This column is about "reactionary laws" - not laws that are a part of some right-wing conspiracy, but laws that are enacted as a reaction to shocking news stories. The message to those whose common response to outrageous behavior is "there should be a law" is - be careful what you wish for.
Bank of Santa Clarita has continued to show increased earnings, according to second-quarter results released Thursday.
This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights the Chick-fil-A First 100 Challenge, Big John McCarthy's Ultimate Training Academy and Magic Mountain at night.
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.
Presently, our nation's unemployment rate hovers about an unnerving 10 percent.
In response to Cam Noltemeyer's column today ("Is Newhall Ranch's river permit the right way?" July 1), Noltemeyer wrote: "Did the previous Army Corps permit granted for the center of our city in 1998 work to protect the species in the river as promised? If so, where are those birds and fish now?"
Pundits claim President Barack Obama isn't incompetent. His goal is to go back to serfdom. He's activated the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
Friendly Valley service
The 12th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues Concert Series continues Friday, July 30, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Town Center Drive at the corner of McBean Parkway, outside the Hyatt Valencia hotel in Valencia.
The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission seek artist submissions to develop an exhibition celebrating the 50th "birthday" of Bubble Wrap. The postmark deadline for application materials is extended to August 6.
The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees recently attended the US Jaycees National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned three special awards.
The first award was "#1 Chapter in the USA," which they won for the fourth time in a row.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement today after the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board delayed its vote on a potential sewage rate increase:
"I'm pleased that the members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board took the prudent step of delaying the vote until next spring. I disagree with those who say Santa Clarita should bear the entire burden of chloride removal, and Tuesday's decision to delay gives our community considerable time to continue making our argument.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement to highlight the intention of the Obama Administration and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct the largest tax increase in U.S. history on families and small businesses starting on Jan. 1, 2011:
"The Majority has been running up historic levels of spending and national debt, and to pay for it, is primed to raise taxes on hardworking American families and small businesses. The Democrats' tax increases will mean higher taxes for married couples and anyone paying income taxes, in addition to new, stricter mandates and increases on ...
After reading a number of posts in The Signal, and seeing bumper stickers with any variation of "drill here, drill now," it is clear there is a basic misunderstanding about oil drilling.
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission selected three finalists for a new public art piece for the city's Aquatics Center.
The winning artist from the finalists, whose names have not been announced, will be determined at the Sept. 16 Arts Commission meeting.
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Investigators believe the missing pregnant wife of a California-based Marine may have been shot while hunting with a married ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair.
In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.
It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.
Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.
This past Saturday morning, angry local conservatives gathered on one side of the Valencia Boulevard overpass of Interstate 5 to protest the child immigrants seeking refuge in the United States, and a counter-protest of progressives sympathetic to the plight of these poor kids gathered on the other side of the overpass.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night.
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.
NEW YORK (AP) - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.
AGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.
STOCKTON (AP) - A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday.