When many locals want to know what's going on at City Hall, they rely on the Canyon Country Advisory Committee. For eight years, Al Ferdman has been the civic organization's president.
In the beginning, America was led by great men of vision who served their newly formed country with a hard-fought passion for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They viewed public service as exactly that - service for the public good, not their own gain.
As my wife and I drove to the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Saturday, we passed the local post office where the usual "Obama haters" had once again set up shop to spew their vitriol, as they do every Saturday. They like to post cartoons of the president depicting him as "the Joker" from the Batman comics. As we drove on, we noticed a fellow posting more "Joker" drawings of President Barack Obama on telephone poles in that same area.
Regarding David Hegg's column "When world views collide," (Aug. 15): There are many different Christian interpretations of the Bible - from conservative to progressive. So I wonder, why would Pastor Hegg's interpretation of God's rules - his world view - be the one that the entire state must make its laws by?
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
As the Great Recession ends, generations that never experienced the Great Depression of 1929 now see reasons for cushioning their income from the uncertainties of life, including disability, illness and accidents. It was a year of reckoning for Americans in 2009. The dependency on credit and excessive spending, which characterized much of the previous decade, has been replaced by a greater emphasis on saving money and preparing for the unexpected.
MannKind Corporation, a Valencia biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Seaside 88, a private investment limited partnership, for the sale of 700,000 shares of common stock to Seaside 88 every two weeks over the course of a year, for up to a total of up to 18.2 million shares of MannKind common stock. The initial sale is expected to close on Sept. 22.
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Local Government, sent a letter to the Santa Clarita City Council and issued the following congratulatory statement today after the city of Santa Clarita was designated a 2010 Smarter City by the Natural Resources Defense Council:
The city of Santa Clarita will host the Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Central Park.
The 15th Annual Downed Officers Support Ride, an event cosponsored by the city of Santa Clarita and other local businesses, is accepting pre-registration for this year's motorcycle ride.
Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association (PMCPOA) will host its 35th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at 11 a.m in Lampkin Park, located west of the Village Center.
The Canyon Country Advisory Committee will host a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an increasing majority of the city's residents says the rebuilding process is going well, but substantial majorities still report that the city has not recovered and feel the nation has forgotten them, according to a new comprehensive survey of the lives and attitudes of New Orleans residents by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The California Department of Education just released its annual STAR test results, which every public school student locally and across the state takes each year.
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals and No. 1 overall draft pick Bryce Harper faced a deadline to get a deal done Monday.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.
The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.
Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.
Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.
LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."
When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.
Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.
Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley