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McKeon, Republicans unveil job training reform package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Led by Reps. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Republicans on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee have introduced the Workforce Investment Improvement Act (H.R. 4271), a bill to strengthen job training opportunities for workers and job seekers.

December 11, 2009 | Source: Office of U.S. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon | SCV Raw


Review: 'Invictus'

Morgan Freeman has been linked to one biopic of Nelson Mandela or another for at least 10 years. Strange that the only one to be made centers on the South African rugby team. The posters for Clint Eastwood's "Invictus" feature Matt Damon in the foreground, with Freeman looming behind him in shadowy nobility. I can imagine marketing meetings during which it was lamented that few Americans care much about Mandela and Matt Damon appeals to a younger demographic.

December 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Movies


Review: 'The Princess and the Frog'

The opening scenes of Disney's "Princess and the Frog" are like a cool shower after a long and sweaty day. This is what classic animation was like! No 3-D! No glasses! No extra ticket charge! No frantic frenzies of meaningless action! And ... good gravy! A story! Characters! A plot! It's set in a particular time and place! And it uses (calm me down here) lovingly hand-drawn animation that proceeds at a human pace, instead of racing with odd smoothness. I'm just gonna stand here and let it pour over me.

December 11, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Piru Christmas Parade Saturday

The 32nd annual Piru Christmas Parade gets underway Saturday, Dec. 12 at noon. Merry Christmas to Our Soldiers is the theme. Immediately following will be a post parade celebration at Piru Depot.

December 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Vino 100 hosts Andrew Caldwell book signing this Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

The History Chef Book Signing Event Tour makes its way to Vino 100 Valencia on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Author Andrew Caldwell will be on hand to autograph copies of his latest book, "Their Last Suppers." Vino 100 is located at 28112 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia, in the HighRidge Crossing Center at Copper Hill Drive.

December 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Merry Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood

"Grinchmas" time is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood as it prepares to ring in the festive season with a traditional white Christmas and a not-so-traditional green Grinch, tons of fresh snow, encounters with Cindy-Lou Who and Max the Dog and a "Whoville Whobilation" at the original movie sets where the classic "Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was filmed.

December 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Hospital to host winter blood drive

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital is holding a Winter Blood Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

December 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland elected Hart board president

Paul Strickland was elected board president Wednesday for the William S. Hart Union High School District. Gloria Mercado-Fortine was named clerk and Bob Jensen was elected as the assistant clerk.

December 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sulphur Springs elects new officers

Sheldon Wigdor was elected to a second year as board president for the Sulphur Springs School District.

December 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Andre Hollings: Lutness points finger at the wrong culprits

Periodically, the contemplations of the liberal effect a range of emotions and thoughts for me.

December 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Dec. 4 - Dec. 11, 2009: This week through our eyes

December 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 11, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:

December 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frank Ferry: City rises to challenges

Despite an unprecedented national economic crisis, rising jobless rates, and a housing and credit crisis, the city of Santa Clarita accomplished an impressive work plan in 2009.

December 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lutness’ column hilarious

I just read Carole Lutness' column ("Government's dead. Now what do we do?") in the Dec. 8 issue of The Signal.

December 11, 2009 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Michael Little: State bill would allow discounts to unemployed

California is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Unemployment rates are at record highs, and for many, job loss and/or significant reductions in wages are a common reality.

December 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Save our tax base birthright

Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."

April 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Realtors review topics affecting residents

Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley

April 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Randy Wrage: Trip exceeded my expectations

In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.

April 23, 2014 | By Randy Wrage SCV Voices | Columnists


Sharks beat Kings in OT, take 3-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart swim picks itself back up

The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


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