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.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Boss is getting into the picture book business.
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.