Regarding "City defends English forms," The Signal, Nov. 1:
Just came across Bruce McFarland's column ("Remembering my mother, the activist," Oct. 20) about his mom (Jeannette McFarland) the activist.
My boy's father died last weekend. Yesterday was the first day my son decided to go out and skate again in our skatepark. To make his day a little better, I gave him $5 for food. He went to McDonald's and ordered two orders of french fries and two McDoubles, with no cheese and ketchup only. He went back to explain that his order was wrong (they had pickles and cheese).
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Kevin Buck needs to expand his horizons.
I renewed my passport at the official government Web site and learned it would take 10 weeks to receive it. How long would a private business last with this kind of service? Is this the kind of inefficiency we want controlling our health care?
Can the baseball editor (or knowledgeable sports writer) please explain to me why the Major League Baseball Championship is called the World Series? Other than Canada (I think), there are no other countries participating in the U.S. Major League Baseball.
PASADENA - The College of the Canyons football team somehow overcame crushing fumbles, untimely penalties and a stagnant offensive effort in the first half to claw its way into overtime against Pasadena City College on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday night to expand coverage to tens of millions who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.
The 220-215 vote cleared the way for the Senate to begin debate on the issue that has come to overshadow all others in Congress.
A lone driver lost control of his vehicle just before 6 a.m. Saturday and collided with a power pole on Soledad Canyon Road between Gladding Way and Commuter Way, sheriff's officials said. County Fire officials pronounced him dead at the scene.
LOS ANGELES - California American Water has designated the week of Nov. 9, 2009 as "No Drugs Down the Drain" Week for its
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper, the No. 1 source for Santa Clarita Valley news in print and on the Web, officially launched an online e-edition Sunday, Nov. 8.
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The Santa Clarita Valley Young Republicans are scheduled to hold a candle-light vigil tonight in honor of the 13 people killed in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex.
Alternative Gift Fair
As part of a homeowners association, I've come to expect home exterior upkeep in the area, corresponding colors throughout the neighborhood and a lack of rogue vehicles on the street or on front lawns and porches for months at a time. In general, I've come to expect aesthetic bliss.
Give someone a $10,000 house painting gift in A. Allbright's ninth annual Paint It Forward charity event.
Xi Nu Zeta's Lasagna Dinner fundraiser was held in the fellowship hall at Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Feb. 22 for the SCV scholarship fund.
We thought we'd kick it up a notch this week and invite anyone with a pet peeve to share it with us – respectfully of course – and, hopefully with generous sprinkles of humor.
If you are one of the growing number of people who do your banking using your cellphone, be aware that thieves are working hard to steal your money.
Our principal was very strict.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Bakers and their sweet treats filled the room at the Valencia Country Club Saturday night to auction off their creations for the benefit of a local nonprofit.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East: (1) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Residential Burglaries (1) Vehicle Burglary (1) There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week.
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.