'The Music Man'
I was so very happy to read The Signal article ("Letter clears school leader," Aug. 3) that confirmed that Gloria Mercado-Fortine had been cleared of any conflict-of-interests practices.
It's been roughly 21 years since a large-scale mining proposal first came to be in the SCV. Life in the valley has changed dramatically since then, but things could take a turn for the worse pretty soon if residents don't make their opinions known.
"I need some good news," a friend wrote on Facebook the other day.
I have always been very intrigued by politics, and especially the discourse between opposing parties.
In response to "Americans are embarrassed about their government," Aug. 1:
Kudos to the Valencia paramedics for their rapid response to my 911 call.
In an excellent special report several months ago, The Economist detailed the many dysfunctions of California governance - chief among them, incumbent-favorable districts gerrymandered over the various decades by a conspiracy of Republican and Democratic legislators to assure that only the most polarized characters achieved election to the Assembly and state Senate.
I just read the front-page article "Bill viewed as a 'last chance' to stop mine" (Aug. 2). Several thoughts sprang to mind:
Regarding Bill Kennedy's comments in The Signal on July 22, I must say that he has hit all of the Republican bromides about how "great" the state of Texas is right on the money. And I do mean money.
Boston Scientific reported second quarter sales of $1.975 billion, at the high end of the company's projected forecast.
A few weeks ago, this column explored Google's +1 button, and I mentioned that site visitors might not have the time or interest to figure out the difference between a like, share, dig, tweet, follow, buzz, bookmark or +1.
ALS support group
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.
In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.
Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.
SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.
Three million dollars. It's a drop in the bucket for a $100-plus-billion budget.
The 2014 SCV High School Football Preview was so jam-packed we didn't have room for the Signal Staff's 2014 Foothill League predictions.
We love to wait.
A bill from state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, that would impose restrictions on charter schools seeking to locate outside the boundaries of the districts that charter them, is headed for the governor's desk, officials said Thursday.
Waste Management will not collect trash on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day.