After having attended Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's health care town hall meeting and witnessing some of the incredible disdain for health insurance reformation, I felt it necessary to ask a critical question that has yet to be uncovered by any news media I have witnessed to date.
In an editorial published back East in August 1997, I urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.
The ninety homeless residents of The Brittany Foundation, a no-kill dog rescue in Agua Dulce, were the first four-legged recipients of Whole Foods Market Valencia's Sixth Annual Heart of the Holidays donation drive held on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Between drunk - or impaired - driving and distracted driving such as with cell phones and texting, there is no shortage of traffic collisions on our freeways and roadways. And yes, buzzed driving is drunk driving, so don't go there.
At Drake University my most excellent freshman English Composition professor liked to relate stories about her childhood years growing up on the Oregon coast during World War II.
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In response to George Runner's quote in the article "District leaves Milk Day up to teachers" (Oct. 14):
I love these letters from the tea-bagger/dumbing of America crowd in the valley. Screaming about things they know nothing about, buzz words and Palin talking points.
Authorities have identified the man believed to have committed suicide at Oaktree Gun Club in Newhall earlier this week.
Most wonderful time of year?
The irony in Mr. Lampton's rebuttal ("The real story behind the Kool-Aid," The Signal, Dec. 18) regarding the political term "drinking the Kool-Aid" made me chuckle.
Editor's note: In the spirit of the holidays, The Signal offers this list of chances to give to local charities. If you have an entry to add to this list, e-mail details, including contact information, to email@example.com.
Grief Share program
The city of Santa Clarita offers free curbside Christmas tree recycling every year. By recycling your tree, you can help the environment and keep this valuable resource out of our landfills.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.
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Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.
This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)
I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).
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.