I agree with the Los Angeles County supervisors and think that we should make the switch to reusable bags.
"I've always thought of heaven as a kind of library."
So I guess plastic grocery bags in the unincorporated areas of our fair valley are going to be a thing of the past. I say it's high time.
This past Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1, with Supervisor Don Knabe absent, to ban plastic shopping bags in all markets and convenience stores in the county's unincorporated areas - home to 1.5 million residents.
Editor's note: On Nov. 12, Santa Clarita city dignitaries, elected officials and their representatives from around Southern California and community activists gathered on a windy hilltop in the Newhall Pass to dedicate more than 800 acres of land in Elsmere Canyon to the city's Open Space Preservation District. It was a remarkable ending to a saga that began more than 20 years ago with the conviction that Elsmere Canyon would make an ideal location for the world's largest dump. Following are excerpts from a speech delivered at the ceremony by City Councilwoman Marsha McLean, one of the ...
Regarding "Our View: An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14:
Did you catch the irony of The Signal's homage last week to all the activists, including Marsha McLean, who saved Elsmere Canyon, while at the same time, it vilified and marginalized the concerned Santa Clarita citizens who are outraged about the City Council's ill-advised decision to privatize our wonderful public libraries?
Your editorial ("An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14) sets forth a fuller recitation of the facts leading up to the (Santa Clarita City) Council's Aug. 24 vote to create the Santa Clarita Public Library and have it operated by Library System & Services LLC, or LSSI, than has been forthcoming from the city to date - voluntarily or in response to Public Records Act requests by several individuals.
A previous job of mine had been at a lower rate of pay with a company I had been at for two years. At my next job, I was excited just to get a bump in starting pay.
The holidays are here, and with all the trimmings of the season, sharing a glass of fine wine with friends and family is among the highlights of the season, said Guy LeLarge, owner of Valencia Wine Co.
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.
Big news! Carole Lutness got crushed (again) running in a local race against an incumbent, this time for Castaic Lake Water Agency board.
Have you ever noticed that no one has to teach a child to lie? Lies seem to be part of the natural expression of the human heart, and as we age, we become more and more adept at lying.
Recently, I was invited to the White House to attend a very special award presentation. I was able to witness Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta as he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic actions above and beyond the call of duty.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.
SACRAMENTO – Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."
A 56-year-old man accused of stabbing his son in a Saugus home five months ago has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said today.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.
REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.