Now that California voters have handed Arnold Schwarzenegger and his cadre of special interests another resounding special-election defeat, proponents of public services, fiscal responsibility, child care and mental health programs are gearing up for the battle over the 2010 state budget.
Too bad no one wants to tell our community what is really going on. For the past 10 years, everyone has known that the effluent emitted by Santa Clarita's sanitation districts is too high in salt (chlorides).
Nearly three years ago, I wrote an opinion piece in these pages about the lack of technical merit in the Regional Water Quality Control Board's (RWQCB) decision to set new lower chloride limits.
I can't seem to face up to the facts I'm tense and nervous and I can't relax I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire Don't touch me I'm a real live wire - Talking Heads There's a new gadget out on the Internet. The AP developed an interactive "economic stress map" visually indicating the recessionary stress for every county in the Union. There's an awful lot of counties in our country - a giant ...
No matter how many times liberals try to tell us the Republicans are to blame for the financial mess we find ourselves in, the claim is false.
My wife always warns me not to write columns about God. Sorry, dear. As a member of the SCV Interfaith Council, active in our local political arena and offered a writing platform (thank you, Signal), I feel obliged to begin a discussion anytime religious and political considerations cross paths. The Santa Clarita City Council voted to add "In God We Trust" to council chambers and other buildings. The phrase could also find its way onto ...
How could you embarrass us this way, George? The latest revelations about your first 100 days in office are truly shocking. They cover the wire services and fill the evening news. Couldn't your press secretary have managed this better? Where were your perception doctors and spin-control? Was Karl Rove on vacation? How many gaffes did you make? Of course, we in the media will be more than happy to report on them now. It sells ...
We've all been victims of a bait and switch: a sales tactic in which an item is used to attract customers who, once lured, find themselves receiving something different than what was offered.
Several weeks ago The Signal published an opinion piece by Brian Roney titled "Annexation held for ransom." It was an amazingly uninformed piece on the annexation process.
An epiphany occurred early this week. A vision of clarity struck me while reviewing the agenda for the May 12 Santa Clarita City Council meeting, specifically the item regarding a plebiscite for the inclusion of the words "In God We Trust" on the city of Santa Clarita logo.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has recently been traveling across the state, arguing for the passage of the six propositions on Tuesday's statewide special election ballot. He has called the package a needed "budget reform."
The city of Santa Clarita City Council recently approved an unprecedented 21-Point Business Plan for Progress, investing more than $5.1 million in new programs and incentives aimed at boosting the local economy now and well into the future.
A Signal article last week quoted Dan Masnada, general manager of Castaic Lake Water Agency, as saying there would be adequate water to serve Newhall Land's Newhall Ranch development.
Thursday was the memorial service and funeral for Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Robert Corrales, who was stationed at the Santa Clarita Courthouse for more than a decade and died April 23.
Everything financial is in turmoil. In this recession, what we're really facing is an urgent, pressing need to renew ourselves, our businesses and our government. We're challenged with doing more with less, to wring out waste and inefficiencies from everything. California, in particular, faces an Armageddon-like budget crisis. Without heavy new taxes, drastic cuts or seriously substantial reform, California's budget is like a passenger train speeding its partying passengers straight off the tracks into the ...
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?
"Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." - Former First Lady Laura Bush
Right now we have an economy in transition, with close attention paid to job reports and which business sectors are hiring.
As President Obama considers retaliating against the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons against its people, I couldn't help but think about the lessons we should have learned following the Iraq War.