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Fire scorches hillside in Canyon Country

A wildfire burned an acre of brush on a hillside behind Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Tuesday.

April 27, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: GOP giving us more fairy tales

Hey, Santa Clarita Valley. Everybody get the latest email of Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, with the GOP's new strategy? It's called "Path to Prosperity."

April 27, 2011 | By Sue Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Gary Horton: Life’s good in the slow lane

Last week, I commented on the Financial Times' glossy weekend magazine devoted to conspicuous spending for the economically elite - and those who want to be. We contrasted "buying pricey stuff" with supporting the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter.

April 27, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Letter: Thanks to hospital staff for saving my son

Jan. 17 brought a 46-year-old man to the emergency room of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

April 27, 2011 | By Rosemarie Codner Vero Beach, Fla. | Letters to the Editor


Fiesta in a flash!

Gather friends and family around the table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these specially selected recipes. They're fast and easy to prepare, so you can relax and share a festive meal with those you love.

April 27, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


Gil Mertz: Gays don’t warrant a lesson plan in schools

With all of the desperate problems facing the state of California, the state Senate determined last week that a high priority for our citizens is a mandate that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies.

April 27, 2011 | By Gil Mertz | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rioux Park walking group

April 27, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


How you can learn lessons in recovery from Great Recession

Americans have been living through what many financial experts consider the worst economic times since the Great Depression. Many have struggled with home mortgages amid layoffs and downsizings, while others regret some of their past financial choices.

April 27, 2011 | By Janice France Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Craig Duswalt: From entrepreneurs, to entrepreneurs

One of the best qualities you can have is to be teachable. Learn to listen to others.

April 27, 2011 | By Craig Duswalt | Business Columns


'Annie' opens this week at Rosedell Elementary

The local community is invited to Rosedell Elementary School's production of "Annie."

April 27, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Meet the Winemaker series at Vino 100

Vino 100 is hosting an in-store wine-tasting event, featuring Petra Santa Winery, as part of the store's Meet the Winemaker Series. Petra Santa Winery is from the Cienega Valley, located in California's Central Coast, on a 455-acre estate that is situated 25 miles from inland from Monterey Bay.

April 27, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Mitchell Community School is honored for high academics

Mitchell Community School has been selected by California Business for Education Excellence as one of 1,221 public schools in California to be named a 2010 Honor Roll school.

April 27, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


Participation in Screamin Daily Deals pays off with check

Screamin Daily Deals recently presented Sierra Vista Junior High School with a $3,000 check as part of its School Rewards Program. The check was from parents signing up for Screamin Daily Deals and a bonus for having an 80 percent or greater participation rate. Each time a parent purchases one of the website's deals, the school will receive 10 percent of the proceeds. Checks are sent to schools quarterly.

April 27, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Career & College Club guides kids to success

Members of the Career & College Club, or CCC, at La Mesa Junior High School presented their final projects to eighth-grade students recently. The topics included "A-G" requirements, college systems and financial aid.

April 27, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


West Ranch High School celebrates jazz

Southern California jazz-lovers and students of jazz spent a day filled with music performed by West Ranch High School students and others, ranging from junior high through university levels, as Jazz Appreciation Month was observed April 16 at the school.

April 27, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


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Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat: Shults siblings in the news

We've talked a lot over the past few years about Hart graduate and professional softball player Jessica Shults.

September 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Four Phillies combine to pitch no-hitter

ATLANTA (AP) - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Free storage restores dignity to homeless

When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.

September 01, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Golden oldies mark Blu-ray upgrades, DVD debuts this week

"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

September 01, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


4 ways our munchkins are killing us softly from loving us to death

Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.

September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News | Hot Topics


Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

September 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy injured in rollover crash near Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 die in plane crash near Denver

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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