In the midst of discussion - or argument or mudslinging, depending whom you ask - about the issue of chloride levels in the Santa Clara River and the water we send downstream to neighboring farmers, an important point may be lost.
With school starting and the traveling days of summer just about ended, we've entered that time when conversations about vacations are frequent: "Where did you go this year, and how was it?" My wife and I took three weeks and learned the hard way that the Central Coast in the summer is more like the Pacific Northwest in the winter. Enough said.
Next week is 9/11, nine years since four jetliners were hijacked by fanatical Muslim extremists. Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001. How will you acknowledge what has now become National Patriot's Day, arguably a somber and solemn event in America's history?
I cannot afford to act in the capacity of academic snob. I attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, ranked third by the "everyone gets a prize" U.S. News and World Report as a midwestern regional university.
Thank you for your coverage of the Aug. 24 City Council meeting regarding the proposal to take over the operation of three local libraries ("Last words on libraries").
Once again, I'm glad to say "Bravo Bob Kellar!" You have a backbone and are not a sheeple.
Here are my questions regarding the city's plan to take over the running of our libraries.
In response to "Library row confounds dogmatics," (Sept. 1): Interesting how local columnist/conservative naysayer Gary Horton plays on his misinformed understanding of partisan issues surrounding local versus county control of our treasured public libraries.
In response to the open letter to me concerning the proposed annexation of Tesoro del Valle by the city of Santa Clarita ("Annex Tesoro," Aug. 31), it is my understanding that representatives of the Tesoro del Valle Homeowners Association board of directors - the elected representatives for the 1,100 families currently living there - have testified and submitted letters to the city asking that they wait until the county completes its processing of a pending application for entitlements of the undeveloped property in Tesoro.
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 7
Le Chêne French Cuisine is a popular "destination" restaurant on Sierra Highway near Agua Dulce. The restaurant has been delighting customers with fine food and wine for 30 years.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Quail Unlimited (SCVQU) will host two rattlesnake avoidance clinics for dogs, just in time for the upland hunting seasons.
Repertory East Playhouse will return to its Main Stage Season with the new adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and sponsored by Good Neighbor Pharmacy.
College of the Canyons will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the 32,040 square foot, $10.7 million Mentry Hall expansion project outside the Mentry Hall Art Gallery on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Danks and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, Leury Garcia hit his first major league home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three 14-year-old girls were hospitalized Wednesday after a car crashed into them at a North Hollywood crosswalk.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who played a dancing hamster in Kia car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna has been charged with California disability fraud.
MPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.
Veterans and their families are invited to apply for affordable housing in a new neighborhood to be located in Santa Clarita.
Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach police chief and former second in command of the Los Angeles Police Department, came very near to winning outright the Los Angeles County sheriff's post in Tuesday's election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A half dozen key lawmakers were struggling Wednesday to quickly craft a compromise bill to help veterans facing long appointment waits at VA hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.
THE THEATER - May gave us some great flicks in the form of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "Maleficent," but June seems to be offering even more.
Following an "extensive investigation," a 27-year-old Canyon Country man was jailed Wednesday on $1.1 million bail after his arrest in connection with a Valentine's Day collision that killed another motorist.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The family of a pregnant American woman who went missing in Afghanistan in late 2012 with her Canadian husband received two videos last year in which the couple asked the U.S. government to help free them and their child from Taliban captors, The Associated Press has learned.
First, we must acknowledge that fighting or arguing exists in most marriages. The couples who don't have any arguments are likely in denial. Or one partner is simply far too submissive and that is not a happy situation for her or him. Let's be clear, there is nothing wrong with a healthy disagreement. However, there are some types of disagreeing that end up in verbal battles that can do serious damage if not dealt with correctly.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama'slaw.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez's primary weapon in World War II.