Soon ratepayers throughout the Santa Clarita Valley will experience a rise in water rates. This is due mainly to an increase in water rates from Castaic Lake Water Agency, the agency that imports state water from Northern California.
Those who criticize the U.S. for some of the few blemishes that our form of democracy exhibits are essentially un-American.
One of the games we play upon reaching a certain age is "where were you when ...?" In my life there have been many such moments; they have shaped my political views, my world view and the grownup I have become. I was in Mrs. Brown's sixth grade classroom at St. Cecilia's elementary school when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Sister Francis DeSales came in and whispered the news to her. With tears streaming down ...
The Republican Party has raised objections to the health care idea of a public option which would allow individuals and companies to purchase insurance from a federal entity, presumably similar to Medicare for seniors.
We can all agree it has taken far too long for the William S. Hart Union High School District to find a site upon which to build a high school in Castaic.
The William. S. Hart Union High School District includes land from Castaic on the west all the way to the Agua Dulce border on the east side of the valley.
My parents were both self-employed, small-business owners. They owned a restaurant, several hair salons and dabbled in real estate. My family has a long history in agriculture, initially working in the fields until they owned property/ranches of their own. I come from an incredibly strong work ethic and business-minded lineage. I worked right alongside my parents growing up, and watched them manage budgets through incredibly difficult financial times. In terms of financial reports and school ...
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.
Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?