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Bill Kennedy: A study in futility

Eleven years. That is how long it has been since the William S. Hart Union High School District identified the need for a high school to serve Castaic, but construction has yet to begin.

May 28, 2010 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


Lack of empathy is a shame

Regarding "Misusing handicap placards" (May 13): There are many impairments that qualify a person for use of a handicap placard.

May 28, 2010 | Lisa Stevenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hate at UCSD

What is wrong with people?

May 28, 2010 | By Robert Kerman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sad, but not surprised

It was with great sadness that I read your article, "Mother shares son's heroin death to make others aware" (April 28). However, I was not surprised.

May 28, 2010 | Becky Smith Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Way to go, feds

So, Arizonans decided to do what the federal government failed to do - namely, secure the border and enforce federal laws - and the feds responded with a human rights mea culpa to China, denigration of a U.S. state and the repeated admission that they haven't even read the law in question.

May 28, 2010 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


CIF softball: Hart slows to a halt

CORONA - After threatening early, the Hart softball team was held to a single hit in the final four innings of a 3-0 loss to Corona in the CIF-Southern Section Division I quarterfinals on Thursday at Corona High School.

The Indians had baserunners in each of the first three innings, but couldn't to cash in on the opportunities.

May 28, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


UPDATED: Saugus student fighting cancer stages 'Play it Forward' concert fundraiser

Saugus High School will host "Play it Forward," a benefit concert to raise money for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation's cancer research and support programs, at the Saugus High outdoor stage on Friday, May 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

May 27, 2010 | Source: Saugus High School | SCV Raw


Gulf leak eclipses Exxon Valdez as worst U.S. spill; attempt to plug leak stalls

ROBERT, La. (AP) -- As BP labored for a second day Thursday to choke off the leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, dire new government estimates showed the disaster has easily eclipsed the Exxon Valdez as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

May 27, 2010 | By Eric Bluestein and Ben Nuckols Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gulf spill surpasses Valdez; plug attempt going OK, BP says

COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- An untested procedure to plug the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be working, officials said Thursday, but new estimates showed the spill has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history.

A team of scientists trying to determine how much oil has been flowing since the offshore rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20 and sank two days later found the rate was more than twice and possibly up to five times as high as previously thought.

May 27, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein and Seth Borenstein Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Models show ‘Green with Envy’

At Rituals Colour Salon in Valencia, the Aveda team knows environmental efforts should always be kept in fashion. In honor of Earth month, the salon held its second annual ECOuture Fashion Show "Green with Envy," to show "making a beautiful difference" through caring for the planet will always be in style.

May 27, 2010 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Randall D. Armour: Adding your kids to your house's title is a bad idea

Avoiding probate is one of the major reasons (and often the only reason) that my clients give for wanting to establish an estate plan.

May 27, 2010 | Randall D. Armour | Business Columns


Cam Noltemeyer: Neighborhoods at risk due to commercial ‘mansionization'

For some 30 years, McBean Parkway has offered an inviting tree-lined welcome into our city, helping to ensure Santa Clarita's long-held "Tree City" status. But apparently not for much longer.

May 27, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Sorry, Eisenberg

Sorry to break it to you Lois Eisenberg ("Good riddance to bad rubbish," May 14), but Rush Limbaugh is not moving to Costa Rica.

May 27, 2010 | By Wendy Mortenson Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Castaic Animal Shelter is open Sundays

I just wanted everyone to know the Castaic Animal Shelter is open on Sundays; the recording is incorrect.

May 27, 2010 | By Sharon Nersesian Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Boycott is a bad decision

The mayor of Los Angeles and his liberal colleagues are calling for an economic boycott of Arizona, which will hurt the legal citizens of this sister state, as well as the half-million illegal immigrants among them.

May 27, 2010 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Ex-Camarillo High official pleads in sex case

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A former Camarillo High School administrator accused of inappropriately touching a student and an employee has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Time Warner says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) - Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Seal Beach sees flooding from hurricane

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scott Wilk: Be sure your voice is heard

I have opposed the high-speed rail project since its inception and am troubled by Gov. Jerry Brown's single-minded pursuit of it since he took office in 2011.

August 27, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here, right now | Columnists


IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Plight of Iraqi Christians

"Oops!" Gov. Rick Perry infamously uttered during the 2012 Republican primaries.

August 27, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Trout, Shoemaker lead Angels' rout of Miami

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout had an RBI double and Albert Pujols added a two-run single during Los Angeles' five-run fourth inning, and the Angels regained sole possession of the majors' best record with an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Zach Britton earns 28th save

BALTIMORE (AP) - Jonathan Schoop singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Caleb Joseph had two RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the fading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Dodgers' big inning leads to win

PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to two overturned out calls, to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Office etiquette has impact on advancement, survey shows

When I left work as a full-time journalist almost three years ago, I was determined to move into my new career without looking back.

August 26, 2014 | By Greg Katz Deseret News | NEWS 4 U


Newhall County Water District launches drought education plan

August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly in their homes and mailboxes. Following the adoption of its own Drought Action Plan, District officials are taking extensive education measures to ensure residents are aware of how they can help during this historic drought.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Newhall County Water District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexican president faces protest on California trip

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect in fatal shootings charged with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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