"I thought we'd heard the end of this right-wing nonsense," my friend Libby declared. "I mean, this whole debate is so yesterday."
Fueled in part by federal grants and state bonds, and unfazed by the economy, Santa Clarita charged through 2010 at full speed, closing out the year with several milestones reached.
The Signal's occassional series on the events and happenings of 2010 began Dec. 21.
I have a confession. When I was first assigned the Senior Living beat at The Signal, I was not thrilled.
Seven female students, ages 11-14, from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in an all-day robotics competition this November at La Cañada High School. They walked away with the Research Quality Award, enhanced confidence and memories of an amazing experience.
In December, the 30-plus associates of Valencia's Petersen International Underwriters again collected food for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry in an effort to help make the holidays better for some of the community's less fortunate residents. This is the second year, Peterson made an organized effort to collect food and it was able to triple last year's donation. According to the staff at the SCV Food Pantry, this year's donation will provide food for approximately 250–300 people.
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Thirty years ago, I went to work for a company that no longer exists, but the brand names that were created more than 100 years ago still survive.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deserve praise for confronting this community's growing drug problem head-on and creating the Juvenile Intervention Team, also known as the J-Team, to help deal with it.
This "second-degree murder" verdict in the Michael Stephens trial does not sit right with me.
I am so pleased to be serving again as Santa Clarita's mayor for 2011. This is a very exciting time for the city of Santa Clarita. I want to share with readers some of the programs and projects we will be working on in the coming year.
More ink has been used in ethical discussions concerning pride than perhaps any other element in the discussion of individual character and integrity. And even so, we are usually at a loss to define it. |
NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.
The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.
Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.
Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.
LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.