I applaud your recent editorial, "Our View: Let's embrace and support returning vets," in the Nov. 11 edition of The Signal.
There is a real horse race in place for the 38th District State Assembly seat, which will be vacated by Cameron Smyth in 2012 when he terms out of office. There are currently four candidates who have indicated they will be running to fill that seat: Republicans Patricia McKeon, Scott Wilk and Paul Strickland and Democrat Edward Headington.
Most don't yet recognize the profound change that California voters enacted on June 8, 2010. Proposition 14, passed on that day, scraps the primary runoff system. The old election process once identified the top candidate of each political party. This was replaced with a new system that nominates the top two nominees for the general election by popular vote, regardless of party affiliation.
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Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here's a list of productions that are currently shooting in town:
Every dollar has its purpose. It's true. Whether to buy a pack of gum, give to someone in need or combine with many other dollars and leave to your heirs, every dollar will end up somewhere.
The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors is installing its new officers and presenting "Organizing, De-cluttering and Staging your Home" to members Dec. 13 at TPC Valencia.
Around the SCV
State officials raised an alarm Monday that California could lose a third of its inmate firefighters as it moves prisoners to county jails, but Los Angeles County officials said no effect is expected locally.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - As power outages continue into the fifth day for thousands of San Gabriel Valley residents, County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich urged Southern California Edison to expedite the restoration of power.
Professional road bicycle racer George Hincapie and other cycling enthusiasts will gather New Year's Eve at Central Park for "A Ride for Life."
Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary will host its annual non-denominational Service of Remembrance at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Chapel of the Hills in Newhall.
Citing years of inactivity on the proposal, Los Angeles County planners are poised to kill a long-standing plan to distribute water in Agua Dulce.
SANTA CLARITA - Start the holiday season in style at the 2011 Holiday Jazz Concert, presented by the College of the Canyons Music Department.
Ken Cornett stood a couple of hundred feet away from the performance stage at the August Thursday night Art Slam.
TV crews from the series "NCIS" built a fake safety deposit room inside the break room of the Bank of Santa Clarita's main branch in which the cameramen shot a few hours of film. By the time the editing was completed, the scene probably only made it into three or four minutes of the TV show.
I'm a little over 6 months away from turning the big 3-0, and I've taken a lot of time to ponder on these last 10 years and what lessons I've learned, trials I've overcome and how I have changed overall as a person. A lot of big things happened in these past ten years, getting married, having three children, graduating college, starting a career, becoming a stay-at-home mom, leaving it all to pursue our dreams, moving cross country and shifting our focus. Through all of this I've learned a little about life and a lot ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies investigating summertime robberies on Canyon Country bike paths have arrested an additional juvenile, bringing to seven the number apprehended in the crackdown, officials said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (AP) - Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
BEIRUT (AP) - An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.
We've talked a lot over the past few years about Hart graduate and professional softball player Jessica Shults.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.
ATLANTA (AP) - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.