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Tom Pattantyus: My life as a 12-year-old billionaire, Part 2 of 2

In Part 1, published in Sunday's opinion section, I described how I became a Hungarian billionaire at the age of 12 due to record-setting hyper-inflation in post-World War II Hungary, where I was born and partly raised, because currency wasn't worth the paper on which it was printed.

August 24, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Health care red flags

How dare The Signal print such an unfounded statement in Sunday's paper titled "Health care rumors unfounded" (Aug. 9).

August 24, 2009 | By Michele Avignone Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Libraries: A refuge from recession

Moments after signing up for a library card at the Valencia Library, Bobbi Bina hauled off seven books, free of charge.

August 24, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tom Pattantyus: My life as a 12-year-old billionaire, Part 1 of 2

The worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and the ballooning deficit we face have heightened the risk of hyper-inflation to levels not seen since post-World War II Europe, when many bank notes weren't worth the paper on which they were printed virtually overnight.

August 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Dr. Bruce Hector: Health care reform inching toward consensus

As of mid-August 2009, the health care insurance reform debate has produced as much vocal public response as any recent social problem - and rightfully so, since it will affect us all sooner or later.

August 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Espinosa all wrong

Dear Mrs. Espinosa,

August 23, 2009 | By Marion Bruessel Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Parents and cells make school zones dangerous

OK, I give up. It must be that my life is more empty or less important than other Santa Clarita Valley parents.

August 23, 2009 | By Paul Collins Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Trot on over to support Heart of the West

Carousel Therapeutic Riding Ranch is inviting community members to saddle up and follow the trail to a good time when they hold their 13th annual Heart of the West fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Held on the spacious grounds of the Blomgren Family Ranch estate on Sierra Highway, the event will benefit the nonprofit organization which has provided equestrian therapy to children with special needs since 1997.

August 23, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Correcting Kraut on health care

Addressing Jonathan Kraut's Aug. 18 opinion piece ("Reformers vs. hate and rage"), I have to say that Mr. Kraut is up to his same old tricks.

August 23, 2009 | By Kevin Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Your Community: Upcoming Events

Saturday

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 23, 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:

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community Scrapbook: Dustin G. Lucas

Air Force Airman Dustin G. Lucas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Community Scrapbook: Daniel J. Henchey

Air Force Airman Daniel J. Henchey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: Healthy living starts in the home

Going to bed without dessert.

August 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Community Scrapbook: Jonathan Casebolt

Air Force Airman Jonathan D. Casebolt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Keith Smith: Restoring a sense of responsibility

Gary Horton's op-ed in The Signal ("Something to which we can all agree," July 9) was on the mark. Yes, this is something to which we can all agree.

July 25, 2014 | By Keith Smith SCV Voices | Columnists


Betty Arenson: Citizens are not safe in this country

A country and its citizens are not safe when the country lacks leadership. When that lack is repeatedly punctuated with one scandal and crisis after another, there is valid reason for grave concern.

July 25, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists


UCLA football has high expectations

By Jon Stein

July 24, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Stanford not slighted by 2nd place pick

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Professor charged with taping students in bathroom

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff's Department: Beware of phone scam

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and threatening to arrest you for failing to appear for jury duty, hang up - it's a scam, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

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


Balloon festival launches again in Santa Clara River Valley

It's "Up, up and away" time in Santa Paula this weekend as the 2014 Citrus Classic Balloon Festival launches with a "balloon glow," entertainment and other activities starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

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


LAPD investigates death of USC student

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

TORRANCE (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women convicted of deadly nightclub beating

SANTA ANA (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH (AP) - Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

July 24, 2014 | T | Signal AP


2 SCV youngsters win Youth Foundation-Sheriff’s Department essay contest

Two of the three winners of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Youth Essay Contest were from the Santa Clarita Valley, officials announced this week.

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


Children’s Bureau seeks foster families, parents

The nonprofit Children's Bureau is inviting individuals and couples to become "resource families," caring for children during the reunification process with their parents.

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


Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage.

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


Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

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


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