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Our View: Beautifying neighborhoods helps our city

The city of Santa Clarita should be commended for its Extreme Neighborhood Makeover program. The program, which began operating in spring 2008, helps boost the appearance of local neighborhoods.

January 21, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Lou Schuler: The ‘New Rules’ for sculpting abs

When I told a friend Alwyn Cosgrove and I were writing "The New Rules of Lifting for Abs", the third in our "New Rules of Lifting" series, he laughed.

January 21, 2011 | By Lou Schuler | Healthy Living


Jacki Curcio: Invest in your skin and reap many dividends

When it comes to looking great, here's the scoop. Anything you do to invest in taking care of and maintaining your skin's health and appearance, beginning now, will preserve your looks for years to come.

January 21, 2011 | By Jacki Curcio | Healthy Living


Wind-whipped shoppers look for deals at farmers market

DeleteFour-and-a-half-year-old Nathan Tooma, of Newhall, runs with the wind as a plastic bag wraps his arm during a family shopping trip at the farmers market on Main Street in Newhall on Thursday. The National Weather Service recorded wind speeds averaging 30 miles per hour and gusts of up to 61 miles per hour, at the Newhall Pass station at 11:56 a.m. Thursday.

January 21, 2011 | By Dan Watson The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


City put out by ‘F’ grade

The city of Santa Clarita earned a failing grade for its inadequate tobacco-control policies in a statewide report card released Thursday.

January 21, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The original love boat comes to life - in 250,000 Lego bricks

A love of cruising has led to a remarkably creative version of Princess Cruises' famous "Love Boat" - Pacific Princess - as reincarnated in LEGO® by a fan in Melbourne, Australia.

January 20, 2011 | Source: Princess Cruises | SCV Raw


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

Winter blood drive

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspected tagging crew members arrested

Deputies have arrested 10 suspected members of a Canyon Country tagging crew that caused about $20,000 worth of property damage, authorities said Wednesday.

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workshop stresses the importance of technology for the Hispanic market

Ariel Coro, founder of Tu Tecnología and the California Community Colleges' Economic & Workforce Development Program, announces Tecnifícate, an educational workshop series focused on stressing the importance of technology in the personal and professional development of Hispanics.

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Lynne Plambeck: Development should have to foot the bill

For the last 15 years, the city of Santa Clarita and surrounding areas have experienced unprecedented growth, permitting thousands of new housing units. These units were approved based on water from Northern California that is high in salts called chlorides.

January 20, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Mercado-Fortine a victim of Hart district

On Nov. 7, Joe Messina and Steve Sturgeon knew that their only course of action concerning their accusations of conflict-of-interest by Gloria Mercado-Fortine was to file a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

January 20, 2011 | By Michele Lecrivain Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Get the facts on issues before speaking out

What is hate speech and who should be silenced from their right to speak out? Should People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Code Pink, environmentalists, Right for Life or anti-war activists lose their right to express their views? No. These groups have a right to be heard.

January 20, 2011 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Debs find good manners in style

The 26th annual Silver Rose Debutante Ball is less than two months away, capping a busy social year for the 2010-11 class of eight debutantes.

January 20, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Craig Duswalt: Calling cards for business rock stars

If rock stars carried business cards, what would they say? Imagine - "Jimmy Page, Guitar God." "Eddie Vedder - Moody Singer for Hire." "Charlie Watts, Watching Mick Jagger's Rear End for 40 Years."

January 19, 2011 | By Craig Duswalt | Business Columns


Texting craze hurting children’s education

I recently had lunch with a retired school counselor who worked at one of the high schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. Talk to a school counselor, and you will have a whirlwind of topics to talk about.

January 19, 2011 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Santa Clarita launches 2014 public poll

The City of Santa Clarita is calling residents to take part in a public opinion poll to share their thoughts on City services, local issues and the types of amenities they would like to see in Santa Clarita. The poll will be conducted via telephone and online at santa-clarita.com/survey.

August 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


College mourns 3 students killed in crash

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) - Three Japanese college students were killed and five others injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


College of the Canyons Unveils New ‘Skills4Success’ Campaign For Fall Semester

College of the Canyons has unveiled a new two-part 'Skills4Success' campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new institution-wide student support strategies which COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

August 22, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor signs two Wilk bills

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed two bills by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita:

August 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's vacations in line with US average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer shot, suspect killed in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol and his partner killed the gunman during an ensuing shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino, authorities said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine (AP) - Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Betty Arenson: California’s crazy train

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pegged it: The high-speed rail is Jerry Brown's Crazy Train. Equally, The Signal named it "the high speed hoodwink" (July 13, 2014).

August 22, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists


Angels complete the sweep of Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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