I applaud your recent editorial, "Our View: Let's embrace and support returning vets," in the Nov. 11 edition of The Signal.
There is a real horse race in place for the 38th District State Assembly seat, which will be vacated by Cameron Smyth in 2012 when he terms out of office. There are currently four candidates who have indicated they will be running to fill that seat: Republicans Patricia McKeon, Scott Wilk and Paul Strickland and Democrat Edward Headington.
Most don't yet recognize the profound change that California voters enacted on June 8, 2010. Proposition 14, passed on that day, scraps the primary runoff system. The old election process once identified the top candidate of each political party. This was replaced with a new system that nominates the top two nominees for the general election by popular vote, regardless of party affiliation.
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Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here's a list of productions that are currently shooting in town:
Every dollar has its purpose. It's true. Whether to buy a pack of gum, give to someone in need or combine with many other dollars and leave to your heirs, every dollar will end up somewhere.
The Santa Clarita Valley chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors is installing its new officers and presenting "Organizing, De-cluttering and Staging your Home" to members Dec. 13 at TPC Valencia.
Around the SCV
State officials raised an alarm Monday that California could lose a third of its inmate firefighters as it moves prisoners to county jails, but Los Angeles County officials said no effect is expected locally.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - As power outages continue into the fifth day for thousands of San Gabriel Valley residents, County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich urged Southern California Edison to expedite the restoration of power.
Professional road bicycle racer George Hincapie and other cycling enthusiasts will gather New Year's Eve at Central Park for "A Ride for Life."
Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary will host its annual non-denominational Service of Remembrance at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Chapel of the Hills in Newhall.
Citing years of inactivity on the proposal, Los Angeles County planners are poised to kill a long-standing plan to distribute water in Agua Dulce.
SANTA CLARITA - Start the holiday season in style at the 2011 Holiday Jazz Concert, presented by the College of the Canyons Music Department.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Tracy Morgan was recovering Sunday, but was expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and another man dead.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a box-office battle that pitted young against old, female against male, modest drama against big-budget spectacle, the teenage romance "The Fault in Our Stars" easily bested the time-shifting Tom Cruise action film "Edge of Tomorrow."
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is wading head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.
The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and two members of his entourage were in critical condition Sunday, a day after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a deadly chain-reaction pileup.
PARIS (AP) - U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.
Although a family tale assures a different story, I was born in central Cuba in 1954.
Mom says Dad is magic
As I sit at my desk wondering what to write and what category I fall into, I can't help to think of what it really means to be a dad.
My father was my hero and I am so very proud to tell everyone that.
Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?
I was 17 and living 120 miles west of London when the Invasion of Europe began.