Land development in California has become a burdensome and lengthy process.
While our elected officials in Washington, D.C., preoccupy themselves with partisan issues as they face admittedly huge problems, we believe the issue of immigration policy could be solved relatively simply with some common sense and a little across-the-aisle cooperation.
It's encouraging to see apparent action occurring on efforts to stop the 56-million-ton Cemex sand and gravel mine from going online in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The film business is one of California's leading industries. It creates up to 200,000 higher-paying jobs, generates billions of dollars in wages and, in a ripple effect, supports a wide array of additional cottage businesses and jobs in film production projects.
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 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 original language throughout, with an apology to our print readers for deleting the long list of specific grievances against King George III.
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.
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.
While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.
The Santa Clarita Valley lost an irreplaceable resource last week.
A recent Associated Press poll shows that only 28 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction. The last time confidence in the federal government was this low was in 2006 during the Bush administration - when the Democrats pounded the Republicans and took back the House of Representatives.
Our community has a big problem on its hands.
The destruction of a 100-year-old former Newhall school building has caused quite a stir within the historic preservation community in Santa Clarita.
It seems as though Californians have finally awakened to the hoodwinking they took over the bullet train ballot trick of 2008 that would have them believe a train could actually be built in California for $68 billion that would carry huge streams of people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in two hours and 40 minutes with no government subsidies.
It's pretty basic. Public governmental agencies in this country should be accountable to the public they serve. They are funded by taxpayer money, and the bureaucrats who staff these agencies should consider taxpayers their bosses.
The brouhaha over billboards in the city of Santa Clarita - a controversy that divided residents in the spring and threatens to continue doing so through the rest of this year - is among the more unnecessary to face Santa Clarita Valley residents in the city's 27 years of existence.
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