I am writing to encourage voters in the Newhall School District to vote for Christy Smith for the Newhall district governing board.
There is an underdog in the William S. Hart Union High School District board race. You don't see nearly as much press for Linda Valdes as you do for the other candidates, but I truly hope they don't underestimate the impact Linda has had on Santa Clarita.
What has become of the small town in which I grew up? Over the years I've watched folks move in and for some reason they want to elevate themselves to a status above all the rest. I often think I wish they would move back to wherever they came from.
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Alexis Zoie Siezega and Taylor Alan Rasmussen were married on June 6, 2009 on the beach at Mandalay Bay Embassy Suites, Oxnard.
When it comes to the Castaic Union School District election, there's one 800-pound gorilla in the room.
Voters in West Ranch, Castaic and Tesoro del Valle will make an important decision Nov. 3, perhaps the most important decision anyone in the Santa Clarita Valley has been asked to make since 1987, when local residents formed their own city.
Santa Clarita Christian racked up 307 first-half rushing yards in a 56-0 win over Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills, in the Heritage League opener for both teams on Saturday night at Canyon High.
Owning and operating your own business has never been easy. Start-up capital, office space, equipment, employees, payroll, fierce competition and endless paperwork mean never resting as an owner of a small business. And yet, 99.2 percent of the businesses in California fall into the category of "small" and employ more than half of our state's workforce.
Debt. Massive, historic, unprecedented generational debt will be the sole "accomplishment" of President Barack Hussein Obama - all so he can repay his union minions, environmental extremist supporters, media sycophants and liberal dupes that look to his taxpayer-financed largesse.
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Signal Senior Staff Writer Brandon Lowrey has been promoted to city editor, and Senior Staff Writer Josh Premako has been promoted to the newly created position of opinion/business editor.
During the lean times of the Great Recession we get used to certain images: The sad sign of the foreclosure notice on the vacant house. A closure notice on a factory that once made cars. The dejected and somewhat caged looks of recently laid off workers in an unemployment line. These images make us sad.
Regarding ("Opt-out disbelief," Sept. 20) Linda Storli-Koontz's not being able to "imagine parents opting their high school students out of hearing" President Barack Obama's speech to students: It wouldn't have happened if Obama's Department of Education hadn't sent a "lesson plan" directly to schools asking students to write an essay on "how can I help President Obama."
President Barack Obama promised our veterans: "If Congress sends me a defense bill loaded with ... waste, I will veto it."
NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.
NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.
My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.
SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.
NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
Repairs may be needed on the Interstate 5 overpass where highly corrosive acid spilled from an overturned tanker truck Tuesday, a spokesman for Caltrans said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - O.J. TV was a national pastime.
The worsening California drought has dropped levels so low in Castaic Lake that water has to be pumped uphill to get it to the treatment plant, officials said Wednesday.