Editor's note: On Nov. 12, Santa Clarita city dignitaries, elected officials and their representatives from around Southern California and community activists gathered on a windy hilltop in the Newhall Pass to dedicate more than 800 acres of land in Elsmere Canyon to the city's Open Space Preservation District. It was a remarkable ending to a saga that began more than 20 years ago with the conviction that Elsmere Canyon would make an ideal location for the world's largest dump. Following are excerpts from a speech delivered at the ceremony by City Councilwoman Marsha McLean, one of the ...
Regarding "Our View: An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14:
Did you catch the irony of The Signal's homage last week to all the activists, including Marsha McLean, who saved Elsmere Canyon, while at the same time, it vilified and marginalized the concerned Santa Clarita citizens who are outraged about the City Council's ill-advised decision to privatize our wonderful public libraries?
Your editorial ("An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14) sets forth a fuller recitation of the facts leading up to the (Santa Clarita City) Council's Aug. 24 vote to create the Santa Clarita Public Library and have it operated by Library System & Services LLC, or LSSI, than has been forthcoming from the city to date - voluntarily or in response to Public Records Act requests by several individuals.
A previous job of mine had been at a lower rate of pay with a company I had been at for two years. At my next job, I was excited just to get a bump in starting pay.
The holidays are here, and with all the trimmings of the season, sharing a glass of fine wine with friends and family is among the highlights of the season, said Guy LeLarge, owner of Valencia Wine Co.
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.
Big news! Carole Lutness got crushed (again) running in a local race against an incumbent, this time for Castaic Lake Water Agency board.
Have you ever noticed that no one has to teach a child to lie? Lies seem to be part of the natural expression of the human heart, and as we age, we become more and more adept at lying.
Recently, I was invited to the White House to attend a very special award presentation. I was able to witness Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta as he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic actions above and beyond the call of duty.
The Saugus High School dance team's December Dance Clinic will offer a great day of dancing and fun while parents can take a break and perhaps go holiday shopping.
SUBIC BAY, Philippines - Nearly two decades after Mount Pinatubo erupted, spewing tons of ash that killed nearly 1,000 people and destroyed or damaged more than 75,000 homes in its path, the son of a Valencia couple is back in this lush, tropical paradise to help locals continue to rebuild.
Leonte and Sheryl Guerrero, of Valencia, proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Sophien Guerrero.
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.
"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.
ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.