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Fire officials order evacuation of 40 homes in Acton

Fire officials have issued a mandatory evacuation of 40 homes in Acton, effective 9 a.m. Wednesday, hours before forecasters predict the most powerful storm of the week will begin.

January 19, 2010 | By Melissa Gasca and Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


In epic upset, GOP's Brown wins Mass. Senate race

BOSTON (AP) - In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.

The loss by the once-favored Democrat Martha Coakley in the Democratic stronghold was a stunning embarrassment for the White House after Obama rushed to Boston on Sunday to try to save the foundering candidate. Her defeat signaled big political problems for the president ...

January 19, 2010 | By Glen Johnson and Liz Sidoti Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Center offers free lectures and clinics in February

On Wednesday, Feb. 10 "Stroke Prevention" will be the subject of a presentation by Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital health care professionals from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.

January 19, 2010 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Chancellor's Business Council hosts biz solutions event Feb. 4

The Chancellor's Business Council will present "A Symposium on 21st Century Solutions" at College of the Canyons' University Center in Valencia on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

January 19, 2010 | Source: Valley Industrial Association | SCV Raw


Nightmare tenants check into SCV Sheriff's Station jail

A husband and wife were arrested in Valencia this morning after a lengthy investigation involving identity theft.

January 19, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Signal's 'Qwik-e' daily e-mail blasts off

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal launched a new weekday afternoon e-mail blast, dubbed the "Qwik-e," Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m., just in time for afternoon drive.

January 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


U.S., U.N. send more troops to help in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - U.S. troops landed on the lawn of Haiti's shattered presidential palace to the cheers of quake victims on Tuesday, and the U.N. said it would throw more police and soldiers into the sluggish global effort to aid the devastated country.

January 19, 2010 | By Alfred de Montesquiou and Mike Melia Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus Dance Team wins 16 awards at Miss Dance Drill Team California

Opening the season with commanding performances at the 2010 Miss Dance Drill Team California over the weekend of Jan. 15 and 16, the Saugus Dance Team proved why it has a long history of being a top contender in competitive high school dance.

January 19, 2010 | Source: Saugus Dance Team | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Zonta invites non-profits to nominate outstanding volunteers

Local non-profits have until Feb. 1 to submit their nominations for the 2010 Women in Service Celebration sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV. The event honors outstanding women volunteers from throughout the community and is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, at Robinson Ranch clubhouse.

January 19, 2010 | Source: SCV Zonta Club | SCV Raw


City to add right turn lane at Whites Canyon and Soledad Canyon Roads

Beginning Monday, Jan. 25, the city of Santa Clarita will begin a right turn pocket circulation and safety improvement project on northbound Whites Canyon Road at Soledad Canyon Road.

January 19, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Bills hire Chan Gailey as head coach

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Chan Gailey was hired by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, getting a second chance to prove himself as an NFL coach and inheriting a team that has missed the playoffs for 10 straight years.

January 19, 2010 | By John Wawrow AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


West Creek Park dedicated as new L.A. County park

Newhall Land dedicated the 17-acre West Creek Park and handed it over to Los Angeles County on Jan. 15.

January 19, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County | SCV Raw


School for at-risk youth debated

In its first meeting of 2010, the Santa Clarita planning commission will decide whether to allow a charter school that tutors at-risk students to open in a shopping center at the corner of Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway.

January 19, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diana Shaw: Two-thirds or not two-thirds

This year's hottest state issue will be an initiative to change Sacramento's two-thirds budget vote rule to a simple majority.

January 19, 2010 | Diana Shaw Democratic Voices | Columnists


Nathan Imhoff: Obama should make decisions proudly, not politically

"A majority ... united by a common interest or a passion cannot be constrained from oppressing the minority, what remedy can be found?"

January 19, 2010 | Nathan Imhoff SCV Voices | Columnists


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Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller

BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


What about the car drivers in motorcycle accidents?

Robert Burton wants to ban motorcycles from public streets because of the many accidents and even fatalities involving motorcycles, and because he saw a rider riding on the back wheel only, and because motorcycle riders cost our state many dollars in hospital bills.

April 16, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Where’s the money going?

On a recent bus trip to a remote area of Mexico, we were asked to buy basic school supplies for a remote village school.

April 16, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Carl Kanowsky:Cracking down on breaches

The blue/red strobe lights flashed against the sides of the seemingly quiet single family home in upscale Valencia.

April 16, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Working to make business permits easier

While codes aren't going to change for Santa Clarita business owners making tenant improvements at their place of business, the process doesn't have to be fraught with headaches, according to officials with the city's Building & Safety division.

April 16, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC gets two pieces of good news

As far as Tuesdays go, The Masters's College baseball team had a pretty good one.

April 15, 2014 | By Matt Lechuga Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


SCV's stellar softball alumni

No one knows exactly which eight teams will make their way to Oklahoma City for the 2014 NCAA Women's College World Series.

April 15, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Stevenson Ranch / Westridge, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info. Snap Shot

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

April 15, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Saugus, Zone 4 Update, Public Safety & Crime Prevention Information Snapshot

The following crimes were reported in the Saugus area over the past week:

April 15, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


5 selfish things that can ruin your marriage

There is a trend I have noticed among people who seek help in marriage and couples' counseling. Both partners usually have the best of intentions. Both usually want to save the relationship and make it better. But often people end up in marriage counseling because they are engaging in five selfish behaviors which prevent good communication and understanding for each other to take place.

April 15, 2014 | By Anastasia Pollock FamilyShare | Hot Topics


U.S. 'tax freedom day' is 3 days later than in 2013

Since 1937, the Tax Foundation has provided analysis and policy about federal, state and local taxes. A not-for-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C., the Tax Foundation promotes increased awareness of tax policies and the tax burdens on U.S. taxpayers.

April 15, 2014 | By Kirby Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Live in the moment

As I unpacked my kids from the car for a fun afternoon at the park, I bathed them in sunblock and let them go. They ran, giggled and played in the afternoon sun as I chased them. My experience was the same as millions of mothers across the world. My kids called to me, showed me their tricks, and became very dirty very fast. I found myself looking around at the other mothers, their beautifully dressed and clean children then back to my messy, giggling brood. I became distracted from the great fun we were having. I had lost focus ...

April 15, 2014 | By Shannon Symonds & Erin Oscarson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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