Political campaigns bring out the best and the worst in a democracy. On the one hand, people of integrity and public purpose emerge from our ranks to help guide important governance necessary for a sustained quality of life in our communities.
Editor's note: This editorial originally appeared in the April 7, 2008, edition of The Signal. With Tuesday marking the 40th anniversary of the Newhall Incident, we thought these words were worth repeating.
They were just four men. Four men who went to work like they did every day, never expecting it would be their last.
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.
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Linda Cormack, a founding board member for the nonprofit Circle of Hope, was named the winner of the Carmen Sarro Community Service Award from Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley. Cormack was selected from a slate of 24 women nominated by various SCV nonprofit organizations. The award was presented to Cormack, an enthusiastic supporter of a number of SCV charities, at Zonta's annual Women in Service brunch held at Robinson Ranch in Sand Canyon. The event attracted nearly 200 participants to the scenic golf course's clubhouse banquet room.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The West Virginia players came to the stadium with T-shirts that read "Do What We Do" - an unabashed acknowledgment that their style of basketball is often more effective than pretty.
The William S. Hart Union High School District on Friday launched a new Web page designed to give visitors the most up-to-date information available on selection of a site for a future high school in Castaic. The site can be found at www.hartdistrict.org/castaic or by clicking on the "Castaic Area High School" link in the Quick Links box on the district's home page.
Local residents can kick off their Easter celebrations today with a Splash and Dash Egg Hunt at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex Aquatics Center and Eggstravaganza at Central Park. Both events start at 10 a.m.
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In today's mail I received two slick postcards endorsing the incumbents in our coming City Council election. They were mailed from a high-rise in West Los Angeles.
Speaking of these (campaign) signs, I am disgusted with how ugly they make my neighborhood look.
In today's edition of The Signal ("Library design called into question," March 25), I read that the City Council is now saying they don't feel the new library fits with "Old Town Newhall" and that they need a new rendering.
I am 16 years old, and I am very concerned about the overflow of kids in the high schools in Santa Clarita.
Every business - including professional service providers such as medical, legal and accounting firms - has its own financial requirements. Business owners face day-to-day financial complexities that demand specialized attention.
All it took for Golden Valley to claim its first Foothill League win of the year was some clutch hitting and solid relief pitching.
Fortunately for the Grizzlies, it only took two players to deliver both, and with that a 12-8 victory over Canyon at Canyon High Friday afternoon.
NEW YORK (AP) - A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring 36 and leaving more than a dozen others missing. One tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about "unbearable" gas smells.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The last message from the cockpit of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was routine. "All right, good night," was the signoff transmitted to air traffic controllers five days ago.
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) along with deputies from the Crime Impact Team (CIT), and a station detective conducted a late night saturation patrol operation using patrol vehicles, deputies on bicycles, and deputies using T3 electric standup patrol vehicles on the paseos, trails, and streets throughout the City of Santa Clarita. The operation began at 6:00pm and went into the early morning hours.
MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - The Maryland mall gunman appeared obsessed with mass murder and may have fixated on the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, dressing like one of the shooters and timing his attack so that it occurred about the same time of day as the Colorado massacre, police said Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A research firm says Southern California homes sales posted a fifth straight annual decline in February as tight inventories kept buyers on the sidelines.
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NEW YORK (AP) - An explosion on Wednesday leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing two people, injuring 17 others and sending smoke billowing above the skyline.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology - get ahead of a big new development before it goes public.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyer on Wednesday tried to cast doubt on the competence of a South African police forensic expert who testified at the athlete's murder trial, where a toilet door and a cricket bat from Pistorius' home were introduced in the courtroom for a partial reenactment of events on the night that Pistorius killed his girlfriend.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A marathon Senate investigation into allegations of CIA torture during the Bush-era war on terror is veering toward partisan political territory and possibly the federal courts after unusually pointed accusations against the spy agency, including potential criminal wrongdoing.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia defended its handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged it is still unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A military judge on Tuesday dismissed the jury in the midst of an Army general's court martial on sexual assault charges to give prosecutors and defense lawyers time to hammer out a plea deal in the closely watched case.
BEIRUT (AP) - The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million - more than half the country's children - with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children's agency said Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America's most dangerous dog - the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dog-fighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.
With a City Council election nearing, it is time for a change at City Hall. Councilwomen Weste and McLean are up for re-election. After 13 years on the council, it is time to send both women packing and thank them for their service.