On Aug. 31, the commission on wartime contracting submitted a report (see www.wartimecontracting.gov) that shows that our federal government has blown $30 billion to $60 billion in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I read an article on the new "indie" cinema in Lancaster, and wondered why such a cinema could not be constructed here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Monday, all across our country, Americans participated in Labor Day barbecues, picnics, pool parties and parades. For many, the holiday marks the symbolic end to summer and the start of the traditional school year.
With a 500-acre brush fire in Agua Dulce nearly contained, Los Angeles County firefighters were hunting through the deep brush of rural canyons Tuesday to prevent any flare-ups, fire officials said.
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I am sitting here with my mouth wide open after reading the story in The Signal regarding Sen. Barbara Boxer's visit to Santa Clarita ("Boxer takes jab at mine," Aug. 30).
Today, we remain a nation at war, as we have been for the past 10 years, which produces new sick and disabled veterans every day.
I support the creation of a new tax to help us crawl out of this financial abyss we are in. Let's call this "The Inflated Value Tax," a tax on those that have charming looks, smooth talk but are not required to produce any results.
Is this any surprise? I mean, really? Think about it.
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What a pleasant surprise to learn that the city's new libraries are all open Sundays, and the Canyon Country library now opens at 9 a.m. weekdays instead of 10 a.m. I also just learned that the city takeover of our three libraries in Santa Clarita came with Sunday hours, too.
I don't talk much about geopolitics in these columns, though I do read the Economist cover to cover each week and consider myself fairly well informed about events world-wide, but I like to bring them into play here when they match up with local events.
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This week's Helping Hand recipient: Robert and Cynthia Conner
Patrick and Diane Kenney of Valencia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristina D. Kenney to Matthew I. Beebe of Santa Clarita.
Chartered in 1989, the Assistance League of Santa Clarita is now helping 3,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
When Nancy Grunbok purchased the center in 1995, her goal was to provide the Santa Clarita Valley a safe and enriching environment for children of the community to learn and play during child care services, as well as working one-on-one with families to meet their needs.
The Master's College in Santa Clarita offers a variety of instructional programs and open-to-the-public performances, including concerts, theatre, a music summer camp and a semester-long piano course for community members.
Standing in the hallway before a workout, three women chatted easily, filling the gym with laughter and pausing only to say hello to friends passing through their conversation.
For more than three decades, the Valley Industry Association has served as a collective body of, and voice for, businesses located in the manufacturing and industrial geographic pockets and business parks operating throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
In today's fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it can be hard to find time for a lunch break-much less commute to a crowded campus, fighting traffic, all in an attempt to arrive on time and sit down to take a college course.
With campuses in Wiley Canyon and North Valencia, Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers is a private preschool that is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning.
With the IRS Tax filing deadline just around the corner, many taxpayers are working to submit on time.
For Total Financial Solutions, giving back to the community is an important goal and focus.
Hart School District aims to prepare students for a successful future.
Convenient location and quality designs continue to draw buyers to Fair Oaks Ranch in Santa Clarita, where award-winning Pardee Homes invites shoppers to see its "LivingSmart Homes" neighborhood.
It is going to be yearlong thrills for all ages at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor in 2014.
Santa Clarita wasn't even a city when Brent's Carpet One Floor & Home opened 35 years ago in 1979.
PASADENA – The Board of Directors of Community Bank announced that David R. Misch has been appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Community Bank is an independent business bank with 17 business centers located throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Orange counties.
Begun by their father, Heros Kajberouni in 1988, H.E.R.O.S. Inc. - Helicopter Engine Repair & Overhaul Services Inc. – has so outgrown its space in Glendale that the company is moving to Santa Clarita.