Promoting public discourse is, in the eyes of many, the No. 1 priority of newspapers and other media. But there's a fine line between focused debate and offensive insults.
Old Town Newhall is a success. It has been a long and bumpy road, and there is still much work to do. Redevelopment came too late to save sentimental favorites like Newhall Hardware, but even as the future of the redevelopment-financing mechanism hangs in limbo, the ball is rolling on Newhall's Main Street, and it can't be unrolled. City Hall is "all-in" on Old Town Newhall, and that's what made the difference. The city is ...
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies made roughly 100 arrests for drunken driving this month. That comprises nearly half of all arrests for July in the valley.
Our local saviors – firefighters, police and emergency-medical personnel - save lives in the Santa Clarita Valley every day.
Our local, modern-day outlaw is being sentenced today, but not for robbing a bank or cattle rustling or tying someone to the train tracks - he's being charged with building-code violations.
Los Angeles County's ordinance on the ban of plastic shopping bags in unincorporated county stores went into effect July 1. Despite the huffing and puffing of many who claim it's an infringement on consumers' right to choose, it's ultimately a good move, but not without some glaring flaws.
When any area gets built up, it's easy to lose sight of what made it originally appealing.
It was the 1970s when planners had the foresight to build a Los Angeles County civic center in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Earlier this week, the whole nation came out to celebrate all things America, and in a variety of ways.
Are you getting ready for a big Fourth of July event with friends and family? It was 235 years ago that another group was getting ready for a big Fourth of July. Only, theirs was not to be so fun. The signers of the Declaration of Independence and its primary author, Thomas Jefferson, would announce with a vote of the Continental Congress a document that would create a great nation and forever change the world. ...
A new state budget was signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. And considering that last year's was signed in the middle of October, a very light pat on the back is in order for our California lawmakers, if only for showing so much improvement by only missing the June 15 deadline by about two weeks. But that's about all they deserve credit for. Our new budget is, well, not good. It's largely relying on an ...
Homelessness is a serious and often-overlooked problem in the Santa Clarita Valley. We have hundreds of men, women and children living in cars, on the streets or in riverbeds each night. Many of them were just unlucky and lacked a safety net. It could happen to anyone. While the SCV does have some services for the down and out, including the SCV Food Pantry and Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Homeless Shelter, there hasn't been ...
This week's blaze in Acton has shown that fire season is upon us once again - and we should not be complacent just because we had a wet winter and spring.
For all of you out there who, over the years, have wanted to hold California politicians' feet to the fire when it comes to making legislative progress, you have a champion in the form of state Controller John Chiang.
It's not too often that the Santa Clarita Valley can stand together with a unified voice and make things happen. But it did, and with great results - so far.
Despite the recent news that jobless rates are falling, these are still difficult times. Nearly everyone agrees at some level that America is still struggling economically but why and what should we do?
Last week the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District released two big binders full of information about four different plans for removing chloride from the Santa Clara River.
We here in the Santa Clarita Valley tend to elect fiscally prudent local government leaders whom we expect to be responsible with our hard-earned tax money.
A recent announcement by the U.S. Forest Service about altering its approach to fighting fires has caught our attention albeit for reasons different than theirs.
Our Founding Fathers in their profound wisdom created a constitutional government whose central document intended not to grant people power but to protect them from it. The formation of a checks and balances system between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches stipulated separate powers that would protect each from the power of the other two.
Santa Clarita received some disappointing news last week: A brand-new conference center that could help put the city on the business and tourism map would cost up to $27.5 million to build - not including the cost of land to put it on.
We're all in this together when it comes to freeway traffic. It seems to get worse and worse. There's not enough money to build more efficient freeways and when there's money it takes years and years to complete improvements.
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