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:
Being an entrepreneur is not for the weak in spirit, but it is a rewarding adventure. If you've decided you're going to begin your own business, you've probably already had your share of friendly advice from well-meaning friends.
The following was sent to Barack Obama's Web site idea page.
Regarding Steve Lunetta's Opinion column "Shame on Miss USA pageant" (The Signal, May 4):
A small item in The Signal (April 30, 2009) detailed the cost to Los Angeles County of illegal alien children in March 2009, citing $21 million collected in welfare and an additional $22 million collected in food stamps for a total of $43 million.
With 18 hits and a nine-run first inning, Saugus High kept its Foothill League title hopes alive with a 17-5 win over Golden Valley on Friday at Saugus High School.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 436 votes from early evening Friday, May 1 to late afternoon Friday, May 8, 2009.
After hundreds of area job seekers attended last week's job fair on College of the Canyons' Valencia campus, COC will host a second event aimed at providing job, career and internship opportunities for local residents.
A play within a play, the College of the Canyons Theatre Department production of "Noises Off" will charm audiences at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on the campus of College of the Canyons in Valencia, now through May 10.
Downtown Fillmore bustles with action next weekend during the Fillmore May Festival (May 14 to 17). On Thursday, May 14, the action begins at 3:30 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. The festival continues on Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday form 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Raise your hand if you think rosé wine is the lightweight stepchild of fine wine.
"Next Day Air" is a bloody screwball comedy, a film of high spirits. It tells a complicated story with acute timing and clarity, and gives us drug-dealing lowlifes who are almost poetic in their clockwork dialogue. By that I mean they not only use the words, they know the music.
"Star Trek" as a concept has voyaged far beyond science fiction and into the safe waters of space opera, but that doesn't amaze me. The Gene Roddenberry years, when stories might play with questions of science, ideals or philosophy, have been replaced by stories reduced to loud and colorful action. Like so many franchises, it's more concerned with repeating a successful formula than going boldly where no "Star Trek" has gone before.
The terms for using Web sites, which often take on a form of legalese few users pay attention to, are more important than they are interesting to read.
Today, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."
I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.
Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.