For many years, I have listened to and read about various murder trials, sentencing and death-row fights to save the defendants who have been put on death row to await their fate.
Four years can change a lot. At least that's what state Sen. Tony Strickland is banking on in his race to be elected California's top money manager.
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.
HOLLYWOOD -- On the day when rock icon John Lennon would have become a septuagenarian, thousands of fans from around the world gathered to remember the floppy-haired lad from Liverpool who just wanted to give peace a chance.
"Now, this needs to be kept secret until I file the lawsuit and the city is served," said the gravelly voice of Don Ricketts through the telephone, with a conspiratorial tone that I knew revealed a twinkle in his eye.
In The Signal's article on Save Our Library's suit to block privatization of the libraries ("City sued over libraries," Oct. 5), the city attorney assured the public that the proposed contract with Library Systems & Services LLC (LSSI) will fully protect library patrons' privacy.
Regarding "Boxer and Fiorina are a study in opposites," Oct. 3: I'm not sure how Roger Gitlin attained op-ed column status in your Sunday edition, but so it goes. However, I cannot allow his support for Carly Fiorina (for U.S. Senate) to go unanswered.
I often wonder just when, and at whose insistence, the great virtues of modesty and humility became detrimental to the human condition. They seem not only to be in short supply, but increasingly their absence is applauded and even intentionally sought after.
The Board of Directors for Tesoro del Valle homeowners' association would like to correct some misconceptions that surround the city of Santa Clarita's attempt to prematurely and only partially annex the Tesoro community.
Humboldt Squad, a band based in the Santa Clarita Valley, will host Feed the SCV, a concert to raise funds and gather food for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry on Nov. 6.
Planning a trip out of town?
Residents turn out to support more than 100 local businesses that had exhibits at the 26th annual Santa Clarita Community Expo held at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Santa Clarita. The show continues today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit facebook.com/scvchamberexpo.
With many pollsters predicting the Republican Party is poised to take back the House of Representatives in November, the Santa Clarita Valley finds itself with a unique opportunity.
Linda Magara, 2010 Santa Clarita Valley Club winner of the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business award, will be presented with the 2010 Zonta International District 9 JMK award on Wednesday at the Club business meeting held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Valencia.
So many in our community work hard for their money and for us: firemen, police, teachers, etc. Their reward is not just a good salary, but also a promise of benefits in their old age - pensions.
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.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included domestic violence, grand theft auto, petty theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The Board of Equalization opened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.
County health officials discovered a rabid bat in the Santa Clarita Valley last month, meaning two of the three found countywide so far this year have been in the SCV.