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West Nile virus deemed epidemic this year

Three more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus in the Santa Clarita Valley, a vector control official said Tuesday.

September 06, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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TO OUR READERS: Due to excessive and consistent abuse of our comment policy by some readers, The Signal has changed the penalty for violations. Effective immediately, we have suspended the three-strikes policy. Those who violate the comment policy will be banned from commenting after the first violation. There will be no second chances. The policy is provided at the link below.

September 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supermarket talks still ongoing

Representatives for union workers and supermarket management were still in negotiations Tuesday, more than a week after they went back to the table following a strike authorization vote.

September 06, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smyth endorses Wilk for COC board

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth has endorsed Scott Wilk in his run for re-election to Seat 5 on the Santa Clarita Community College District governing board, the two announced today.

September 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local economy has ups, downs

The September Economic Snapshot report, released by the Santa Clarita Development Corp., reports mixed economic results locally.

September 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Currently filming in the SCV: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita and you just might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.

September 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Jay Citarella: Are living trusts only for wealthy people?

At its core a living trust is a fairly basic document. In fact, designed properly, it can take care of a lot of different needs.

September 06, 2011 | By Jay Citarella | Business Columns


Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

Around the SCV

September 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: An example of wasteful spending

On Aug. 31, the commission on wartime contracting submitted a report (see www.wartimecontracting.gov) that shows that our federal government has blown $30 billion to $60 billion in Iraq and Afghanistan.

September 06, 2011 | By Jeff Miladin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Letter: The SCV needs its own art house theater

I read an article on the new "indie" cinema in Lancaster, and wondered why such a cinema could not be constructed here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 06, 2011 | By Leslie Bennett Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


John Zaring: A reminder to put country before party

Monday, all across our country, Americans participated in Labor Day barbecues, picnics, pool parties and parades. For many, the holiday marks the symbolic end to summer and the start of the traditional school year.

September 06, 2011 | By John Zaring | Columnists


UPDATE: Full containment expected on Agua Dulce fire by Wednesday morning

With a 500-acre brush fire in Agua Dulce nearly contained, Los Angeles County firefighters were hunting through the deep brush of rural canyons Tuesday to prevent any flare-ups, fire officials said.

September 05, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Senior Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Living Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

September 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Letter: McKeon puts party loyalty ahead of SCV

I am sitting here with my mouth wide open after reading the story in The Signal regarding Sen. Barbara Boxer's visit to Santa Clarita ("Boxer takes jab at mine," Aug. 30).

September 05, 2011 | David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Cost of war is expensive away from the battlefield

Today, we remain a nation at war, as we have been for the past 10 years, which produces new sick and disabled veterans every day.

September 05, 2011 | By Harry Gratz Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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California school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryu makes strong return as Dodgers win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels trounce A's to complete 4-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Bracing for a big week

The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.

August 31, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Why school should start later

As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.

August 31, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News | NEWS 4 U


Junk food addictive, stifles willingness to try new foods

Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.

August 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News


5 parenting lessons learned from movies

Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.

August 31, 2014 | Kurt Hanson Deseret News | Health News


Northern California wildfires show slower growth

HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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