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:
Andee Lyn Dry, daughter of Deborah A. and George Trimmer, of Pahrump, Nev. and Donald Dry Jr. of Los Alamos, N.M., earned a Masters Degree in Accountancy at California State University, Fullerton in December.
The Los Angeles Lakers recently announced that undergraduate University of Southern California Annenberg journalism students Trevor Thompson and Alex Goldsmith are the winners of the 2010 Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship, which was awarded on center court at halftime of the Lakers-Oklahoma City Thunder game on Nov. 22.
Santa Clarita Valley senior E.W. Waldeck needed a wheelchair ramp and he knew right where to turn. He availed himself of the Handyworker Services Department at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.
Dates to Watch
The economic crisis that started more than a year ago and continues to squeeze California is rife with stories of hardship and how people and organizations are responding to it.
This season we at the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter have served a significantly increased number of clients compared to prior years. As a trend, we usually begin the season with a median number of clients then climb to near our capacity.
In the mid-90s the Republican-controlled House of Representatives held public hearings to "expose" the venality and cruelty of the Internal Revenue Service.
I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to our brave troops who volunteer to serve this great nation. Thankfully, we still have a great many young people who take pride in protecting the freedoms we all enjoy.
For the most part I find The Signal's opinion page amusing in its predictability and leftist goose-stepping, and the feigned disgust at guest columnists' plagiarism is priceless entertainment to be sure.
I decided to write this letter to the editor for a change of pace from politics. Tune out the politics for a moment, and tune in to the radio to hear some very fine music. There is a new music radio station in Los Angeles that can be enjoyed by one and all.
Dear senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinsltein: With the disclosure of deals made with a number of senators to vote for the national health care bill, it makes me curious about a lack of concern on your part.
November 1, 2009
Huckleberry Learning Center is now offering scholarships to help families pay for classes.
Santa Clarita will hold its monthly job fair from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.
A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.
A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.
Next Sunday, more than 2,000 children and their parents will flock to Iglesia Vida Real to receive backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the start of the school year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.