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AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop government-run plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday night to drop a government-run insurance option from sweeping health care legislation, several officials said, a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

In its place, officials said Democrats had tentatively settled on a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase coverage.

December 08, 2009 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


City seeks state funds for bicycle video detection project

The city of Santa Clarita submitted an application to the state Bicycle Transportation Account to request $390,564 in funding for the city's proposed bicycle vdeo detection project.

December 08, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


COC hosts nursing program graduation, pinning Dec. 9

College of the Canyons' nursing program will host a graduation and pinning ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC).

December 08, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Dec. 10 reception for new public art piece postponed

Update: Due to bad weather, the reception has been postponed. However, the art piece is on display at Macy's on the Valencia Boulevard side of the mall.

December 08, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Two sentenced in Canyon Country auto theft ring case

Two men accused of being involved in an auto-theft ring in Canyon Country earlier were sentenced today after they accepted plea deals from prosecutors in October, officials said.

A third defendant is scheduled to face trial, officials added.

December 08, 2009 | By Jessica Selva Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


NASA'S WISE Sky surveying spacecraft ready for launch Dec. 11

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

December 08, 2009 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Arts & Events calendar: Dec. 2009-Jan. 2010

Rock N' Ride in the New Year at Six Flags Magic Mountain (Dec. 31)

December 08, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Early bird registration open for 2010 'Relay for Life'

Now is the time for teams to register to participate in the American Cancer Society's SCV Relay For Life, scheduled for May 22-23, 2010 at Central Park.

December 08, 2009 | Source: American Cancer Society - SCV Office | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Yes I Can hosts Summer Meltdown fundraisers

The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart District high schools will throw a fundraiser for their 2010 Summer Meltdown concert on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 10-11 at Panda Express from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

December 08, 2009 | Source: Yes I Can | SCV Raw


Fair Oaks student sparks eco-effort

An effort for the environment met school spirit when Fair Oaks Ranch Community School organized its second Curbside Recycling event on Nov. 19.

December 08, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Kids


No matter the cost?

In their letters to the editor, Virginia Stewart ("Buck, I'm counting on you," Nov. 13) and Derrick Coy ("Send a message," Nov. 13) advocate Obamacare from two different angles.

December 08, 2009 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Voters, be responsible

With all the letters to the editor published in The Signal and all the hype about the Nov. 3, 2009 election, the voter turnout bombed in the Santa Clarita Valley.

December 08, 2009 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Reason for the season

Regarding the essays written by 5th graders in the "Zone for Kids" section of the Dec. 1 edition, the subject of which was: "What holiday tradition do you celebrate?"

December 08, 2009 | Gerry Daniels Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 8, 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:

December 08, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


What holiday tradition do you celebrate?

First Place

December 08, 2009 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


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California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Valley levels Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions slip up late to Simi Valley

The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.

August 29, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart football stunned by Chino Hills in opener

CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.

August 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Groundwater regulations headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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