Kathy Lively has picked up the microphone for the Santa Clarita Valley band Tribute.
It was hot and humid week in the Santa Clarita Valley. Of course, it is August, and such heat (sans humidity) is to be expected. Wake me when it's November.
'The Music Man'
I was so very happy to read The Signal article ("Letter clears school leader," Aug. 3) that confirmed that Gloria Mercado-Fortine had been cleared of any conflict-of-interests practices.
It's been roughly 21 years since a large-scale mining proposal first came to be in the SCV. Life in the valley has changed dramatically since then, but things could take a turn for the worse pretty soon if residents don't make their opinions known.
"I need some good news," a friend wrote on Facebook the other day.
I have always been very intrigued by politics, and especially the discourse between opposing parties.
In response to "Americans are embarrassed about their government," Aug. 1:
Kudos to the Valencia paramedics for their rapid response to my 911 call.
In an excellent special report several months ago, The Economist detailed the many dysfunctions of California governance - chief among them, incumbent-favorable districts gerrymandered over the various decades by a conspiracy of Republican and Democratic legislators to assure that only the most polarized characters achieved election to the Assembly and state Senate.
I just read the front-page article "Bill viewed as a 'last chance' to stop mine" (Aug. 2). Several thoughts sprang to mind:
Regarding Bill Kennedy's comments in The Signal on July 22, I must say that he has hit all of the Republican bromides about how "great" the state of Texas is right on the money. And I do mean money.
Boston Scientific reported second quarter sales of $1.975 billion, at the high end of the company's projected forecast.
GENEVA (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.
"I just don't get it!" Being on the receiving end of many of my Uncle Earl's tirades, I am now familiar with the lead-in to one of his standard diatribes.
The state's emergency drought regulations (watering-day restrictions and more) happened before local water agencies could adequately inform customers of which regulations apply to them.
British Intelligence has identified the killer of American journalist James Foley. Known as "Jihad John," the man who appeared on the video with Foley appeared to have a British accent, and after looking at voice prints of possible sympathizers a match was made.
PHOENIX (AP) - Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
A 45-year-old "walk-on" soccer coach at West Ranch High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hart district officials confirmed Wednesday.
On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.
College of the Canyons graduate Jessie Warme has been named a recipient of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, joining a select group of just 10 community college students from across the nation to receive this prestigious award.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown say they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.