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I am a library addict, I confess. I have a six- to eight-book-a-month habit. As such, I am very leery of the Santa Clarita City Council's decision to take over from Los Angeles County. It has been hard for the county system to keep up with the plethora of new books. A smaller system would be overwhelmed.
Regarding "Last words on libraries," (Aug. 25): As a frequent user of the Valencia Library, I read your article on the city's library takeover with great interest, especially when it was revealed that the Service Employees International Union was the driving force behind resistance to the change.
When parents are divorced, or not married, which parent makes the important decisions on behalf of the child? Which parent may select the child's doctor, school or daycare? If the parents have a judgment or legal custody order, the answer to these questions lies in the language of that order.
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Tuesday, Sept. 7
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.
The city of Santa Clarita will host the 16th annual River Rally on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Soledad Shopping Center, located at 18386 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91387.
San Francisco Opera partners with Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center to present HD screenings of the company's acclaimed productions of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Mozart's "Don Giovanni" at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center in Valencia.
The California Coastal Commission will stage the 26th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at more than 800 locations in California.
LOS ANGELES -- The American Cancer Society works to research prostate cancer, provides outreach and support programs for men who have been diagnosed, and encourages awareness of the disease.
Actress/singer Shay Astar and reggae-funk band Kounterfeit Change are the first guests on the premiere broadcast of SCVTV's new weekly half-hour television program "House Blend" tonight at 10 Pacific time.
DEL MAR, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "You can't get more Southern California than this."
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his porn star ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense.
BEIRUT (AP) - Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.
The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.
CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.