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West Ranch wins at Rampage Competition

November 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Yvonne Eadon: Courting a college campus

When I first set foot on the campus, I was too nervous to notice the beauty of the school. My real purpose in coming to Pomona College was to interview - it is such a prestigious school, I thought, they must conduct interviews of an intensity matching that of the illustrious school.

November 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Phil Rizzo: Defense spending: The silent coup

If you study the United States' budget since the end of WWII, it is clear that it has gradually become dominated by the military. Defense Department expenditures will exceed three quarters of a trillion dollars this year alone.

November 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Family Fun with Gingerbread

Sweet and slightly spicy, the taste of ginger has a way of stirring up fond memories of the holiday season. Imagine the warm aroma of gingerbread, slip back into childhood and remember fun-filled family gatherings in the kitchen. Embrace this classic flavor by baking up a trio of treats this year. With one basic ginger­bread dough recipe, three festive cookie variations are just a mixing bowl away. Whether the classic ginger­bread man or a fun new interpretation inspired by the introduction of a chocolate "drop," these flavor-packed treats merit a place in tomorrow's memories of this holiday ...

November 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Food


Kenneth W. Keller: Do toxic personalities work for you?

What is an organization? It is, in a very broad sense, nothing more than a collection of people who are, we hope, working toward common objectives. Any organization is no better than the people who work in and for it.

November 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Health care pragmatics

House Democrats, after secretly consulting with the White House, have finally presented their leadership's version of a health-care reform bill. Although it is nearly 2,000 pages long and sets up 111 new federal bureaucracies, boards, commissions and programs, Speaker nancy Pelosi reportedly wanted a vote before the Veteran's Day recess.

November 18, 2009 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Veteran’s Day insult

As I drove down Valencia Boulevard on Veteran's Day, I was appalled to see that neither in front of our Sheriff's Station and library nor opposite it in front of City Hall were there any flags raised.

November 18, 2009 | By Lynn Bates Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Unresponsive local school officials

Last month I had a policy/procedurial question for all the school districts in Santa Clarita. I e-mailed all the elected school board members in Newhall, Saugus, Hart and Sulphur Springs, the superintendents in Newhall and Saugus and called the superintendent in Hart. (I forgot to contact the superintendent of Sulphur Springs).

November 18, 2009 | By Nancy Lee Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Tired of the fighting

Dear President Barack Obama,

November 18, 2009 | By Mariah Grace Lima-Kuderer Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


SCV Interfaith Council hosts Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 19

The SCV Interfaith Council sponsors its 20th Annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 W. McBean Parkway in Valencia (between Rockwell Canyon and Singing Hills).

November 17, 2009 | Source: SCV Interfaith Council | SCV Raw


661Arts meeting set for this Thursday

The 661Arts group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita.

November 17, 2009 | Source: 661Arts | SCV Raw


AP FACT CHECK: Palin's book goes rogue on some facts

WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin's new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time.

November 17, 2009 | By Calvin Woodward Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


New online business network achieves Blastoff

As people scramble to find new sources of income, a small company in the big state of Texas might be able to offer a new revenue stream for individuals and small businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 17, 2009 | By Derek Sedam | SCV Raw


Antonovich blasts state financial cuts

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "Sacramento needs to solve its fiscal crisis by cutting its bloated bureaucracy and uncontrolled spending -- not abandoning young people in the fragile state of transitioning from foster youth to adult," Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in the wake of the State of California's decision to eliminate stipends and other vital support for emancipated foster youth.

November 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonivich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


City launches VoteSantaClarita.com

The city of Santa Clarita recently launched VoteSantaClarita.com, a new Web site designed to keep community members informed about the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council elections slated for April 13, 2010.

November 17, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Officer shot, suspect killed in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol and his partner killed the gunman during an ensuing shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino, authorities said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine (AP) - Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Betty Arenson: California’s crazy train

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pegged it: The high-speed rail is Jerry Brown's Crazy Train. Equally, The Signal named it "the high speed hoodwink" (July 13, 2014).

August 22, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists


Angels complete the sweep of Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw pitches another gem for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bodies of 2 men found in adjacent California yards

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have discovered two men dead in neighboring backyards in Northern California.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Marine waives extradition from Alaska

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft has waived extradition from Alaska.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets - a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislature approves bill to protect children from domestic violence

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate gave final, unanimous approval Thursday to a bill by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to protect children from domestic abusers during court proceedings and after offenders are released from prison or jail. The vote came a day after the measure was approved 78-0 by the Assembly.

August 21, 2014 | Source: Sen. Fran Pavley's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts - in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defiant over a report that links instant noodles to health hazards.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cops greet students at school where plot thwarted

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police are greeting students on the first day of classes in the Los Angeles suburb where two teens allegedly plotted a high school massacre.

August 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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