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High time for ban

So I guess plastic grocery bags in the unincorporated areas of our fair valley are going to be a thing of the past. I say it's high time.

November 21, 2010 | By Dennis James Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Why I voted no on the plastic-bag ban

This past Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1, with Supervisor Don Knabe absent, to ban plastic shopping bags in all markets and convenience stores in the county's unincorporated areas - home to 1.5 million residents.

November 21, 2010 | By Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Fifth District supervisor | Letters to the Editor


Marsha McLean: The jewel of Elsmere Canyon finally saved forever

Editor's note: On Nov. 12, Santa Clarita city dignitaries, elected officials and their representatives from around Southern California and community activists gathered on a windy hilltop in the Newhall Pass to dedicate more than 800 acres of land in Elsmere Canyon to the city's Open Space Preservation District. It was a remarkable ending to a saga that began more than 20 years ago with the conviction that Elsmere Canyon would make an ideal location for the world's largest dump. Following are excerpts from a speech delivered at the ceremony by City Councilwoman Marsha McLean, one of the ...

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Signal editorial insulting

Regarding "Our View: An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14:

November 21, 2010 | Judi Diamant Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Try siding with the citizens

Did you catch the irony of The Signal's homage last week to all the activists, including Marsha McLean, who saved Elsmere Canyon, while at the same time, it vilified and marginalized the concerned Santa Clarita citizens who are outraged about the City Council's ill-advised decision to privatize our wonderful public libraries?

November 21, 2010 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Don Ricketts: A word from Save Our Library

Your editorial ("An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14) sets forth a fuller recitation of the facts leading up to the (Santa Clarita City) Council's Aug. 24 vote to create the Santa Clarita Public Library and have it operated by Library System & Services LLC, or LSSI, than has been forthcoming from the city to date - voluntarily or in response to Public Records Act requests by several individuals.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal's Spotlight: Nov. 13-20

November 21, 2010 | By Jonathan Pobre and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ken Keller: The lifelong impact of a pay increase

A previous job of mine had been at a lower rate of pay with a company I had been at for two years. At my next job, I was excited just to get a bump in starting pay.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Finding the perfect holiday wines

The holidays are here, and with all the trimmings of the season, sharing a glass of fine wine with friends and family is among the highlights of the season, said Guy LeLarge, owner of Valencia Wine Co.

November 21, 2010 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

November 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tim Myers: Rational ignorance writ, the Nov. election

Big news! Carole Lutness got crushed (again) running in a local race against an incumbent, this time for Castaic Lake Water Agency board.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


David Hegg: Pride, and other reasons we lie

Have you ever noticed that no one has to teach a child to lie? Lies seem to be part of the natural expression of the human heart, and as we age, we become more and more adept at lying.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Howard “Buck” McKeon: Sergeant goes above, beyond call of duty

Recently, I was invited to the White House to attend a very special award presentation. I was able to witness Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta as he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic actions above and beyond the call of duty.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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November 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Award-winning Saugus offers clinic

The Saugus High School dance team's December Dance Clinic will offer a great day of dancing and fun while parents can take a break and perhaps go holiday shopping.

November 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Stars beat Ducks, even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.

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


Saugus baseball finding its offense

The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.

April 23, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


No stopping Valencia swim

Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.

April 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

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


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

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


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Save our tax base birthright

Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."

April 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Realtors review topics affecting residents

Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley

April 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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