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.
"How often misused words generate misleading thoughts."
The Santa Clarita City Council has no term limits. The feeling is that folks will vote council members out of office if they don't like what's going on in the city.
Should Santa Clarita homeowners pay $100 more in taxes every year to suck salt out of the water before we flush it down the drain?
The 18-year-old Marine from Stevenson Ranch marched off to war, bristling with hopefulness and promise.
Last Wednesday, a packed house heard Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich pull no punches when he lambasted the state for its $20 billion deficit, and voiced the serious need for significant reform now.
The June 8 primary election is fast approaching, and the ballot includes several statewide initiatives. Here is our take on the five propositions.
While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.
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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