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Lynne Plambeck: In praise of the dreaded NIMBYism

The acronym NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) is often used in a pejorative sense by developers and others trying to promote one project or another over the legitimate concerns of local residents.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 12, 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:

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Water Company joins Operation Gobble

Valencia Water Company is again participating in Operation Gobble, a statewide program initiated by private water utilities throughout California for the benefit of the community during the holidays.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Valencia Water Company | SCV Raw


AmpleHarvest.org helps more than 1,000 food pantries in 150 days

West Milford, NJ - AmpleHarvest.org announces its 1000th food pantry partner in celebration of World Food Day. Since the organization's inception only 150 days ago, AmpleHarvest.org has helped diminish hunger for Americans in every state through a

November 11, 2009 | Source: AmpleHarvest.org | SCV Raw


UPDATED: It's 'Geek Singles Night' at Brave New World Nov. 14

Guys need no more incentives to attend an event that involves girls, comics, food, and live music at the "Geek Singles Night" on Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Brave New World | SCV Raw


New veterans legal-aid program launched

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, today announced the formal launch of the Center for Veterans Advancement - a new legal project at Public Counsel aimed at providing free legal representation to veterans pursuing benefits claims.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Public Counsel | SCV Raw


Firefighters battle brush fire in Acton

Firefighters are responding to a brush fire in Acton, officials said.

November 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's new survey helps residents determine grant eligibility

The city of Santa Clarita recently launched a five-question survey to help residents determine their eligibility for its Residential and Property Rehabilitation grant program.

November 11, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


California Appliance Rebate Program launches locally in spring

The city of Santa Clarita expects to roll out the California Appliance Rebate program locally in early spring 2010.

November 11, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


McKeon: Remembering America’s Military Families This Veteran’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today released the following statement calling attention to military families as the nation honors its heroes this Veterans Day:

November 11, 2009 | Source: Office of U.S. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


Armwrestlers pull for SCV Youth Project Nov. 14

John Brzenk, Guinness World Record-holder in armwrestling, is coming to the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, Nov. 14 to help raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project.

November 11, 2009 | By Emily Philpot Signal Intern | SCV Raw


Pew report identifies states, like California, in fiscal peril

WASHINGTON -- A report released today by the Pew Center on the States shows that some of the same pressures that have pushed California toward economic disaster are wreaking havoc in a number of other states, with potentially damaging consequences for the entire country.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Pew Center on the States | SCV Raw


MOMS Club, Bounce House host benefit for SCV Food Pantry

MOMS Club of Canyon Country South, Sky City Bounce House and KHTS are teaming up for a food drive to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.

November 11, 2009 | Source: MOMS Club of Canyon Country South | SCV Raw


Veterans Day celebrates land of free, home of brave

In the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Nov. 11), 1918, the Allied powers signed a cease-fire agreement with Germany at Rethondes, France, bringing World War I to a close.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Library of Congress, Department of Veteran Affairs | SCV Raw


What's good in education, Nov. 11, 2009

Saugus Band Members Selected for Rose Parade

November 11, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


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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


US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Record drought saps California honey production

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aid groups: US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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