There's one thing you can safely say about the Santa Clarita Valley: When tragedy strikes, we are quick to come to the aid of our fellow residents.
It's time to get serious.
Founded in 1927, Los Angeles Baptist College made the Santa Clarita Valley home in the early 1960s, when it purchased the former Happy Jack's Dude Ranch in Placerita Canyon.
When it comes to reasons people settle in the Santa Clarita Valley, our schools are usually at, or near, the top of the list.
The City Council election is finally done with - sort of. Residents are awaiting the final tally on votes to see who will get the third seat. Who will join re-elected council members Laurene Weste and Marsha McLean behind the dais? Incumbent Frank Ferry, currently ahead by only 69 votes, with more than 600 votes still to count, or challenger David Gauny?
Election day is nearly upon is. Many ballots - probably most - are already in via mail, and on Tuesday the polls will be open for remaining voters to select three members of the Santa Clarita City Council.
Editor's note: This editorial originally appeared in the April 7, 2008, edition of The Signal. With Tuesday marking the 40th anniversary of the Newhall Incident, we thought these words were worth repeating.
They were just four men. Four men who went to work like they did every day, never expecting it would be their last.
The community was abuzz last week over the decision to eliminate eighth-grade promotion ceremonies in the Hart district.
There is strength in numbers, and Santa Clarita's movers, shakers and decision-makers stood side-by-side in Sacramento last week to flex their muscles.
Spring is in the air, and the winds of change are sweeping through the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on March 13, Santa Clarita fell silent.
Of all the editorials we've published over the past year, none struck a chord as resoundingly as "No one goes back to Sacramento," in which we satirized California's woefully inept Legislature and called on voters to throw the bums out at the next opportunity.
Editor's note: The Signal's editorial board invited each of the candidates for April's City Council election to meet with us and answer a series of questions about their candidacy. Here, encapsulated, are their responses. We thank each candidate who took the time to meet with us. Candidates Harrison Katz and Kenneth Mann did not respond to our requests for an interview.
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.
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