Kathy Lively has picked up the microphone for the Santa Clarita Valley band Tribute.
It was hot and humid week in the Santa Clarita Valley. Of course, it is August, and such heat (sans humidity) is to be expected. Wake me when it's November.
'The Music Man'
I was so very happy to read The Signal article ("Letter clears school leader," Aug. 3) that confirmed that Gloria Mercado-Fortine had been cleared of any conflict-of-interests practices.
It's been roughly 21 years since a large-scale mining proposal first came to be in the SCV. Life in the valley has changed dramatically since then, but things could take a turn for the worse pretty soon if residents don't make their opinions known.
"I need some good news," a friend wrote on Facebook the other day.
I have always been very intrigued by politics, and especially the discourse between opposing parties.
In response to "Americans are embarrassed about their government," Aug. 1:
Kudos to the Valencia paramedics for their rapid response to my 911 call.
In an excellent special report several months ago, The Economist detailed the many dysfunctions of California governance - chief among them, incumbent-favorable districts gerrymandered over the various decades by a conspiracy of Republican and Democratic legislators to assure that only the most polarized characters achieved election to the Assembly and state Senate.
I just read the front-page article "Bill viewed as a 'last chance' to stop mine" (Aug. 2). Several thoughts sprang to mind:
Regarding Bill Kennedy's comments in The Signal on July 22, I must say that he has hit all of the Republican bromides about how "great" the state of Texas is right on the money. And I do mean money.
Boston Scientific reported second quarter sales of $1.975 billion, at the high end of the company's projected forecast.
A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.
The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.
In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.
A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.
Six Flags Magic Mountain's iconic roller coaster Colossus will close Aug. 16 after a 36-year run, officials at the Santa Clarita Valley theme park announced Tuesday.
Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita. You might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.
Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one.
California United Bank and 1st Enterprise Bank announced that they are planning to merge, according to CU Bancorp, the parent company of California United Bank.
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Voters in California's far northern counties weighed in Tuesday on whether to secede from the state in advisory measures that will gauge sentiment in a region long accustomed to feeling ignored by the Legislature and out of sync with the state's major cities.
Well-known serial entrepreneur, software engineer, architect and manager, Ole Eichhorn spoke with Santa Clarita's startup community and tech accelerator group SCV Startup last Thursday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With no divisive initiatives on the ballot Tuesday, the first statewide election under California's top-two system was not drawing much interest from voters despite some fiercely contested seats for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices.