I know I shouldn't be all that surprised, but it always hits me sideways. A college professor whose academic background turns out to be a sham. An incumbent politician whose military record is found to be fiction. Professional athletes caught using illegal drugs to enhance their performance. Journalists discovered to be plagiarizing material and quoting non-existent sources. High-placed executives revealed to have embezzled millions of dollars from their own companies.
Regarding "We need a professional debate" (The Signal, June 2), I have proudly stood in solidarity with Dr. Gene Dorio on issues regarding our "community hospital."
Regarding "Israel's flotilla massacre: made in the USA" (June 10): Thank goodness The Signal adds a disclaimer to the end of columns from contributing writers. Phyllis Bennis' superior intelligence conveniently didn't mention the flotilla knew full well Israel had a blockade in effect, and that Israel does its best to protect its country. But this gave her such a glorious opportunity to be indignant about the U.S. and shoot her mouth off about how bad we are.
I'm fascinated by Bruce McFarland's concept ("Calling for clergy action," June 8) regarding people who are here illegally.
Our liberal, political leaders are misrepresenting Arizona's new immigration laws as "discriminatory."
I just finished reading Tom Pattantyus' column ("Jumping through hoops and over fences," June 4).
I cannot believe it! The April Fool's issue of The Signal is becoming reality. It was a most clever article (in jest, I thought at the time) that told us all the City Council was being voted in "for life" and we wouldn't need anymore elections. Now look at what has happened. Two months later, the City Council has voted to get rid of term limits for many positions in our city. Is this ...
Three cheers for Arizona and shame on California for the idea of boycotting Arizona. Arizona is taking steps to protect our great country, and California should be supporting it instead of opposing. Your stand is shameful and embarrassing. However, with an attitude such as yours, I'm sure Arizona will get along fine without you. I wish Arizona the very best. It's a great state in which to live.
In response to the recent rhetoric regarding "environmental terrorism": OK, I get what City Councilman Frank Ferry ("Ferry: Stop 'developmental terrorism,'" June 1) is trying to say, although I might have used the term "developmental obstructionists," because there are indeed vocal individuals in our valley who attempt to oppose any new development for any reason in Santa Clarita.
Are you appalled by the front-page story ("City OK's $117K 'Old West' re-do for Newhall Library," May 13) regarding the cost of revised architectural drawings for our new library? So was I.
It is an eagerly awaited rite of summer when the cherries begin to ripen in the Leona Valley.
June 23 For one day only, Salon Glo and Kerastase are inviting the community for a complimentary Kerastase hair treatment and blow dry (value $70), donations of $10 or more to Locks of Love suggested but not mandatory, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Salon Glo, 23961 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. RSVP. Info: (661) 799-9300. June 25 Texas Hold 'Em tournament with dinner and auction to benefit Valencia High School Girls Basketball, $85 in advance, $100 at door, ...
Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor The Sunrise Rotary Club will offer $15 discount tic-kets to Hurricane Harbor for use between May 29-July 5. Nonprofits can purchase tickets for $13 to resell at $15. Info: Bob (661) 250-1023, Frank (661) 294-1010 or Liz (661) 253-1026. Sports Club meeting California's Complete Sports Club, also known as Century City Ski Club, meets 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Marie Callendar's across from Magic Mountain on ...
Maxi's 30 minutes to homemade sweet cherry jam Ingredients 2 cups prepared fruit (buy about 1-1/2 pounds fully ripe sweet cherries) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4-1/4 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl 3/4 cup water 1 box Sure-Jell fruit pectin Preparation Prep: 30 minutes RINSE clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly. STEM and pit cherries. Finely chop or grind fruit. Measure exactly 2 cups prepared fruit into large bowl. ...
Members of Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley filled the banquet room of LeChene French Cuisine recently to honor three of their own - outgoing President Cindy Kittle, incoming President Karla Edwards and newly named Zontian of the Year Peggy Edwards.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks in North Korea.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Saturday freed an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War after a weekslong detention, ending the saga of Merrill Newman's attempt to visit the North as a tourist six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
Choirs will sing, orchestras will play and actors will perform for audiences across the valley. Tis' the season when churches in Santa Clarita offer a myriad of Christmas performances.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers navigated the first 19 games of the season without star Kobe Bryant well enough to welcome him back with a winning record.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jonas Hiller and the Anaheim Ducks finally grabbed another shootout win. Against a good team, too.
Friends and family members gathered at Real Life Church on Friday to celebrate the life of Jeremy "Jerry" Ide Conklin, a man described as a true friend and an inspiring leader.