Living in Southern California, it's hard to miss the constant TV ads and billboards promoting various forms of surgical "cures" for the battle of the bulge. This has become big business. From lap banks to gastric bypass, we are being enticed to believe that this type of surgery can be just what you need to solve your weight and health-related issues.
Diabetes is a growing concern in our country. Nearly 81 million Americans - or one-in-four households - have diabetes or prediabetes, with a new case diagnosed every 20 seconds. While those statistics sound ominous, the good news is that this disease can be managed through diet, exercise, medication (if needed) and a strong support system.
Local high school athletes and their parents could get a reality check Monday night at West Ranch High School.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Tom Silberkleit, award-winning editor and publisher for Wine House Press (Sonoma) travels to Vino 100 on Friday, Aug. 27 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. as part of a national book signing tour and wine tasting event.
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Hart District Named for Mix It Up Model Schools
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will host "I, Con: The Brilliant Work of Paul Conrad," an exhibition featuring more than 50 drawings by three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad, from Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 30.
The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast Workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at City Hall on the first floor in the Council Chambers.
Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, has leased 2,470 square feet of retail space at Valencia Crossroads to Kriser's Feeding Pets for Life, a Regency Centers spokesperson said today.
New York - The New York Times reported on its website Thursday that federal authorities have decided to indict Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
California Highway Patrol officers will conduct a DUI checkpoint in unincorporated Los Angeles County Friday at 8:30 p.m.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is sponsoring a program to encourage people to adopt two cats, instead of just one.
The Rotary Club of Santa Clarita Valley will dedicate a section of its community garden to local fallen veterans on Aug. 25.
A real estate investment trust announced Tuesday that it has acquired an industrial park on Avenue Kearny in Santa Clarita for $11.5 million.
A Town Center Drive bookstore has moved and changed its name to The Open Book, said the owner of the retail store.
A joint federal-state task force announced a sweep Wednesday to shut down foreclosure relief schemes that duped thousands of Southern California home owners who were already struggling to keep their homes.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles have a knack for winning in extra innings, and it has nothing to do with luck.
As part of The Signal's 2014 Santa Clarita Valley Football Preview, we want you to pick the Greatest SCV Football Player of All Time.
A six-member L.A. congressional delegation tried to hit one out of the park this week in the long-simmering debate over TV access to Dodger games, but the effort ran afoul of the DirecTV team.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say a pedestrian was critically injured when a stolen minivan fled from police, ran a red light and crashed into a taxi cab.
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...
Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.