Dutifully, the Southland Association of Realtors publishes the monthly real estate statistics for the Santa Clarita Valley.
In its editorial The Signal asked, "How committed are Strickland, Messina, Solomon and Jensen to keeping the Hart District's No. 1 promise to the community (a Castaic high school)?
There's a natural series of reactions people have when they are told they will soon be asked to pay more for something.
I'm Bob Jensen, candidate for the William S. Hart Union High School board of education, and I'm prepared to honor my commitments, along with the commitments made to this community by the Hart district.
Imagine serving your country overseas in the Armed Forces for months or years, in Afghanistan, Iraq or anywhere around the world, away from family and surrendering yourself to your country for the protection of American freedoms and liberties.
Recently, we have seen several opinion pieces summarizing Joe Messina's chances for election to the Hart district school board. As a result, we now have projected numbers about the potential votes and estimates of the campaign coffers. Even the best pollsters know that predicting the outcome of elections is fraught with hazards.
While Sacramento lawmakers are busy patting themselves on the back for finally passing their past-due annual budget, local governments throughout California are busy figuring how to absorb the new cuts to their budgets made by the state to achieve the state's "balanced" budget.
Yet another well-organized citizen's group recently challenged a project from the Planning Commission to the Santa Clarita City Council.
Most know my landscaping business is closely tied to the housing industry. After three years of relentless economic pounding, last Tuesday, I came into the office and gleefully walked the building, announcing to staff, "The recession is over, the recession is over!" On occasion, I'm thought to be positive - maybe even motivating - but this apparent insanity drew looks of incredulity and smirks. "You have been out in the sun too long," most thought. ...
Regarding Carole Lutness' "Nordenstrom needs to do some homework" Opinion column in the July 23 Signal: Apples are still apples, no matter how many times you try to make them oranges. Everyone knows what happens when you make assumptions based on appearances.
As we learn more about the secret inner workings of the Bush/Cheney administration, many old-timers make comparisons with Richard Nixon's reign.
When all you right wing thought-leaders get done freaking out over Judge Sotomayor, realize this truth:
I am torn. Like a liberal driving a Mercedes, the promise of universal health care both excites and frightens me.
My view of Iraq was from the cockpit of an Army UH-60L Blackhawk helicopter. Although the days were long and very hot in Iraq, there was always some "down time," during which my fellow soldiers and I would sit around jaw-jacking. We pontificated about everything from politics to the current state of the war - the one we were in the middle of. We generally flew only a few hundred feet off the ground trying ...
After several weeks of examination and analysis, most statisticians agree the incumbent administration and currently ruling clerics determined the outcome of the Iranian presidential election before the actual counting of the votes.
On Nov. 30, Americans came together in support of their communities to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
There's been a lot of hubbub this week around President Obama's recent "selfie." For those still without teenagers, or simply lagging in the latest technological fads, a selfie is when someone takes a picture of themselves.
Build it once. Build it right.
There is no denying that Barack Obama has had a long and difficult row to hoe. On the night of his inauguration in 2009, 13 Republican House and Senate leaders, plus Newt Gingrich and spinmeister Frank Luntz, met secretly in Washington to coordinate tactics to destroy his presidency.
I don't know why it happens every year. Our offices here at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy get inundated with letters addressed to Saint Nicholas. We forward as many as we can to the Jolly Old Elf but a few we keep behind to share with you. Enjoy.
While much attention is focused on America's rising financial deficit there may be an even more troubling social trend on the rise. According to a recent AP-GfK poll only one-third of our neighbors think we can be trusted. The fact that we live in an increasingly suspicious society isn't really news to most of us. We've all been taken in by the half-truths and blatant untruths that regularly flow from both Madison and Pennsylvania avenues. ...
Since the beginning of cityhood in 1987, the city of Santa Clarita has been spending significant time and money addressing blight with the goal of beautifying our city.
Just when I thought maybe it was time to settle down over Common Core, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan renewed the fire of discontent on both ends of the political spectrum with the following: "It's fascinating to me that some of the pushback (against Common Core) is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who - all of a sudden - their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school ...
From the Nov. 25 SCV Signal:
Whenever people discuss where religious liberty should begin and end, I have a standard answer: It should begin in your heart, but end when it demands the compliance of people who don't share your religious beliefs.
Welcome to the Liberals' version of the Hunger Games, America; unapologetically brought to you by our Progressive friends in the Democrat Party, whose economic policies have lifted a record number of Americans from the middle class and plopped them face down -- into poverty the past five years.
You might not be able to keep your plan and you might not be able to keep your doctor. Even President Obama has now apologized for his infamous statement to the contrary. But the promise was worse than untrue. It was used to obscure a moral wrong at the heart of Obamacare.
It's here! While we've been treated to advertisements, store promotions, and an occasional seasonal song since before Halloween, there is no doubt that the Christmas season has finally landed.
The Legislature is in recess until January and I've enjoyed my time home, but it's been anything but a break.
Now that we've officially made it through Thanksgiving, it's time to get serious about enjoying the holidays - once you've finished your Black Friday shopping, that is.