heavy rainfall during the winter, weather experts said Thursday.
Far from turbulent waters navigated by the USS Ronald Reagan and the screaming F18 jets aboard it, Valencia-based Mechanix Wear has made the lives of some Navy sailors a little easier.
I applaud The Signal for its decision to include "Pearls Before Swine" when it was forced to make cuts to the comic section.
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." - Dick Butcher, King Henry VI, Part II, Act 4, Scene 2 Shakespeare's Dick Butcher was a rebel thug who saw lawyers as protectors, not enemies, of Lady Justice. For him the killing of lawyers was a means to corrupt ends, not a means to end corruption. Until 2004, a major source of disgust with lawyers was nuisance litigation under California's Unfair Competition Laws. For ...
Never has the time been more important than now to elect Suzan Solomon to the Hart school board.
Contrary as truth often is to the exaggerated bluster of liberal condemnations and popular fantasy, the Republican Party is alive and well, particularly in California.
As students shop for backpacks, lunchboxes and school supplies, Rio Vista Elementary PTA is busy preparing for the annual Welcome Back Night, Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The city of Santa Clarita is scheduled to start construction on areas of the bicycle trail parallel to Soledad Canyon Road beginning Monday, Aug. 17 as part of the city's annual overlay and slurry seal project.
To better accommodate the needs of the local cycling community, the city of Santa Clarita recently replaced all "WALK BIKE" regulatory signs with cautionary warning signs.
The city of Santa Clarita is informing residents of free home energy upgrades available through the state of California's Weatherization Assistance Program.
The city of Santa Clarita's 2009 Concerts in the Park series continues this Saturday, Aug. 15 with a performance by Don't Stop Believing, one of L.A.'s most popular Journey tribute bands.
The Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is partnering with the SCV Jaycees on a Pasture Painting project for Gentle Barn on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gentle Barn, located on 9225 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita 91390.
Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, will host a telephonic town hall meeting on health care reform Monday, spokeswoman Lindsey Mask said Wednesday.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
Nelson Mandela, 95, gave up a third of his lifespan so that South Africans could live in racial harmony.
Visitors to the Valencia Library last weekend were greeted with a sweet surprise: icing-topped and candy-cane-lined gingerbread houses on display for what organizers hope will become a yearly Gingerbread House Contest.
The annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express has been stopped in its tracks because of budget cuts.
I read that Supervisor Antonovich is again raising concerns about welfare fraud in L.A. County. This is typical of Republicans to go after the poor and by implication "them" - brown- and black-skinned people.
Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians rallied Sunday in Kiev, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move toward Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela wasn't on life support and had many family members and doctors close by in his final hours, a family friend who was at his bedside said Sunday.
Santa Clarita city officials are urging residents to stay away from the Rye Canyon Business Park Sunday, where potentially thousands of car enthusiasts are expected for a memorial event for actor Paul Walker and local businessman Roger Rodas.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain began to glaze most of the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, with officials urging people to stay off the roads, as North Texas and other states shook off the early remnants of the powerful storm.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.