The city of Santa Clarita is a proud supporter of property rights, as it should be. The city is also proud of the Santa Clarita Valley's proud historical heritage - as it should be. This valley has a long history of Native American settlements, was the scene of a gold strike before carpenter James W. Marshall discovered gold at Sacramento-area sawmill, has been the location of historical oil wells, saw the second-worst natural disaster in ...
The Parent-Teacher Association has long been stereotyped as an organization whose membership consists entirely of mothers and educators, but groups of local dads are bucking that trend.
Residents of the Santa Clarita Valley breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this week, when it was announced that the local grocery store employee union officials had struck a three-year deal with store management to avoid another strike like the one in 2003.
State lawmakers have found themselves in hot water recently over a level of secrecy that has permeated the California Legislature for too long.
Safety is high on just about everyone's list of priorities when looking for a place to live and raise a family, so the recent Sheriff's Department report stating that crime has dropped 15 percent in the last year, and more than 30 percent over five years, makes the valley even more desirable.
Much will be said and written today about 9/11 and the events surrounding this fateful moment in our nation's history.
After many meetings and lobbying, the redistricting process is done. But some aren't happy about the outcome.
This week, our local public schools have once again proven they are exceptional with Wednesday's release of the statewide Academic Performance Index.
Enough already. The conflict raised within the William S. Hart Union High School District about board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine's employment is indeed - as she said roughly eight months ago - a "nonissue." In early December 2010, fellow board members Joe Messina and Steve Sturgeon raised concerns that Mercado-Fortine's employment with Desert Sands, a charter school that contracts with the Antelope Valley Union High School District, creates a conflict of interest because the Hart district ...
The past few years have been tough for some people and nonprofit organizations that have been chasing a smaller pot of philanthropic dollars in the community.
Change is coming to our local schools. A proposed state Assembly bill (AB 165) making its way through Sacramento, along with a class-action lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union, are both poised to change the way schools can collect funding for various programs. The lawsuit alleges that schools unfairly charge for programs that must be available to all students free of charge. The Assembly bill, which is expected to go before the state Senate ...
If you're the parent of a teen in the Santa Clarita Valley, chances are, your child knows someone who's using heroin.
Electricity: We all use it, and we all pay for it. And we're likely to start paying a lot more for it in the next couple of years. But you can speak up and have an impact on just how high the new rates will climb.
With the recent news that those in Los Angeles County caught by red-light camera aren't legally required to appear in court or pay their infraction fines, it's painfully obvious that the system, though beneficial, is flawed.
It's been roughly 21 years since a large-scale mining proposal first came to be in the SCV. Life in the valley has changed dramatically since then, but things could take a turn for the worse pretty soon if residents don't make their opinions known.
Despite the recent news that jobless rates are falling, these are still difficult times. Nearly everyone agrees at some level that America is still struggling economically but why and what should we do?
Last week the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District released two big binders full of information about four different plans for removing chloride from the Santa Clara River.
We here in the Santa Clarita Valley tend to elect fiscally prudent local government leaders whom we expect to be responsible with our hard-earned tax money.
A recent announcement by the U.S. Forest Service about altering its approach to fighting fires has caught our attention albeit for reasons different than theirs.
Our Founding Fathers in their profound wisdom created a constitutional government whose central document intended not to grant people power but to protect them from it. The formation of a checks and balances system between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches stipulated separate powers that would protect each from the power of the other two.
Santa Clarita received some disappointing news last week: A brand-new conference center that could help put the city on the business and tourism map would cost up to $27.5 million to build - not including the cost of land to put it on.
We're all in this together when it comes to freeway traffic. It seems to get worse and worse. There's not enough money to build more efficient freeways and when there's money it takes years and years to complete improvements.
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