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Steve Lunetta: Dems begin to see light on education

One of my yearly duties during the holidays is helping my uncle put up his Christmas lights. It usually takes us 10 minutes to get the lights out, one hour to get the ball of lights untangled, another hour to hunt down the defective bulbs, and two hours to put them on the house.

December 20, 2010 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


David Hegg: When it comes to ‘war,’ Christmas already won

When syndicated columnist John Crisp attempts to pick a fight over Christmas and its status among Americans, he isn't wrong, he just isn't right. And that is often the case when arguments are seated on foundations that are historically faulty.

December 19, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Stan Fix: Is there a ‘Christmas War’? I say ‘Bah! Humbug!’

Some believe there is an effort to do away with the religious side of Christmas. "Bah!"

December 19, 2010 | By Stan Fix | Columnists


Plastic-bag ban just another money-grab

I have been watching with growing interest the public discussion between letter writers Howard Barr and Brian Baker.

December 19, 2010 | By Andrew Edward Briseno Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: Get well soon, Frank Ferry

Frank Ferry, Santa Clarita City Council member and principal of Bishop Alemany High School, currently resides at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills battling a septic condition brought on by an outpatient procedure after Thanksgiving.

December 19, 2010 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Ken Keller: Twenty-five ways to be a better owner

The final print issue of US News & World Report magazine cover story was "50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2011." The subjects included stories with suggestions on personal health, money, career, mind and the world.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Local library doesn’t include all our citizens

If citizens of Santa Clarita pay taxes to use "their library," where will citizens of Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Agua Dulce, etc. go to find "their library"?

December 19, 2010 | By Don Gately | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010

Santa Clarita Street Fair

December 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sierra Hillbillies celebrate 43 years

The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club recently celebrated 43 years of teaching, dancing and promoting the American folkdance in the Santa Clarita Valley.

December 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the service - Benjamin Cather IV

Benjamin "Benny" L. Cather IV was "Winged" Oct. 22 at McCain Field, Training Air Wing One, Meridan, Missisppi.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Announcements


Wedding: Kopanski-Brandt

Brooke Adrienne Kopanski and Robert Kyle Brandt were joined in marraige on September 18, 2010 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. The couple were wed in a double ring ceremony presided over by the Hon. James B. Copelan, the father of the bride.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Weddings


Quilts for homeless

Yvonne Penny, a community service volunteer, stands near the result of a drive by the Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild members to make and donate quilts to the homeless served by the charity Under the Bridges. Penny provided her home as a workplace where the recent batch of 14 quilts and dozens of personal sized pillows were completed. "It is such a wonderful feeling to work on something like this knowing it will make someone's life better," Penny said. This is an ongoing project of the guild, and more quilts will be made for distribution. The Santa Clarita Valley ...

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: Cut bureaucracy to fix schools

Today, The Signal wraps up its series "Report Card on SCV Education" with a gaze into a crystal ball, so to speak - a glimpse into the directions in which public education is heading in the Santa Clarita Valley and in the rest of California.

December 19, 2010 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


David Hegg: This season, peace and goodwill toward all

While the season of Christmas is enjoyed by many, I also recognize that in our pluralistic society, not all celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 19, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Healing hands lend help in Haiti

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December 19, 2010 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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5 things to watch for weekend at The Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major.

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


Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide bomber hit an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened sectarian tension amid a fragile political transition.

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


Russian aid trucks leave; Merkel seeks cease-fire

DONETSK, Russia (AP) - Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border Saturday into Russia but questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine still remained.

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


Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States.

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


New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?

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


Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

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


Yellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) - If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:

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


Golden Valley football airing it out

Things are going to look a little bit different around Golden Valley this season.

August 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Vereen scores twice in Patriots win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal. The New England Patriots didn't allow a point for more than 58 minutes.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels fall short in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Haren leads Dodgers over error-prone Mets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dan Haren overcame a leadoff homer by Curtis Granderson and a pair of failed sacrifice bunt attempts to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the error-prone New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart District: Canyon field safe, needs work

Hart district Superintendent Rob Challinor says the Canyon High School softball field, the subject of a discrimination investigation by federal education officials, needs some maintenance but is due for improvements and is safe for use.

August 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico's president to visit California next week

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is coming to California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown, less than a month after Brown visited his country, officials said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program.

August 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sen. Boxer: Group behind beheading must be stopped

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Days after an Islamic extremist group beheaded an American journalist, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer condemned Friday the "brutal and barbaric murder" of James Foley and labeled the Islamic State a "worldwide threat" that must be stopped.

August 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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