It was probably as close to a white Christmas as we'll get in the Santa Clarita Valley this year.
Chris Dickerson changed my outlook. The unapologetic liberal and Baltimore transplant who served in the capacity of Signal city editor during the late 1990s, at one of our several lunches at the Way Station, opened my eyes to an epiphany.
This letter should have been written years ago, when the incident that prompts its belated publication took place.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt To say that current times are not foreboding would be disingenuous. For most of us, these first few years into the 21st century are unchartered waters. Many of us ask: "Will we have a house?" "Will I still have a job?" "How will we pay for medicine?" Sixty-seven years ago, this valley was in a war nothing short of Good vs. ...
A 3.0-magnitude earthquake hit areas surrounding Santa Clarita at 9:17 a.m. Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Web site.
PASADENA - Federal Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Anaheim and Santa Barbara and the federal-state Disaster Recovery Center in Sylmar closed Friday and will reopen at 1 p.m. Jan. 12 as outreach centers, disaster recovery officials said.
A local Democratic activist confided to me several months ago that his own dear mother told him, "America is not ready for a black president."
Perhaps a bit late, but I would like to suggest that Congress allow taxpayers to deduct up to $1,000 of credit card interest on their tax returns. Buck (McKeon), can you make that happen?
In the digital world, people's need to access real-time information transcends simply 24-hour national and world news sources and must include local happenings.
Proposition 1: High Speed Rail Bonds - The first $10 billion of an eventual $45 billion or more for bullet trains - in this economy? We tried to get a stop in the Santa Clarita Valley but the bullet train people said "no." Turnabout is fair play. We say no.
Congratulations to the city on its excellent traffic study for the future of Santa Clarita 20 and 30 years down the road.
Let the smears begin. It certainly didn't take long for the McCain campaign to attempt to sling mud at Obama. Having Sarah Palin make a comment about his palling around with terrorists is just another desperate attempt to take the public's eyes off of McCain's erratic behavior during this time of economic crisis. We have been through this before. Obama was not close to Bill Ayers and has denounced his radical views and activities.
Well, the local Republicans seem to be up to their same old dirty tricks. Instead of just campaigning against Carole Lutness, the Democratic nominee in the 38th Assembly District race, someone is conducting a "push poll." A push poll is not a real poll. It asks questions in a negative way about one candidate, giving the person answering the questions a negative impression of that candidate. It is a classic "dirty trick" aimed at influencing ...
With both our state and national economy in crisis, it's always interesting to hear local candidates talk about their economic plans and visions. In the important race for the California 19th Senate seat, Democratic candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson has been totally unwilling to address this issue.
GLENDALE -- The bend-but-don't-break College of the Canyons defense withstood a disciplined assault from Glendale Community College Saturday night before ultimately wrestling the Vaqueros to the ground.
Business owners and leaders often stray too close to a situation to see the entire picture. One of the responsibilities as a Trusted Advisor is to observe what is happening from a vantage point to provide a fresh perspective to clients that may not be otherwise noticed.
BANGKOK (AP) - Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved Parliament's lower house on Monday and called early elections. But protesters seeking to topple her vowed to carry on their fight, saying they cannot win the polls because of corruption.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as part of an FBI investigation into allegations of civil rights abuses and corruption in the nation's largest jail system.
High winds buffeted the Santa Clarita Valley today, sending deputies scrambling to respond to residential burglar alarms in several neighborhoods.
A look at America's "new rich," a rising demographic group, according to survey data provided to The Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
College of the Canyons will host a free orientation next Monday for job seekers interested in the fields of aerospace and biomedical manufacturing.
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by massive anti-government protests.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the "red, wild and blue" lifestyle.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants in this growing Silicon Valley startup incubator are barred from the Internet.
By analogy with the gay marriage issue, who cares if someone who's never been to Paris wants to privately call themselves a "Parisian"?
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.