Over my years counseling families, and especially married couples, I have found that most problems can be traced back to the area of expectations. And I've boiled it down to this: unexpressed expectations are hardly ever met, and unmet expectations are hardly ever forgotten.
In the grand, 92-year history of The Signal, a formal editorial board is a new thing.
For some time, I have enjoyed the privilege of serving on The Signal's Editorial Board. In that time we have addressed many issues, some easy and several not so easy.
This week's Spotlight features Valencia High School's student section, Chinese acrobats and square dancing.
I can only hope the community can see what the problem is with the William S. Hart Union High School District school board.
On Tuesday evening, the State of the Union address was delivered by President Barack Obama in front of Congress and millions of Americans.
Before the citizens of the 38th District sent Cameron Smyth to the California Assembly, and before he ascended to the Santa Clarita City Council, he worked on the staff of Republican state Sen. Pete Knight. His duties included acting in the role of representative for Knight at various community functions, which cynics found a rather lucrative and time-effective way of running for local office while also earning a paycheck.
Planning a trip out of town?
If you take a look at the desks of most business owners, there will be stacks of paper, files, books, magazines, knick knacks, post-it notes, a coffee cup, a computer monitor and a name plate.
Nearly 500 Santa Clarita homes and businesses were without power after a single-car crash left one person injured and knocked out a utility pole just after 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Friday, Jan. 28
Monday is the registration deadline for local residents who want to vote in the Feb. 15 special state Senate election. The 17th District race is between Republican candidate Sharon Runner and Democrat Darren Parker.
Aggi Ochin dries a group of synthetic silk parasols in a field near Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia on Friday. The colorful hand-painted FlowerSols are used to shade heat-sensitive plants from the sun. Local residents Ochin and Michael Grossman wholesale the Chinese-made FlowerSols to the Green Thumb Nursery in Newhall and five other locations.
Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.
Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."
The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.
Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.
Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.
Winds continued to buffet the Santa Clarita Valley throughout the day Wednesday, leading to a second straight day of uprooted trees and downed limbs, Santa Clarita city officials said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.