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Median construction projects to wrap in late summer

The city of Santa Clarita's Special Districts division began median construction on Wiley Canyon Road between Orchard Village Road and Lyons Avenue, as well as on Soledad Canyon Road just east of Bouquet Canyon Road, on Monday.

August 05, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City, Waste Management urge residents to recycle animal waste

The city of Santa Clarita and Waste Management remind residents to properly dispose of horse manure to protect the environment and health of local residents. Recycling horse manure prevents harmful urban run-off contamination and local groundwater pollution.

August 05, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Urban Dread headlines Concerts in the Park Saturday

The city's popular Concerts in the Park series continues this Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. with a performance by Urban Dread, one of L.A.'s best reggae bands.

August 05, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Zonta Club, SCV Jaycees help Gentle Barn

The members of Zonta Club of SCV and the SCV Jaycees will volunteer with hands-on service by painting the new pasture fences for Gentle Barn this Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

August 05, 2009 | Source: Zonta Club of SCV | SCV Raw


McKeon weighs in on Post-9/11 GI Bill fix for California veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today, Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) made the following statement concerning an agreement made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to make a technical fix to the post-9/11 GI Bill that will allow California veterans to receive their full educational benefit:

"After months of work to ensure California veterans would receive the full educational benefit they earned and deserve, I am incredibly pleased to announce that Veterans Affairs is taking an important first step to fixing the California glitch and restoring some equity for our veterans. The formula still creates disproportions for ...

August 05, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


Local social networking experts offer seminar Aug. 15

Santa Clarita Valley business owners Bob Ramirez and Chris Handley have combined talents and expertise in marketing and technology to offer a series of training seminars for local business people and entrepreneurs interested in learning how to market and advertise their businesses through social media outlets Facebook and Twitter, and using blogs and video.

August 05, 2009 | Source: Social Networking Web | SCV Raw


NLOL puts out call for volunteers

Like many nonprofit, volunteer-based organizations, New Leash on Life Animal Rescue has been hit hard by the recession, putting their mission to save shelter animals in jeopardy.

August 05, 2009 | Source: New Leash on Life Animal Rescue | SCV Raw


Braille Institute van to visit Senior Center

The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The van offers a wide variety of services for the visually impaired without requiring the time or trouble of visiting the Braille Institute in Los Angeles.

August 05, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


COC Art Gallery to host new exhibition

The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will exhibit the work of landscape photographer and environmental advocate Robert Glenn Ketchum from Aug. 24 through Sept. 19.

August 05, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tours of the SCV Farmers Markets

The Santa Clarita Certified Farmers Markets invites parents and school-age kids to come to the markets, sample the items and talk to the many farmers as a way to promote healthy eating in kids.

August 05, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care and Porsches

Many people are talking about "health care" and how "the government" has some responsibility to step forward and make sure they have some form of affordable insurance. Many letters to that effect have been published right here in The Signal.

August 05, 2009 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


We all need health care

At this time, I consider myself very fortunate. I have a job and health insurance.

August 05, 2009 | Andrew Thibodeaux Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Drug, insurance companies win

In case our Congressman doesn't know it ("Leave government out of health care," Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Opinion, July 19), he is already part of a government-run health care system called the Government Employees Health Benefits Program.

August 05, 2009 | By Sydell Stokes Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Obama must be told soon

Regarding "Leave government out of health care" (Howard P. "Buck" Mckeon, Opinion, July 19): I am very proud to have Congressman McKeon as my representative in Congress. He has his head on straight. It is really a shame we can not have this kind of representation from the Democrats who are in power.

August 05, 2009 | By Earl Madery Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Burning a hole through our cake with spending

Sylvia Acuna thinks everyone should get what Congress gets in the way of health care ("All Americans need health care," Opinion, July 16).

August 05, 2009 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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5 tips for detecting lies

Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.

April 17, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Glenn Beck starting movie production company

IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.

April 17, 2014 | By Curtis Linnell KSL | Hot Topics


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Connecting with the liberal mind

With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"

April 17, 2014 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Apathy is alive and well in the SCV

I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."

April 17, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Kim Jones: GMO dangers: fact or fiction?

I was recently listening to one of my favorite radio shows when I heard the hosts saying there was absolutely no evidence genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food supply were harmful or create health problems.

April 17, 2014 | By Kim Jones SCV Voices | Columnists


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