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Lila Littlejohn: We can be part of the solution

Part three of a four-part series

I ended the last column in this series with the question: "Isn't it legislators' jobs, not the jobs of the people of the Santa Clarita Valley, to get California out of its current mess?"

April 04, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


Lila Littlejohn: Two days in the capitol

Part 2

April 01, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


Lila Littlejohn: Two days in the Capitol

It was a lobbying experience. It was a networking opportunity. It was a fact-finding tour.

March 28, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


From The Signal Archives: St. Francis Dam disaster kills 600

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 91 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the March 15, 1928, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

It was 82 years ago today that the second-largest disaster in terms of lost life occurred in California.

March 12, 2010 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Executive Editor | Local Columns


Building toward the future

Santa Clarita Valley Zonta Club President Cynthia A. Kittle, clad in a smart black-and-white dress with high-heeled black shoes, was on the floor with a yard stick, measuring distances around an obstacle course taped to the carpet.

March 07, 2010 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Executive Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Lila Littlejohn: At 91, Signal gets a makeover

"A new look for The Signal," the front-page headline proclaimed.

March 05, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


From The Signal Archives ... : Of pother and endorsements

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Jan. 29, 1948, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

January 29, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


Lila Littlejohn: Raindrops and miniskirts

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Jan. 22, 1969, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

January 22, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


Lila Littlejohn: No justice and long meetings

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Jan. 6, 1980, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

January 08, 2010 | Lila Littlejohn | Local Columns


Lila Littlejohn: Wishing you independent thought

My most memorable encounter with plagiarism occurred a few years back while teaching English at College of the Canyons.

December 27, 2009 | Lila Littlejohn | Columnists


From The Signal Archives: Santa’s on the naughty list

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Dec. 25, 1930, issue of The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

December 25, 2009 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Managing Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


How to write an Opinion column for The Signal

Political commentary is the backbone of The Signal's Opinion page. While syndicated columnists who address state, national or world issues are part of our mix, our focus as a community newspaper is on local columnists who address local issues, and we welcome your contributions.

December 22, 2009 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Managing Editor | Columnists


From The Signal Archives: On football and copper water

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from The Signal of Dec. 12, 1999.

December 11, 2009 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Managing Editor | Local Columns


From The Signal Archives: Fires, politics and vino

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. The following is from the Nov. 1, 1956, issue of The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

November 06, 2009 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Managing Editor | Local Columns


From The Signal Archives: Frontier days and pay TV

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the Oct. 7, 1979, Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

October 09, 2009 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal Managing Editor | Local Columns


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Sanitation District ups rates for chloride-removal system

Saying they don't like the decision any more than the handful of people who complained about it, Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District directors voted Monday night to increase local sewage rates to pay for a chloride-removal system.

July 07, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chloride rate hike moves ahead

The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District introduced an ordinance Monday night to raise sewage rates so it can build a salt-removal treatment plant for the valley's wastewater.

July 01, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Hearing set Monday on chloride rate hike

The Santa Clarita Valley's latest bid to reduce salt in the Santa Clara River comes to a head Monday with a public hearing on a rate increase to fund a $130 million treatment system necessary, sanitation officials say, to meet state water quality standards.

June 28, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Olympic-sized pool for Castaic in planning stages

The Castaic Aquatic Center has been open only a year, but already county parks officials and Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich are talking about Phase 2: an Olympic-sized pool for the Santa Clarita Valley swimming center.

June 17, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Meetings set for proposed SCV sewage rate hikes

Santa Clarita Valley residents will receive mailed notices within the next few weeks about proposed rate hikes in their sewage fees following a vote by the local Sanitation District board Wednesday night.

May 08, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC sets star-gazing party

College of the Canyons' Canyon Country campus hosts its SpringStar Party from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the campus' Carl A. Rasmussen Amphitheater.

April 26, 2014 | Lila Littlejohn | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cost of salt reduction: $103 a year

After six months of crunching numbers, writing grant proposals and negotiating with state agencies, Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District officials have released a proposed rate increase for local residents to foot the bill for removing salt from wastewater dumped into the Santa Clara River.

April 25, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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