Merry Christmas, all!
I couldn't help but sigh at the Dec. 4 headline: "Panel wants more stomach bands." According to this Associated Press article, another 12 million obese Americans "could soon qualify for surgery to implant a small, flexible stomach band designed to help them lose weight ..."
I was extremely impressed with the articles that were printed in Dec. 14's edition of Zone for Kids from Reporter for a Day at Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival.
I believe it was back in the 1940s when I first found out that Cracker Jack had a small toy somewhere in its box. Seems like I put my hand in the box and kept digging until I found my toy.
During this holiday season, while we are all listening for the material items our children may want, I hope we also listen for the emotional support they may need.
During the holiday season, the temptation often is to let budgets and financial goals slide. The festivities and so many gifts to buy are a great excuse.
Christmas Eve candlelight service
State Sen. George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, resigned from the Senate on Tuesday in preparation to take the oath of office for the Board of Equalization on Jan. 3.
Celebrating the charitable worker bees behind the American Cancer Society's mighty mission is the idea behind its annual Volunteer Recognition and Meeting Dinner.
Did you ever rush off to the mall on the day before Christmas to pick up that last-minute gift, only to realize later that it wasn't really very well thought out? Economists say that much of our gift-giving at the holidays is, in fact, like that.
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.
A 17-year-old girl told deputies that she was forced to drive four men in her car to a home in Newhall on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Two Palmdale men were arrested Saturday after deputies found electronic devices believed to be stolen from a Canyon Country home, authorities said Monday.
Two men were arrested in Canyon Country on Tuesday after deputies found them sitting in a car that had been reported stolen earlier that morning, authorities said.
Nursing homes in Los Angeles County will be required to post grades on the quality of care and inspection reports starting Jan. 1, county officials announced Tuesday.
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.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - Police in Utah are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.
If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a rough start to the season, Mike Conley was thinking of winning some games, not making the playoffs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included.
As the school year begins to wind down, the three remaining competing athletic teams at The Master's College all face a gauntlet of competitions that hold major postseason implications. Over the weekend, TMC baseball swept conference opponent Arizona Christian University, while members of both the men's and women's track teams qualified for the NAIA's Track and Field National Championships.
A half-acre of "heavy brush" in the Santa Clara River wash near the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Cinema Drive prompted swift action from county firefighters, who knocked the fire down in less than 20 minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
PHOENIX (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A gunman opened fire outside of a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing a doctor and his teenage grandson before heading to a Jewish retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.