There is a growing tendency in our society to engage eagerly in conversations with others, so long as we get to be the subject of the discourse.
The opening few minutes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" are said to be the most realistic battle scenes ever created for film.
This week's Helping Hand recipient:
Joseph R. Yanover
Diane Bartley, a past president and future president-elect of the American Association of University Women, was named the winner of the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.
In the past couple of weeks, incumbent City Councilman Bob Kellar announced formally - and through media and social networks - that he would seek a fourth term on the council in the election scheduled for April 2012.
Gov. Jerry Brown was in Santa Clarita recently to champion his five-year tax-extension plan and rant about the dire consequence to education and public safety if we don't follow his lead.
I have been a resident of the Santa Clarita Valley since 1982. I remember a time here when sheep grazed on the grassy hills off Valencia Boulevard and farm stands stood where fast food restaurants and discount department stores are now.
A few months ago, a potential client, we'll call him "Bill," came to me for a proposal on an e-commerce site.
As you may already know, effective July 1, the city of Santa Clarita will own and operate the three local libraries.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials examine the site of a noninjury crash near the intersection of Bouquet Canyon Road and Espuella Drive in Saugus on Friday morning.
Mormon Helping Hands
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego lifeguards have found the body of an exchange student from Ghana a day after his kayak capsized in Mission Bay.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot and two others injured early Sunday in three separate attacks within the span of an hour in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles. The attacks could be related, police said.
As more Californians tear out their lawns and plant drought-friendly gardens, many homeowners wonder how the effort will pencil out.
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is nearing an end.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer- an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and rrithe Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.The storm was upgraded from a tropical depression Sunday morning. The U.S. National Hucane Center in Miami said the storm may strengthen into a hurricane on Wednesday while over the open waters of the Atlantic. The storm's center was expected to curve away from the U.S. East Coast.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents on Sunday paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of the rebel stronghold Donetsk as bystanders shouted abusive slurs and tossed eggs, bottles, and tomatoes at them.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
CAIRO (AP) - The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State."
MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center early Sunday, signaling a new escalation in seven weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
Recently I read a study on English language clichés that named "it is what it is" as the most annoying.
In response to the column "Superintendent bullying needs to be stopped" published in the Aug. 18 issue of The Signal: I've been wondering about the apparent persecution of the Albert Einstein Academy.