Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Some 20 years after the Santa Clarita Valley was eyed as home to the world's largest garbage dump, the city last week announced its intent to buy 842 acres of Elsmere Canyon - ensuring it will remain open space.
Throughout the Golden State, I would dare you to find two candidates more opposite in the race for election as attorney general this Nov. 2. The Democratic candidate is San Francisco County District Attorney Kamala Harris, and the Republican nominee is Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley.
I write all the time about local elections, and to the 17 percent of folks who actually vote in local elections, and the smaller group of 13 percent who actively engage in local issues with a deep understanding of the history and players, sometimes I must take those, and myself, to task.
It's no surprise the economic situation here in California looks bleak. The budget deficit remains at more than $19 billion, and the budget stalemate has been going on two months and counting.
The United States of America is the only place I've seen where driving a bus is seen as an activity of the privileged. We really need at least another $1 per gallon in gas taxes (with a rebate for legitimate business purposes).
As of the article in Friday's paper, you can see that finally the proposed issue of One Valley, One Vision is on the agenda for council approval ("Development plan unveiled," Sept. 24).
"I turn on my tap, and the water flows. Seems pretty simple. Why is my vote to re-elect Ed Colley to the Castaic Lake Water Agency board important?"
Too often it is wrongly presumed that when someone disagrees with President Barack Obama, that person must worship former President George W. Bush.
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MONTEREY PARK - College of the Canyons football leaned on its defense Saturday night at East Los Angeles College.
Citizens rejoice. We are safe. I just received my first citation for failure to wear a seatbelt and was delighted to learn that the fine was $146.
For Santa Clarita Christian's football team, Saturday's first ever varsity meeting with new crosstown rival Trinity Classical Academy started and ended with running back Daniel Green.
Because I've been away on business, today was the first time in a while I've had to pump gas into my vehicle.
Forgiveness has fallen on hard times, and like all of virtue's children, forgiveness is something we are much more apt to expect than to extend.
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.
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.