With there being eight lobbyists for every congressional member, it's a given that our most prominent elected officials are owned by Wall Street's too-big-to-fail banks and the giant insurance corporations.
I have voted for Frank Ferry in every election.
In reply to Paula Heim's letter ("Political campaign injustice," The Signal, Feb. 24), there is a "Joe Blow" running for Congress who has not much more than a shoestring for a budget.
Throughout the course of providing 300-400 home-delivered meals to our valley's homebound elders every Monday through Friday, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center volunteer drivers are often greeted with smiles and fond hellos. Understandably, to many of the older men and women receiving the hot, nutritious lunches, those friendly faces in their doorways are oftentimes the most anticipated highlight of the day.
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.
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A Newhall home at 25222 Via Tanara was severely burned Saturday afternoon, officials said.
Not only has the William S. Hart Union High School District failed to build the high school it promised, but the district has also failed to keep its promise to keep Castaic students together until the school is built.
Today, Santa Clarita stands just 15 days from the counting of the votes for the City Council election. I say vote-counting day rather than election day, because right now 70 percent to 75 percent of the votes cast for the 2010 election sit in the City Clerk's office or in the hands of the Postal Service.
It has been said the quality of life in Santa Clarita is high, but this is not because our City Council did this.
Two thumbs up for the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies who had a quick response to the call of a missing man at Whispering Oaks senior apartments on March 2. They were looking for a man missing that night from the apartment complex.
Trying to respond to Nancy Gauthier's letter ("Irrefutable evidence," Feb. 8), attacking George Bush, is akin to following her as she walks across the entire Santa Clarita Valley broadcasting bird seed and trying to pick it all up. I'll respond to what I see as her main point.
In 1996, I published an essay in The Wall Street Journal. Titled "A Magnificent Misfit," the article eulogized my father, a European physician who dedicated his life to his craft and died poor but debtless.
Dear Paul Strickland, Gloria Mercado-Fortine, Bob Jensen Jr., Steve Sturgeon, Joe Messina and Mr. Costanzo:
So our town's cross-valley connector is finally complete, at the staggering cost of a quarter-billion dollars and 10 years' work.
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
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.