Starting in the early 1820s, Stephen Austin led a group of 300 Americans into the land we know as Texas. At the time, the land was owned by Mexico.
What in the name of heaven are you doing at the computer, Uncle Earl?"
On June 28, 2009, as half the world awoke to a new round of fiscal woes, civil unrest and war, in another part of the globe, under the cover of darkness, a constitutionally elected leader was rudely stirred from bed and, still in his pajamas, abducted at gunpoint and flown out of the country.
So the citizens of Santa Clarita, or at least the 13 percent of eligible voters (about 11,000 to 12,000 people) find themselves in the midst of a City Council election campaign, and those probably 800 discrete people who made themselves fans or friends of three candidates' social networking sites can monitor the every move of David Gauny, TimBen Boydston and Harrison Katz, the three challengers to the power of incumbency who look to mount an actual campaign.
With California's water supply at a well-publicized crossroads, the past year has posed significant challenges to water professionals statewide, and the coming year promises a continuation of those challenges as well as a potential major turning point in the way our state manages this essential resource.
What is up with all the movies and TV shows about Nostradamus and his prediction the world will end in 2012? Personally, I'm not impressed.
Since its inception more than two decades ago, the city of Santa Clarita has been committed to helping its business community thrive while ensuring a high quality of life for residents.
Water conservation seems as American as apple pie, a "no-brainer." If this answer to water supply is really so innocent, then why has it taken so long for our water district, city and county to institute conservation measures?
As California navigates through another tough budget year, the Legislature must make difficult decisions that are responsible and get our economy back on track.
It may be possible we each come into this world with an inclination to believe in a certain way. That brings to mind the terms "liberal" and "conservative," but there are many other manifestations.
Made any resolutions this year? Stop smoking. Lose weight. Exercise - How's that going for you?
The Signal ran a story last weekend regarding remarks I made at a rally in our city on Jan. 16 ("Kellar's war with words," Jan. 24).
"In a few moments, I'm going to talk to you about a new product that will change your life."
I first visited Haiti in 1960. I had left New York on a dismal, gray January morning and arrived in Port-au-Prince a week later aboard a cruise ship.
This used to be a friendly place. Everyone smiled. Everyone said "hello," "good morning" or "nice day." Maybe "How's it going?"
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.
Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.
In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."
The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.
The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.
Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.
When veterans return home, their fighting days should be over. They put their lives on the line for their country and fought the good fight.
We live in a global world with a global economy. Never did that concept become so clear to me than on the Trade and Investment Mission to China led by Supervisor Antonovich earlier this month.
You would think that a big push to develop a massive gravel mine would at least be backed up by one significant factor:
I just got back from a series of business trips in the east. I was able to visit the garden spots of Pittsburgh, Topeka, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. I was never so glad to get back home.
I've always heard that the airwaves belong to the people.