Local voters have a mixed bag of decisions to make Nov. 3. Some will be easy, others not so easy.
Anyone watching the political gamesmanship in Sacramento has seen it sink to a new low this month.
Going into Wednesday's town hall meeting concerning the re-striping of Decoro Drive, it seemed self-interest may have been the reigning sentiment.
Is your business teetering on the brink? Wondering how you'll make payroll next month? Considering layoffs and trying to picture how you'll survive without staff?
Going to bed without dessert.
Despite record high enrollment numbers overall, College of the Canyons has decided to throw in the towel on its journalism program.
On the subject of universal health care, the Obama administration and its friends in Congress are talking out of both sides of their mouths.
Hey, boys and girls. How would you like to clear a quarter-million dollars a year, more than half of it tax free?
So you say you want a Castaic High School?
Here we go again.
Who can forget the October 2007 Buckweed fire that blackened tens of thousands of acres of brush, killed countless wild animals and decimated a Canyon Country neighborhood?
Drive out Highway 126 from Castaic Junction to the Pacific Ocean and take a good look at the orange and lemon groves, strawberry patches, flower factories, palm forests and avocado jungles that line the Santa Clara River. All told, that's a $700 million industry annually.
How bad is the economy? If you only read our headline earlier this week about a "$68.6 Million Budget Reduction," you would think it is so bad that the city of Santa Clarita is slashing its budget by nearly one-third - from $241 million last year to just $172 million for the fiscal year starting July 1.
Will the William S. Hart Union High School District ever manage to build a high school campus in Castaic without getting caught in the middle of other people's petty land wars?
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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