Last month, I presented my view that our legislature in Sacramento is dysfunctional on fiscal matters. One problem, among other reasons, is that our elected officials tend to vote on party lines rather than on the individual merits of any given budget issue.
Today, I reach the mid-century point of my life. This offers a great time to take stock and look back to see what I have done in my life to make a difference.
Decades ago when I was in college, a journalism professor once told me: "Newspapers are never more dishonest then when they are reporting on themselves or on other newspapers."
I enjoyed reading the article in The Signal's Senior Living section yesterday (March 16) entitled "Knit together with love."
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 fourth week of March, 1934, The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.
Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita is going to be a busy driver at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale this year.
A Valencia man whose short film tells the story of two teenage boys growing up in Newhall won the prestigious Grand Jury Award at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Hasley Canyon Dental Group will host a free barbecue for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside its office at 29655 The Old Road in Castaic.
Puzzle Zoo and Picture People are teaming up to give a special gift on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can have their pictures taken for free with Iron Man at Picture People, located in the Westfield Valencia Town Center near Red Robin. Picture sizes are available in 8 x 10 or 10 x 13. Guests can take their free pictures and present them at Puzzle Zoo, just two doors down from Picture People, for 15 percent ...
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies discovered another break-in and possible burglary in Fair Oaks Ranch Thursday afternoon while patrolling the neighborhood.
The headlines are everywhere. Corporate layoffs and downsizing have become commonplace among companies of all sizes and in varying industries. From Lehman Brothers to Coca-Cola to Borders, companies are adjusting to the declining financial market by cutting jobs.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined the growing opposition to state ballot measure Proposition 1A. "At a time when budget deficits and unemployment are hitting record highs, Proposition 1A only continues the State Legislature's and Governor's reckless and irresponsible tax increases which are threatening jobs, increasing the tax burden on California families and delaying our economic recovery," he said in a statement today.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Figures from the Department of Public Social Services show that children of illegal aliens in Los Angeles County collected over $21 million in welfare and over $21 million in food stamps in February 2009 -- an increase of $1 million from the previous month, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
On Thursday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., an "Energy Workshop" will be held in the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's dining room.
Based in Santa Clarita, the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - With speculation that Don Mattingly could be fired sometime this week, the Los Angeles Dodgers manager needed Clayton Kershaw to pitch well in the worst way.
When Trinity was founded, it only had Kindergarten through second grade and planning a prom was many years down the road.
May is Building Safety Month and the ideal time to tackle all of those home-improvement projects on your "to do" list before summer is in full swing.
A Los Angeles Police Department officer who lives in Castaic is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on a child molestation charge, according to an LAPD spokesman and court documents.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
A child was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital following an incident at a community pool today, officials said.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Antonio Banderas will play the charismatic miner known as "Super Mario," who in 2010 became the public face of 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 69 days.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A van carrying church members returning from a California gathering careened off of a southern Illinois freeway and overturned several times Monday, killing five people and sending six others to hospitals, authorities said.
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complimented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seth MacFarlane is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014.
FRESNO (AP) - Authorities say a central California homeowner killed a robbery suspect with a samurai sword during a home invasion.
A Canyon Country man accused of killing his father Thursday was to be arraigned in court Monday morning on the felony charge of murder, court papers show.
A motorcyclist was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Monday morning following a traffic collision in Valencia, an emergency response official said.
FRAZIER PARK (AP) - A fire that broke last week near Frazier Park has closed a state park and already has cost more than $6 million to fight.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.