It was hot and humid week in the Santa Clarita Valley. Of course, it is August, and such heat (sans humidity) is to be expected. Wake me when it's November.
'The Music Man'
I was so very happy to read The Signal article ("Letter clears school leader," Aug. 3) that confirmed that Gloria Mercado-Fortine had been cleared of any conflict-of-interests practices.
It's been roughly 21 years since a large-scale mining proposal first came to be in the SCV. Life in the valley has changed dramatically since then, but things could take a turn for the worse pretty soon if residents don't make their opinions known.
"I need some good news," a friend wrote on Facebook the other day.
I have always been very intrigued by politics, and especially the discourse between opposing parties.
In response to "Americans are embarrassed about their government," Aug. 1:
Kudos to the Valencia paramedics for their rapid response to my 911 call.
In an excellent special report several months ago, The Economist detailed the many dysfunctions of California governance - chief among them, incumbent-favorable districts gerrymandered over the various decades by a conspiracy of Republican and Democratic legislators to assure that only the most polarized characters achieved election to the Assembly and state Senate.
I just read the front-page article "Bill viewed as a 'last chance' to stop mine" (Aug. 2). Several thoughts sprang to mind:
Regarding Bill Kennedy's comments in The Signal on July 22, I must say that he has hit all of the Republican bromides about how "great" the state of Texas is right on the money. And I do mean money.
Boston Scientific reported second quarter sales of $1.975 billion, at the high end of the company's projected forecast.
A few weeks ago, this column explored Google's +1 button, and I mentioned that site visitors might not have the time or interest to figure out the difference between a like, share, dig, tweet, follow, buzz, bookmark or +1.
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.