When you read some of the letters to the editor printed in The Signal and the Republican rants consider this:
It was clear to me that Democratic Voices' Diana Shaw was a lawyer long before I came to that disclosure at the end of her opinion piece on legal ethics ("The tortured logic of John Yoo," The Signal, June 16).
We may be on the cusp of inflation raising its ugly head again. How so? Our government is spending trillions of dollars using a broad swath of initiatives to fight deflation, which is the opposite of inflation. Herein lies the rub. If government were to succeed in stopping deflation, the huge new debt issuance that's supporting them could lead to a spike in inflation that we have not experienced since the 1970s.
Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the first week of July 1976 in The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.
A number of local offices will be closed Friday to observe the Fourth of July.
n City Hall and all city offices will be closed, though the activity, aquatics and community centers will remain open.
A teenager was taken to a local hospital with apparently minor injuries after a van hit him on his bike Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Two teenagers in Stevenson Ranch were arrested in a drug bust Wednesday, authorities said.
Students interested in jumpstarting their college careers and entering the workforce can enroll in the College of the Canyons LAUNCH program beginning July 6.
An old-fashioned ice cream social will be held 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall.
I am concerned that our state's priorities are messed up. I see and read all the things that have been cut because our state is in crisis.
It's ridiculous for grown men and women to say: "I want to be able to choose from hundreds of cereals at the supermarket, thousands of movies from Netflix, millions of songs on iTunes - but I want a 'single-payer, universal' government to choose for me when it comes to my health care."
Our nation's efforts to stop global warming were in the news this week with the passage of historical legislation.
In response to the editorial column by Senator George Runner ("Do as I say, not as I do," The Signal, June 28):
The recently opened California Pizza Kitchen at Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia welcomed Brownie Troop 6282 to a special tour of the facility.
Simi Valley podiatrist Lee Rogers, a candidate in this year's race to represent California's 25th Congressional District, is suing the hospital that contracted his services, claiming a doctor there bad-mouthed him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Signal.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.
A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Advertisers are backing away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments attributed to the NBA team's owner.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A federal transportation safety official arrived Monday in Northern California to investigate a collision between two small planes that sent one crashing into San Francisco Bay.
It's kind of sad watching Paul Walker, who died tragically late last year in a car crash in Valencia, in this weekend's new action thriller "Brick Mansions" because you know you won't have much good to say about the film when it's over.
Disney may paint with all the colors of the wind, but it won't use the word "God."
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota said Monday that it will move its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas.
LONDON (AP) - George Clooney -Hollywood's most eligible bachelor - is getting hitched, according to a London law firm.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back and pro-Russia insurgents seized more government buildings Monday as the U.S hit Russia with more sanctions for allegedly fomenting the unrest in eastern Ukraine.
SHEDDER REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia (AP) - The Somali mother's home is a small shelter with a frame of sticks covered by ragged blankets on the dusty grounds of a refugee camp. It was to her that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel to on an impossible journey as a stowaway on a plane from California.
The Los Angeles Clippers have Monday off.
VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.