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UPDATED: City seeks Bubble Wrap art for exhibition

The city of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Arts Commission seek artist submissions to develop an exhibition celebrating the 50th "birthday" of Bubble Wrap. The postmark deadline for application materials is extended to August 6.

July 29, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees honored at convention

The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees recently attended the US Jaycees National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned three special awards.

The first award was "#1 Chapter in the USA," which they won for the fourth time in a row.

July 29, 2010 | Source: Troy Werner | SCV Raw


Smyth lauds delay of sewage rate hike vote

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement today after the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board delayed its vote on a potential sewage rate increase:

"I'm pleased that the members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board took the prudent step of delaying the vote until next spring. I disagree with those who say Santa Clarita should bear the entire burden of chloride removal, and Tuesday's decision to delay gives our community considerable time to continue making our argument.

July 29, 2010 | Source: Assemblyman Cameron Smyth California Assembly, 38th District | SCV Raw


McKeon rips 2011 tax increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement to highlight the intention of the Obama Administration and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct the largest tax increase in U.S. history on families and small businesses starting on Jan. 1, 2011:

"The Majority has been running up historic levels of spending and national debt, and to pay for it, is primed to raise taxes on hardworking American families and small businesses. The Democrats' tax increases will mean higher taxes for married couples and anyone paying income taxes, in addition to new, stricter mandates and increases on ...

July 29, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


They are not our friends

After reading a number of posts in The Signal, and seeing bumper stickers with any variation of "drill here, drill now," it is clear there is a basic misunderstanding about oil drilling.

July 29, 2010 | Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Public art finalists, name for arts foundation chosen

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission selected three finalists for a new public art piece for the city's Aquatics Center.

The winning artist from the finalists, whose names have not been announced, will be determined at the Sept. 16 Arts Commission meeting.

July 29, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Wikileaks

July 29, 2010 | By David Fitzsimmons Arizona Daily Star | Editorial Cartoons


Raiders sign first-round pick Rolando McClain

Napa, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed first-round pick Rolando McClain to a contract late Wednesday night, hours before the start of their first training camp practice.

July 29, 2010 | By Josh Dubow AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Blood drive slated for Aug. 12

A blood drive is scheduled for Aug. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia to help the Red Cross restock the life-saving fluid.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Immunization event Aug. 11

The Northeast Valley Health Corporation will hold a free back-to-school immunization event from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 11.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CSUN offers certificate program

From Sept. 1 through Dec. 22, the Tseng College at California State University, Northridge will offer a certificate program in mediation and conflict resolution. Class times are from 6-10 p.m. and most of the class will be taught online.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


It’s only 60 feet

The Vasquez Canyon Road bridge (at Bouquet Canyon Road) is still not open after approximately 10 months of work. Perhaps some perspective is necessary.

July 29, 2010 | Joe Stark Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Utilize our natural resources

Some experts say that the BP oil spill is the result of militant environmentalists and their lackeys in Congress who have forced the oil companies to drill for oil miles offshore, in water that's a mile deep. They explain that there is no reason to drill in such risky waters when the largest oil reserve on the planet lies beneath federally owned land in the Rockies.

July 29, 2010 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mosque would be a victory tribute

Regarding "New York mosque is insensitive," (July 24): The practitioners of Islam, for centuries, have constructed mosques at the site of their greatest victories on the battlefield and have devoted such places to the glory of Allah who has given them the victory.

July 29, 2010 | John Weaver Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Cops play cowboys in the SCV

It was a boot-scootin' evening full of line dancing, barbecue and hay bale steer roping when the Mid-Valley Community Police Council held its 13th annual Cops and Cowboys fundraiser at the rustic VFW Post 6885 in Canyon Country.

July 29, 2010 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


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House OKs bill to address border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crashes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dodgers win streak ends at six games

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kyle Hendricks scattered four hits over seven innings, Starlin Castro had three hits and scored three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles 8-2 on Friday night, snapping the Dodgers' six-game winning streak.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Trout, Hamilton homer in Angels win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels powered their way to a victory.

August 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Firefighter who died had drugs, alcohol in system

VENTURA (AP) - An Arcadia firefighter who went missing and died on a camping trip had drugs and alcohol in his system.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Batman creator's personal copies to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) - Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rare whale fossil pulled from backyard

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a backyard in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Shield' actor waives hearing in wife's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who has been charged with killing his wife, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


One person hurt in crash on San Francisquito Road

Paramedics took one person to a hospital Friday night following a single-vehicle, roll-over

August 01, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Deputies arrest graffiti vandals

A sheriff's deputy responding to an anonymous tip arrested a group of vandals spray-painting graffiti on a railroad bridge in Santa Clarita on Friday afternoon, officials said.

August 01, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Money vs. passion

When it comes to choosing a career path, each person is presented with two questions: How can my career help me lead a fulfilling life? And can I be happy with an unfulfilling job?

August 01, 2014 | By Ben Luthi Deseret News | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Fire erupts in Saugus

More than 100 fire-fighting personnel - aided by three helicopters and even a couple of water trucks from a nearby construction site - doused a wind-blown brush fire Friday that blackened five acres of hillside on rugged land south of Plum Canyon Road in Saugus.

August 01, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Last former Bell official sentenced

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last of seven former city officials involved in a multimillion-dollar corruption case in the city of Bell was sentenced Friday to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.

August 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts

DETROIT (AP) - Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.

August 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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