This column is about "reactionary laws" - not laws that are a part of some right-wing conspiracy, but laws that are enacted as a reaction to shocking news stories. The message to those whose common response to outrageous behavior is "there should be a law" is - be careful what you wish for.
Bank of Santa Clarita has continued to show increased earnings, according to second-quarter results released Thursday.
This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights the Chick-fil-A First 100 Challenge, Big John McCarthy's Ultimate Training Academy and Magic Mountain at night.
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.
Presently, our nation's unemployment rate hovers about an unnerving 10 percent.
In response to Cam Noltemeyer's column today ("Is Newhall Ranch's river permit the right way?" July 1), Noltemeyer wrote: "Did the previous Army Corps permit granted for the center of our city in 1998 work to protect the species in the river as promised? If so, where are those birds and fish now?"
Pundits claim President Barack Obama isn't incompetent. His goal is to go back to serfdom. He's activated the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
Friendly Valley service
The 12th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series continues Friday, July 30, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Town Center Drive at the corner of McBean Parkway, outside the Hyatt Valencia hotel in Valencia.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission seek artist submissions to develop an exhibition celebrating the 50th "birthday" of Bubble Wrap. The postmark deadline for application materials is extended to August 6.
The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees recently attended the US Jaycees National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned three special awards.
The first award was "#1 Chapter in the USA," which they won for the fourth time in a row.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement today after the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board delayed its vote on a potential sewage rate increase:
"I'm pleased that the members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board took the prudent step of delaying the vote until next spring. I disagree with those who say Santa Clarita should bear the entire burden of chloride removal, and Tuesday's decision to delay gives our community considerable time to continue making our argument.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement to highlight the intention of the Obama Administration and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct the largest tax increase in U.S. history on families and small businesses starting on Jan. 1, 2011:
"The Majority has been running up historic levels of spending and national debt, and to pay for it, is primed to raise taxes on hardworking American families and small businesses. The Democrats' tax increases will mean higher taxes for married couples and anyone paying income taxes, in addition to new, stricter mandates and increases on ...
After reading a number of posts in The Signal, and seeing bumper stickers with any variation of "drill here, drill now," it is clear there is a basic misunderstanding about oil drilling.
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission selected three finalists for a new public art piece for the city's Aquatics Center.
The winning artist from the finalists, whose names have not been announced, will be determined at the Sept. 16 Arts Commission meeting.
I just got back from a series of business trips in the east. I was able to visit the garden spots of Pittsburgh, Topeka, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. I was never so glad to get back home.
I've always heard that the airwaves belong to the people.
DALLAS (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was certainly trying to remain optimistic, even if he didn't expect such a dramatic comeback.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.
Last week was very eventful for The Master's College athletics as its men's and women's track and field teams posted quality marks at the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, the baseball team tried for a second consecutive conference championship title, and the men's basketball team gained a new head coach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Josh Rutledge began the season at Triple-A before the Colorado Rockies recalled him less than three weeks ago. The little-used second baseman came up big in a key situation on Sunday to help them win another series.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Steve Upton thinks of himself more as an "Officer Friendly" than a water cop.
When destination-wedding planner Sandy Malone got married in 2004, there was no Pinterest, no Instagram, Facebook was in its infancy and there were few bridal websites to draw from.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - Heavily armed African and French peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic's volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped in their neighborhood by violent Christian militants.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they plan a two-day strike beginning Monday.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.
Regarding Friday night's DUI checkpoint: Here we go again - another traffic checkpoint where a thousand or so drivers will be inconvenienced so one or two people can be cited for a DUI.