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March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Newsmakers tickets now available

The 2008-2009 Newsmakers of the Year Awards hosted by the SCV Press Club in the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Friday, March 19, 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Oscars' Avatar snub sparks Green Globe Film Awards voting frenzy

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The month of Avatar versus Hurt Locker Oscar predictions came to a close on March 7 with the Hurt Locker overtaking Avatar for Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow trumping James Cameron for Best Director, causing environmentalists to see red.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Green Globe Film Awards | SCV Raw


Last chance to save 38 endangered and threatened species

LOS ANGELES -- The Santa Clara River is the last major wild river in Southern California. It provides its neighboring cities with drinking water and it irrigates rich farmland as it meanders 116 miles from the San Gabriel Mountains near Acton to the Pacific Ocean at Oxnard, CA. But it is a lethal combination of public apathy and corporate greed that could kill this preeminent ecosystem. Well over 38 endangered and threatened species inhabit the river, its watershed and tributaries.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Animals on the Edge | SCV Raw


New study shows eating strawberries daily can quickly improve health

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- When it comes to eating healthy, most people know it's a good long-term choice, but what they may not know is that eating certain foods daily can provide immediate health benefits. According to a new UCLA study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the antioxidant power in strawberries becomes "bioavailable" or ready to work in the blood after just a few short weeks of eating, resulting in the potential to improve the body's defense against chronic disease.

March 10, 2010 | Source: California Strawberry Commission | SCV Raw


Man busted on burglary and weapons charges

Roderick Butler, 24, of Canyon Country, was arrested this morning by detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's burglary team and charged with burglary, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of stolen property.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Go green, get green

The City of Santa Clarita is gearing up to launch its new Green Energy Incentive Program, which offers grants to local businesses of all sizes that undertake projects designed to achieve eligible "green" objectives.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


City now offering parties in the park

The City of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash. Reservations are on a fist-come, first-served basis.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


McKeon statement on Iraqi parlimentary elections

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement congratulating Iraqis for their embrace of democracy and rejection of violence as a political tool:

March 10, 2010 | Source: Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


McKeon statement on U.S. Air Force aerial refueling program

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement following the announcement by Northrop Grumman that the company would not compete to build the U.S. Air Force's KC-X aerial refueling tanker:

March 10, 2010 | Source: Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


County welfare for kids of illegal aliens tops $50 million in January

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the Department of Public Social Services showing that illegal aliens' children born in the United States collected more than $50 million in welfare benefits (CALWORKS + Food Stamps) for the month of January.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Saugus Swap Meet hosts canned food drive in April

Saugus Swap Meet will hold a canned food drive during April on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Saugus Speedway and Swap Meet | SCV Raw


Clothes for community launches this month

The City of Santa Clarita Waste Management and the Salvation Army are preparing to launch Clothes for Community, an innovative program allowing residents to donate gently used clothing to those in need with greater ease.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


Zonta offers scholarship for women in business

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is now accepting scholarship applications from local area women majoring in business-related studies for the Jane M. Klausman Scholarship for Women in Business.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Zonta Club of SCV | SCV Raw


City opens Disc Golf Course this Friday

The city of Santa Clarita will officially open a new nine-hole Disc Golf Course for play at Central Park in Saugus on Friday, March 12.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Ex-mayor of Bell get 1-year sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel informational meeting set for Sunday in Newhall

The Jewish congregations of the Santa Clarita Valley are inviting all local residents to join them Sunday for an informational meeting on Israel and the situation in Gaza.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidate for Calif. governor goes homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Invasive Species Action Week kicks off

Non-native plants and animals that have invaded California over the decades will be the focus of the state Department of Fish and Game's annual California Invasive Species Action Week, which kicks off on Saturday.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Green vs. brown: Saving SCV lawns

With restricted watering schedules for Santa Clarita Valley's lawns and gardens looking likely, local water officials and garden experts have some recommendations for homeowners in need of a lawn survival guide.

July 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A's trade Saugus grad Tommy Milone to Twins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander and Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City to host 'Pills Kill' symposium

The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

July 31, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


County to conduct licensing enforcement in the Santa Clarita Valley

Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will conduct enforcement efforts in unincorporated areas of Canyon Country, Saugus and Valencia in August.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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