Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
Some 20 years after the Santa Clarita Valley was eyed as home to the world's largest garbage dump, the city last week announced its intent to buy 842 acres of Elsmere Canyon - ensuring it will remain open space.
Throughout the Golden State, I would dare you to find two candidates more opposite in the race for election as attorney general this Nov. 2. The Democratic candidate is San Francisco County District Attorney Kamala Harris, and the Republican nominee is Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley.
I write all the time about local elections, and to the 17 percent of folks who actually vote in local elections, and the smaller group of 13 percent who actively engage in local issues with a deep understanding of the history and players, sometimes I must take those, and myself, to task.
It's no surprise the economic situation here in California looks bleak. The budget deficit remains at more than $19 billion, and the budget stalemate has been going on two months and counting.
The United States of America is the only place I've seen where driving a bus is seen as an activity of the privileged. We really need at least another $1 per gallon in gas taxes (with a rebate for legitimate business purposes).
As of the article in Friday's paper, you can see that finally the proposed issue of One Valley, One Vision is on the agenda for council approval ("Development plan unveiled," Sept. 24).
"I turn on my tap, and the water flows. Seems pretty simple. Why is my vote to re-elect Ed Colley to the Castaic Lake Water Agency board important?"
Too often it is wrongly presumed that when someone disagrees with President Barack Obama, that person must worship former President George W. Bush.
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MONTEREY PARK - College of the Canyons football leaned on its defense Saturday night at East Los Angeles College.
Citizens rejoice. We are safe. I just received my first citation for failure to wear a seatbelt and was delighted to learn that the fine was $146.
For Santa Clarita Christian's football team, Saturday's first ever varsity meeting with new crosstown rival Trinity Classical Academy started and ended with running back Daniel Green.
Because I've been away on business, today was the first time in a while I've had to pump gas into my vehicle.
Forgiveness has fallen on hard times, and like all of virtue's children, forgiveness is something we are much more apt to expect than to extend.
"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.
ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.
The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.
As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.
Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.
Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.