Regarding the proposed beautification project for Auto Row, our City Council seems to have money available for projects that may look wonderful in an architectural rendering, but not in reality.
I, for one, am fed up with all the wackos, tea party members, politically biased hypocrites, TV analysts and especially those TV crybabies who have been criticizing our president the last two years. Were they comatose during the George W. Bush years?
It was unfortunate that the otherwise excellent series on valley coaches by The Signal's sports staff overlooked the swimming talent of both coaches and athletes in Santa Clarita.
The Story Village
It's that time of the year again when we assess our year's accomplishments and look forward to what we should and can do this year.
"I thought we'd heard the end of this right-wing nonsense," my friend Libby declared. "I mean, this whole debate is so yesterday."
Fueled in part by federal grants and state bonds, and unfazed by the economy, Santa Clarita charged through 2010 at full speed, closing out the year with several milestones reached.
The Signal's occassional series on the events and happenings of 2010 began Dec. 21.
I have a confession. When I was first assigned the Senior Living beat at The Signal, I was not thrilled.
Seven female students, ages 11-14, from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley took part in an all-day robotics competition this November at La Cañada High School. They walked away with the Research Quality Award, enhanced confidence and memories of an amazing experience.
In December, the 30-plus associates of Valencia's Petersen International Underwriters again collected food for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry in an effort to help make the holidays better for some of the community's less fortunate residents. This is the second year, Peterson made an organized effort to collect food and it was able to triple last year's donation. According to the staff at the SCV Food Pantry, this year's donation will provide food for approximately 250–300 people.
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The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.
Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.
Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.
ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.
PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.
Gary Horton's op-ed in The Signal ("Something to which we can all agree," July 9) was on the mark. Yes, this is something to which we can all agree.
A country and its citizens are not safe when the country lacks leadership. When that lack is repeatedly punctuated with one scandal and crisis after another, there is valid reason for grave concern.
By Jon Stein
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.