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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 9, 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 09, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michael Picarella: Playtime bits from the ‘burbs

It's easy during tough times such as these to derail emotionally, to get depressed, to lose focus due to overwhelming despair, to miss the things in life that really count. The other day, while driving south on Interstate 5 into Orange County, I drove past Disneyland and forgot to point out to my family using my usual Disneyland Monorail announcer voice the site of the majestic Matterhorn Mountain. After we went by, my wife asked if I was OK, if I was working too hard, if I was working too much. This was a telling sign, indeed, that playtime ...

January 09, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Bare your roots for roses

Editor's note: So, OK, people are freezing their buds off in other parts of the country - but right here in Southern California we are having the type of weather that all those people will be moving out here next year to enjoy. With this balmy weather, you may want to get out in the yard and prep things for the spring. Now is also the perfect time to pick out and plant your bare root roses because they are showing up in nurseries all over town. Such is the case at Green Thumb International in Newhall - and, today, from ...

January 09, 2010 | By Kitty Belendez For The Signal | Your Home


Reader Meter results, Jan. 2-8, 2010

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

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 220 votes from late afternoon Saturday, Jan. 2 to afternoon Friday, Jan. 8, 2010.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Job Fair opens at Santa Clarita WorkSource Center Jan. 12

The city of Santa Clarita, Goodwill Industries and the Employment Development Department will host a free Job Fair at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

January 08, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Former Saugus High, COC student goes for the gags at Elderberries Friday

Stand-up comedian and former Santa Clarita Valley resident Neshia Farhangi performs a show Friday, Jan. 8 at Elderberries, 7564 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 90069, starting at 7:30 p.m.

January 08, 2010 | By Emily Philpot For The Signal | SCV Raw


Smyth: Proposed state budget 'just the starting point'

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) today responded to the release of Governor Schwarzenegger's budget proposal for the 2010-11 fiscal year, saying it is just the starting point for the difficult work that must done in the coming months to balance the budget.

January 08, 2010 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth 38th Assembly District | SCV Raw


Antonovich: 'Governor's budget rearranges deck chairs on the Titanic'

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year:

January 08, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Hart Park introduces 'The FUNdamentals of Drawing'

As a part of its 2010 Healthy Park Initiatives, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation at William S. Hart Park introduces the "The FUNdamentals of Drawing."

January 08, 2010 | Source: L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation | SCV Raw


Sand volleyball court opens at Sports Complex

The Santa Clarita City Council hosted the grand opening of a new sand volleyball court at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex this afternoon. The court is the first-ever all-sand volleyball court in the city.

January 08, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Hart choir to hold alumni concert

The award-winning William S. Hart High School Show Choir will present its second annual alumni concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hart High School Auditorium in Newhall.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV School Food Services Agency hosts campaign

The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency is participating in the 15th annual Kids Cooking Campaign, scheduled for February and March at the agency's Central Kitchen, 25210 Anza Drive. Rio Vista Elementary is scheduled for Feb. 19; Mint Canyon Elementary on March 3; Newhall Elementary on March 4; Northlake Hills Elementary on March 30 and Emblem Elementary on March 31.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Democratic Alliance for Action meeting set for Jan. 28

Santa Clarita's Democratic Alliance for Action (DAA) will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504 ½ Lyons Ave. in Newhall. The meeting will feature a presentation from Harrison Katz, who is running for the Santa Clarita City Council. Robin Gilbert from the California Fair Elections Campaign will also discuss the financial influence of lobbyists in California. The organization will also accept nominations for the executive board elections.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Next VIA luncheon set for Jan. 19

The Valley Industrial Association (VIA) will host its monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 19 at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Relay for life meeting on Jan. 13

The Relay for Life Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, at the Residence Inn.

January 08, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Palmdale man sentenced to prison for Newhall bank robbery

A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rollover in Valencia on Friday

A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man, alleged Armernian Power gang leader, among those convicted in racketeering conspiracy

A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Suspect in 1976 killings has LA-area roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chance of showers today in SCV

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Projects encouraging biking, walking to get boost from Caltrans

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Signal AP


Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marsha McLean: Cowboy Festival continues to grow

Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

April 18, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Scott Wilk: Keep the cameras rolling

California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.

April 18, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants 2-1 to avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart grad Shields picks up first win of '14

HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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