James Madison, the Constitution's principal architect, believed "The freedoms of speech and of the press are among the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained except by despotic governments."
Back in the late 1990s when two of our children attended Helmers Elementary School in Valencia's Northbridge tract, a group of activist parents along with the administration decided the school needed a uniform policy.
Real leaders know that when good people come together with a good idea and a good plan to make it work, the right thing to do is support it and help bring it to fruition.
Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
If you'll pardon the expression, 2010 has the potential to be a watershed year for California's water supply.
Few have recognized that the recent flap over Bob Kellar's "proud racist" remark is not about illegal immigration or bilingual education.
I would like to take this time to thank Bob Kellar for what he believes in - America and one flag.
Americans have long fought against corporate abuses.
The College of the Canyons men's basketball team lost to Bakersfield College 82-75 on Saturday, missing its chance to take second place in the Western State Conference, South Division.
In a fast-paced and physical game, Bakersfield got the better of the Cougars, using fullcourt pressure to cause 32 turnovers by COC.
Winter Shelter Valentines' Tea will be hosted by Harrison Katz, a candidate for City Council, at the Tea Gardens, 26111 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Two seatings, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. $39 per person, plus tax and gratutity. The event benefits the SCV Emergency Winter Shelter. Celebrate with the sounds of guitarist and songwriter Melissa Kaye. Call for reservations (661) 255-9832.
Gymnastics Unlimited co-owner Lisa Eichman has been named head coach of the Special Olympics Santa Clarita Valley gymnastics team, which has started practice in preparation for competitions to be held this spring and summer.
I know racism.
Sumner and Nicki Kubinak of Castaic are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Teresa Ann Kubinak to Nathan Osmund Coe of Castaic. She is sister of Darin Kubinak of Newhall and the granddaughter of Pauline Norris of Castaic. The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Valencia High School in Valencia. She is employed by Maly's of Valencia.
Hakop Menua Getikian, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, son of Sohrab Getikian and Alina Hakopyan of Valencia.
Zachary W. Roller has joined the U.S. Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.
In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.
Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.
SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.
Three million dollars. It's a drop in the bucket for a $100-plus-billion budget.
The 2014 SCV High School Football Preview was so jam-packed we didn't have room for the Signal Staff's 2014 Foothill League predictions.
We love to wait.
A bill from state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the districts that charter them, is headed for the governor's desk, officials said Thursday.
Waste Management will not collect trash on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.