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Teachers unions addicted

With Proposition 1A, the comedy is about to begin.

May 02, 2009 | By Jim Horton Valencia | Letters to the Editor


No sampling in Census

Regarding Steve Lunetta's Opinion column "We're counting on you" (The Signal, April 13): Cute editorial regarding the census and the diabolical machinations of the Obama administration.

May 02, 2009 | By Taggart Lee Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 2, 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:

May 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, April 17-May 1, 2009

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

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 583 votes from late evening Friday, March 27 to early evening Friday, April 3, 2009.

May 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


UPDATED: Brave New World throws 'Free Comic Book Day' Saturday

Brave New World Comics participates in "Free Comic Book Day" starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 at their location in the yellow Victoria Center, 22722 Lyons Ave., Newhall 91321.

May 01, 2009 | Source: Brave New World | SCV Raw


Playboy Jazz Festival presents free concerts Sunday and Friday

Known for bringing the best of jazz to Southern California, the Playboy Jazz Festival will once again present its popular free community concert series throughout the greater Los Angeles area in May and June, starting this weekend with a concert at the Civic Center in Beverly Hills.

May 01, 2009 | Source: Playboy Jazz Festival | SCV Raw


Review: 'Battle for Terrra'

"Battle for Terra" is a bewitchingly animated story about an invasion from outer space by aliens who threaten to destroy all life on the planet so they can claim it as their own. I know what you're thinking. Here's the surprise: The aliens are the human race. The inhabitants of Terra look like cute tadpoles, combined with features of mermaids and seahorses.

May 01, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past'

Remember "Harry, the Rat With Women"? This time his name is Connor Mead, but he's still a rat. A modern Scrooge, who believes marriage is humbug, but is taught otherwise by the ghosts of girlfriends past, present and future, and one who spans all of those periods. Just like Scrooge, he's less interesting after he reforms.

May 01, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" finally answers the burning question, left hanging after all three previous "Wolverine" movies, of the origins of Logan, whose knuckles conceal long and wicked blades. He is about 175 years old, he apparently stopped changing when he reached Hugh Jackman's age, and neither he, nor we, find out how he developed such an interesting mutation.

May 01, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Tea-baggers are patriots

Regarding Bruce McFarland's Opinion column "America: Love it or leave it" (The Signal, April 21):

May 01, 2009 | By Jim Farley Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Bob Dickson: 'Racist' just doesn't pack the same punch

Racist. Is there a more explosive word in the English language?

May 01, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Serial robber gets 65 years-plus

A Canyon Country man was sentenced Wednesday to 65 years and four months in state prison, a little more than three years after he was arrested for a string of armed robberies.

May 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hale Andrew Antico: How can I modify my home loans

If there is any one question I get over and over again, it is people stuck in an unaffordable mortgage asking me how to force Big Mortgage Company, Inc. to change their home loan to something they can afford.

May 01, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Tea-partiers misguided

Thank you for pointing out in the tea party article that Reagan actually increased taxes while he was Governor ("All taxed out at 'Tea Party,' April 16).

May 01, 2009 | By David Bunjac Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Say ‘yes’ and nurture yourself

While I was writing last month's article about learning to say "no" more often, I had this thought: "If I am saying 'no' to all of these things, then what am I saying 'yes' to?" You may or may not have had the same thought. It made me think about how healthy it is when we actually, consciously say 'yes' to what we choose to do.

May 01, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


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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

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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


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


Stars beat Ducks, even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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