This Senate has one chance to get it right regarding Elena Kagan, a woman whose past words and actions make clear she has the temperament of an impassioned activist, not an impartial jurist that is fitting for the nation's highest court. Her alarming views on hate speech, hate crimes, government control of communication platforms, free speech and harassment are enough for any right-thinking senator to vote "no."
Does anyone know what California Highway Patrol policy is for stopping cars in rush hour traffic? It looks like it needs some kind of rethinking. We've lost enough officers to whatever the thinking is now.
A California Highway Patrol officer and an Explorer Scout received minor injuries after their patrol car flipped near Highway 14 in Canyon Country on Monday.
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Every family seems to be blessed with one member who causes extreme heartache and sorrow. Our family is no exception. My sister's youngest daughter turned out to be that one.
In his column today ("Random and rambling ruminations," June 22), Kevin Buck discussed the chances of the Democratic party in the November elections, especially in light of the tea party activists and their effects on recent elections.
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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.
One woman was killed and at least five others were injured late Sunday in a car crash on Valencia Boulevard.
This is the first time in two years I'll be spending the Fourth of July back in the Santa Clarita Valley. Two years ago, I was in Clearwater, Fla., and last year I was on Whidbey Island, Wash.
As a parent of a Valencia High School student, I am extremely concerned about the possibility of further delays in construction of the new high school in Castaic. Even though my child would not attend there, the lack of a high school to serve the Castaic community affects those who attend other schools - and these impacts will become more significant as time passes and our valley's student population experiences inevitable growth.
Before becoming a pastor, I worked as a training officer for a large bank in the Northwest. One of my projects was to develop a program for training branch employees in different states in the area of internal controls.
To dogs, cats and other animals, the Fourth of July might seem more like World War III than a summertime celebration.
I take great exception to Tim Myers' comments ("What do high school rankings really mean?" June 27) regarding The Signal's article and my comments about Hart and Valencia high schools making Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools.
On the eve of America's 234th birthday, President Barack Obama met with the Hispanic Caucus then addressed the American people on the subject of illegal immigration.
A San Fernando Superior Court judge Thursday set a date for possible jury selection to begin in the trial of three men accused of gunning down a Canyon Country man on Halloween three years ago.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
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An assault with a deadly weapon occurred near the 24000 block of Valencia Boulevard, Valencia. A suspect was being detained by loss prevention for shoplifting. Once outside the suspect tried to get away and attacked the victim. The suspect, bite the victim in an attempt to escape. Responding deputies arrested the suspect without incident.
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.