One of the most sacred rights we have in this country is the freedom of speech. The importance of this fundamental right is displayed by our founding fathers placing this sacred right in the first amendment of our Constitution.
On Nov. 25, Gary Horton wrote a column ("Don't mess with Texas") in which he called for "reforming" Proposition 13 in order to raise more tax revenues to the state, primarily from businesses.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin: Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2009. There are 35 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.
Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2009. There are 35 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.
At first celebrated only sporadically in remembrance of the gift of food by native Americans to the new settlers at Plymouth Rock in the winter of 1621, Thanksgiving was not permanently established until 1863.
"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."
"As a new $21 billion state deficit looms, I urge you to develop, implement and support structural reforms to address our immediate crisis and provide a long term solution for future generations," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in a letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urging the immediate implementation of the following recommendations:
NAPA, Calif. -- In response to recent travel tips which say the same old thing, Kate Hanni, president of FlyersRights.org, decided to provide air travelers travel tips that they won't hear from other "travel experts" to help better prepare them for the more insidious and inevitable occurrences during this holiday air travel season. Planes are over booked, entirely full so flyer's beware:
The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to participate in Los Angeles County's "Brag About Your Bag" initiative.
With the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter opening its doors for the season Dec. 1, the local Thriving Lutherans chapter is hosting a volunteer open house Monday, Nov. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled to occur between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
LOS ANGELES -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's nomination of State Senator Abel Maldonado to serve as California's Lt. Governor:
For those who missed the William S. Hart Union High School Governing Board meeting on Nov. 18 when studies on a Castaic high school site were presented, the meeting will re-broadcast at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, Saturday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To enhance the prosecution of abusers and prevent future child abuse, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to expand cross-reporting to nine additional cities; Burbank, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, Pasadena and Redondo Beach.
"With this vital partnership between the Department of Children and Family Services, law enforcement, the Dependency Court, and these additional City Attorney's Offices, we can more effectively protect the children of Los Angeles County," Antonovich said.
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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.
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.
You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.
During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.
Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle Police Department.