The March 13 letter by Rev. Jay ("'There will be no outcasts in this church'") and the online comments that followed should, in my opinion, be required reading in American government classes to impress upon students the importance of our First Amendment.
I wanted to express my grief and gratitude for the life and service of a young local man, Rudy Acosta, 19, who died in Afghanistan on Saturday.
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Tickets are now on sale for the 18th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, which rides into Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio and other venues in the Santa Clarita Valley from April 27 to May 1.
Vine 2 Wine, one of the last annual wine events benefiting Santa Clarita residents, is changing hands.
Agromin will give away 20 tons of compost to Santa Clarita residents during the Earth Arbor Day Festival at Central Park in Saugus on Saturday, April 16.
Special needs students from across the Hart School District will gather on the field at Valencia High School for the second annual Hart Games 2011 Track and Field meet tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A known gang member was arrested Saturday morning after being shot in the hand and back by an unknown suspect in Canyon Country, sheriff's records revealed Monday.
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, who represents a large portion of Castaic, honored Janice Parvin as the 2011 Woman of the Year for the 37th Assembly District during a special ceremony Monday. Parvin has become an active voice within the city of Moorpark. She is the chair for the Ventura County Council of Government and vice-chair of Ventura LAFCO. Parvin is also on the board of the California League of Cities.
It seems every type of government - federal, state and local - are running a deficit.
It is worrisome that we frequently hear or read the voices of persons claiming great dangers of "Muslim extremists" without offering any factual proof that such groups constitute a real threat to our country.
High school art exhibit
Who am I? Why am I here? What can you expect? I'm going to answer these three questions in my first column with The Signal - the first of many, I should add.
Sheriff's detectives are investigating an alleged January sexual assault that reportedly involves a member of rap artist Lil Wayne's entourage, authorities said Monday.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...
Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.
NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.
SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half of the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park were lifted.
CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Pomona police have arrested a man suspected of stealing $10,000 worth of copper wire from a school.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.