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High school baseball: Metal bats in danger

A California legislative committee advanced a bill Wednesday that would place a two-year moratorium on the use of metal bats in high school baseball, responding to safety concerns that were raised when a Marin County teenager was severely injured earlier this year.

May 06, 2010 | By Signal Staff and The Associated Press | SCV Prep Sports


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

May 06, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill League boys tennis: Prelims get a facelift

The top eight seeds in the Foothill League boys tennis prelims advanced to today's finals, but not as one might expect.

The singles and doubles finals will have a much different look than the regular season.

May 06, 2010 | By Ernest Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Taste of the Town draws crowds

There was food, food and more food, as well as beer, wine, beverages and cocktails, at the annual Taste of the Town to benefit the services and programs offered by the Santa Clarita Valley Child & Family Center.

May 06, 2010 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


A disappointing response

The William S. Hart Union High School District board met April 21. All of the board was present, although Superintendant Jaime Castellanos arrived late.

May 06, 2010 | By Laureen DeMello Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The hunt for tamales

Ask me what I did on April 27, and I will tell you a tale of a scavenger hunt. I met a friend for lunch in Mission Hills. She is the greatest homemade tamale-maker in the whole world, and usually brings her delectable tamales when we meet.

May 06, 2010 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Julie Sturgeon: New law helps in hiring new employees

A new law was enacted March 18, in order to help businesses reduce their payroll taxes, particularly with seasonal businesses that may be gearing up to hire new employees for the summer months.

May 06, 2010 | Julie Sturgeon It's Your Money | Business Columns


Lynne Plambeck: Tough love for efficiency standards

Like a petulant teenager who doesn't want to clean their room or help with the housework, our City Council stands with its hands on its hips, refusing to require LEED standard energy efficiencies from new development in Santa Clarita.

May 06, 2010 | Lynne Plambeck Environmentally Speaking | Columnists


Fear among Arizona Hispanics dampens Cinco de Mayo

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Rumors circulate of an immigration raid at Cinco de Mayo festivities. Markets normally bustling with customers preparing for the celebration are quiet. Family picnics are scaled back.

Many Hispanics in Arizona - both legal and illegal - are increasingly anxious about being targeted under the state's tough anti-illegal immigration law. Some are afraid to leave their homes, even on the day when the nation celebrates Hispanic heritage.

May 05, 2010 | By Jonathan J. Cooper Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


Obama: Begin work this year on immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he wants to begin work this year on legislation overhauling the nation's immigration system, firming up his commitment on a key priority for Latino voters and lawmakers.

Obama's comments at a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House reaffirmed his long-held support for immigration reform. He went a step further than he has in the past by calling for the work to begin this year.

May 05, 2010 | By Erica Werner Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


SCV breast cancer survivors honor mothers and motherhood

Van Nuys Calif., - Country resident Tracie Kimbrough, 48 her sister, Cheryl McGown, 46, of Valencia, and their mother will celebrate their three- and seven-years' breast cancer survival respectively at their own Mother's Day celebration on Aug. 15 at the American Cancer Society's new "Making Strides Against Cancer 3K" at Woodley Park in Van Nuys on June 12.

May 05, 2010 | Source: American Cancer Society | SCV Raw


Postal inspectors seek SCV mail thieves

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service requests the public's assistance in identifying the persons responsible for mail thefts in the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 05, 2010 | Source: U.S. Postal Inspection Service | SCV Raw


McKeon comments on Afghanistan hearing

Washington, D.C. -- The House Armed Services Committee today heard testimony from senior Pentagon officials, including the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on security and stability efforts underway in Afghanistan. Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) released the following prepared statement for the hearing:

May 05, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


L.A. County observes 'Mental Health Awareness Month'

Los Angeles -- The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) commemorates 50 years of community service with a full schedule of activities for "May Is Mental Health Awareness Month."

May 05, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health | SCV Raw


City celebrates ‘Building and Safety Month’

May is National Building and Safety Month, and the city of Santa Clarita is celebrating by helping to inform residents about local building and safety practices.

May 05, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Angels fall to Baltimore again

BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service men and women receive thousands of minutes of call time

Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.

July 30, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Century-old pipe break points to national problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House threatens to veto House border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 30, 2014

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July 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Newhall Zone 6: thefts probed

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

July 30, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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