Today's Opinion page (July 26) contained a great juxtaposition between Steve Lunetta's column ("Speak only when you have the facts") and Carole Lutness' letter to the editor decrying the alleged privatization of our local libraries ("Public libraries should stay public").
You know, for what appears to be about a $12-a-month hike per water bill, there is sure a lot of screaming going on. Too bad we don't get that kind of response for other, more vital items like resurfacing and restriping our roads and fixing pot holes.
I was just apprised of an article in the Fillmore paper regarding a water-treatment plant the city of Fillmore replaced ("John Jenks tours new Fillmore WRP," The Fillmore Gazette, March 18, 2009). It seems to me that the water board should know about this and it should have an effect on the need for the Santa Clarita Valley to build another, especially at the cost they are quoting.
Stumping for political office has come a long way from the Lincoln/Douglas debates in terms of cost (and annoyance).
Last week I discussed the improbable possibility of a recall election of the sitting Santa Clarita City Council members who annoy a significant slice of the small electorate in the city, mainly by the fact that they still sit on that august elected body. This week I move forward to examine another mooted possibility: Electing the five council members by districts rather than the current at-large system.
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.
Jed Blaugrund spun his dance partner around as vocalist Rick Michael, sitting just a few feet away, sang "It had to be you" into his microphone.
The Santa Clarita Blue Heat suited up for their last regular-season game against the Colorado Rush on July 15, but the United Soccer Leagues W-League was far from finished.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Giants are going to training camp with all their draft picks signed.
Caren Rosen, a freshman from Saugus High School, and Carissa Costanzo, a freshman from William S. Hart High School, recently achieved their goal of making the world a better place and creating smiles on the faces of Santa Clarita Valley seniors.
As Boy Scout troop 830 gets ready for the 100th National Jamboree they first toured the East Coast visiting important historical places such as visiting the Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, the Boston Freedom Trail and Plymouth Plantation on the first day of the East Coast tour.
Since 1985, more than 300 Santa Clarita Valley high school senior girls have blossomed into confident young women ready to conquer the world as Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose Debutantes. Applications for the 2010-11 season are now being accepted.
Matthew Gagnon was welcomed home Sunday, July 18 by his family after Gagnon and the 2nd BCT, 1-89 returned to the United States after a nine-month deployment to Iraq.
Learning you have breast cancer is an overwhelmingly fearful - and tearful - experience. But the day you are diagnosed is the day you become a survivor - and connecting with others who have been through the experience is of the utmost importance in helping you get through each day, said Mindy Burgess, RN, breast health educator at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!
There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.