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We pay the price

I still can't understand the problem with all the illegal immigrants. I'm sorry - they want to be called "undocumented." I seem to remember from the dictionary that the word undocumented means "not having a proper visa." The meaning of illegal is "prohibited by law; against the law."

February 21, 2010 | Cheryl Lagrasta Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Live by the law

I read the article on the illegal immigrant day worker ("Facing the border: A day laborer's story," The Signal, Feb. 7).

February 21, 2010 | By Debbie Jensen Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Bravo, Bob Kellar

I read the article on the illegal immigrant day worker ("Facing the border: A day laborer's story," The Signal, Feb. 7).

February 21, 2010 | Darlene Chandler Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Laurene Weste: Tough times call for steady leadership

Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.

It seems the world is imploding. When the financial markets had a meltdown, Washington's politicians bailed out Wall Street but ignored Main Street.

February 21, 2010 | Laurene Weste Candidate Forum | Columnists


Henry Schultz: Making Santa Clarita an even better place to live

Editor's note: This is one in a series of columns from candidates in the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council race.

Santa Clarita is a great place to live. It is so good that we retired here. Is it perfect? No.

February 21, 2010 | Henry Schultz Candidate Forum | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 21, 2010

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:

February 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town? Take The Signal with you!

Send us a photo of you and your family or friends holding up a copy of The Signal with your exotic locale in the background.

February 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Educate yourself

In reference to "Box score: fascism 5, democracy 4" (The Signal, Jan. 3): Frank Smathers said, "It is obvious that the Supreme Court Justices never read Abe Lincoln's Gettysburg Address."

February 21, 2010 | Aram Nersesian Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Saugus High to host cheer clinic

The Saugus High School Cheerleaders (above) will host their annual "Cheer Clinic" on March 6 from 8 a.m.–noon in the Saugus High gym. First through eighth grade students will see what it is like to be a Saugus Cheerleader. Participants will learn cheers, dances, and most of all spirit. For junior high students this session can serve as a great refresher course for students planning to try out for the Saugus Cheer Team. In addition to many practices and cheering for the football and basketball teams, all the cheerleaders have been participating in citywide events including working the ...

February 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


Submit your best vacation photos

"On my last night in Clearwater, Fla., I snapped this iconic image of a sailboat against a sunset on Clearwater Beach," said Michele Buttelman, features and entertainment editor of The Signal.

February 21, 2010 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Announcements


Warren-Lemasters

Dennis Warren and Carla Miller of Collinsville, Ill. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Warren to Casey Lemasters of Canyon Country.

February 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Engagements


Jan. 22, 2010: Cash Walt

Cash Walt, 7 pounds 4 ounces, 19 inches, son of Christopher and Jessica Walt of Saugus. He is the grandson of Michael and Debbie Walt of Valencia and Kathleen Feeney of Valencia. He is the great-grandson of Herb and Alice Dockham of Escondido and Virginia Witkowski of Valencia.

February 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


Jan. 22, 2010: Jenalyn Dee Graves

February 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


Jan. 25, 2010: Ella Sophia Easterbrook

Ella Sophia Easterbrook, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, daughter of Matthew and Annie Easterbrook of Saugus.

February 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


Jan. 26, 2010: Yailin Michelle Olivares

Yailin Michelle Olivares, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, daughter of Tony and Johanna Olivares of Santa Clarita.

February 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


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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


SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Century-old pipe break points to national problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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