"Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption." - James Garfield, former U.S. president.
By Signal Staff
Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on The Old Road near Highway 14 in Newhall at around 6 p.m. Thursday.
Angel Castro of Newhall pets Sparky and settles in to read to the Great Dane. Sparky is curled up next to Castro on a blanket at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall. The third-grader, who reads at a fifth-grade level, enjoys this bi-weekly ritual.
Regarding "Center's doors swing open," printed June 17 in the Business section:
W.E. Gutman's June 17 editorial, "The right to live equals a right to die," was a good example of our increasing inability to incorporate suffering into our lives.
Commuter traffic was slowed Thursday by a big-rig crash on southbound Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass.
Eleven local residents arrested for their alleged involvement in a theft ring two weeks ago are awaiting preliminary trial dates in San Fernando Superior Court, district attorney's officials said Thursday.
By Jim Holt and Laura Dixon
Valencia High graduate Danny Worth was sent down by the Detroit Tigers to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday to make room for veteran infielder Brandon Inge, who had been on the disabled list.
Newly graduated West Ranch High pitcher Ryan Keller and West Ranch pitcher and senior-to-be J.C. Cloney are embarking on quite an adventure.
Commuter traffic was slowed this morning by a Wednesday evening big-rig crash on southbound Interstate 5 south of the Newhall Pass and continued cleanup from a water main break at McBean Parkway at Decoro Road yesterday.
Why is there no plan for the potential spread of the water pollution in the Saugus Aquifer?
In response to "It's time for a mosque to join the SCV," June 21:
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb where a black, unarmed teen had been shot by a white police officer a week earlier.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screening two women at the San Francisco International Airport.
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - Two young Amish sisters were sexually abused after their abduction from a roadside farm stand in northern New York, a prosecutor said Saturday.
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.
Although I was never a fan of Robin Williams, I am sad to hear that he has died - and from his own hand.
There is not enough emphasis on the safety factor of kids going back to school.
By my count, this column is #211. Two hundred eleven times I have put my thoughts into writing and offered them up to the public conversation and critique. I must admit, when I first suggested a column on ethics to the leadership of the Signal I never dreamed it would come to this. This column has become part of my weekly routine. More than that it has become a bit of a master. It has me under its thumb, always reminding me another 750 words will be required, and should make at least some sense.
The Santa Clarita Valley lost an irreplaceable resource last week.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp.
A mattress in the road triggered a traffic accident Saturday night at the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway connector road to the northbound 405 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On a night when Clayton Kershaw couldn't keep the ball in the ballpark, Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo held the Los Angeles Dodgers in check and sent the major leagues' ERA leader to his first loss in over 2 1-2 months.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.