Praise be to the voters of Massachusetts who filled Ted Kennedy's vacant Senate seat with - gasp - a Republican.
We've now spent almost two weeks taking in the sight of absolute devastation in Haiti, caused by a magnitude 7 earthquake that took seconds to radically disrupt life in that poor island nation.
This used to be a friendly place. Everyone smiled. Everyone said "hello," "good morning" or "nice day." Maybe "How's it going?"
I wish to take issue with an inaccurate quote attributed to me ("Minutemen rally against amnesty," Jan. 17) from the Save Our State/Santa Clarity Valley Independent Minuteman Santa Valley Rally, held Jan. 16 in Valencia.
Regarding The Signal's article "Painting their dreams" (Jan. 16):
I'm bursting with pride to be an American.
The comments by Steve Lunetta ("Be grateful for what we have here," Jan. 11) are worthy of acknowledgment by our citizens. We are so fortunate to have leadership in Santa Clarita (for 40 years our family has lived here) in schools, law enforcement, public works, public officials, local businesses and public events. These all add up to a "good life."
Rassa L. Ahmadi, of Valencia, earned a Doctor of Law (Juris Doctor). More than 6,100 students received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison's spring commencement ceremonies.
Wynne Shatkus of Santa Clarita, earned a place on the Spring Dean's List at Rockhurst University.
Navy Seaman Recruit Melisa Bologna, daughter of Silvia D. Sereno of Valencia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Nicholas Edward Fritz, of Valencia who attends the University of Wisconsin, Madison College of Letters and Science earned a place on the Fall Dean's List.
Nearly 1,300 students received their diplomas during the University of Wisconsin Whitewater's spring 2009 commencement ceremony.
The Saugus High School Dance Team opened the season with commanding performances at the 2010 Miss Dance Drill Team California.
Navy Seaman Recruit Brian R. Jensen, son of Ruth W. Lloyd of Stevenson Ranch and Gary B. Jensen of Santa Clarita, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Marine Corps Pvt. Sergio J. Navarro, son of Silvia and Sergio Navarro of Castaic, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!
There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Want to keep your kids occupied for hours? Tell them to photograph Santa Claus riding a dinosaur.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.