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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 23, 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:

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McFarland's main point ignored

Many readers have responded to Bruce McFarland's "Democratic Voices" column on "nut jobs" (The Signal, Opinion, Aug. 24), but nobody has really addressed the most important point McFarland was trying to make.

September 25, 2009 | By Tim Chamberlin Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Thanks from Feeding Body & Mind

Thank you, community of Santa Clarita for all the books you generously donated to the recent Feeding Body & Mind book drive.

September 25, 2009 | By Suzie Rizzo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Photo Spotlight, Sept. 18-25, 2009: This week through our eyes

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The public option?

I admit, I, like the president, haven't read much of the so-called public option health reform bills. However, unlike the president, I don't need to read them to know they are bad.

September 25, 2009 | By Jeff Davis Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Stars energized about raising funds at Playboy Mansion

LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- The Entrepreneurs Organization - Los Angeles's Board of Directors embarks on an ambitious fundraising event to raise monetary support and awareness for the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO).

September 24, 2009 | Source: Entrepreneurs' Organization, Los Angeles Chapter | SCV Raw


CEO lampooned for stock fraud

PHILADELPHIA -- Daniel Laikin, 47, of Indianapolis and Los Angeles, the former CEO of National Lampoon, Inc. (National Lampoon), pleaded guilty today to his role in a conspiracy to manipulate the company's stock price from March through June 2008.

September 24, 2009 | Source: U.S. Department of Justice | SCV Raw


Celebrated artist Patrick Morrison featured at COC Art Gallery

Legendary U2 frontman Bono has described this artist's work as "brilliant...God's creations with the colour turned up."

He is revered from his native Ireland all the way to the self-described "glossy barbarity of Los Angeles" that he now calls home.

September 24, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


NASA spacecraft sees ice on Mars

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed frozen water hiding just below the surface of mid-latitude Mars. The spacecraft's observations were obtained from orbit after meteorites excavated fresh craters on the Red Planet.

September 24, 2009 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Smyth joins Home Depot to assist Station Fire victims

SAN FERNANDO - Assemblyman Smyth spoke at a press conference sponsored by Home Depot Thursday, Sept. 24.

September 24, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


Local salon hosts 'Cut-a-Thon' to benefit pancreatic cancer research

Capelli Salon on Main Street in Old Town Newhall invites members of the community to get clipped at a "Cut-a-Thon" Sunday, Oct. 4 to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

September 24, 2009 | Source: Capelli Salon | SCV Raw


Rally in support of health care reform Saturday

Local Democratic organizers in association with Organizing for America plan a rally in support of President Obama's proposed health care reform at the Newhall Post Office Saturday, Sept. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

September 24, 2009 | Source: Organizing for America | SCV Raw


Leona Cox throws Harvest Festival Oct. 16

Leona Cox Elementary School is throwing their Harvest Festival on Oct. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m to help earn money for the school.

September 24, 2009 | Source: Leona Cox Elementary School | SCV Raw


COC does not endorse door-to-door magazine sales

College of the Canyons officials have received notice from some local residents that solicitors, representing themselves as COC students, have been going door-to-door in Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods allegedly selling magazine subscriptions and claiming that sales will help them defray the high cost of college textbooks.

The high-cost of textbooks has been at the center of a multi-year debate about the skyrocketing costs of going to college and has been the topic of numerous press reports locally, statewide and nationally.

September 24, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Ventura fire 40 percent contained; cause under investigation

Thursday, Sept. 24 11 a.m. update:

September 24, 2009 | By The Associated Press and Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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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