The March 13 letter by Rev. Jay ("'There will be no outcasts in this church'") and the online comments that followed should, in my opinion, be required reading in American government classes to impress upon students the importance of our First Amendment.
I wanted to express my grief and gratitude for the life and service of a young local man, Rudy Acosta, 19, who died in Afghanistan on Saturday.
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Tickets are now on sale for the 18th annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, which rides into Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio and other venues in the Santa Clarita Valley from April 27 to May 1.
Vine 2 Wine, one of the last annual wine events benefiting Santa Clarita residents, is changing hands.
Agromin will give away 20 tons of compost to Santa Clarita residents during the Earth Arbor Day Festival at Central Park in Saugus on Saturday, April 16.
Special needs students from across the Hart School District will gather on the field at Valencia High School for the second annual Hart Games 2011 Track and Field meet tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A known gang member was arrested Saturday morning after being shot in the hand and back by an unknown suspect in Canyon Country, sheriff's records revealed Monday.
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, who represents a large portion of Castaic, honored Janice Parvin as the 2011 Woman of the Year for the 37th Assembly District during a special ceremony Monday. Parvin has become an active voice within the city of Moorpark. She is the chair for the Ventura County Council of Government and vice-chair of Ventura LAFCO. Parvin is also on the board of the California League of Cities.
It seems every type of government - federal, state and local - are running a deficit.
It is worrisome that we frequently hear or read the voices of persons claiming great dangers of "Muslim extremists" without offering any factual proof that such groups constitute a real threat to our country.
High school art exhibit
Who am I? Why am I here? What can you expect? I'm going to answer these three questions in my first column with The Signal - the first of many, I should add.
Sheriff's detectives are investigating an alleged January sexual assault that reportedly involves a member of rap artist Lil Wayne's entourage, authorities said Monday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown say they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.
After being hit by a car on Bouquet Canyon Road, the Saugus butterfly sculpture - the object of both criticism and admiration - is due to make a triumphant return in September, according to a Santa Clarita city official.
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The City of Santa Clarita will host three public comment meetings to discuss draft updates to Santa Clarita Municipal Code 6.02, which pertains to Manufactured Home Park Rent Adjustment Procedures. The meetings are open to all mobile home park residents, park owners, park managers, and the general public. Meetings will be hosted by City staff on September 2, 3 and 4, 2014 at convenient locations around Santa Clarita.
The recent death of Robin Williams has brought a lot of attention to depression. It's tragic that a beautiful life of laughter such as Robin Williams' could be cut short without it being the result of an accident or chronic illness like cancer.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A former Camarillo High School administrator accused of inappropriately touching a student and an employee has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.
I have opposed the high-speed rail project since its inception and am troubled by Gov. Jerry Brown's single-minded pursuit of it since he took office in 2011.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.
"Oops!" Gov. Rick Perry infamously uttered during the 2012 Republican primaries.