The ill-functioning Democratic Party is in the process of spending money like a drunken sailor, and putting us in a financial hole for years to come.
Today's Opinion page (July 26) contained a great juxtaposition between Steve Lunetta's column ("Speak only when you have the facts") and Carole Lutness' letter to the editor decrying the alleged privatization of our local libraries ("Public libraries should stay public").
You know, for what appears to be about a $12-a-month hike per water bill, there is sure a lot of screaming going on. Too bad we don't get that kind of response for other, more vital items like resurfacing and restriping our roads and fixing pot holes.
I was just apprised of an article in the Fillmore paper regarding a water-treatment plant the city of Fillmore replaced ("John Jenks tours new Fillmore WRP," The Fillmore Gazette, March 18, 2009). It seems to me that the water board should know about this and it should have an effect on the need for the Santa Clarita Valley to build another, especially at the cost they are quoting.
Stumping for political office has come a long way from the Lincoln/Douglas debates in terms of cost (and annoyance).
Last week I discussed the improbable possibility of a recall election of the sitting Santa Clarita City Council members who annoy a significant slice of the small electorate in the city, mainly by the fact that they still sit on that august elected body. This week I move forward to examine another mooted possibility: Electing the five council members by districts rather than the current at-large system.
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.
Jed Blaugrund spun his dance partner around as vocalist Rick Michael, sitting just a few feet away, sang "It had to be you" into his microphone.
The Santa Clarita Blue Heat suited up for their last regular-season game against the Colorado Rush on July 15, but the United Soccer Leagues W-League was far from finished.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Giants are going to training camp with all their draft picks signed.
Caren Rosen, a freshman from Saugus High School, and Carissa Costanzo, a freshman from William S. Hart High School, recently achieved their goal of making the world a better place and creating smiles on the faces of Santa Clarita Valley seniors.
As Boy Scout troop 830 gets ready for the 100th National Jamboree they first toured the East Coast visiting important historical places such as visiting the Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, the Boston Freedom Trail and Plymouth Plantation on the first day of the East Coast tour.
Since 1985, more than 300 Santa Clarita Valley high school senior girls have blossomed into confident young women ready to conquer the world as Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose Debutantes. Applications for the 2010-11 season are now being accepted.
Matthew Gagnon was welcomed home Sunday, July 18 by his family after Gagnon and the 2nd BCT, 1-89 returned to the United States after a nine-month deployment to Iraq.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.
ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."
I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.