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.
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?
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.
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.
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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