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Hail your school bus driver on 'School Bus Driver Day' April 27

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - On "School Bus Driver Day," the California Highway Patrol (CHP) takes the opportunity to thank the dedicated school bus drivers for their commitment to safely transport the state's schoolchildren.

April 23, 2010 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Domestic Violence Center seeks volunteers for 24-hour hotline

The Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley is seeking volunteers to help answer its 24-hour hotline that provides emergency help for domestic violence-related callers.

April 23, 2010 | Source: Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


Navy, Air Force join VIA B2B Industry Show May 20

The Valley Industrial Association has added the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force small business procurement offices to the 2010 VIA B2B Industry Show on Thursday, May 20.

April 23, 2010 | Source: Valley Industrial Association | SCV Raw


E-waste, document, medication disposal at COC set for May 1

College of the Canyons will host a "Safe & Secure Community Collection" event on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at parking lot #8, near the north side of Cougar Stadium on COC's Valencia campus.

April 23, 2010 | Sources: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station; City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


COC Star Party explores Saturn May 21

Saturn. The name has a lot of meanings. To some, Saturn is the Roman God of agriculture. To others, Saturn is a much-beloved, but now-defunct, car company.

April 23, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


‘Their Last Suppers' at Vino 100 tonight, tomorrow

Vino 100

April 23, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, April 16-22, 2010

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff Photos by Francisca Rivas and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Video Games: Nintendo's DSi XL

Over the last few years, Nintendo has discovered a whole new market for video games: seniors. Not a demographic that's known for welcoming new technology, the senior-citizen crowd has nonetheless embraced the Wii console, with its intuitive controls and easy-to-understand interface.

April 23, 2010 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Review: 'The Back-up Plan'

Some movies are no better than second-rate sitcoms. Other movies are no better than third-rate sitcoms. "The Back-up Plan" doesn't deserve comparison with sitcoms. It plays like an unendurable TV commercial about beautiful people with great lifestyles and not a thought in their empty little heads. So timid is this film that when it finally arrives at its inevitable childbirth scene, it bails out after two "pushes!"

April 23, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Death at a Funeral'

Oh, I know a lot of "Death at a Funeral" is in very bad taste. That's when I laughed the most. I don't laugh at movies where the characters are deliberately being vulgar. But when they desperately don't want to be - now that's funny. Consider the scene when Uncle Russell eats too much nut cake and is seized by diarrhea. And Norman wrestles him off his wheelchair and onto the potty, and gets his hand stuck underneath. Reader, I laughed. I'm not saying I'm proud of myself. That's not the way I was ...

April 23, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Tracy Taris: Parenting that promotes character

Ever seen hurt or disappointment in the eyes of your child while you're giving correction to something they've done, and wondered if you've done something wrong?

April 23, 2010 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Karen J. Travis: Know your education rights to help your child succeed

Before the enactment of federal laws providing public-education entitlements to all students with disabilities, large numbers of children failed because they did not receive an education that met their needs, or they received no special help at school.

April 23, 2010 | Karen J. Travis It's The Law | Business Columns


Bank of America hiring fair today

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is hosting a Bank of America recruiting event, today from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Cancer Society fundraiser

The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and Valencia Water Co. are participating in the SCV Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society, May 22-23 at Central Park in Saugus. Both compaines are selling raffle tickets for a gold, sapphire and diamond bracelet - appraised at $3,000 - donated by Classic Designs Jewelry.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Small-business workshops expand

The Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons has partnered with Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce to offer free business consulting and low-cost training services.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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5 ways to streamline your life

Being a grownup is hard. Daily life is busy. Somedays there just isn't enough time. It is easy to get down on ourselves when our to-do list isn't complete each night, and our list of projects continually grows. Life can seem chaotic as we try to balance time running errands, cleaning the house and managing the family. No matter how organized you may feel, life and its craziness just doesn't seem to stop.

April 24, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 23, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 fun family workout routines

As a young child, I remember my mother taking my sister and I for walks every evening after dinner. Her doctor had recommended walking as a form of exercise. Walking has many benefits including strengthening the heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Since heart disease runs in my family, we continue with our walks.

April 24, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Under God' in court: Pledge of Allegiance draws new lawsuits

WASHINGTON - Since the 1940s, the Pledge of Allegiance has been the subject of legal challenges, especially since a 60-year-old Congressional joint resolution added two words that has turned the pledge into a declaration of faith as well as patriotism.

April 24, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner | Hot Topics


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


Stars beat Ducks, even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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