Last month, I presented my view that our legislature in Sacramento is dysfunctional on fiscal matters. One problem, among other reasons, is that our elected officials tend to vote on party lines rather than on the individual merits of any given budget issue.
Today, I reach the mid-century point of my life. This offers a great time to take stock and look back to see what I have done in my life to make a difference.
Decades ago when I was in college, a journalism professor once told me: "Newspapers are never more dishonest then when they are reporting on themselves or on other newspapers."
I enjoyed reading the article in The Signal's Senior Living section yesterday (March 16) entitled "Knit together with love."
Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the fourth week of March, 1934, The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.
Rich DeLong III of Santa Clarita is going to be a busy driver at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale this year.
A Valencia man whose short film tells the story of two teenage boys growing up in Newhall won the prestigious Grand Jury Award at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
Hasley Canyon Dental Group will host a free barbecue for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside its office at 29655 The Old Road in Castaic.
Puzzle Zoo and Picture People are teaming up to give a special gift on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can have their pictures taken for free with Iron Man at Picture People, located in the Westfield Valencia Town Center near Red Robin. Picture sizes are available in 8 x 10 or 10 x 13. Guests can take their free pictures and present them at Puzzle Zoo, just two doors down from Picture People, for 15 percent ...
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies discovered another break-in and possible burglary in Fair Oaks Ranch Thursday afternoon while patrolling the neighborhood.
The headlines are everywhere. Corporate layoffs and downsizing have become commonplace among companies of all sizes and in varying industries. From Lehman Brothers to Coca-Cola to Borders, companies are adjusting to the declining financial market by cutting jobs.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined the growing opposition to state ballot measure Proposition 1A. "At a time when budget deficits and unemployment are hitting record highs, Proposition 1A only continues the State Legislature's and Governor's reckless and irresponsible tax increases which are threatening jobs, increasing the tax burden on California families and delaying our economic recovery," he said in a statement today.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Figures from the Department of Public Social Services show that children of illegal aliens in Los Angeles County collected over $21 million in welfare and over $21 million in food stamps in February 2009 -- an increase of $1 million from the previous month, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
On Thursday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., an "Energy Workshop" will be held in the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's dining room.
Based in Santa Clarita, the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day.
Recently my wife unearthed some old Signal newspapers, one of which contained a letter to the editor I had written. The Signal printed that letter on May 17, 1996.
Maybe you remember when you were a kid and you poured a giant glass of orange juice, and your mother said something like this: "Take it easy! Orange juice is expensive, and you're drinking it like it's water!"
Compulsion against peaceful citizens is immoral. Likewise, extracting taxes for activities that benefit some citizens, but not others, is also immoral.
The tours of the White House have been canceled by the President. How dare he do such a thing?
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A longtime Northern California politician pleaded guilty Monday to a dozen charges that he used campaign donations and taxpayer funds to fuel what he described as a gambling addiction.