While we've witnessed some recent friction between the city of Santa Clarita and our county librarians, there is at least one area where they see eye-to-eye.
In the midst of discussion - or argument or mudslinging, depending whom you ask - about the issue of chloride levels in the Santa Clara River and the water we send downstream to neighboring farmers, an important point may be lost.
"I gently rise and softly call, 'Good night and joy be with you all.'"
Change is afoot in Santa Clarita, and change can be a scary thing. We know what we've got now; what will things look like if we change them?
Who has the bigger selection of books, the county or a regional cooperative? Who makes the better librarian, a government employee or a private contractor?
If you've lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for any length of time, you've likely observed this is a giving community. Throw a rock on any given weekend, and it'll probably hit five fundraisers.
As the newly hired superintendent of the Hart district, Rob Challinor is jumping right into the fire.
Keith Richman has been described as both challenging to work for and a true statesman in Sacramento.
Glendale. Pasadena. Long Beach. Los Angeles. Those and 36 other cities in Los Angeles County have their own library systems.
A lot of kudos are due for Tuesday night's decision to delay raising sewer rates in the Santa Clarita Valley.
You might as well tattoo "sucker" onto the Santa Clarita Valley's forehead and paste a "kick me" sign to our back.
However infused with Americana the Fourth of July Parade, however savory the barbecue, however spectacular the fireworks - it was all irrevocably marred by what happened as Independence Day drew to a close. In an instant, a day of celebration was thrown into tragedy.
Today, some 25,000 people will line the streets of Newhall for our community's 78th Independence Day parade - a red, white and blue cavalcade of about 3,000 participants that has been held since 1932.
Avocados. Strawberries. Flowers. Ventura County farmers say we're killing their crops because we're sending too much chloride - salt - down the Santa Clara River.
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.
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.
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