In response to David Hegg's "Time to take stock of drive-thru lifestyle," Oct. 31: Stephen Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," states it best: "Do you ever consider how ridiculous it would be to try to cram on a farm - to forget to plant in the spring, play all summer, and then cram in the fall to bring in the harvest?
Let's let all Bush-era tax cuts expire. This will reverse the deficit and start paying down the debt in four years. Sure, I'll feel a little discomfort, but it's worth it to get the country out of the red.
Sunday, Nov. 7
Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society hosts 17th annual Rose Show at Hart Park
With seven mercy rule wins this season, the Santa Clarita Christian football team has only been pushed once, and it ended in a loss.
Sharon Tuck and Patrick Lanphere met at the Culver City Rollerdrome in 1956.
Robert and Rosaura Ellis, of Newhall, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Vanessa Ellis to Sean Ginn, of Santa Monica.
More than 150 shelter dogs and cats found homes during the 10th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair held recently at Newhall's William S. Hart Park.
"Extra!! Extra!! Incumbents still incredibly safe all over Southern California!"
We should worry about the quality of education in this country. We seem to be slipping into an educational Third World where education is not a priority and educated people are denigrated and called elite.
Los Angeles-based acoustic duo Crimson Crowbar will headline a benefit concert on Friday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Canyon Theatre Guild.
West Coast alumni of Brooklyn Boys High in New York will salute a 25-year Valencia resident, retired educator Bob Neuman, class of 1955, as "Man of the Year" at a luncheon on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City.
Interested grads of the school and friends are invited. Contact the organizer, Irwin Zucker, at (323) 461-3921.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
Castaic Area Town Council elections
I'd like to express how saddened I am at the way the new changes being made at the YMCA by its new management, specifically the abrupt layoff of two of its finest staff members, Lori and Lisa.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.
The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.
Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.
I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.
Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
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.