The handwriting is on the wall. In the near future, you will open your mailbox and there, screaming at you from an obnoxious piece of junk mail, will be Tuesday's Signal headline, "Crime on the rise in SCV," complete with the subtext: "2009 saw increase in reports of several serious crimes ..." It will have come from a disingenuous Santa Clarita City Council candidate who wants you to think the incumbents in the April 13 ...
Just what does it mean to call a building a "green building?" In the past, there were easy ways to make this determination. Most commonly, green buildings followed an environmental rating system. These systems are developed and administered by private companies and they identify certain building practices - such as limiting energy use or water consumption - that meant the resulting building was "green." There are several such rating systems that operate in California - ...
Last Tuesday marked the 68th anniversary of a now-forgotten event, the first of two incomprehensible acts of mass murder. Both would be eclipsed by the convulsions of a world at war then trivialized by the passage of time.
President Obama's intent, announced in his State of the Union address, to overturn the current ban on homosexual activity in the military, is a dangerous shift in law and policy - at a time in which we are in the middle of two wars.
I am responding to the column written by Nathan Imhoff ("Obama should make decisions proudly, not politically") in the Jan. 19 issue of The Signal.
I address my comments to three letters in the Feb. 20 edition of The Signal. 1. Jim Stepp ("We need health care reform") wrote, "we must pass health care reform or the U.S. will lose its financial power internationally." But ObamaCare will add trillions of dollars to Obama's bulging deficit. You cannot reduce a deficit by adding to it. Stepp is "a two-time kidney transplant patient." Would he have been eligible for two kidney transplants ...
Everything is an illusion meant to mask the reality of corporate dominance over Washington. If you play ball, you're a hero. If you don't, you're a fringe outsider.
Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race. You elected me four years ago and I have been your full-time city councilwoman, available every day to personally answer your e-mail, speak to you by phone, visit with you at City Hall or stop to chat with you while out and about in our community.
The Showdown Performing Arts program at the Boys and Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley held a music-filled benefit fundraiser at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.
Army Pvt. Cristopher L. McGrane has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.
UPDATE BULLETIN, 3:52 p.m. PT: HONOLULU (AP) -- The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has canceled its tsunami warning for Hawaii, with the state apparently escaping the roiling waves unscathed. Gov. Linda Lingle says no damage has been reported in any county. Tidal surges were observed Saturday along the coasts but did not roar ashore. She's calling it "a great day now that it's over." ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATE BULLETIN, 1:58 p.m. PT: HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Scientists ...
I am sure that the lives of Alberto Lopez ("Facing the border: A day laborer's story," The Signal, Feb. 7) and other "undocumented aliens" are challenging at best; however, so are the lives of countless Americans who have been paying into the system for years.
When Tom Crosswhite ("Progressive stealth," The Signal, Feb. 2) wrote "Progressives think their internal agenda to destroy the middle class and create dependency will be hidden by their external message of hope and change," he had it totally backward.
Regarding Gary Horton's column "They got between me and my doctor" (The Signal, Feb. 17):
Saturday, 1:48 p.m.: A tsunami advisory is in effect for coastal areas of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska from the California-Mexico border to Alaska, according to the National Weather Service. The tsunami is now impacting the U.S. California coast and has been observed on several tide gauges, according to the service. Reports indicate that navigational buoys in Ventura Harbor have been damaged; no other reports of damage. The largest observed tide gauge reading was recorded in Santa ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - U.S. officials for nearly three years accessed data on thousands of domestic phone numbers they shouldn't have and then misrepresented their actions to a secret spy court to reauthorize the government's surveillance program, documents released Tuesday show.
This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.