This Senate has one chance to get it right regarding Elena Kagan, a woman whose past words and actions make clear she has the temperament of an impassioned activist, not an impartial jurist that is fitting for the nation's highest court. Her alarming views on hate speech, hate crimes, government control of communication platforms, free speech and harassment are enough for any right-thinking senator to vote "no."
Does anyone know what California Highway Patrol policy is for stopping cars in rush hour traffic? It looks like it needs some kind of rethinking. We've lost enough officers to whatever the thinking is now.
A California Highway Patrol officer and an Explorer Scout received minor injuries after their patrol car flipped near Highway 14 in Canyon Country on Monday.
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Every family seems to be blessed with one member who causes extreme heartache and sorrow. Our family is no exception. My sister's youngest daughter turned out to be that one.
In his column today ("Random and rambling ruminations," June 22), Kevin Buck discussed the chances of the Democratic party in the November elections, especially in light of the tea party activists and their effects on recent elections.
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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.
One woman was killed and at least five others were injured late Sunday in a car crash on Valencia Boulevard.
This is the first time in two years I'll be spending the Fourth of July back in the Santa Clarita Valley. Two years ago, I was in Clearwater, Fla., and last year I was on Whidbey Island, Wash.
As a parent of a Valencia High School student, I am extremely concerned about the possibility of further delays in construction of the new high school in Castaic. Even though my child would not attend there, the lack of a high school to serve the Castaic community affects those who attend other schools - and these impacts will become more significant as time passes and our valley's student population experiences inevitable growth.
Before becoming a pastor, I worked as a training officer for a large bank in the Northwest. One of my projects was to develop a program for training branch employees in different states in the area of internal controls.
To dogs, cats and other animals, the Fourth of July might seem more like World War III than a summertime celebration.
I take great exception to Tim Myers' comments ("What do high school rankings really mean?" June 27) regarding The Signal's article and my comments about Hart and Valencia high schools making Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools.
On the eve of America's 234th birthday, President Barack Obama met with the Hispanic Caucus then addressed the American people on the subject of illegal immigration.
BANGKOK (AP) - The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
GENEVA (AP) - Armed conflicts killed at least 95,000 people and wounded hundreds of thousands more last year but few of them led to any punishment for war crimes because the laws are unclear, a Swiss-based think tank said Tuesday.
MOORPARK (AP) - Crews are dealing with an onslaught of Santa Ana Winds as they work to keep flames from a wildfire away from homes in Ventura County.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A power outage caused by a vehicle accident has caused traffic problems outside Los Angeles International Airport, but the airport itself continues to operate.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday promised that some demonstrators arrested in the massive protests sweeping the capital will be released, part of a bid to defuse a political stand-off that is threatening his leadership.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela's universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
LONDON (AP) - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
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.