Now that the uproar following President Barack Obama's thoughts on building an Islamic center near ground zero has subsided, it is worthwhile to examine an important truth that may have gotten lost in all the political spin.
I've been following Jim Holt's articles in The Signal about our water and sewage-treatment issues, and I am glad that you are taking the time to bring all of this information to our valley.
Our city is considering adding an incredibly expensive $210 million treatment plant to lower the salt content in our reclaimed water, which we currently discharge into the Santa Clara River - an otherwise bone-dry creekbed.
In regards to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's remarks to the Valley Industry Association ("On green issues, Kellar sees red," Aug. 18): Kellar was obviously "preaching to the choir," and I'm sure his remarks received approval.
We do not believe the city of Santa Clarita can provide better library services than Los Angeles County. We do not think Santa Clarita has the capability to "enhance" our libraries by privatizing them. If the city did take over, we know they would slap another tax on us in the long term to operate the facilities.
Dear Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Council members: A couple of issues need to be addressed before the city takes over three of the county library branches.
I hold a great deal of respect for Darren Hernandez, the deputy city manager and head of finance for Santa Clarita, who recently championed the potential takeover by the city of three Los Angeles County Library branches within the city limits, turning them over to a private library-management company and using potential "incremental" library funds to provide better services to the citizens of Santa Clarita.
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.
Unemployment in the city of Santa Clarita hit an all-time high in July with one-in-12 now jobless, according to a state report released Friday.
An agency called the Office of Enforcement has been diligently reaching back over the past decade to enforce cold-case violations of state and federal clean water laws. And we in the Santa Clarita Valley may be next.
Staff, Students Thanked for Outstanding Scores
A Tujunga man, whose name has not been released, is in serious condition today after electrocuting himself, in an alleged attempt to steal copper wire from Southern California Edison power poles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said today.
Sacramento, Calif. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved revisions to the Heat Illness Prevention Standard Thursday.
Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club invites dancers of all ages to its monthly meeting on Aug. 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Santa Clarita Senior Center in Newhall.
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say a Seattle Pacific University student on Thursday disarmed a lone gunman who entered a building and shot three people.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made his first official visit to the Capitol on Thursday to make his case for getting state aid to help revitalize California's most populous city.
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Special Assignment Team (SAT) and the Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) conducted a multiple-location parole/probation compliance operation during the early morning hours. The deputies were accompanied by a Los Angeles County Probation Officer. This morning's operation included locations in Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, and Val Verde.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who is charged with killing his wife, called and told his father-in-law about the shooting and asked him to come for the couple's two young children soon after it happened, a 911 call released Thursday indicates.
Parents and students were warned of a man annoying students near Hart High School today, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.
Local sheriff's detectives are investigating their second case of grand theft involving copper in less than two weeks after $2,000 worth of copper wiring was stolen from a construction site in Castaic this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cable cars, light- rail trains and buses were running again on Thursday as transit officials in san Francisco sought confirmation from drivers involved in a three-day sickout that they were actually dealing with health issues.
Seven students from College of the Canyon's medical lab technician program will take part in a pinning ceremony tonight.
NEW YORK (AP) â" California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown on Saturday is likely to boost TV ratings and, if he wins, create a star for a sport that could badly use one.
The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers announced today that Philip Solomon is taking over as the new chief executive officer of the organization. Solomon has served as Samuel Dixon's chief operating officer for the past two years and has a long history working for non-profits.
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - For the Calder family, the "Frozen" frenzy began when the Disney movie came out in late 2013 and they took their 7-year-old daughter Caroline to see it in the theater.
IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine Corps official says the military is working on a plan to help three displaced families whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into a neighborhood in the small Southern California desert city of Imperial.