The recent revelation that a Hart district high school teacher had to deal harshly with a senior cheating on a final exam is troubling, but not surprising. According to one survey, nearly three-quarters of high school students admit cheating on at least one exam.
Los Angeles County supervisors caused themselves some unnecessary problems last week when they considered a motion by Supervisor Michael Antonovich to place a measure on the November ballot that would ask voters to extend term limits for themselves and their successors.
The California June election results were abysmal for a free and democratic society. The June elections marked the second lowest voter turnout for any statewide election in California. Only 31 percent of all eligible voters cast ballots, according to records released by the state secretary of state's office. The lowest recorded turnout in state history occurred in June 2008, when only 28 percent of all eligible voters exercised their right to participate in the democratic ...
The economic news from around the state of California is getting more and more unsettling as cities contemplate insolvency. Three cities Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes have file for Chapter Nine protections.
The Great Recession that crashed this country's economy back in 2008 has changed the lives of Americans profoundly.
Editor's note: Amid the picnics and barbecues, the parades and the fireworks, we urge our readers to pause and reflect on what it is we Americans are celebrating today. In Tuesday's Signal a columnist suggested we all read the noble words of the United States Declaration of Independence. So today we salute ideals that founded this country with a bold declaration adopted 236 years ago and we proudly reprint that declaration. We have retained the ...
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last week on the mandate aspect of Obamacare is among the bigger mistakes that body has made in the last century. The ruling sets the stage to make it easier for greater intrusion by the federal government in Americans' lives.
Summertime. It's a magical word for youngsters, one associated with freedom, sunshine, melting snow cones, fireworks and barbecues. For working folks, those fond associations with the season can linger years, or even decades after becoming outdated - after the season actually means laboring in air conditioned cubicles and dreading to set foot outside where the sunshine is more oppressive than liberating. But for one group of residents - working parents of school-age children - summer ...
When Santa Clarita Councilman TimBen Boydston appeared in front of The Signal's Editorial Board prior to April's City Council elections, he gave an impressive performance.
The June 2012 primary is over and hopefully so is all of the amped up personal acrimony. The challenge for us and everyone else in this election locally was sorting through all of the noise from sniping, nastiness and power plays to get to the candidates' real positions on the issues of the day.
It's been a long time coming, but voting in the California primary finally takes place on Tuesday.
Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez is under investigation by the District Attorney's Office concerning influence-peddling allegations involving the lowering of property valuations in exchange for political support and contributions.
Many Santa Clarita Valley institutions, nonprofits and individuals make us proud here at The Signal, but few more so than our remarkable and high-achieving public schools.
What Californians do not need is another bureaucratic board full of political appointees at taxpayer expense. We urge voters to say no to Proposition 29.
This state primary election season has been the most contentious in recent memory. There has been more than enough emotion, harping and shenanigans for almost all of us. Combine all of the campaign noise with the new selection dynamic of an open primary and the endorsement process has gotten much more complicated. Many forums have been held to provide voters a look at the candidates, some better than others. One of the most recent, the ...
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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