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.
For those of you who don't know, there's a state election taking place in about a month. Yes, another election. Besides the primary election for president, the newly installed open primary elections for state Assembly and Congress and a few propositions, on June 5, Californians are being asked to vote for a state constitutional amendment for legislator term limits.
One of the hallmarks of the recent, remarkable Santa Clarita City Council election was the number of public forums held for candidates - and their willingness to attend each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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