When my teenage daughter, Brandie, called Wednesday and told me our car had a "snow 'fro" from snow piling up on its rooftop, I didn't believe her. Like most Southern Californians, my husband Vince and I commute to work. We knew when we left our high desert home in Pinon Hills Wednesday morning we'd likely get trapped in sunny Santa Clarita. But our much-appreciated jobs at The Signal awaited and we enjoyed an exciting serendipity ...
It was probably as close to a white Christmas as we'll get in the Santa Clarita Valley this year.
Chris Dickerson changed my outlook. The unapologetic liberal and Baltimore transplant who served in the capacity of Signal city editor during the late 1990s, at one of our several lunches at the Way Station, opened my eyes to an epiphany.
This letter should have been written years ago, when the incident that prompts its belated publication took place.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt To say that current times are not foreboding would be disingenuous. For most of us, these first few years into the 21st century are unchartered waters. Many of us ask: "Will we have a house?" "Will I still have a job?" "How will we pay for medicine?" Sixty-seven years ago, this valley was in a war nothing short of Good vs. ...
A 3.0-magnitude earthquake hit areas surrounding Santa Clarita at 9:17 a.m. Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Web site.
PASADENA - Federal Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Anaheim and Santa Barbara and the federal-state Disaster Recovery Center in Sylmar closed Friday and will reopen at 1 p.m. Jan. 12 as outreach centers, disaster recovery officials said.
A local Democratic activist confided to me several months ago that his own dear mother told him, "America is not ready for a black president."
Perhaps a bit late, but I would like to suggest that Congress allow taxpayers to deduct up to $1,000 of credit card interest on their tax returns. Buck (McKeon), can you make that happen?
In the digital world, people's need to access real-time information transcends simply 24-hour national and world news sources and must include local happenings.
Proposition 1: High Speed Rail Bonds - The first $10 billion of an eventual $45 billion or more for bullet trains - in this economy? We tried to get a stop in the Santa Clarita Valley but the bullet train people said "no." Turnabout is fair play. We say no.
Congratulations to the city on its excellent traffic study for the future of Santa Clarita 20 and 30 years down the road.
Let the smears begin. It certainly didn't take long for the McCain campaign to attempt to sling mud at Obama. Having Sarah Palin make a comment about his palling around with terrorists is just another desperate attempt to take the public's eyes off of McCain's erratic behavior during this time of economic crisis. We have been through this before. Obama was not close to Bill Ayers and has denounced his radical views and activities.
Well, the local Republicans seem to be up to their same old dirty tricks. Instead of just campaigning against Carole Lutness, the Democratic nominee in the 38th Assembly District race, someone is conducting a "push poll." A push poll is not a real poll. It asks questions in a negative way about one candidate, giving the person answering the questions a negative impression of that candidate. It is a classic "dirty trick" aimed at influencing ...
With both our state and national economy in crisis, it's always interesting to hear local candidates talk about their economic plans and visions. In the important race for the California 19th Senate seat, Democratic candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson has been totally unwilling to address this issue.
It's been two months now since we launched Our Community and the stories Santa Clarita Valley residents have shared with us have exceeded our expectations.
The Santa Clarita Rotary Club planned to "adopt" five families from Single Mothers Outreach this year, providing their children with holiday presents, but Santa apparently had other plans.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers coach Mike Brown delivered a simple message for Kyrie Irving after the All-Star point guard had the first scoreless game of his career Friday night: forget about it.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - UCLA appeared on its way toward another victory before the Bruins' prolific offense dried up.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - About 50 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paused Saturday at the site to honor those killed and remember the moment that plunged the U.S. into World War II.
The premise of this democracy is based on electing those representatives who will make decisions in the interests of all of the people, not just the rich, corporations, or special interests.
Mayor Kellar seems to believe that anyone who originally opposed the roundabout should have no voice on what sort of art display will be chosen or whether to "do nothing."
Redemption. That's what 2013 was for the Santa Clarita Valley as a football community.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks in North Korea.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.