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.
Our editorials in the last few weeks have given our stances on the Newhall School District bond measure and the elections for the William S. Hart Union High School District board and the Santa Clarita Community College District board of trustees. We review our positions and endorsements below.
We in the Santa Clarita Valley benefit from a number of outstanding local institutions, and it's easy to take them for granted when they're here year after year, quietly offering services that other communities simply don't have.
Halloween is nearly upon us, and with it comes smiling painted or masked little faces, pillowcases with chocolate stains and, of course, the annual Haunted Jailhouse event hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department.
These days, being an elected official charged with setting policy for public schools sounds like about the most thankless position imaginable - like being a chaperone on senior ditch day or a tax collector at a tea party convention.
In a place as family-friendly as the Santa Clarita Valley, it's sometimes easy to forget that there are many here who are struggling to have functioning and successful home lives and raise children without the help of a significant other. But in these cases, Single Mothers Outreach is here to help.
The political season has begun, and there are many candidates running for a litany of elective positions, some whose names are on the ballot in just a few weeks, and some in more than a year.
Following the annual State of the City presentation, the Santa Clarita City Council gave everyone in attendance quantifiable proof that this really is a great place to live.
It's now October, and we still haven't seen any real progress on passing the legislation to keep Mexican mining giant Cemex out of our backyard, despite the seemingly universal support for the measure.
In light of the two recent car crashes in the same spot on Lake Hughes Road, it's hard to ignore that some of our roads aren't as safe as could be.
Some of our learning institutions are showing signs of age, but we can help refurbish and modernize them with an upcoming vote.
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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