I have been noticing that a segment of this country believes that what you eat and drink is the business of the government.
It was nice to read last week that Assemblyman Cameron Smyth is finally sharing his concerns about our purported salty water ("What we've got here is a failure to communicate," July 13). As he noted, "the staff of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board want ratepayers to swallow a 50 percent increase in our sewage rates in order to pay for the environmental review and design of a new $210 million treatment facility. That doesn't cover the construction costs or operations budget."
A pedestrian was killed Sunday morning when a car ran off of Soledad Canyon Road and onto a sidewalk just west of Gailxy Avenue in Canyon Country, sheriff's officials said.
Boy Scout Troop 830 from Newhall left for its three-week trip to the 100th Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia on Saturday, July 17.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk is staying with the New Jersey Devils.
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When Republican politicos vote with the GOP issue of the moment, liberals and many pedestrian Democrats declare that the GOP is unthinking and in lockstep. Conversely, when the same politicos do not vote for the GOP agenda, Republicans are critically labeled as unfocused and in disarray.
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During an early afternoon day hike on Mount Haleakala on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Santa Clarita Valley resident Randy Moberg shot this stunning vista. Do you have a favorite vacation photo? Send your best vacation photo to Lifestyles@the-signal.com. Subject: Vacation photo. Include your name, your city and when and where you took your photo, along with any other information you would like to include.
During a recent installation dinner, Darrel Paulk, chief executive officer of the Child & Family Center, declared Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich an honorary director of the Center for his 25 years of support.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.
Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.
IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.
SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.
MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.
The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.
GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.