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Michael Picarella: Kid bits from the ‘burbs

Party time

January 30, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Wolf moon: Brightest of the year

The first full moon of 2010, also known as the wolf moon, was visible in the sky Friday night.

January 30, 2010 | By Francisca Rivas Signal Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Janice France-Pettit: How to make the best of the current economy

The current state of our nation's economy has been difficult for many homeowners. Mounting foreclosures, plunging home values and swelling adjustable-rate mortgages have left some property owners facing bankruptcy or foreclosure.

January 30, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 30, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

January 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


HOA maintains Old Orchard beauty

Regarding the gentleman painting stripes on his house in an HOA Old Orchard I neighborhood ("Shades of beige," Jan. 18): If any of you are not familiar with the Old Orchard I and II neighborhoods, take a drive through them sometime.

January 30, 2010 | By Sean McLaughlin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Creating hope for the impoverished

Piles of garbage lay stacked everywhere.

January 30, 2010 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


Faith Calendar

Higher Vision's new location

January 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Box score: fascism 5, democracy 4

The Supreme Court just ruled that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts of money on election campaigns.

January 30, 2010 | By Frank Smathers Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


SCV home sales sluggishly rise

Santa Clarita Valley home sales for 2009 were up 3 percent over last year, according to a realtors association.

January 30, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Safe drug drop-off bins set up at SCV Sheriff's Station

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is participating in the Safe Drug Drop-Off program. Three safe drop storage containers have been installed in front of the station.

January 29, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Open Book Alliance: Google books settlement defies antitrust laws

SAN FRANCISCO, PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance Thursday formally filed Amicus Curiae in opposition to the proposed settlement between the Authors Guild, Inc., Association of American Publishers, Inc. and Google, Inc.

January 29, 2010 | Source: Open Book Alliance | SCV Raw


Antonovich blasts state inmate release

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "Releasing criminals is a problem not a solution -- opening a Pandora's Box that threatens public safety and places additional burdens on local law enforcement and taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on the state's planned release of more than 6,500 inmates. "It is a reckless and irresponsible band-aid on a wound that could hemorrhage into a public safety crisis."

January 29, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Warner brings end to stirring 12-year NFL career

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kurt Warner has called an end to one of the great storybook careers in NFL history.

The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement from the game on Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from nowhere to lead the lowly St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls, winning the first of them.

January 29, 2010 | By Bob Baum AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Valentine’s Day cards for troops

The Prayer Angels for the Military nonprofit group will host its annual Operation Hearts for Heroes event from 12p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Old Town Newhall.

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


Review: 'The Spy Next Door'

Let's see. Jackie Chan is a spy working for China and the CIA, who falls in love with a widow with three kids. He retires to be with them, but his job follows him home. Mom goes to be with her sick dad. Evil Russians have a plot to control the world's oil supply, and this requires them to chase Jackie and the kids through shopping malls, large empty factories and so on. Jackie's character is named Bob Ho, which reminds me of someone.

January 29, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


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FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Save our tax base birthright

Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."

April 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Realtors review topics affecting residents

Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley

April 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Randy Wrage: Trip exceeded my expectations

In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.

April 23, 2014 | By Randy Wrage SCV Voices | Columnists


Sharks beat Kings in OT, take 3-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

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


Hart swim picks itself back up

The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.

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


Cowboys volleyball controls Grizzlies

Battling through adversity is another sign of the improvement the Canyon Cowboys boys volleyball team has made throughout the season.

April 22, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill softball roundup: West Ranch takes advantage; Golden Valley wins second ever game

It's unlikely softball purists would have been satisfied with the way things ended between defending Foothill League champion West Ranch and title-contender Saugus on Tuesday. But the Wildcats aren't about to complain.

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


On the Beat Swimming: Valencia's forgotten victory

Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.

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


Computer savvy volunteers needed for local information session

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.

April 22, 2014 | Source: State Sen. Steve Knight's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 Santa Clarita Valley officials to speak at L.A. Water Summit

Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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


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