One of the great things about the holiday season is that most people, no matter their circumstances, tend to step back a little bit and realize they should be thankful for many things in their lives.
The initial failure of the Affordable Care Act's enrollment website has let the genie of Obamacare out of the bottle.
We have long acknowledged San Francisco's ability to give us a break from the norms of sanity and force us to react to some new oddity that defies or defiles conventional wisdoms.
An important moment in Santa Clarita Valley's history is at hand. With the retirement of Sheriff's Department Capt. Paul Becker after serving our Sheriff's Station since 2010, a new law enforcement leader will be selected.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District - representing the sewer-using residents of this valley - has decided which option it will pursue to clean up chloride from the Santa Clara River so that water will be cleaner going downstream to our neighboring farmers in Ventura County.
No matter how you look at it, it's bad public policy.
Enough is enough.
The "thank yous" are pouring in.
One of the things that sets the Santa Clarita Valley apart from other demographically similar communities is our desire to serve others. The concrete evidence of that desire is the plethora of nonprofits in this community.
NASA announced recently that the Voyager 1 space probe has become the first spacecraft to leave our solar system and enter interstellar space. Launched September 5, 1977, Voyager was originally designed to photograph Jupiter, Saturn and the Jovian moons. It accomplished that task in 1980 but the "Little Engine That Could" has kept on chugging to now over 11 billion miles of space travel.
The contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS which resulted in a month-long blackout of CBS in Los Angeles and other major markets may be over, but there is much to be addressed concerning the dysfunctional way Americans get their television.
At the July meeting of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, member Fran Diamond called Santa Clarita Valley residents' stand on the sanitation district's economically staggering plan to reduce chloride in the Santa Clara River "inflammatory."
The results of a recent San Joaquin Valley special election for a state senate seat have larger positive ramifications for the California Legislature and state governance as a whole.
The Affordable Healthcare Act – so-called Obamacare – seems to be having some troubles these days. The Obama Administration decided to delay the implementation of the employer mandate portion of the law until after the elections in 2014. The House last week voted to delay the individual mandate, although the Senate is not expected to take up the measure. On Thursday, President Obama acknowledged some "glitches" in the law's rollout.
It's good to see that the City of Santa Clarita and College of the Canyons are fighting lawsuits alleging their systems for electing city council and college board members violate the state Voting Rights Act.
Pay attention, folks. This is getting serious.
Today is The Signal's 95th birthday, making us one of the oldest businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The campaigns for the Santa Clarita City Council and the 25th Congressional District are kicking into a higher gear.
Redemption. That's what 2013 was for the Santa Clarita Valley as a football community.
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