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Senior Center offers artistic summer classes

Don't let summer school cutbacks cut back on your artistic expression.

June 12, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Newhall Pool opens with new slide June 12

The city of Santa Clarita's Newhall Pool will officially open to the public Friday, June 12 at 1 p.m. with a brand new 11 foot long, 9 foot tall yellow slide.

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Senators Feinstein, Boxer vote to protect kids from tobacco

WASHINGTON -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for voting this week to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids.

June 12, 2009 | Source: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, June 5-12, 2009

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

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 189 votes from late afternoon Friday, June 5 to mid-afternoon Friday, June 12, 2009.

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Republicans call for promised military benefits to be paid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN), the Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, called on Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) to utilize the "reserve funds" he embedded in the House Budget Resolution to pay for key benefits that were promised to and are so richly deserved by America's military personnel and their families, military retirees and veterans.

June 12, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. Congressman, California, 25th District | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita credit rating upgraded to AA+

The city of Santa Clarita's Standard & Poor's credit rating was upgraded this week from AA to AA+, characterizing the city as having "very strong wealth and income levels."

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Door-to-door subscription solicitors not legit

Door-to-door sales people who describe themselves as high-school students reportedly are attempting to sell subscriptions to The Signal in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons unveils new season

To mark College of the Canyons' 40th anniversary and the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center's fifth, the 2009-2010 season will be filled with music that defined the five decades following 1969, when COC opened.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Cherry pickin’ time

Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms, in Leona Valley, California, is the largest you-pick cherry orchard in Southern California, with more than 3,600 trees.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series kicks off tonight (June 12) on Town Center Drive

By Signal Staff

They're going be partying again on Town Center Drive in Valencia tonight, and every Friday night after that for quite awhile.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl this weekend (June 13 and 14)

Sax legend Wayne Shorter, Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin, soprano sax superstar Kenny G, Latin-jazz kings Pete Escovedo and Oscar Hernandez, New Orleans favorite sons The Neville Brothers and New Birth Jazz Band, and Jimmy Cobb's all-star 50th anniversary tribute to Miles Davis' epochal "Kind of Blue" album are just a few highlights from the stellar lineup performing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend as part of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival.

June 12, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor/Escape Writer | Food and Fun


Review: 'Imagine That'

Eddie Murphy's new family comedy is a pleasant and unassuming fantasy in which a high-powered investment adviser gets advice from his daughter's imaginary friends. We never see the friends, but we see a great deal of the daughter, and it's a charming performance from newcomer Yara Shahidi.

June 12, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3'

There's not much wrong with Tony Scott's "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" except that there's not much really right about it. Nobody gets terrifically worked up except the special effects people. Oh, John Travolta is angry and Denzel Washington is determined, but you don't sense passion in the performances. They're about behaving, not evoking.

June 12, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


F. Andre Hollings: The failure of Liberalism in California and beyond

Amidst wallowing in the nirvana granted by the all but divine investiture of Barack Obama, liberals have seemingly abandoned a key element of democracy: dissent.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tracy Hasper: Protect yourself from ID theft

Like an Old Testament plague, identity theft has infected modern Western culture. What sometimes goes unnoticed is that businesses have become prime targets for identity thieves. Today, business owners face not only scam artists anxious to steal their business identities but also civil liabilities for failing to protect their employees' personal information.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


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Laurene Weste: City and county host low-cost dog vaccination

In many American households, and certainly in my home, pets are members of the family. According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, our dogs are the nation's favorite pet, with approximately 43 million households owning one or more of our four-legged friends.

April 25, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Tammy Messina: Time to exercise those rights

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ~ U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1.

April 25, 2014 | By Tammy Messina Right here right now | Columnists


Clippers take series lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill softball roundup: Vikes walk off with win

The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.

April 24, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


5 ways to streamline your life

Being a grownup is hard. Daily life is busy. Somedays there just isn't enough time. It is easy to get down on ourselves when our to-do list isn't complete each night, and our list of projects continually grows. Life can seem chaotic as we try to balance time running errands, cleaning the house and managing the family. No matter how organized you may feel, life and its craziness just doesn't seem to stop.

April 24, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 23, 2014

Data and information are provided for informational purposes only. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of this data. The county of Los Angeles and the Sheriff's Department provide no warrant, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data. In no event shall the county of Los Angeles or its Sheriff's Department be liable for any errors in the content of this information, or for any damages, costs, or actions arising in any way out of reliance on the information provided. By accessing address information of arrested individuals, the user ...

April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 fun family workout routines

As a young child, I remember my mother taking my sister and I for walks every evening after dinner. Her doctor had recommended walking as a form of exercise. Walking has many benefits including strengthening the heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Since heart disease runs in my family, we continue with our walks.

April 24, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Under God' in court: Pledge of Allegiance draws new lawsuits

WASHINGTON - Since the 1940s, the Pledge of Allegiance has been the subject of legal challenges, especially since a 60-year-old Congressional joint resolution added two words that has turned the pledge into a declaration of faith as well as patriotism.

April 24, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner | Hot Topics


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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