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Dean Alexander: Extending the statute of limitations

Congress imposed a time limitation on the IRS to assess taxes generally to three years. After three years from the due date of the tax return or the filing, whichever is later, the IRS cannot assess taxes on you.

December 29, 2010 | By Dean Alexander | Business Columns


Gary Horton: Do more now to encourage ‘Made in USA’

During Christmastime, my daughter Katie loves to break out the multitude of family picture books Carrie has so fastidiously compiled. Straight on, Katie focused on an early photo of me as a 4-year old, sitting in a bright yellow pedal car on the sidewalk outside our house, surrounded by neighborhood kids. That photo was from Christmas Day, and that was one Christmas I'll never forget.

December 29, 2010 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Everything we do has impact on environment

The Signal did a good job explaining what happens to our recycling when it leaves our valley in its Dec. 4 article, "Local recyclables travel the globe."

December 29, 2010 | By Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


No matter the holiday, any greeting acceptable

"Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" seem to be irking some people instead of a Merry Christmas greeting.

December 29, 2010 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Muslims, Christians should come together

People are often surprised to hear that Jesus is a highly esteemed figure in Islam. My friend once asked, "Is this a new idea within Islam?" thinking that perhaps Muslims recently concocted this notion.

December 29, 2010 | Saad Karamat U.C. Berkeley student, Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


A local educator to advise for state

The incoming state superintendent of public instruction has appointed a local school board member and educator as his adviser on parent involvement.

December 29, 2010 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

December 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Crime down from 2009

The number of robberies, assaults, burglaries and other crimes committed in the Santa Clarita Valley decreased in 2010 compared to last year, according to crime data released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

December 29, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rain returns to Santa Clarita Valley

Many Santa Clarita Valley residents were outside enjoying the sunshine Tuesday, but by late afternoon a band of clouds was encroaching from the north, signaling another storm set to hit the area.

December 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


A strong finish

December 28, 2010 | By John Darkow Columbia Daily Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


UPDATED: To lend a hand for the holidays

Editor's note: In the spirit of the holidays, The Signal compiled this list of chances to give to local charities. If you have an entry to add to this list, e-mail details, including contact information, to citydesk@the-signal.com, in the format below.

December 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City offers Christmas tree services

As the magical part of Christmas is ends, the residents of Santa Clarita Valley come back to their daily routine.

December 28, 2010 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canyon Country man allegedly assaulted 70-year-old mother

A 41-year-old man was in custody Monday after he allegedly threatened to kill his 70-year-old mother during an argument, authorities said.

December 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jim Lentini: Retirement in this business climate

As businesses get ready to close the doors on 2010 and evaluate the new year and the direction of their business, indicators show 2011 is hopeful for future growth. Business owners continue to look for ways to save money, and preserve and protect their businesses and employees.

December 28, 2010 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


Literacy Festival: Reporter for a Day

Puzzle Peices

December 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Hilton hotels switch to smartphones

The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.

July 31, 2014 | By Madeleine Richards KSL | NEWS 4 U


U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

July 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff holds "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014.

#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.

July 31, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control

I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.

July 31, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Take it to heart and conserve water

Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.

July 31, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat refugees with compassion

The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.

July 31, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Angels fall to Baltimore again

BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service men and women receive thousands of minutes of call time

Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.

July 30, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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