This week, The Signal introduced a new feature to its coverage lineup. We are now posting daily arrests made by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station on our website under the "Crime" category ,which currently falls under the "News" header on our site. The arrests are taken from the station's booking logs, which are public records that most law enforcement agencies in this country furnish to media outlets. <p ...
To make sure readers' opinions about candidates are heard, and also to make sure that The Signal's Letters to the Editor section is not being used for electioneering by a candidate's campaign, this newspaper is instituting a new policy on endorsement letters.
Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) celebrates its golden anniversary this week with the normal assortment of celebrations and acknowledgements.
With all the recent drama concerning the ouster of Mayor Laurie Ender and the election of TimBen Boydston to the City Council during recent Santa Clarita balloting, it's time for the council to turn its attention to moving ahead.
The dust is finally settling on one of the more intense Santa Clarita City Council races recently, and the results were surprising to many.
Joining many other newspapers, The Signal is no longer accepting letters to the editor endorsing political candidates. Political endorsement letters are essentially promotional devices that advertise a candidate. The Letters to the Editor section of our Opinion Page is meant for the discussion of issues. Many endorsement letters do not discuss issues; they merely point out that the letter writer supports the candidate. Also, we have found that some political campaigns orchestrate letter-writing efforts to ...
Although many Santa Clarita residents have already mailed their ballots for the 2012 City Council election, others prefer the time-honored tradition of casting their votes at the polls, and still others may be waffling about voting at all. So we on The Signal Editorial Board take a moment of your time on this bright Sunday morning to revisit our recommendations and urge those undecided folks - undecided about bothering to vote - to visit their ...
The election for two City Council seats for the city of Santa Clarita is less than a week away, and candidates are making preparations for their final push.
From time to time, the Editorial Board will receive an Op-Ed piece from a local author and thinks this author's dissertation just nails it. It is the editorial we tried to or wanted to write, but didn't. In today's Opinion section, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth delivers just such a home run. We couldn't agree with him more. Our objection is not to one ideological position or another. Our issue, like the assemblyman's, is about behaviors. Sign ...
It's no secret that Sacramento is in dire financial shape, and it's been trying various and far-reaching methods to cut a state deficit that still stands at roughly $9 billion.
With the recent closing of Bridge to Home, formerly the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter, for the season, those in the SCV without places to live now find themselves having to look elsewhere for warm, safe places to sleep for the next eight or nine months. This is unacceptable. In a community as warm and welcoming as this, and one as supportive of countless worthy charities, it seems like we should have a permanent, ...
With the economy still on the slow and bumpy road of recovery, government at all levels should be helping businesses start and grow, and our City Council showed exactly that kind of business-friendly mentality in a recent vote to help get local upstarts off and running.
Voter turnout is usually low during Santa Clarita City Council races such as the one on the ballot April 10 - usually, it ranges from 15 to 19 percent - and to some extent, we can understand why.
From the often-controversial subject of public employee salaries, benefits and retirement packages comes the particularly unscrupulous tactic of "salary spiking," in which government workers hike their pensions by scamming the system in a legal way, and California taxpayers are forced to pick up the tab.
With the Oscars now past, we can look back on the inspirational, artistic, moving, brilliant films of the last year that were nominated for Best Picture and reflect on what they said, how they said it and what they mean to us. Unfortunately, almost none of them made an appearance on a screen in the SCV before the Academy Awards. The Santa Clarita Valley is home to many film-industry professionals. It's the physical backdrop for ...
Redemption. That's what 2013 was for the Santa Clarita Valley as a football community.
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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