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Kids get involved at Grace Baptist

Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita recently hosted nearly 1,400 kids from kindergarten through sixth grades for its vacation Bible school, themed "SonQuest Rainforest." It was the church's biggest vacation Bible school ever, according to Pastor Mike Gaston.

July 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Paul Strickland: Political ‘hit mail’ misses its targets

When I looked at my mail Friday, June 26, I was shocked to find a piece of political "hit mail."

July 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Oswegatchie!

I was amused to read the article under "Watercooler Talk" (The Signal, June 24) about the town of Oswegatchie, in upstate New York.

July 04, 2009 | By Alice Coleman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Ray doesn’t get it

In response to Frank Ray's letter on June 14, "Question of trust," he challenged anyone to prove the existence of God.

July 04, 2009 | By Joan Warden Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Long way to equality

A letter I wrote regarding Proposition 8 ran in The Signal on June 23 ("Prop. 8 illegal").

July 04, 2009 | By Mary Haugen Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Fourth of July flag etiquette

The American flag is a fixture of July Fourth, and there are a few points of etiquette that go along with its display:

n Parades - The flag should be in front of the marchers. At the moment the flag passes in a parade or procession, all persons should show respect by standing at attention facing the flag with their right hand over their hearts. Persons in uniform should face the flag and render their formal salute. During a parade it is appropriate to salute only the first United States Flag. When other flags are included, the United States Flag should ...

July 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community Center’s Karate Team wins big at international tournament

Thirteen members of the Newhall Community Center's Karate Team competed at the 2009 IMAC World Martial Arts Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 28 and brought home the heavy metal.

July 03, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City offers no-cost Arts & Crafts for youth

The city of Santa Clarita will host a no-cost Arts and Crafts class for local youth 6-9 years of age on Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon beginning Friday, July 17, and running through Friday, Aug. 14 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex Activities Center.

July 03, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, June 26-July 3, 2009

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

July 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


City hosts ‘Storytime Adventures’ beginning July 13

The city of Santa Clarita will host "Storytime Adventures," a no-cost interactive event where local youth are read stories aloud at the Sports Complex Activities Center.

July 03, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


California Coastal Cleanup Day preps for 25th anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Coastal Commission is proud to announce that the state's biggest volunteer event, California Coastal Cleanup Day, is preparing to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

July 03, 2009 | Source: California Coastal Commission | SCV Raw


UPDATED: The-Signal.com's Fourth of July 411

It's time for bunting and flags, for pancake breakfasts and 5K runs, for fireworks and an old-fashioned parade as the Santa Clarita Valley celebrates what may be its favorite holiday - Independence Day - with festivities all day long Saturday.

July 03, 2009 | By Annemarie Donkin Special to The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


City of Santa Clarita Arts & Events calendar: July 2009

Fourth of July Celebration

July 03, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


VIA hosts COC-focused luncheon July 21

The Valley Industrial Association is hosting a luncheon Tuesday, July 21 at 11:45 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 North Tourney Rd., Valencia 91355.

July 03, 2009 | Source: Valley Industrial Association | SCV Raw


McKeon blames Dems for high unemployment rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Labor reported a loss of nearly 467,000 jobs in June, bringing the unemployment rate to 9.5 percent:

July 03, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


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Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars in Game 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Valencia baseball caps a big week with win

Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.

April 18, 2014 | By Dan Agnew Signal Assistant Sports Editor | SCV Prep Sports


Hart baseball stays in Foothill League lead

In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.

April 18, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Closures for I-5 Truck Lanes Project

Santa Clarita - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below as part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on I-5 between Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14).

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


State ups water allocations to 5 percent

Farmers and state water contractors who depend on the State Water Project - including the Santa Clarita Valley's water wholesaler - will receive slightly more than nothing from the project this year, state officials said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Palmdale man sentenced to prison for Newhall bank robbery

A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rollover in Valencia on Friday

A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man, alleged Armenian Power gang leader, among those convicted in racketeering conspiracy

A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Suspect in 1976 killings has LA-area roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chance of showers today in SCV

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Projects encouraging biking, walking to get boost from Caltrans

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Signal AP


Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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