UPDATED 2:40 p.m. Wednesday: With 99.5 percent of 25,423 California precints reporting, Proposition 8, the measure to ban gay marriage in California, was leading with nearly 52 percent of the vote early Wednesday afternoon. The vote stands at 5,358,816 yes votes (52.5 percent) and 4,866,840 no votes (47.5 percent). The measure drew attention in Santa Clarita like no other statewide proposition, spilling onto the streets as protesters pro and con staged rallies almost nightly. The campaigns ...
As giant power lines come marching through the north end of our valley, and even those who lobby consistently for more and more growth cry foul at the loss of their views and damage to their neighborhoods, maybe it is time to look at the bigger picture.
It's been a historic time at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. For the first time since the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law was implemented in 1993, a major political party adopted a platform that calls for the replacement of the law with a non-discrimination policy. This accomplishment has largely gone unnoticed during the convention excitement, but it is a moment too important to be ignored. The Democratic National Committee knows what we know: that ...
Democratic voice Cal Planakis predictably attempts to hide the real reason for California's current $15 billion deficit by blaming it on Proposition 13. The bright lights of actual budget numbers reveal the real culprits.
Regarding Obama's speech at the consummation of the DNC, one commentator stated, "Vote for him or don't, but thank God that the United States of America can produce great speakers who can deliver great speeches."
On July 15, I asked the city Planning Commission how the proposed new general plan being developed under the "One Valley, One Vision" will meet the city's existing park space requirement, which is five acres per 1,000 residents per the city of Santa Clarita General Plan dated 06/25/91.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Dean Efstathiou to the local water agency board Tuesday.
On Sept. 12, the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club will celebrate 40 years of serving the youth of the valley with a 40th Anniversary Celebration and Recognition Dinner. There will be a 5:30 p.m. reception and a 7 p.m. dinner at the Newhall Clubhouse, located at 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Admission is $75 per person. Sponsorships and souvenir journal tributes available. Call (661) 254-3063 for more information.
For the month of September, Vino 100 Valencia will partner with AIDS Project Los Angeles to raise money for the nonprofit organization. The nonprofit, which helps people affected by HIV disease, will receive 10 percent of Vino 100 Valencia's sales of Hope Wine Merlot throughout the month. Vino 100 is located in the High Ridge Crossing Center at 28112 Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia and can be reached by calling (661) 294-6886.
Would it have been too much trouble for Signal staff writer Brian Charles to contact Dr. Marc Winger of the Newhall School District to be able to present a balanced article regarding the "Gay couple living American dream" as reported in the Oct. 30 article?
I am agreeing with Harry Gratz with his letter to the editor concerning our government charity.
On Monday morning, syndicated columnist Reg Henry predicted, in his humorously folksy fashion, a tidy victory for Barack Obama.
Everybody agrees we need more hospital facilities in the Santa Clarita Valley but not everyone supports the present proposal.
I think it is about time that the Hart district governing board is finally planning on selecting a site for a Castaic high school.
In response to the article by Brian Charles "Prop. 8 debate fuels protests" (Oct. 28): I am toally disgusted by the apparent use of "yellow journalism" by The Signal.
We all know Santa Clarita is a great place to live, but what makes it special is different for everyone.
Leadership is an essential component in a president, especially when facing military conflict.
Bridgeport Elementary School celebrated Patriot Day on 9-11-2013 with a morning Character Counts assembly.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.