We are troubled by Dante Acosta's decision to go to work for state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, while also serving on the Santa Clarita City Council.
What do the people running this state have against business?
The Santa Clarita Valley lost an irreplaceable resource last week.
A recent Associated Press poll shows that only 28 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction. The last time confidence in the federal government was this low was in 2006 during the Bush administration - when the Democrats pounded the Republicans and took back the House of Representatives.
Our community has a big problem on its hands.
The destruction of a 100-year-old former Newhall school building has caused quite a stir within the historic preservation community in Santa Clarita.
It seems as though Californians have finally awakened to the hoodwinking they took over the bullet train ballot trick of 2008 that would have them believe a train could actually be built in California for $68 billion that would carry huge streams of people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in two hours and 40 minutes with no government subsidies.
It's pretty basic. Public governmental agencies in this country should be accountable to the public they serve. They are funded by taxpayer money, and the bureaucrats who staff these agencies should consider taxpayers their bosses.
The brouhaha over billboards in the city of Santa Clarita - a controversy that divided residents in the spring and threatens to continue doing so through the rest of this year - is among the more unnecessary to face Santa Clarita Valley residents in the city's 27 years of existence.
The Signal urges a YES vote on Proposition 42, the measure dealing with public records, open meetings and state reimbursement to local agencies.
This year's Santa Clarita City Council elections will give arm-chair experts lots to talk about after the voters returned both incumbents Laurene Weste and Marsha McLean to office and replaced Frank Ferry with Canyon Country businessman Dante Acosta.
The city of Santa Clarita's recent decision and announcement of a settlement with plaintiffs' attorneys over alleged violations of the California Voting Rights Act begs the question: Is this decision the result of an admission that there is a barrier in the city of Santa Clarita to racial and ethnic diversity being reflected in the community's City Council makeup?
Believing this year's election to be a crucial one for the Santa Clarita City Council, The Signal conducted one-on-one interviews with all candidates who agreed and weighed the 13 choices carefully.
We find ourselves troubled by the entire city-billboard issue resolved at a ridiculously long City Council meeting last week.
In a little over three weeks, registered voters in Santa Clarita will go to the polls - if they haven't already mailed in their ballots - to select as many as three new members of the five-member Santa Clarita City Council.
This has been a pivotal year in the Santa Clarita Valley's bid to rid itself of a planned 56-million-ton open-pit sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country.
Every year at this time as we approach Thanksgiving, we pause to look at the world around us and give thanks for what we have, the people we know and the community that we live in.
The 2014 General Election is over, and at first glance there seemed to be a few surprises locally.
Tuesday is Election Day. Many people have already voted as mail-in ballots have become more popular over the years.
The Nov. 4 statewide ballot offers a range of propositions with such divergent topics as water management, health insurance and mandatory drug testing for doctors. The Signal Editorial Board recommends the following:
The Santa Clarita billboard debate that has resulted in Measure S on the Nov. 4 ballot is hardly the biggest issue that has come before voters locally.
There are many things our community can boast about, and right at the top of the list is our public schools.
Santa Clarita Valley voters who cast ballots in the November election will have a chance to choose a successor for the man who has represented the 25th Congressional District for more than 20 years.
Santa Clarita Valley voters will be asked to pick a state Assembly member on the November ballot and - depending on which district they live in - will have a choice of either Republican Scott Wilk or Democrat Jorge Salomon Fuentes; or of Republican Tom Lackey or Democrat Steve Fox.
Two county offices on the Nov. 4 ballot require extraordinary integrity, along with superb management skills, to effectively serve the 9 million residents of Los Angeles County.
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