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Letter: Democrats do a lot of table pounding

Kevin Buck's May 3 column "GOP pushes hate, discrimination for votes" was a truly illustrative example of polemics and obfuscation.

May 06, 2011 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Columnists


Carl Kanowsky: Nonsolicitation equals noncompetition

Craig Murphy, CEO of Propel Inc., a Minnesota company, came in to see me recently. He was thinking of expanding the company's territory to include California. He had gotten very favorable reviews of many of Propel's products, including Whirl-A-Hurl.

May 06, 2011 | Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


Business calendar

Tuesday, May 10

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


Fire Academy to hold graduation

The William S. Hart Union High School District ROP Fire Academy is holding its next graduation ceremony at Saugus High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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


Business education

Tuesday, May 10

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


Newhall School District lays off 16 teachers

On May 3 the Governing Board of the Newhall School District took action to lay off 16 permanent status general education classroom teachers in response to continuing projected budget cuts. In previous action earlier this year the district laid off 14 temporary classroom teachers. The board also took action to freeze hiring for one open administrative (assistant principal) position for next year.

May 05, 2011 | Source: Newhall School District | SCV Raw


CHP task force to pursue DUI warrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Driving under the influence (DUI) continues to be a major traffic safety problem in California, as evidenced by the more than 210,000 arrests statewide in 2009. Those arrested are expected to appear in court and be held accountable for their actions. The task force created by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is one way to hold those individuals with DUI warrants accountable.

May 05, 2011 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Third annual SCV Jewish Food Festival set for May 15

If you crave kugel like Bubbe used to make, are looking for some good corned beef, or just need a bagel and a shmear, then the SCV Jewish Food and Cultural Festival is the place for you. Temple Beth Ami and Congregation Beth Shalom are proud to be co-hosting the Santa Clarita Valley's Third Annual SCV Jewish Food and Cultural Festival (previously billed as the SCV Jewish Food Festival) on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11 a.m .- 6 p.m.

May 05, 2011 | Source: SCV Jewish Food Festival | SCV Raw


Reperatory East Playhouse marked for musical, 'Cabaret'

One of the most recognized and celebrated musicals of all time will make its mark on the Repertory East Playhouse on May 13. The production, sponsored by Josh Rivas and Profiles Salon, and directed by Mark Kaplan explores the chaotic time period leading up to Nazi rule of Germany and an intimate form of theatre, called Cabaret.

May 05, 2011 | Source: Repertory East Playhouse | SCV Raw


McKeon receives 'Charter School Champion' award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Capitol Hill this week, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25), senior member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, was awarded the "Charter School Champion Award" during the National Charter Schools Week Reception. McKeon released the following statement in recognition of the award and National Charter Schools Week (May 1 - May 7):

May 05, 2011 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon | SCV Raw


Meet the Winemaker

Vino 100 Valencia will host a Meet the Winemaker event 6-9 p.m. Friday.

May 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Letter: Democrats push deceptive ideology

It's incredible how many otherwise good and decent people shamelessly partake in the politics of envy and coercion - the two things that, together, comprise the Democratic Party's only shtick.

May 05, 2011 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


COC theater auditions

Audition will be held in June for the College of the Canyons Theatre Department's musical production of Lois Lowry's "The Giver," which will be staged this summer.

May 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Call for state award nominations

The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.

May 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested for neglecting cat

A Castaic man was cited $500 for animal cruelty after deputies found a cat inside his home malnourished and barely breathing, authorities said Wednesday.

May 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brian Baker: Pondering a runaway presidency

In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.

July 24, 2014 | By Brian Baker SCV Voices | Columnists


Haren struggles again, Dodgers fall to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USC football ready to push the tempo

HOLLYWOOD - After a season of twists and turns and off-the-field adversity, the USC Trojans are ready to move forward under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and returning starting quarterback junior Cody Kessler.

July 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar

NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.

July 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


How to be the most popular dad in the world — and maybe something better

There was a time when I aimed to be the most fantastic and well liked dad in - well, at least our neighborhood. At some point in my fatherhood experience, that was actually a goal of mine - partly because I wanted our house to be the Kool-aid house, the home where everyone wanted to be, and part because I want to be the best at what I did.

July 23, 2014 | Davison Cheney, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series winds up Friday

This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.

July 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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