Just over the hill from Santa Clarita live more than 10 million people, but thanks to a very special Open Space Preservation District purchase last year in Elsmere Canyon, our valley will be forever protected and buffered from the bustling metropolitan area.
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Monday, Jan. 24
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With each new year, people often reflect on the choices they make in their lives and resolve to make smarter ones. Be sure to include a financial plan in your list of resolutions.
UPDATED STORY, Jan. 22, 2011:
Residents have raised concerns over the city of Santa Clarita's library advisory committee, adding to a flurry of criticisms already lobbed at the city over creating a city-run library system.
Students and alumni of The Master's College were offered spiritual renewal and fellowship at the annual Truth and Life Conference held this week at the college's Newhall campus.
I don't know whether it was good luck, poverty you could recognize from the street, or the phony sign I posted in my front window that read "Security provided by Abner's Alarms" - but my Canyon Country home was never burglarized or invaded - and no one was robbed there, in 25 years. I, and my family, lived safe and sound behind the moat for a very long time.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - The California Student Aid Commission is launching its official start of the 2011 financial aid and Cal Grant application period.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The American Lung Association in California released its annual State of Tobacco Control report that issues grades to cities and counties in California on key tobacco control policies, including those for smokefree outdoor environments, smokefree housing, and reducing sales of tobacco products.
The Santa Clarita Valley's own Men of Harmony will be at it again this Valentine's Day. They say "Nothing tells someone you love them like a singing Valentine," and the Men of Harmony Barbershop Quartets will serenade your sweetheart at home, at work or anywhere you choose in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Repertory East Playhouse will open its 2011 season with "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," by Terrence McNally. "This is an amazing piece of theater, and a challenge for us. We are all very excited for this production," said REP Artistic Director Ovington Michael Owston.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger -the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.
The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.
In February, I wrote an open letter to a soldier I encountered en route from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. I shared my regret at crossing paths several times and not thanking him for his service. Though I don't know whether he ever stumbled on the column, I promised I wouldn't make the same mistake again. When opportunity knocked, I'd be ready.
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LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels have seized another border guard base in eastern Ukraine, the third such military facility taken over the last day.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.
The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.
1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY
Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).
As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.
Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.