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.
Some 20 years after the Santa Clarita Valley was eyed as home to the world's largest garbage dump, the city last week announced its intent to buy 842 acres of Elsmere Canyon - ensuring it will remain open space.
Throughout the Golden State, I would dare you to find two candidates more opposite in the race for election as attorney general this Nov. 2. The Democratic candidate is San Francisco County District Attorney Kamala Harris, and the Republican nominee is Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley.
I write all the time about local elections, and to the 17 percent of folks who actually vote in local elections, and the smaller group of 13 percent who actively engage in local issues with a deep understanding of the history and players, sometimes I must take those, and myself, to task.
It's no surprise the economic situation here in California looks bleak. The budget deficit remains at more than $19 billion, and the budget stalemate has been going on two months and counting.
The United States of America is the only place I've seen where driving a bus is seen as an activity of the privileged. We really need at least another $1 per gallon in gas taxes (with a rebate for legitimate business purposes).
As of the article in Friday's paper, you can see that finally the proposed issue of One Valley, One Vision is on the agenda for council approval ("Development plan unveiled," Sept. 24).
"I turn on my tap, and the water flows. Seems pretty simple. Why is my vote to re-elect Ed Colley to the Castaic Lake Water Agency board important?"
Too often it is wrongly presumed that when someone disagrees with President Barack Obama, that person must worship former President George W. Bush.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dan Haren overcame a leadoff homer by Curtis Granderson and a pair of failed sacrifice bunt attempts to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the error-prone New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.
Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor says the Canyon High School softball field, the subject of a discrimination investigation by federal education officials, needs some maintenance but is due for improvements and is safe for use.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is coming to California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown, less than a month after Brown visited his country, officials said Friday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Days after an Islamic extremist group beheaded an American journalist, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer condemned Friday the "brutal and barbaric murder" of James Foley and labeled the Islamic State a "worldwide threat" that must be stopped.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawmakers on Friday acted on bills that tackle firearm safety and add rules for ammunition sales.
The second SCV Marriage and Family Conference, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will take place this Saturday at 24443 McBean Parkway in in Valencia.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles.
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The City of Santa Clarita is calling residents to take part in a public opinion poll to share their thoughts on City services, local issues and the types of amenities they would like to see in Santa Clarita. The poll will be conducted via telephone and online at santa-clarita.com/survey.
SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) - Three Japanese college students were killed and five others injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.