Dear Smarties: I've been feeling kind of guilty that I've been cutting back on my spending, as far as the economy is concerned. After 9/11, we thought it was our patriotic duty to go out and spend. We probably overdid it. But what about now, that the economy is sluggish? I read that economists are upset that consumers aren't spending enough. - Guilty in Glendale
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.
Today's spotlight in the Santa Clarita Valley highlights beating the heat as temperatures hit triple digits for most of the week.
College of the Canyons officials have established a new educational partnership with The American College to begin offering a variety of financial planning certificate programs at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center this fall.
"The Tempest" opened at its new home, Towsley Canyon Park, on Saturday, July 17. Nearly 300 people came out to experience Shakespeare under the stars, according to Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival organizers.
Singer/trumpter/bandleader Louis Prima, best known as a jump-blues-swing master for songs such as "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Just a Gigolo" and "Jump, Jive, an' Wail," will be honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Sunday, July 25.
Single Mothers Outreach now offers Financial Peace University, a class that helps single parents with money problems.
The class teaches single parents how to get out of debt and stay out, the value of money, and how to be financially responsible.
SACRAMENTO (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- United Animal Nations (UAN), a national nonprofit animal protection organization, is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer -- a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lance Armstrong says hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting himself.
The seven-time Tour de France champion said after Thursday's 17th stage that he's "100 percent confident" the case will be resolved to his satisfaction.
New Orleans (AP) - A federal appeals court has refused to order a judge to recuse himself from dozens of lawsuits over the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion even though he owned corporate bonds issued by two of the companies sued in the cases.
Montgomery, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says the state will file a lawsuit against BP seeking revenue lost because of the Gulf oil spill.
A 39-year-old Acton handyman was charged with begging after alledgedly asking people for money at a local gas station.
If you believe in magic, or just love the illusion of it, you'll want to catch Saturday's "Beyond Amazing: Magic Before Your Eyes," a show put on annually to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The pick-up soccer game Wednesday at Central Park was a fun game for a good cause - and a sobering reminder not to take for granted the pleasures of everyday life, an organizer of the event said.
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.
Three million dollars. It's a drop in the bucket for a $100-plus-billion budget.
The 2014 SCV High School Football Preview was so jam-packed we didn't have room for the Signal Staff's 2014 Foothill League predictions.
We love to wait.
A bill from state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the districts that charter them, is headed for the governor's desk, officials said Thursday.
Waste Management will not collect trash on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.
Metrolink commuter trains will run to downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day, but not on their regular schedules, Metrolink officials announced this week.
Hundreds of runners and volunteers will take part in the inaugural Be the Light 5K run/walk sponsored by A Light of Hope Support Center Inc. in Santa Clarita this Saturday.
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A San Fernando Superior Court judge Thursday set a date for possible jury selection to begin in the trial of three men accused of gunning down a Canyon Country man on Halloween three years ago.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
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An assault with a deadly weapon occurred near the 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard, Valencia. A suspect was being detained by loss prevention for shoplifting. Once outside the suspect tried to get away and attacked the victim. The suspect, bite the victim in an attempt to escape. Responding deputies arrested the suspect without incident.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.