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One-day drive nets 1,500 pounds of clothes

In a matter of eight hours, a local high school of 374 students collected 1,500 pounds of clothing for the Santa Clarita Valley's needy.

December 09, 2009 | By Madeline Tan For The Signal | SCV Schools


Canyon, Valencia students advocate child rights

The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force chapters at Canyon and Valencia high schools have been busy celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

December 09, 2009 | By Megan Scherich For The Signal | SCV Schools


Canines over seniors

Regarding an article about the Senior Center's Adult Day care ("SCV Senior Center program in distress," Nov. 30):

December 09, 2009 | By Jeanne Wray Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates To Watch

December 09, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Gary Horton: A sight that urges change

Mom was a good, exemplary parent. A product of the Depression, she came from humble roots, never got ahead of herself and always made sure there was food on the table, a roof overhead and that the bills were paid precisely on time.

December 09, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Frost in forecast for SCV

Santa Clarita Valley residents can expect frosty weather and more storms this week, weather officials said today.

December 08, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop government-run plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday night to drop a government-run insurance option from sweeping health care legislation, several officials said, a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

In its place, officials said Democrats had tentatively settled on a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase coverage.

December 08, 2009 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


City seeks state funds for bicycle video detection project

The city of Santa Clarita submitted an application to the state Bicycle Transportation Account to request $390,564 in funding for the city's proposed bicycle vdeo detection project.

December 08, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


COC hosts nursing program graduation, pinning Dec. 9

College of the Canyons' nursing program will host a graduation and pinning ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC).

December 08, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Dec. 10 reception for new public art piece postponed

Update: Due to bad weather, the reception has been postponed. However, the art piece is on display at Macy's on the Valencia Boulevard side of the mall.

December 08, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Two sentenced in Canyon Country auto theft ring case

Two men accused of being involved in an auto-theft ring in Canyon Country earlier were sentenced today after they accepted plea deals from prosecutors in October, officials said.

A third defendant is scheduled to face trial, officials added.

December 08, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


NASA'S WISE Sky surveying spacecraft ready for launch Dec. 11

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

December 08, 2009 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Arts & Events calendar: Dec. 2009-Jan. 2010

Rock N' Ride in the New Year at Six Flags Magic Mountain (Dec. 31)

December 08, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Early bird registration open for 2010 'Relay for Life'

Now is the time for teams to register to participate in the American Cancer Society's SCV Relay For Life, scheduled for May 22-23, 2010 at Central Park.

December 08, 2009 | Source: American Cancer Society - SCV Office | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Yes I Can hosts Summer Meltdown fundraisers

The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart District high schools will throw a fundraiser for their 2010 Summer Meltdown concert on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 10-11 at Panda Express from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

December 08, 2009 | Source: Yes I Can | SCV Raw


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5 ways to streamline your life

Being a grownup is hard. Daily life is busy. Somedays there just isn't enough time. It is easy to get down on ourselves when our to-do list isn't complete each night, and our list of projects continually grows. Life can seem chaotic as we try to balance time running errands, cleaning the house and managing the family. No matter how organized you may feel, life and its craziness just doesn't seem to stop.

April 24, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 23, 2014

Data and information are provided for informational purposes only. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of this data. The county of Los Angeles and the Sheriff's Department provide no warrant, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data. In no event shall the county of Los Angeles or its Sheriff's Department be liable for any errors in the content of this information, or for any damages, costs, or actions arising in any way out of reliance on the information provided. By accessing address information of arrested individuals, the user ...

April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 fun family workout routines

As a young child, I remember my mother taking my sister and I for walks every evening after dinner. Her doctor had recommended walking as a form of exercise. Walking has many benefits including strengthening the heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Since heart disease runs in my family, we continue with our walks.

April 24, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Under God' in court: Pledge of Allegiance draws new lawsuits

WASHINGTON - Since the 1940s, the Pledge of Allegiance has been the subject of legal challenges, especially since a 60-year-old Congressional joint resolution added two words that has turned the pledge into a declaration of faith as well as patriotism.

April 24, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner | Hot Topics


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


Stars beat Ducks, even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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