Regarding a political cartoon published on July 22 ("Our Misrepresentative Democracy"): Once again, The Signal publishes a cartoon that is not funny or clear in its message.
The city of Santa Clarita's 2010-11 budget includes more than $50 million in capital projects and a whopping $36.5 million in grant funding. The new, balanced budget adopted on-time by the Santa Clarita City Council, includes a 15-percent reserve fund totaling more than $10 million.
UPDATE, 4:20 p.m.:
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The charities and aid-based organizations listed below are accepting donations on behalf of those who were affected by the devastating earthquakes in Haiti on Jan. 12 and Chile on Feb. 27. Donors should indicate which country their donations are for.
The governing board of the William S. Hart Union High School District has selected a site in the Romero Canyon area of Castaic for a future high school to serve the Castaic area, and has directed staff to begin the initial study of the California Environmental Quality Assessment (CEQA) analysis immediately.
Beginning in fall 2010, College of the Canyons will partner with UCLA Extension to offer a certificate program in Fitness Instruction at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.
Blending theory and practice, UCLA Extension's one-year Fitness Instruction program will provide students with the body of knowledge needed to excel in the field of fitness instruction. The program is ideal for personal trainers and coaches who want to achieve elite status in their profession, as well as fitness enthusiasts and professionals looking to change careers.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) - China's Football Association has signaled it may bid for the World Cup in 2026, raising speculation that such a move could undermine the hopes of Japan, South Korea, Qatar and even Australia, which are in the running to host the 2022 tournament.
Just as the Little Orphan Annie comic strip is being taken out of print, the Santa Clarita Regional Theatre will bring the musical "Annie," based on the comic, to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. The show opens tomorrow night, July 24, and continues through Aug. 15.
"Salt" is, quite literally, a shaggy dog story.
Let's say you're in your favorite wine store looking for a bottle of wine to enjoy that evening. You know you like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, but this time you'd like to try something new and different. You think maybe you should try a Petite Sirah, but not sure you'll like it. You then consider a Grenache, having heard a lot about that particular grape, but uncertainty gets the better of you.
Lacrosse is growing in popularity throughout the country and in Southern California, but there would need to be a considerable shift for local high schools to add the sport as a CIF-sanctioned program in the near future.
A 23-year-old former Santa Clarita City Council candidate accused of pretending to be a policeman and pulling over a driver who cut him off needs psychological help, not prison time, his attorney said Thursday.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."
Life is full of events that can knock you down. Sometimes it's an actual tumble or accident that lands you in the hospital. Sometimes it's a death of someone you love dearly and can't quite imagine life without. Maybe it's the tragedy of being abused as a child.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.
Santa Clarita workers are braving the heat this afternoon to turn a block of Canyon Country into a beach - with everything but the ocean.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.
Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.
ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.
PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.