No place in the Santa Clarita Valley offers as much diversity of lifestyle that Canyon Country offers.
The death of Army Spc. Rudy Acosta and another American soldier at the hands of a man hired to protect our troops in Afghanistan was an appalling development that rightly prompted an immediate Army investigation.
In November 2008, voters passed a measure by a narrow margin to build a bullet-train system in California by approving a $10 billion bond to build the rail system's first phase.
We were not impressed by the City Council's recent actions regarding the selection of a new mayor and mayor pro tem.
We often advocate for SCV residents giving back to the community, to better the lives of less-fortunate locals and adopt an overall sense of pride for our valley, leading to an urge to improve it and the lives of the people occupying it.
Technology is wonderful. It makes the world faster and more interconnected. And computers seem to be just about everywhere these days - in our cars, on our desks, in our pockets and, more than ever, in our local schools.
Sweaters are out in force, pumpkin patches have transformed into tree lots and our calendars are getting very thin, which means that the holiday season is upon us yet again.
When athletics and extra-curricular courses are supported in public schools, we all benefit in some way. And our valley has some big-time student accomplishments to hang its hat on.
Congressional approval ratings are in the single digits. Can't get much lower than that, right?
Although pre-Black Friday sales have been going on for at least a week, and no doubt post-Black Friday sales will continue until at least Christmas, today officially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.
It's been more than two years since the Santa Clarita Valley has hosted a major golf tournament at its highly rated Valencia Country Club course, and, as a result, the area's missed out on millions of dollars in lost revenue and invaluable national exposure.
In case you missed it, the 2011 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made a four-hour stop in at the Saugus Speedway last Saturday.
Another Election Day has come and gone in the Santa Clarita Valley. The votes have been counted. The people have spoken. Though voter turnout was low - as it generally is in nonpresidential years - there was an interesting twist. For the most part, challengers got surprisingly close in their efforts to unseat incumbents.
Today is Veterans Day. It's one of the few times a year we take some time to honor those who make the biggest of sacrifices for this country and its citizens to preserve the liberties that we all hold sacred and often take for granted.
Recent incidents of student fraud against College of the Canyons and the state have administrators scrambling to find ways to stop students from taking advantage of past lax oversight and poor money management on behalf of the state, leading to roughly $1 million in unpaid fees.
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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