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Memorial Day events

The Santa Clarita Valley has a long history of honoring America's war dead on Memorial Day. Local events planned today include:

May 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: The election widget

When I was a kid, my family lived in many exotic locations around the world. My dad worked for the United Nations as a hydrogeologist. Essentially, he found water for people and figured out how to get it to them.

May 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Protecting the right of the peoples

Regardless of your feelings about marriage or your party affiliation, the Office of Attorney General is supposed to protect the rights of the people and uphold the laws of the state.

May 31, 2010 | By Mary Beahm Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat the source

Once again, Santa Clarita residents and businesses are being asked to pay the price for a lack of imagination by county, state and local water and sanitation leaders.

May 31, 2010 | By Kevin D. Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


This may help

Why doesn't the city, state or federal government make a deal with the banks to buy their foreclosures at a large discount and rent them out at a low price to the homeless and people who have lost their jobs?

May 31, 2010 | By Carl A. Woerter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Caring for caregivers and community

No one ever really knows what lies ahead in life. That guaranteed unpredictability is reflected by the many millions of adults who wind up becoming unpaid family caregivers for loved ones who cannot care for themselves. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, strokes, car crashes - these are among the many reasons why men and women require round-the-clock care and assistance.

May 31, 2010 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Graffiti Task Force is keeping Santa Clarita clean

The City's Graffiti Task Force continues to conduct a number of outreach efforts to help wipe out graffiti and maintain the beautiful aesthetics of Santa Clarita.

May 30, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


After another failure, BP scrambles to stem leak

ROBERT, La. (AP) -- With BP declaring failure in its latest attempt to plug the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the company is turning to yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers and longshot odds to keep crude from flowing into the Gulf.

May 30, 2010 | By Ben Nuckols Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shelley Hann scholarship awarded

It was an exciting end to a rewarding social season for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose debutante Madeline Rosenberger, who won the $2,500 Shelley L. Hann Debutante Scholarship during the program's final event, a farewell brunch.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Assisteens earn grant

The Santa Clarita Valley teen group, Assisteens, was awarded a grant to implement a Global Youth Service Day project addressing hygiene for local children in need.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Births

All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


It’s time to send them packing

Last Wednesday, a packed house heard Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich pull no punches when he lambasted the state for its $20 billion deficit, and voiced the serious need for significant reform now.

May 30, 2010 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Jim Ozella: Where did we go wrong?

Early this past week, I received an e-mail note from a close teaching and coaching friend. The subject of the e-mail - "Jon" - caught my eye.

May 30, 2010 | Jim Ozella SCV Voices | Columnists


Diana Shaw: Salt watter daffy in the SCV

When Jesus said "You are the salt of the Earth," it was a compliment. Fortunately, he missed Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council meeting. Salt may have been valuable to the ancients, but the SCV has too much.

May 30, 2010 | Diana Shaw SCV Voices | Columnists


Coexist with coyotes

Regarding "Get rid of all those coyotes" (May 21): Once again I find it necessary to address the problem of the "dangerous" coyotes in our neighborhoods.

May 30, 2010 | Donna Farber Castaic | Letters to the Editor


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Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat: Shults siblings in the news

We've talked a lot over the past few years about Hart graduate and professional softball player Jessica Shults.

September 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Four Phillies combine to pitch no-hitter

ATLANTA (AP) - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Free storage restores dignity to homeless

When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.

September 01, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Golden oldies mark Blu-ray upgrades, DVD debuts this week

"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

September 01, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


4 ways our munchkins are killing us softly from loving us to death

Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.

September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News | Hot Topics


Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

September 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy injured in rollover crash near Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 die in plane crash near Denver

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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