Now that the uproar following President Barack Obama's thoughts on building an Islamic center near ground zero has subsided, it is worthwhile to examine an important truth that may have gotten lost in all the political spin.
I've been following Jim Holt's articles in The Signal about our water and sewage-treatment issues, and I am glad that you are taking the time to bring all of this information to our valley.
Our city is considering adding an incredibly expensive $210 million treatment plant to lower the salt content in our reclaimed water, which we currently discharge into the Santa Clara River - an otherwise bone-dry creekbed.
In regards to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's remarks to the Valley Industry Association ("On green issues, Kellar sees red," Aug. 18): Kellar was obviously "preaching to the choir," and I'm sure his remarks received approval.
We do not believe the city of Santa Clarita can provide better library services than Los Angeles County. We do not think Santa Clarita has the capability to "enhance" our libraries by privatizing them. If the city did take over, we know they would slap another tax on us in the long term to operate the facilities.
Dear Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Council members: A couple of issues need to be addressed before the city takes over three of the county library branches.
I hold a great deal of respect for Darren Hernandez, the deputy city manager and head of finance for Santa Clarita, who recently championed the potential takeover by the city of three Los Angeles County Library branches within the city limits, turning them over to a private library-management company and using potential "incremental" library funds to provide better services to the citizens of Santa Clarita.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Unemployment in the city of Santa Clarita hit an all-time high in July with one-in-12 now jobless, according to a state report released Friday.
An agency called the Office of Enforcement has been diligently reaching back over the past decade to enforce cold-case violations of state and federal clean water laws. And we in the Santa Clarita Valley may be next.
Staff, Students Thanked for Outstanding Scores
A Tujunga man, whose name has not been released, is in serious condition today after electrocuting himself, in an alleged attempt to steal copper wire from Southern California Edison power poles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said today.
Sacramento, Calif. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved revisions to the Heat Illness Prevention Standard Thursday.
Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club invites dancers of all ages to its monthly meeting on Aug. 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Santa Clarita Senior Center in Newhall.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.
The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.
Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.
Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.
LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.