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Robert Lamoureux: Water heaters can be dangerous

Hi Robert,

July 24, 2010 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Don’t waste our time

Regarding a political cartoon published on July 22 ("Our Misrepresentative Democracy"): Once again, The Signal publishes a cartoon that is not funny or clear in its message.

July 24, 2010 | Jim Horton Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Laurene Weste: Budget includes more than $50M in projects

The city of Santa Clarita's 2010-11 budget includes more than $50 million in capital projects and a whopping $36.5 million in grant funding. The new, balanced budget adopted on-time by the Santa Clarita City Council, includes a 15-percent reserve fund totaling more than $10 million.

July 24, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Brushfires off I-5, Highway 14 disrupt Friday commute

UPDATE, 4:20 p.m.:

July 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, July 10 - July 23, 2010

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

July 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


That's classified

July 23, 2010 | By Mike Keefe The Denver Post | Editorial Cartoons


UPDATED: EARTHQUAKE RELIEF 411

The charities and aid-based organizations listed below are accepting donations on behalf of those who were affected by the devastating earthquakes in Haiti on Jan. 12 and Chile on Feb. 27. Donors should indicate which country their donations are for.

July 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Romero Canyon site chosen for future Castaic high school

The governing board of the William S. Hart Union High School District has selected a site in the Romero Canyon area of Castaic for a future high school to serve the Castaic area, and has directed staff to begin the initial study of the California Environmental Quality Assessment (CEQA) analysis immediately.

July 23, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw


UCLA extension to offer fitness instruction at College of the Canyons

Beginning in fall 2010, College of the Canyons will partner with UCLA Extension to offer a certificate program in Fitness Instruction at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.

Blending theory and practice, UCLA Extension's one-year Fitness Instruction program will provide students with the body of knowledge needed to excel in the field of fitness instruction. The program is ideal for personal trainers and coaches who want to achieve elite status in their profession, as well as fitness enthusiasts and professionals looking to change careers.

July 23, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


China talks of bid for World Cup in 2026

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) - China's Football Association has signaled it may bid for the World Cup in 2026, raising speculation that such a move could undermine the hopes of Japan, South Korea, Qatar and even Australia, which are in the running to host the 2022 tournament.

July 23, 2010 | By Michael Casey AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


'Annie' at the PAC

Just as the Little Orphan Annie comic strip is being taken out of print, the Santa Clarita Regional Theatre will bring the musical "Annie," based on the comic, to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. The show opens tomorrow night, July 24, and continues through Aug. 15.

July 23, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Review: 'Salt'

"Salt" is, quite literally, a shaggy dog story.

July 23, 2010 | By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Understanding the language of wine

Let's say you're in your favorite wine store looking for a bottle of wine to enjoy that evening. You know you like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, but this time you'd like to try something new and different. You think maybe you should try a Petite Sirah, but not sure you'll like it. You then consider a Grenache, having heard a lot about that particular grape, but uncertainty gets the better of you.

July 23, 2010 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Future of Sports in the SCV: Schools unlikely to sanction lacrosse

Lacrosse is growing in popularity throughout the country and in Southern California, but there would need to be a considerable shift for local high schools to add the sport as a CIF-sanctioned program in the near future.

July 23, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Attorney: Galvan needs help, not prison

A 23-year-old former Santa Clarita City Council candidate accused of pretending to be a policeman and pulling over a driver who cut him off needs psychological help, not prison time, his attorney said Thursday.

July 23, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Gaza sides agree to 12-hour cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Getting up when you're down

Life is full of events that can knock you down. Sometimes it's an actual tumble or accident that lands you in the hospital. Sometimes it's a death of someone you love dearly and can't quite imagine life without. Maybe it's the tragedy of being abused as a child.

July 25, 2014 | By Gary and Joy Lundberg | Hot Topics


Women must feel trauma to get settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Bell councilwoman gets 2 years for corruption

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Beach Bash’ preparation under way in Canyon Country

Santa Clarita workers are braving the heat this afternoon to turn a block of Canyon Country into a beach - with everything but the ocean.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD investigates death of USC student off campus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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