Fueled in part by federal grants and state bonds, and unfazed by the economy, Santa Clarita charged through 2010 at full speed, closing out the year with several milestones reached.
The Signal's occassional series on the events and happenings of 2010 began Dec. 21.
I have a confession. When I was first assigned the Senior Living beat at The Signal, I was not thrilled.
Seven female students, ages 11-14, from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in an all-day robotics competition this November at La Cañada High School. They walked away with the Research Quality Award, enhanced confidence and memories of an amazing experience.
In December, the 30-plus associates of Valencia's Petersen International Underwriters again collected food for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry in an effort to help make the holidays better for some of the community's less fortunate residents. This is the second year, Peterson made an organized effort to collect food and it was able to triple last year's donation. According to the staff at the SCV Food Pantry, this year's donation will provide food for approximately 250–300 people.
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Thirty years ago, I went to work for a company that no longer exists, but the brand names that were created more than 100 years ago still survive.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deserve praise for confronting this community's growing drug problem head-on and creating the Juvenile Intervention Team, also known as the J-Team, to help deal with it.
This "second-degree murder" verdict in the Michael Stephens trial does not sit right with me.
I am so pleased to be serving again as Santa Clarita's mayor for 2011. This is a very exciting time for the city of Santa Clarita. I want to share with readers some of the programs and projects we will be working on in the coming year.
More ink has been used in ethical discussions concerning pride than perhaps any other element in the discussion of individual character and integrity. And even so, we are usually at a loss to define it. |
Most everyone knows that statistics can be misleading. While The Signal's Wednesday headline story, "Crime down from 2009," may be good news, it also may be misleading, exaggerated or completely incorrect.
I write this as a public service announcement for all of our local citizens who have visited our local Trader Joe's store.
Why do people like Rev. Jeremiah Wright travel across America to exhort audiences to denigrate tea party Americans as racist?
The First Amendment of our nation's Constitution establishes five rights that the founding fathers considered so important, they listed them first in the Bill of Rights.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival's injury-cursed run at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset in Sunday's final.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - There was once a time when it was almost impossible to beat UCLA on its home court.
NEW YORK (AP) - No 62-point game for Carmelo Anthony on Sunday. He didn't even match his first-half total from Friday night.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will work with Congress where he can and circumvent lawmakers where he must, his top advisers warned Sunday in previewing Tuesday's State of the Union speech.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps - a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.
Zone 5-Valencia had twenty Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week which has been the highest number of reported incidents this year. The criminal incidents included residential/vehicle burglaries, theft from unlocked vehicles, and shoplifting from local businesses.
CHICAGO (AP) - An unusual weather pattern driving bitterly cold air from the Arctic Circle south across a huge swath of the Midwest is expected to send temperatures plummeting Monday from Minneapolis to Louisville, Ky., the latest punch from a winter that is in some areas shaping up as one of the coldest on record.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman said Sunday afternoon that she has been removed from life support following a judge's ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case.
GENEVA (AP) - Women and children trapped in a Syrian city under government siege will be permitted to leave as soon as Sunday under a deal that marked the first tangible - if limited - sign of progress in peace talks.
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - The gunman who shot and killed two people at a Maryland mall was a 19-year-old man from suburban Washington, police said Sunday, but it remained unclear whether he was personally acquainted with his victims.
Israeli official: Palestine should allow settlers