"What took you so long?" That's what some readers wanted to know when we reported on a Canyon Country teenager getting thrown into the back of a vehicle and groped on her way home from school - a week after it happened. "It would have been nice to read about it the next day, so we parents could know to be on the lookout," readers complained. "What if the assailant returned and did the same ...
We warned you last autumn that the city of Santa Clarita was in for some lean times when the tax receipts come in.
In the "you take them - no, you take them" battle between Santa Clarita and Los Angeles over homeless people, both sides reached an impasse, but it was only temporary.
"I am now a Keynsian in economics," the president said when he broke ranks with previous administrations and proposed a huge federal spending package he hoped would stimulate the economy.
It had Jon Stewart (or Jay Leno, for you retiring baby boomers) written all over it: A Saugus High School senior who graduated early and joined the Marines was told he can't go through his high school graduation ceremony in his dress blues - in Santa Clarita! Say it ain't so. Surely that sort of thing can't happen in this red-white-and-blue enclave where every Fourth of July parade draws huge crowds and every partisan office ...
The Santa Clarita City Council got an earful Tuesday from neighbors of the two nearby landfills, in Val Verde and Granada Hills.
School districts and other local agencies finally know how much money they'll receive from the state - for a fiscal year that began last July.
As the state prepares to tax us into the poorhouse and the feds grow the size of government instead of the economy, it is little wonder most people are overlooking the biggest crisis to hit California in a generation.
With so many businesses going bust, workers losing their jobs and families losing their homes, it's dumbfounding to think Congress would give so much as a passing glance at legislation that would shutter even more small businesses and kill even more American jobs.
Will the William S. Hart Union High School District keep its promise? Will it empower a true oversight committee to keep an eagle eye on the district as it spends $300 million in new, voter-approved school construction funds?
"The budget process for California defies a simple, concise definition." That's the introduction to the state Department of Finance's publication, "California's Budget Process," and that's no joke. Sacramento can't explain it because the politicians don't get it. They don't know how to budget. Most businesses, and even most individuals in California, know how to budget. They look at their guaranteed revenues and spend within their means. If they're smart, they sock away any unexpected income ...
Hope and change. That was the ideological fuel behind President Barack Obama's campaign, and few can deny the power his rhetoric had to stir even staunch disbelievers. Yet rhetoric does not equal action. We stand at an intersection today as a nation - on the heels of Monday's National Day of Service and observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, as we witness this morning's inauguration of a new president. Much has been said, ...
There sure is a whole lot of planning going on in Santa Clarita these days. Every time you turn around, it seems there is a new master plan for something-or-other. There is a master plan for parks and recreation. There is a master plan for the arts. There is a master plan for "non-motorized transportation" so you can walk or ride a bike from one side of town to the other without getting run over. ...
What is the best way to promote the arts in Santa Clarita? The question has vexed our municipal leaders and the arts community for a number of years - although the arts community is fairly united in the belief that Santa Clarita needs a full-blown Arts Commission. The issue came to a head in October when Councilman Bob Kellar proposed just that. Elevating arts governance to the level of Santa Clarita's two existing commissions - ...
Our editorials during the last few weeks have provided information and The Signal's position on the various propositions, measures and candidate races on the Nov. 4 ballot. Below we summarize what we previously said.
One of the great things about the holiday season is that most people, no matter their circumstances, tend to step back a little bit and realize they should be thankful for many things in their lives.
The initial failure of the Affordable Care Act's enrollment website has let the genie of Obamacare out of the bottle.
We have long acknowledged San Francisco's ability to give us a break from the norms of sanity and force us to react to some new oddity that defies or defiles conventional wisdoms.
An important moment in Santa Clarita Valley's history is at hand. With the retirement of Sheriff's Department Capt. Paul Becker after serving our Sheriff's Station since 2010, a new law enforcement leader will be selected.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District - representing the sewer-using residents of this valley - has decided which option it will pursue to clean up chloride from the Santa Clara River so that water will be cleaner going downstream to our neighboring farmers in Ventura County.
No matter how you look at it, it's bad public policy.
Enough is enough.
The "thank yous" are pouring in.
One of the things that sets the Santa Clarita Valley apart from other demographically similar communities is our desire to serve others. The concrete evidence of that desire is the plethora of nonprofits in this community.
NASA announced recently that the Voyager 1 space probe has become the first spacecraft to leave our solar system and enter interstellar space. Launched September 5, 1977, Voyager was originally designed to photograph Jupiter, Saturn and the Jovian moons. It accomplished that task in 1980 but the "Little Engine That Could" has kept on chugging to now over 11 billion miles of space travel.
The contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS which resulted in a month-long blackout of CBS in Los Angeles and other major markets may be over, but there is much to be addressed concerning the dysfunctional way Americans get their television.
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