One of my yearly duties during the holidays is helping my uncle put up his Christmas lights. It usually takes us 10 minutes to get the lights out, one hour to get the ball of lights untangled, another hour to hunt down the defective bulbs, and two hours to put them on the house.
When syndicated columnist John Crisp attempts to pick a fight over Christmas and its status among Americans, he isn't wrong, he just isn't right. And that is often the case when arguments are seated on foundations that are historically faulty.
Some believe there is an effort to do away with the religious side of Christmas. "Bah!"
I have been watching with growing interest the public discussion between letter writers Howard Barr and Brian Baker.
Frank Ferry, Santa Clarita City Council member and principal of Bishop Alemany High School, currently resides at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills battling a septic condition brought on by an outpatient procedure after Thanksgiving.
The final print issue of US News & World Report magazine cover story was "50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2011." The subjects included stories with suggestions on personal health, money, career, mind and the world.
If citizens of Santa Clarita pay taxes to use "their library," where will citizens of Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Agua Dulce, etc. go to find "their library"?
Santa Clarita Street Fair
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club recently celebrated 43 years of teaching, dancing and promoting the American folkdance in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Benjamin "Benny" L. Cather IV was "Winged" Oct. 22 at McCain Field, Training Air Wing One, Meridan, Missisppi.
Brooke Adrienne Kopanski and Robert Kyle Brandt were joined in marraige on September 18, 2010 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. The couple were wed in a double ring ceremony presided over by the Hon. James B. Copelan, the father of the bride.
Yvonne Penny, a community service volunteer, stands near the result of a drive by the Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild members to make and donate quilts to the homeless served by the charity Under the Bridges. Penny provided her home as a workplace where the recent batch of 14 quilts and dozens of personal sized pillows were completed. "It is such a wonderful feeling to work on something like this knowing it will make someone's life better," Penny said. This is an ongoing project of the guild, and more quilts will be made for distribution. The Santa Clarita Valley ...
Today, The Signal wraps up its series "Report Card on SCV Education" with a gaze into a crystal ball, so to speak - a glimpse into the directions in which public education is heading in the Santa Clarita Valley and in the rest of California.
While the season of Christmas is enjoyed by many, I also recognize that in our pluralistic society, not all celebrate the birth of Christ.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.
As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.
Getting your child's first pet is a momentous occasion. Even if your toddler grew up with the family cat or dog, having his very own pet is a rite of passage. So how can your family make the best decision for a mini addition while considering the safety and responsibility of every member of the household?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.
With housing prices remaining steady, interest rates low and contractors back in full swing, this is a prime time for home remodeling.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has indicated that Michael Jackson's mother should pay the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit.
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HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.