The March 13 letter by Rev. Jay ("'There will be no outcasts in this church'") and the online comments that followed should, in my opinion, be required reading in American government classes to impress upon students the importance of our First Amendment.
I wanted to express my grief and gratitude for the life and service of a young local man, Rudy Acosta, 19, who died in Afghanistan on Saturday.
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Tickets are now on sale for the 18th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, which rides into Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio and other venues in the Santa Clarita Valley from April 27 to May 1.
Vine 2 Wine, one of the last annual wine events benefiting Santa Clarita residents, is changing hands.
Agromin will give away 20 tons of compost to Santa Clarita residents during the Earth Arbor Day Festival at Central Park in Saugus on Saturday, April 16.
Special needs students from across the Hart School District will gather on the field at Valencia High School for the second annual Hart Games 2011 Track and Field meet tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A known gang member was arrested Saturday morning after being shot in the hand and back by an unknown suspect in Canyon Country, sheriff's records revealed Monday.
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, who represents a large portion of Castaic, honored Janice Parvin as the 2011 Woman of the Year for the 37th Assembly District during a special ceremony Monday. Parvin has become an active voice within the city of Moorpark. She is the chair for the Ventura County Council of Government and vice-chair of Ventura LAFCO. Parvin is also on the board of the California League of Cities.
It seems every type of government - federal, state and local - are running a deficit.
It is worrisome that we frequently hear or read the voices of persons claiming great dangers of "Muslim extremists" without offering any factual proof that such groups constitute a real threat to our country.
High school art exhibit
Who am I? Why am I here? What can you expect? I'm going to answer these three questions in my first column with The Signal - the first of many, I should add.
Sheriff's detectives are investigating an alleged January sexual assault that reportedly involves a member of rap artist Lil Wayne's entourage, authorities said Monday.
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.
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.