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Tim Myers: America is exceptional

Tomorrow will find me getting my game face on to announce the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade, the biggest piece of (wonderful) cheese outside of Wisconsin, hoping against hope for another in a string of unseasonably cool parades for the protection of myself and the folks who actually must walk that entire parade route on hot concrete.

July 03, 2011 | Tim Myers | Columnists


Our View: A look at the Declaration of Independence

Are you getting ready for a big Fourth of July event with friends and family?

July 03, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


David Hegg: Virtue thrives on order, honesty

A few years ago, I was reading an article that presented four important elements in the transition from childhood to adulthood as they related to the chances of ending up in poverty. The elements were: education, career, marriage and children.

July 03, 2011 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Michael D. Antonovich: Realignment is a Trojan horse

Democrat and Republican governors across the country are working to cut costs and lower taxes, but Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to level California's $26 billion deficit - the result of several years of out-of-control government spending - is a "realignment" proposal that not only extends the previous administration's ineffective tax hikes, but also irresponsibly shrugs the state's financial burden onto the shoulders of cash-strapped county and municipal governments, creating a real threat to California's economic recovery and public safety.

July 03, 2011 | By Michael D. Antonovich | Columnists


Bring revolution to local school cafeterias

Santa Clarita has an opportunity to be a part of Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution," which is essentially a show to teach folks how to eat properly and to ensure our children are receiving good nutrition at our schools.

July 03, 2011 | By Jaci Hoffman Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Beach bus is a great service, great value

Regarding "City Beach Bus drives again for summer," June 26:

July 03, 2011 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


‘Under God’ was added to the pledge

I read "Letters to the Signal" regularly and am familiar with most of the regulars' right-wing (and left-wing) rants.

July 03, 2011 | By Lee Jenkinson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


We must act quickly; the ground is sinking

I have spent all of my senior citizen years right here in Santa Clarita, and I've recently noticed an alarming situation: The ground here is sinking!

July 03, 2011 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Ken Keller: The role of encouragement in business ownership

Every day, a business owner has the opportunity to create hope within and for the company they lead. Zig Ziglar is famous for saying: "Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs."

July 03, 2011 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Week in review

"Local specialists work to fill void"

July 02, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Operations change coming to Consumers Furniture

Consumers Furniture is holding a "retirement sale" this holiday weekend in honor of owner Greg Moser's father. Clem Moser started in the retail furniture business in 1977. Greg is now taking over complete operational control of the business.

July 02, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, July 2, 2011

Bird walk, animal presentation

July 02, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Renovation of church, fellowship

South Valley Church in Newhall is months away from finishing a more than two-year-long building renovation that church members say has helped expand the church and bring it closer together.

July 02, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Faith Calendar

Share your event

July 02, 2011 | Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Teeing off for the Gentle Barn

More than 80 golfers joined celebrities Bailey Chase, Danny Masterson, Gary Valentine, Jim Parrack, Kevin Farley and Michael Pena at The Gentle Barn's second annual Celebrity Golf Tournament held at Robinson Ranch Golf Club.

July 02, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Let’s use our solar energy for our water

It seems incomprehensible that with the great shortage of water for this state, trillions of gallons of water lie off the cost and remains unused by those affected most.

July 22, 2014 | Chis Matalas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Snake alert

Recently, I was driving in my neighborhood when something caught my eye crossing the street in front of me. A very large gopher snake was booking it across the hot asphalt from left to right.

July 22, 2014 | By Ted Aquaro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Charlie Vignola: Bordering on madness

This past Saturday morning, angry local conservatives gathered on one side of the Valencia Boulevard overpass of Interstate 5 to protest the child immigrants seeking refuge in the United States, and a counter-protest of progressives sympathetic to the plight of these poor kids gathered on the other side of the overpass.

July 22, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


Jones' pair of 2-run HRs leads O's over Angels 4-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Rebels release bodies from downed jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryu, Dodgers end Pirates' home win streak, 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Calif. law limits full-contact practice to twice weekly during season

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

July 21, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Prep Sports


'Apes' rule box office

NEW YORK (AP) - "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Black-and-white stripes are the new orange

AGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan sheriff says he's trading his inmates' orange jumpsuits for black-and-white stripes, in part due to pop culture.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charges filed in fatal bank robbery

STOCKTON (AP) - A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor: Calif. won't send troops to border

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: State can send inmates to medical site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause of deaths in FedEx truck-bus crash released

WILLOWS (AP) - Authorities have released the cause of death for nine of the victims of a Northern California crash a charter bus full of students and a FedEx tractor-trailer.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown OKs brown lawns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Under legislation that took effect Monday homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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