A key role of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is to attract new companies to the Santa Clarita Valley that bring high-quality jobs.
John Koskinen is the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, arguably the most powerful and feared bureaucracy in the federal government.
With the advent of the Internet we have experienced an information explosion unprecedented in human history.
Independence Day is one of America's greatest holidays.
A recent column by Cher Gilmore touted the brilliance and benefits of taxing carbon output from business as a way to reduce global climate change.
I have a good friend who takes marching orders through the tin foil hat atop his head perpetually tuned to Fox and Friends and all else owned and distributed by Rupert Murdoch.
We are used to hearing about large awards being presented to those harmed, abused or injured by school teachers, police, firefighters, and other government employees.
The Santa Clarita City Council meeting this Tuesday will be the first chance for council members to consider the implications of the referendum against Ordinance 14-02.
As graduation season comes to a close, I have some advice for those who are entering a new phase of life called adulthood. And, the advice is good for the rest of us as well.
There is something special about getting out and enjoying the open-space areas of Santa Clarita.
Someone recently asked me to summarize the chloride issue in really simple terms.
I am responding to the op-ed article that Gary Horton wrote ("Oh, the places our tax money goes") that was published in the June 11 edition of The Signal.
There is a reason that conservatives in general and conservative Republicans specifically are angry and upset.
I am told that my kids go to a good elementary school, Stevenson Ranch Elementary. Not only have I been told that, but from the various awards located in the front of the building, I must assume that this school is a good one.
For years, policy-makers have assumed that any program to address global warming by cutting carbon emissions would be a drag on the economy and cause massive job losses.
I have been writing these diatribes for a long, long time, and for the most part they have been hyper partisan political opinions, which purposefully rile the opposition and give succor to my fellow travelers on the left.
As ISIS appears to be gaining ground in Iraq, there seems to be a lack of a grand strategy coming out of the White House. The low hum of drone warfare, as opposed to coordinated decisive victories like in Irbil, creates a greater potential for feeding ISIS' propaganda machine. The United States must think more comprehensively than a military intervention.
Tell your Mama.
John Heaney was a political reporter for United Press when he was allowed to accompany the governor of Oklahoma, Raymond Gary, to a meeting with President Harry Truman. After small talk, Truman asked Gary if he remembered when Truman's campaign train had made a prolonged stop in Oklahoma City.
Years ago a slogan became popular exhorting us to support college education because "a mind is a terrible thing to waste." The assumed bias behind this advertising campaign was that universities were the best place to help keep minds from being wasted. But, as I have interacted with the product of some of our best universities I have wondered just what is happening in our educational system today. If we're agreed on the value of the mind, then it is also important for us to agree on what is the best way to train a mind. The question is ...
The youth of today need to be prepared for the world of tomorrow, on this I think we can all agree.
I am very torn by the current scandals rocking the National Football League. Besides the incredibly stupid rules change that makes every kickoff go out the back of the end zone, the behavior of several players has badly tarnished the NFL's reputation.
There is no doubt that television and the Internet have made the children of today more knowledgeable than the children of yesteryear, but this has come at a price.
Don't you know we got smart bombs?
On Facebook last week, I happened upon a post in the SCV Forum that triggered a lively debate over the "threat" big government poses to American business.
Growing up, I heard my parents talk often about certain actions being "common courtesy."
Gov. Jerry Brown keeps declaring the "California Comeback." Whether I talk to small business owners, students or seniors, no one else shares that view.
It is with great concern that I am writing about the demands the tea party, Libertarians, and the conservative wing of the Republican Party call "ending big government."
For several decades, climate scientists have been amassing a vast amount of evidence that we are in an unprecedented period of global warming, all life forms on this planet are in extreme danger, and humans bear the greatest responsibility for producing the greenhouse gases at the heart of the problem.
We've all heard of leaders who put their fingers in the wind to determine which way the political breeze is blowing before deciding what to do. And while this smacks of pragmatism, it also describes one theory of ethical behavior.