Word has it that last year's hugely successful Creekside Classic car show event is returning this spring.
Here we are in the year 2012. It's quite a notorious year, actually. First of all, it's the year the world is supposed to end, at least according to the folks who believe that Dec. 21, 2012, is the exact date when the world will undergo a cataclysmic change It's also a major national election year in which the presidency and some congressional seats are up for grabs amid a troubled economy and extreme discontent ...
Several potential City Council candidates have pulled papers to run in next year's election. Four people to date are vying for the 38th Assembly District position and Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon so far faces two challengers in his bid for re-election. The unofficial campaigning has commenced, and soon the official campaigning will begin.
No place in the Santa Clarita Valley offers as much diversity of lifestyle that Canyon Country offers.
The death of Army Spc. Rudy Acosta and another American soldier at the hands of a man hired to protect our troops in Afghanistan was an appalling development that rightly prompted an immediate Army investigation. The investigator's report, turned in less than a month after the March 19 bloodbath, noted specific flaws in the system and offered specific recommendations for correction. So far, so good. We are encouraged by the Army's prompt and appropriate response ...
In November 2008, voters passed a measure by a narrow margin to build a bullet-train system in California by approving a $10 billion bond to build the rail system's first phase.
We were not impressed by the City Council's recent actions regarding the selection of a new mayor and mayor pro tem.
We often advocate for SCV residents giving back to the community, to better the lives of less-fortunate locals and adopt an overall sense of pride for our valley, leading to an urge to improve it and the lives of the people occupying it.
Technology is wonderful. It makes the world faster and more interconnected. And computers seem to be just about everywhere these days - in our cars, on our desks, in our pockets and, more than ever, in our local schools.
Sweaters are out in force, pumpkin patches have transformed into tree lots and our calendars are getting very thin, which means that the holiday season is upon us yet again. As retailers have created shopping frenzies to drum up that ever critical year-end revenue, for the first time in decades fewer people than ever are able to get swept up in the collective merriment of colorful lights and all that the holiday seasons brought during ...
When athletics and extra-curricular courses are supported in public schools, we all benefit in some way. And our valley has some big-time student accomplishments to hang its hat on.
Congressional approval ratings are in the single digits. Can't get much lower than that, right? Wrong! Yet another expose in the nation's capital has established a new ethical bottom for Congress. It's like watching an unrepentant drug addict: Just when you think their self-righteous delusional behavior cannot get more reprehensible, it does. Single-digit approval ratings mean that if we voted our representatives out and chose a new Congress in similar fashion as we choose a ...
Although pre-Black Friday sales have been going on for at least a week, and no doubt post-Black Friday sales will continue until at least Christmas, today officially marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. You may find it difficult to wax merry, though, considering bad economic news from the European Union, the ongoing housing crisis and, especially, the continuing dismal rates of unemployment nationwide. We believe every one of us has a chance to ...
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.
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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