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Scott Thomas Wilk: Redistricting: people prevailing over politics

In an effort to make government more accountable, the voters passed two cooperating reform measures: Proposition 11 and Proposition 20 that removed redistricting from the purview of the state Legislature, and established an independent citizens commission to draw the new political boundaries for the coming decade.

April 15, 2011 | By Scott Thomas Wilk | Columnists


Brad Watson: So you’re thinking about running for an HOA board

Dr. HOA,

April 15, 2011 | By Brad Watson | Business Columns


Community Bank to host open house

Community Bank is holding an open house May 10 to celebrate its opening at a new location in Santa Clarita. The bank is moving a block away from its current home to a more visible location.

April 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Location set for May 12 VIA industry show

The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will host the 2011 Regional Conference and Industry Show at Valencia Gateway Promenade on May 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Free Comic Day lands at Brave New World May 7

Brave New World Comics in Newhall will participate in Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

April 14, 2011 | BY Signal Staff | SCV Raw


'Six Sculptors' art reception slated for May 4

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission and Arts and Events Office will host an artists' reception for "Six Sculptors" on Wednesday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sisley Italian Restaurant.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


DUI/license checkpoint set for tonight

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Traffic Unit will conduct a driving under the influence checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits tonight, Thursday, April 14, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. according to a news release from the station.

April 14, 2011 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Water salts are still worth talking about

With an upcoming public hearing on increased sewer-connection fees in the works for today, it's time to talk salt again.

April 14, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Miss SCV seeks sponsors

The deadline for the Miss SCV Scholarship Pageant is fast approaching, and contestants are still seeking the help of business sponsors.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Sequins and dancing bring dollars

Lighting up the night with glitter, glam and lots of sequins, the third annual Dancing with our Stars kicked up its heels at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills, as more than 350 guests sold out the ballroom to support Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits.

April 14, 2011 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


Letter: Good intentions, yet bad results

According to the New York Times, "Student loan debt outpaced credit card debt for the first time last year, and is likely to top a trillion dollars this year as more students go to college and a growing share borrow money to do so."

April 14, 2011 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sal Aranda: The truth about recent market claims

Realtors in the Santa Clarita Valley and nationwide have been receiving enough calls from confused, irritated clients about two widely distributed false email chains stating that their state and national trade associations have taken the unusual step of issuing a "MythBusters" flier in an effort to separate fact from fiction.

April 14, 2011 | By Sal Aranda | Business Columns


Letter: Our hospital deserves our support

There have been several letters to the editor recently, requesting community support for our local doctors and nurses, thus giving the impression that the hospital administration is not doing just that.

April 14, 2011 | By R.E. Benjamin Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Home Instead honored for care

Newhall business-owners Joel Green and Charlene Perrone will be recognized for outstanding business performance this week at the Home Instead Senior Care annual international meeting.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Play Day on Saturday

The eighth annual Play Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the College of the Canyons Honor Grove in Valencia.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Congressional bid to resolve Dodger TV standoff flubs

A six-member L.A. congressional delegation tried to hit one out of the park this week in the long-simmering debate over TV access to Dodger games, but the effort ran afoul of the DirecTV team.

July 29, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Minivan fleeing police crashes in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say a pedestrian was critically injured when a stolen minivan fled from police, ran a red light and crashed into a taxi cab.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hiker, 13, found in California national park

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arraignment delayed for teens in USC student death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Water main break causes flooding near UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.

July 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Parenting styles to avoid

Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...

July 29, 2014 | By Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


SCV Sheriff's Station zone report: Stevenson Ranch / Westridge

Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

July 29, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Supervisors approve funds for land buy in Agua Dulce

County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown sets more talks on immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.

July 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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