While I believe we are overtaxed and need less government, I agree with Jim Amaral when he says that the estate tax benefits the regular folk ("How the estate tax benefits small businesses," Aug. 12).
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.
"Bring your newspaper and your opinions!" read a flyer for the new Monday morning current-events discussion group at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, which takes place from 10-11 a.m. every Monday.
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The crash backed up traffic for several hours Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Thompson, of Santa Barbara, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKendall, of Stevenson Ranch, are pleased to announce the engagement of Evan Elizabeth Thompson and Ryan Joseph McKendall.
Drea L. Rewal
All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.
Daniel Otto of the Lightning Patrol is buried under filled backpacks ready for donation to the Department of Children and Family Services. Old Glory Boy Scout Troop 499 recently donated 18 new backpacks filled with school supplies to the local DCFS for children in need. This service project was sponsored by the Lightning Patrol in its effort to earn the BSA National Honor Patrol award. As part of the requirements, the Scouts also spent a morning working at the Children's Hunger Fund warehouse in Pacoima bagging beans for care packages to be sent to needy families locally and around ...
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Since the announcement of Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling on Proposition 8, the media has been blanketed with commentary and insightful responses written by better men and women than me. The central thrust of the ruling, its legal and philosophical shortcomings and its possible consequences for our society don't need to be rehashed here.
Who is Meg Whitman? Is she your typical bored billionaire looking to buy her way into office? I don't really know, and quite frankly, I don't really care if she spends millions of her own money to be California's next governor. If nothing else, her money helps the economy, creates lots of employment and plenty of jobs in media and advertising that wouldn't necessarily be there if a pauper like me were running for the state's top office.
A recent editorial, "The city should take over the SCV's libraries" (Aug. 1), stated that "Santa Clarita is the biggest city in Los Angeles County not to have its own library system." That comes off like "all the other kids have one." We don't need our own library; we are part of a library system that provides services the city can never hope to match.
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.