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Commission releases its final maps

Local advocates who called on redistricting commissioners to keep Santa Clarita Valley whole can now reflect on a mission largely accomplished with the release Monday of the commission's final electoral maps.

August 16, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials: SCV heroin use popular

Heroin is a dangerous drug that's become popular with Santa Clarita Valley youth and young adults - and it's killing them, Sheriff's Department and city officials said Monday.

August 16, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lori Rivas: Scavenging through trash is not a crime

Today, I was watching my kids play in the front yard, when a lady walked up and asked, "Do you remember me? About seven months ago, I was collecting bottles and cans from the recycling bins, and you gave me lunch."

August 16, 2011 | By Lori Rivas | Columnists


Letter: Canyon Country needs redevelopment to thrive

Your editorial about redevelopment on Soledad Canyon Road was right on point ("Redevelopment vital to success," July 31).

August 16, 2011 | By Jennifer Abrams Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Thank you, COC, for all you’ve done in the valley

College of the Canyons has always been a pioneer in our proud community and has left a mark on many lives across the valley and beyond, including mine.

August 16, 2011 | By Elia Baida Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Please exercise safety on Sierra Highway

In Jim Holt's Aug. 9, article, "A quest for street safety," Robert Skerstonas presented a petition for highway improvements to the 10-mile stretch of Sierra Highway between Vasquez Canyon Road and Caprock Road in Agua Dulce.

August 16, 2011 | By Denise Jens Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Valencia power outage affects about 1,000 residents

About 1,000 residents remain affected by a power outage in Valencia on Monday night, officials said.

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


STAR test results released

Standardized testing results for last school year show students improving statewide, California Department of Education officials announced today.

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Deputies search for Canyon Country burglary suspect

Sheriff's deputies are looking for a burglary suspect accused of stealing medical supplies from a Canyon Country apartment Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Today in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

Resume review

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Against the grains

The move to replace sand with wood chips in Santa Clarita Valley parks makes playground areas safer and more handicapped-friendly, a county parks official says.

August 15, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: We need to stay out of the cookie jar

When my oldest son was 2 years old, he went missing one day. We frantically looked for him, but he was not in our house. A search of the backyard and garage yielded nothing.

August 15, 2011 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Dick Cesaroni: Rep. McKeon brings shame to Republicans

I just finished reading the article from Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in the Aug. 10 issue of The Signal. Excuse me, I'll be right back, don't go away because I'm going to be sick to my stomach.

August 15, 2011 | By Dick Cesaroni | Columnists


Chris Roberts: A look at the evolution of Old Town Newhall

Few towns can boast a history as diverse or interesting as Newhall. In the 1870s, it was a place where miners - be they Mexican, Indian or white - brought gold dust from nearby Placerita Canyon to George Campton's general store to buy their necessaries.

August 14, 2011 | By Chris Roberts | Columnists


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Betty Arenson: California’s crazy train

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pegged it: The high-speed rail is Jerry Brown's Crazy Train. Equally, The Signal named it "the high speed hoodwink" (July 13, 2014).

August 22, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists


Angels complete the sweep of Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw pitches another gem for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bodies of 2 men found in adjacent California yards

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered two men dead in neighboring backyards in Northern California.

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


Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.

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


Ex-Marine waives extradition from Alaska

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft has waived extradition from Alaska.

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


NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.

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


Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection.

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


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.

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


Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

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


Cops greet students at school where plot thwarted

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police are greeting students on the first day of classes in the Los Angeles suburb where two teens allegedly plotted a high school massacre.

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


US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Record drought saps California honey production

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aid groups: US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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