In his reference to political statements about Honduras, William Creitz uses some interesting comparisons ("Obama's Marxism," The Signal, July 25).
For the second week in a row, I have wondered if any of the editors at the Mighty Signal actually read the comics that are printed and delivered with the Sunday paper.
Here's The Signal's Photo Spotlight for the week of July 31 - Aug. 7, 2009 featuring photos taken in the Santa Clarita Valley by Signal staff photographers.
Raising awareness about the importance of breastfeeding is a priority for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's Lactation Services team. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, 2009, activities scheduled by the lactation team will draw attention to the theme "Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response-Are You Ready?"
Recently when I got home, we were experiencing a brownout in my neighborhood. If you've never had one, it is a weird experience.
The start of another school year means parents will be looking for ways to set their children up for success in the classroom, including making sure kids are getting healthy fuel for their bodies and minds. With approximately 84 percent of kids trading lunch items with their friends at school, it's important parents fill their children's lunchboxes with items that are both nutritious and enticing.
Victory Tabernacle will host a drawing and present one boy and girl with a backpack filled with school supplies during their 2:45 p.m. Sunday service.
NorthPark Community Church is hosting the Willow Creek Leadership Summit Conference for business, church or any other leaders from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday. The theme is "Lead Where You Are." Leaders will join together via satellite in over 140 locations across North America. It's an opportunity to hear nationally recognized speakers such as Bill Hybels, Tony Blair, David Gergen, Carly Fiorina, Henry Cloud, Bono and more either in person or via satellite. Price to attend the conference is $100 for the two days or $50 for one day.
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Soon ratepayers throughout the Santa Clarita Valley will experience a rise in water rates. This is due mainly to an increase in water rates from Castaic Lake Water Agency, the agency that imports state water from Northern California.
Saugus Union School District has named Cynthia Kirk, a kindergarten teacher at Tesoro del Valle Elementary School, the district's 2009-10 teacher of the year.
Redevelopment agencies and public transportation programs in California should be made self-funding or be eliminated to ease the budget crisis.
Santa Clarita Valley businesses and bikers are teaming up to raise money Sunday for a 4-year-old Bakersfield boy who suffered the loss of an eye after an alleged attack from his father.
High spirits and strong hopes were shared Sunday when more than 170 guests gathered for the American Cancer Society Santa Clarita Valley Unit's inaugural tribute gala, "Imagine ... La Bella Vida."
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Give someone a $10,000 house painting gift in A. Allbright's ninth annual Paint It Forward charity event.
Xi Nu Zeta's Lasagna Dinner fundraiser was held in the fellowship hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Feb. 22 for the SCV scholarship fund.
We thought we'd kick it up a notch this week and invite anyone with a pet peeve to share it with us – respectfully of course – and, hopefully with generous sprinkles of humor.
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.
Our principal was very strict.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Bakers and their sweet treats filled the room at the Valencia Country Club Saturday night to auction off their creations for the benefit of a local nonprofit.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East: (1) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Residential Burglaries (1) Vehicle Burglary (1) There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week.
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.