With there being eight lobbyists for every congressional member, it's a given that our most prominent elected officials are owned by Wall Street's too-big-to-fail banks and the giant insurance corporations.
I have voted for Frank Ferry in every election.
In reply to Paula Heim's letter ("Political campaign injustice," The Signal, Feb. 24), there is a "Joe Blow" running for Congress who has not much more than a shoestring for a budget.
Throughout the course of providing 300-400 home-delivered meals to our valley's homebound elders every Monday through Friday, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center volunteer drivers are often greeted with smiles and fond hellos. Understandably, to many of the older men and women receiving the hot, nutritious lunches, those friendly faces in their doorways are oftentimes the most anticipated highlight of the day.
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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A Newhall home at 25222 Via Tanara was severely burned Saturday afternoon, officials said.
Not only has the William S. Hart Union High School District failed to build the high school it promised, but the district has also failed to keep its promise to keep Castaic students together until the school is built.
Today, Santa Clarita stands just 15 days from the counting of the votes for the City Council election. I say vote-counting day rather than election day, because right now 70 percent to 75 percent of the votes cast for the 2010 election sit in the City Clerk's office or in the hands of the Postal Service.
It has been said the quality of life in Santa Clarita is high, but this is not because our City Council did this.
Two thumbs up for the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies who had a quick response to the call of a missing man at Whispering Oaks senior apartments on March 2. They were looking for a man missing that night from the apartment complex.
Trying to respond to Nancy Gauthier's letter ("Irrefutable evidence," Feb. 8), attacking George Bush, is akin to following her as she walks across the entire Santa Clarita Valley broadcasting bird seed and trying to pick it all up. I'll respond to what I see as her main point.
In 1996, I published an essay in The Wall Street Journal. Titled "A Magnificent Misfit," the article eulogized my father, a European physician who dedicated his life to his craft and died poor but debtless.
Dear Paul Strickland, Gloria Mercado-Fortine, Bob Jensen Jr., Steve Sturgeon, Joe Messina and Mr. Costanzo:
So our town's cross-valley connector is finally complete, at the staggering cost of a quarter-billion dollars and 10 years' work.
Our principal was very strict.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 27 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul added 19 points, including a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108 on Saturday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Bakers and their sweet treats filled the room at the Valencia Country Club Saturday night to auction off their creations for the benefit of a local nonprofit.
CORONA - For weeks now, the Hart girls soccer team has likened its run through the CIF-Southern Section Division II postseason to a dream.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.
Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Canyon Country East: (1) Grand Theft Auto (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2) Residential Burglaries (1) Vehicle Burglary (1) There were two residential burglaries reported in Zone 8 last week.
Zone 5-Valencia had fifteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included an assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.
FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) - Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) - Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and his rookie partner was critically injured Friday when their patrol car collided with a big rig on a residential street. The truck driver also was injured.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the U.S. military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - Sheila MacRae, a veteran stage, film and TV performer best known for playing Alice Kramden in the 1960s re-creation of "The Honeymooners," has died. She was 92.