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.
A great deal of my material for this weekly column comes from my own personal experiences or from observation.
There are few things a boat full of Democrats, Republicans and independents can agree upon besides "Want another beer?" But when night comes and you're out in the dark in the deep blue sea, that's when conversation turns more serious.
In response to "An unholy alliance at city hall" (July 27): Thank you, Bruce McFarland. Your good citizenship is helping us all by giving a view of what you see. Thank you for taking the time to attend these meetings and keeping the rest of us informed of your observations. It will be in interesting to see the other side.
Has anybody read the hatred and other dubious ideas depicted in JournoList? It's pretty outrageous. The slavish behavior these journalists have shown is amazing.
I strongly oppose the proposal for the city to take over the three county libraries in Santa Clarita. What's the point? There is no way a new city library can provide the vast array of books, magazines, professional journals, CDs, DVDs, microfilm, etc. now available to Santa Clarita residents through the Los Angeles County library system, let alone do so at a cost savings.
You don't have to be a constitutional lawyer to realize there's a problem in America when the federal government defines to the last detail what a health-insurance policy must look like - and then forces every citizen to buy one.
In July 4's issue, Ron Smith wrote a letter castigating Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, for his support of efforts to require a balanced budget ("Dear Congressman").
Los Angeles County officials set aside $12.5 million Tuesday to build a new fire station on Golden Valley Road east of Highway 14 to accommodate a growing population on the east side of the Santa Clarita Valley.
SACRAMENTO - As the summer heat continues, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has a warning for the motoring public: Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
Los Angeles County - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the construction of the new Fire Station 150 at 19190 Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita Tuesday, to provide vital fire protection, emergency medical and life safety services, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- A motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe ordering an independent audit of the recently implemented safety enhancements by the Department of Children and Family Services and all county departments involving abused and neglected children and their families was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors.
Austin, Texas - Lance Armstrong's attorneys say the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is offering cyclists a "sweetheart deal" if they testify or provide evidence that the seven-time Tour de France winner cheated by doping.
The Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Assocation for Nurse Practitioners will hold their monthly dinner in Woodland Hills on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Nurse practitioners, students and health professionals are welcome to the event.
A dog was found Saturday, July 31 about 9:30 p.m. running around Old Ranch Road in Stevenson Ranch near the Macaroni Grill restaurant.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Living little carries some big risks.
LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.
Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.
The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.
LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama "Mona Lisa" to animated fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has died aged 71.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little.
Gusty Santa Ana winds, unseasonably high temperatures and low relative humidity are bringing wildfire concerns to Southern California.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.
If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.
The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.
Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.
I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.