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Michael Picarella: February’s family briefs

Wife outraged, son sick, calls keep coming, buttons everywhere

February 28, 2009 | Mike Picarella | Local Columns


From The Signal Archives: Cops, robbers and railroads

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley this year, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past from the Feb. 26, 1959, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

February 27, 2009 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Managing Editor | Local Columns


Michele Buttelman: Eat, drink and be merry

The snow-capped mountains in the distance, the deep, clear blue sky, the soft breeze that ruffles the emerging green shoots of spring - can the past week in the Santa Clarita Valley have been more perfect? I will try to hold on to this memory when the temperatures reach 115 in August.

February 22, 2009 | Features Editor | Local Columns


Michelle Lovato: There's a first time for everything

I ordered lunch at my newly not-so-favorite fast-food restaurant last weekend, and the cashier, whom I've known for five years, asked me if I wanted the senior discount.

February 19, 2009 | Signal Staff Writer | Local Columns


Michele Buttelman: Showers bring out the wildflowers

It's been wet, wild and cold this week. It's lovely weather for growing things. I noticed that patches scorched by the Sayre Fire are starting to sprout some beautiful emerald shoots.

February 15, 2009 | Michele E. Buttelman | Local Columns


John Boston: Where were the doughnuts?

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

February 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Lynne Plambeck: Speaking up for the environment

I can't tell you how many times community members have come up to me after a public hearing and asked if I thought their presence and comments did any good.

February 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Michelle Lovato: Oh, how do I love thee?

I've chosen to believe my husband has massive brain damage. This, of course, is why he does so many things I don't understand.

February 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Happy birthday to us

Happy birthday to us

February 08, 2009 | By Michele Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


Michael Picarella: Valentine’s Day: I must reflect

The following are random Valentine's Day reflections:

February 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


John Boston: No habla George Orwell?

"INTERPRETER, n.: One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said."

February 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Michelle Lovato: To save Captain Stinkybottom

It was a dark and stormy night, and I was trying desperately to convince my bladder it wasn't full. The wind sliced through my bedroom window crack as I lay embedded in my mattress, surrounded on three sides by the best blankets in the house. My husband lay on the other side of my blanket berm in a steady drool.

February 05, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Michael Picarella: 'News briefs' from the Picarellas

TV broke, conversation a must

January 31, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


John Boston: Three books for four boys

When I think of unique gifts for myself, they usually run into the realm of quantum physics and time travel.

January 30, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Michele Buttelman: Are you a rock star?

It's the last Sunday of January. As much as I hate to admit it, I must be getting up there, because the months seem to rush by quicker and quicker.

Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses

January 25, 2009 | Signal Features Editor | Local Columns


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