Thank you for printing Tom Purcell's syndicated column, "Focus on the fascinating rather than the famous," in the Tuesday edition of The Signal.
As I looked out my office window at the snow falling on Sunday, I was extraordinarily grateful that Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature will be back at work soon to help solve the global warming issue.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met in school and found they both loved American blues and rhythm and blues music.
When there's a chill in the air, cozy up to the table with dishes that feed the soul as well as the stomach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An hourlong high-speed chase along local freeways Tuesday ended with the arrest of four men in south Los Angeles.
The Mellified Men Quartet will perform "Aus den sieben Tagen" (From the Seven Days) in the main gallery at the California Institute of the Arts at midnight, Jan. 18, through Jan. 24 at 11 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO -- As the new year begins, the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reminds employers of new labor laws. The intent of the new legislation varies from providing more flexibility to employers, to expanding paid leave for employees. The following new laws went into effect on Jan. 1, 2011:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved access ramps and repair drop structures at the Santa Clara River South Fork in the city of Santa Clarita, according to Mayor Michael D. Antonovich.
The city of Santa Clarita begins construction for its Traffic Circulation Improvement Project on Bouquet Canyon Road today. The project is set to end on Feb. 10.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A coalition of environmental and Native American groups on Monday sued the California Department of Fish and Game over permits issued to build 21,000 homes on Los Angeles County's last major tract of undeveloped land.
With temperatures dropping in the Santa Clarita Valley, firefighters urge residents not to use home appliances to keep their homes warm as more accidents related to carbon monoxide poisoning are reported in Los Angeles County, according to a County Fire Department statement released Monday.
Regarding the proposed beautification project for Auto Row, our City Council seems to have money available for projects that may look wonderful in an architectural rendering, but not in reality.
I, for one, am fed up with all the wackos, tea party members, politically biased hypocrites, TV analysts and especially those TV crybabies who have been criticizing our president the last two years. Were they comatose during the George W. Bush years?
It was unfortunate that the otherwise excellent series on valley coaches by The Signal's sports staff overlooked the swimming talent of both coaches and athletes in Santa Clarita.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation can be conducted.
John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He leads the House of Representatives as majority leader. Senator Mitch McConnell is the minority leader of the Senate. He's been attacking the President for the last six years unsuccessfully!
I agree with Gary Horton (Opinion, July 9). It seems though that our country is less civil. If I speak of our President, I will state "our President" or "Mr. Barack Obama."
The Signal's opinion piece titled "The high speed rail hoodwink" (Opinion, July 13) recycles many of the myths and misinformation about the California High-Speed Rail Program that have been put forward by opponents.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Logan Morrison hit a go-ahead RBI double during Seattle's two-run 12th inning, and the Mariners hung on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Zack Greinke is getting tripped up by first innings.
Both the West Ranch and Valencia baseball teams chose not to participate in the Valley Invitational Baseball League this summer.
The signals I pick up on the economy continue to show a mixed bag. One week I think things are getting better; the next week I see signs of impending doom.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the northeastern state capital of Maiduguri, a civil defense spokesman and a human rights advocate said Saturday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A YouTube video that shows Kacy Catanzaro, a 5-foot, 100-pound gymnast, breezing through an obstacle course where others twice her size often fail has garnered more than 6 million views since she competed in the "American Ninja Warriors" TV show.
As a special Sheriff's Department's unit continues to investigate a Twitter account that posted nude photos of teenagers, including Santa Clarita Valley teens, several local high school students said they have no idea who created the account.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "a buddy" despite making Christie take down an online video that featured the Hollywood star.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Big Baby is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 11 militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.