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Political disasters

Executive-decision disasters that I have witnessed in my lifetime:

April 23, 2010 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


My still small editorial

Think of some of the things you've said, or some of the decisions you've made in your youth.

April 23, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Plan for new freeway lanes may get fast-tracked

Santa Clarita Valley commuters could see lanes added to the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange sooner than originally thought under a plan approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday.

April 23, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill tennis: Wildcats firm up No. 2 spot

The West Ranch boys tennis team solidified itself as the No. 2 team in the Foothill League by edging Canyon 10-8 at West Ranch High School on Thursday.

The match was close all day, but the Wildcats never relinquished their small but secure lead.

April 23, 2010 | By Ernie Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


2Day in the SCV: Friday, April 23, 2010

Recruitment event

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon, House reaffirm support for crippling sanctions against Iran

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. House of Representatives today reaffirmed its support for imposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian theocracy and its energy sector as a tool to persuade the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

April 22, 2010 | Source: House Armed Services Committee Republicans | SCV Raw


Stuntman Mike Adams dies at Newhall Memorial

Veteran stuntman and actor Michael Gene Adams died Sunday at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, following a stroke. He was 60.

April 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


NCAA to expand March Madness from 65 to 68 teams

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA plans to expand the men's basketball tournament from 65 to 68 teams beginning next year and announced a new, $10.8 billion broadcasting deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting on Thursday that will allow every game to be shown live for the first time.

The three-team expansion is much more modest than 80- and 96-team proposals the NCAA outlined just a few weeks ago at the Final Four. The move coincides with the new, 14-year broadcasting arrangement that interim NCAA president Jim Isch said will provide an average of $740 million to its conferences and ...

April 22, 2010 | By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, April 22, 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.

April 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill baseball: West Ranch kills rally

Down four runs with bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the seventh, the Canyon baseball team had an opportunity to win its first league game of the season against West Ranch on Wednesday.

April 22, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Evening of Remembrance

Seventy-nine young people who lost their lives in traffic-related collisions were remembered Wednesday evening at the fourth annual Evening of Remembrance.

April 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Let's make community gardens a reality

Last week, Michele Obama stopped by a community garden in San Diego to meet the farmers. Her objective in this visit was more than just to encourage the idea of neighbors getting together to grow their own food.

April 22, 2010 | Lynne Plambeck Environmentally Speaking | Columnists


We're not ignorant

This is a follow-up to my letter last week ("'Stupid' school decision," March 28).

April 22, 2010 | By Laura Tapia Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Shameful decisions

To the William S. Hart Union High School District board: I read with disbelief the elimination decision of the eighth-grade promotions at our local middle schools.

April 22, 2010 | By Greg Spooner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Easter disappointment

For several years now, we have enjoyed the annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Valencia Glen Park.

April 22, 2010 | By Bruce Van Wetter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

July 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Health News


5 secrets for getting rid of debt

Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Some types are more easily justified than others. Some are planned and others are a result of giving in to an impulse. One thing is for sure, though. Debt is the enemy. Of course, it wasn't always that way. In the beginning, debt acts like it's a friend, allowing you to buy that extra outfit or a television with just a swipe of a card, or that much-needed SUV down at the car dealership; or a solid education. It isn't difficult to get into debt, but once you want out ...

July 31, 2014 | By Ben Luthi FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Hilton hotels switch to smartphones

The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.

July 31, 2014 | By Madeleine Richards KSL | NEWS 4 U


U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

July 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff holds "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014.

#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.

July 31, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control

I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.

July 31, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Take it to heart and conserve water

Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.

July 31, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat refugees with compassion

The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.

July 31, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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


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