Beautiful songs and inspired silliness hit all the right notes at the Midwinter Madrigal Feast.
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Regarding "Candidates clash at forum" (The Signal, April 7):
Election day is nearly upon is. Many ballots - probably most - are already in via mail, and on Tuesday the polls will be open for remaining voters to select three members of the Santa Clarita City Council.
The most expensive solution possible based on bad science. That is what our currently agreed-to "chloride solution" is.
My name is Henry Schultz and I am a candidate for the City Council.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. We're all familiar with the three Rs of the waste-reduction hierarchy, and here at Castaic Lake Water Agency we take our role in living up to this environmentally minded mantra seriously.
Our City Council election is Tuesday. Many of you will vote before that day by absentee ballot. By all means, please vote - and make your vote an "informed vote."
A phone call came to my home today from a man who quickly spoke with such programmed precision, I thought it was a robo-call.
Complacency by the citizens and funding from large, Los Angeles special-interest groups are what allowed the City Council to pass the no-hospital hospital project, to build strip malls instead of attracting companies with higher-paying jobs and to have no plan for growth, which will cause a Santa Clarita urban nightmare.
TimBen Boydston won my vote one Tuesday evening at a City Council meeting when he took some of his allotted time on a different issue to express our neighborhood frustration with the current council's favoritism toward developers over individuals and neighborhoods.
I must say the April Fools' headline article ("Elected for life," April 1) certainly should have jolted the community into "high alarm mode."
I have known Marsha McLean for more than 20 years and have always appreciated her dedication to the well-being of Santa Clarita - from her leadership in the fight to defeat the proposed world's largest landfill at the gateway to our city, to her active participation in smart planning for our community.
It is hard to believe that it was more than four years ago when most Santa Clarita residents, including myself, did not know much about TimBen Boydston.
The purpose of this letter is to let you know about my wonderful experience at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and make your readers aware of an excellent breast surgeon in the area.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.
Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?
A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.
CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.
Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.
I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.