Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll. The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 320 votes from late afternoon Friday, June 19 to mid-afternoon Friday, June 26, 2009. Question: "What should westside Santa Clarita Valley communities do?" * Stay unincorporated (49 votes) * Annex to city of Santa Clarita (183 votes) * Incorporate as separate city (31 votes) * Secede from L.A. County (57 votes) Click here to vote in The-Signal.com's current ...
Earlier today, U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, appeared on the Fox Business network to discuss the costs associated with the president's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.
Students interested in jumpstarting their college careers and entering the workforce can enroll in the College of the Canyons LAUNCH program beginning July 6.
Editor's note: The following is text of a letter sent June 12 to Assemblyman Cameron Smyth by Brad Berens, executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging:
UPDATE: Thursday, June 25, 4:30 p.m.: The overdue hiker was found by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Team at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a news alert from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. He was in the area of the Cienega Campground, at the end of Templin Highway, east of Interstate 5. He was slightly dehydrated, but is doing well. Thursday, June 25, noon: The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's ...
Matthew Shenoda has been named assistant provost for equity and diversity at California Institute of the Arts.
Reprise Theatre Company presents "Broadway Under The Stars" for one night only, on Saturday, June 27 at 8:30 pm at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, starring six favorite Reprise performers - Jason Graae, Lucas Grabeel, Dorian Harewood, Jean Louisa Kelly, Vicki Lewis, and Valarie Pettiford. The production is directed by Lee Martino, with music direction by Mary Ekler.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys.
"My Sister's Keeper" is an immediate audience-grabber, as we learn that an 11-year-old girl was genetically designed as a source of spare parts for her dying 16-year-old sister. Yes, it's possible: In vitro fertilization assured a perfect match. And no, this isn't science fiction like Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "Never Let Me Go," with its cloned human replacements. It's just a little girl subjected to major procedures almost from birth to help her sister live. So ...
I still vividly remember my first experience with a military marksmanship instructor. As a cadet officer candidate, my assigned weapon was a handgun.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Saugus High School may have had its best athletic year ever in 2008-09. It's hard to argue based off the success of so many teams. First and foremost on that list is the girls cross country team, which won its third straight state title. The Centurions runners also laid claim to being one of the greatest teams in Santa Clarita Valley history. That includes every sport. The argument is that Saugus competed against the best ...
Valencia High School Principal Paul Priesz received the William S. Hart Union High School District's Valuing Diversity Award for the 2008-09 school year.
The Republican health care proposal is a bad joke with no punch line. The health care insurance companies are leeching away at people's life savings all to increase their CEO's profit margins.
We want to say thank you to the Valley Industrial Association for initiating and executing a great opportunity for local businesses to reach out and do business with each other.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.
This holiday season, Police, Sheriff and CHP will be out in force
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lob City is undergoing renovations.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Corey Perry scored two goals and captain Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 12 games in the Anaheim Ducks' 5-2 victory over the spiraling New York Islanders on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell has been convicted of corruption in a case that drove the blue-collar city to the brink of bankruptcy.
High winds buffeted the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, toppling at least two trees and sending deputies scrambling to respond to residential burglar alarms in several neighborhoods.
SANTA CLARITA - Two robberies were reported in a six-hour period in Newhall late Sunday and early Monday, and investigators say they may be linked.