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Excerpts from our talks with the candidates

Editor's note: The Signal's editorial board invited each of the candidates for April's City Council election to meet with us and answer a series of questions about their candidacy. Here, encapsulated, are their responses. We thank each candidate who took the time to meet with us. Candidates Harrison Katz and Kenneth Mann did not respond to our requests for an interview.

TimBen Boydston

March 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


W.E. Gutman: The new alchemy of terrorism

Terrorism is not a new form of warfare. It is as old as the human race. For millennia, acts of terror were committed by individuals and groups in support of ideological causes.

March 14, 2010 | W.E. Gutman The Long View | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: Chambering a bullet vote for David Gauny

Any day now, you will receive in your mailbox a ballot for the April 13 Santa Clarita City Council election. Most of you will also receive your permanent absentee ballot.

March 14, 2010 | Roger Gitlin SCV Voices | Columnists


Imagine that

Mark Potok ("Talk of 'revolution' can be dangerous," March 9) seems to address the idea that a large section of the voting public are at odds with the current administration.

March 14, 2010 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Hart failure

In failing to approve the charter for the Albert Einstein Academy, the William S. Hart Union High School District board has done an incredible disservice to the children of the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 14, 2010 | By Braddon Mendelson Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Why not one district?

In response to the article titled "Teacher layoffs loom" printed in the March 4 issue: would now be a good time to consider creating one elementary school district?

March 14, 2010 | By Verlee Terwilliger Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Smathers was wrong

The premise of Frank Smathers' entire letter of Jan. 30 ("Box score: fascism 5, democracy 4," The Signal) is false.

March 14, 2010 | By Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Fast facts on the City Council candidates

TimBen Boydston

March 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


On the Road with The Signal

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

March 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Trotter-Sackrider

Tim and Janet Trotter of Castaic are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa "Missy" Trotter to Kristopher "Kris" Sackrider of Canyon Country.

March 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Engagements


Robert and Gloria Salazar

Robert and Gloria Salazar of Santa Clarita celebrated their 62-year wedding anniversary at a party hosted by their children at a local restaurant.

March 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Anniversaries


Wind buffets I-5 corridor, SCV

Strong and gusty northwest winds will continue blowing through northwestern Los Angeles County, including the Interstate 5 corridor and the Santa Clarita Valley, until late Sunday morning.

March 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


PAC invited to Kennedy Center "Partners in Education" Institute

Just two years after unveiling its K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons and its local educational partners - the Newhall, Saugus Union and Sulphur Springs School Districts - have been invited by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to participate in the prestigious Partners In Education Institute, May 5-8, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Laurie Ender: City books new, larger library

There are exciting things happening in Old Town Newhall! In an effort to better serve the community, the city of Santa Clarita is building a new, larger library with groundbreaking festivities slated for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lyons and Main streets. The new Old Town Newhall Library will offer a larger, more modernized library facility, while continuing to reflect the historic roots of the area.

March 13, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Obamacare is atrocious

You won't hear it from the true believers who write in on these pages, but Obamacare would be a disaster - and here's why.

March 13, 2010 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Seventh arrest made in Canyon Country bike path robberies

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's deputies investigating summertime robberies on Canyon Country bike paths have arrested an additional juvenile, bringing to seven the number apprehended in the crackdown, officials said Tuesday.

September 02, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

MOSCOW (AP) - Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.

September 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Video purports to show 2nd beheading

BEIRUT (AP) - An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

September 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.

September 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.

September 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat: Shults siblings in the news

We've talked a lot over the past few years about Hart graduate and professional softball player Jessica Shults.

September 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Four Phillies combine to pitch no-hitter

ATLANTA (AP) - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Free storage restores dignity to homeless

When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.

September 01, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Golden oldies mark Blu-ray upgrades, DVD debuts this week

"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

September 01, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


4 ways our munchkins are killing us softly from loving us to death

Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.

September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News | Hot Topics


Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

September 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy injured in rollover crash near Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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