At first I read Mr. Corliss' letter with amusement ("Teachers should worry about kids, not money," May 22), then I got angry.
Don't you just love it? The headline in the May 26 issue of The Signal is "Council gives itself a raise." The subhead on the lower left side is "City OKs 13-percent hike for garbage fees." And on page A3, "Council approves citywide fee hike."
Imagine our surprise when crusty Uncle Earl got an invitation to speak at the commencement ceremony for a local high school. I guess all of those columns with his ramblings have finally started to pay off.
Memorial Day parade and service
Memorial Day is a day to pay our respect to those who lie where honor rests in our state and national cemeteries and in myriad other places across the world in both marked and unmarked graves.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - JR Hildebrand was one turn away from winning the Indianapolis 500 and within sight of the checkered flag when the 23-year-old rookie made the ultimate mistake.
There's nothing like a big serving of ice cream to produce a satisfied smile.
Senior Lunch Menu
While claims that new restaurants fail at a staggering rate have been disproved, there's little dispute that the 43-year success record of the Backwoods Inn in Canyon Country is a remarkable achievement.
I grew up listening to AM radio in the 1960s. One of the songs I enjoyed listening to was "Got My Mojo Working." It was so popular Rolling Stone magazine listed it as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Jason Schaff, longtime editor of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, has been named executive editor of The Signal.
Editor's note: Kara, a 3-year-old pit bull mix saved from a high-kill Los Angeles County shelter, has been selected as the bully breed ambassador for the national "Pit Stops: Crossing the Country with Loren the Rescue Bully" book tour with Michelle Sathe, assistant features editor of The Signal. The duo left the Santa Clarita Valley for their first stop in Utah on May 9 and will return on June 27.
Michael and Caren Prevo, of Santa Clarita, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Nichole Prevo, of Valencia, to Christopher Cline, of Valencia.
John and Denise Turner, of Santa Clarita, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ashley Turner to Stephen Michael Shirey, of Fort Wayne, Ind.
While it is obvious to most disinterested observers that pension reforms are needed at both the state and national levels, we shouldn't overlook the opportunity for locally elected officials at local agencies to tackle these problems on their own.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin told diplomats Wednesday as he urged insurgents in southeast Ukraine to postpone their planned referendum Sunday on autonomy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Getting to, from and around Los Angeles International Airport has never been easy. Airport officials said Tuesday it's going to get worse.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Hotter, drier conditions in the already drought-stricken Southwest are expected to further stress the region's water supply, threatening specialty crops and making forests more vulnerable to wildfires and tree-killing insects.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Brian Roberts hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Tuesday night for just their second victory in seven games.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Clayton Kershaw admitted he was nervous about making his first start in six weeks.
Heading into Foothill League finals on Thursday, the Hart Indians will have more than just a legacy behind it, it will have experience.
West Ranch softball players will be the first to admit they've been playing below their potential over the last two weeks.
Well, here we go.
THE BOX OFFICE - It's now May, which means the summer movie season has officially kicked off.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.
POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) - Three sea lions - including one nicknamed Hoppie, who was rescued from an almond orchard in Modesto - have been released back into the wild.
FAIRFIELD (AP) - A pilot who crashed and died while performing a stunt at a Northern California air show had recently passed a skills test that included his flying routines, the head of an air show trade association said.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District meets at City Hall this Wednesday to take up the issue of rate increases to underwrite chloride removal from local wastewater.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Water has flowed from Northern California's snow-capped peaks to the south's parched cities ever since the California Aqueduct was built in the 1960s. Now, amid one of the worst droughts in history, state officials are considering an audacious plan to send some of the water back uphill.
The selection process for Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year has a lot to do with faithfulness to community service.