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Would you give al-Qaida money?

That's what you're doing if you sit in your SUV or car while idling at a curb somewhere.

February 06, 2009 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Buck and the economy

Letter to Buck Mckeon: I'm stunned that you believe that tax relief will get Americans back to work.

February 06, 2009 | By Dave Stein Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Dumbing down of America example

I wasn't going to respond to Nancy Neal's letter. However, I will because it is an excellent example of the dumbing of America.

February 06, 2009 | By Paul Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Bob Dickson: Who is our neighbor

As politics go, I have almost always been my father's son. Aside from a brief dip into liberal waters as an undergrad, I have uniformly adopted the conservative positions of the Protestant-raised, small-business-owning West Point graduate who reared me.

February 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Try acting with kindness as an alternative to stress

Let us forget not to be kind. I know that sentence seems to be worded in a strange way. That's because it is a line from a piece penned more than a century ago by Mary Stewart. I am a member of the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita, which is a part of Zonta International. Zonta is a service organization dedicated to advancing the status of women locally and worldwide. At the end of every one of our business meetings, we recite together something called the Collect - this very piece written by Mary Stewart in 1904.

February 06, 2009 | Live Well, Stress Less | Healthy Living


Office vacancy rates hit record high

The Santa Clarita Valley office space vacancy rate soared to 26.4 percent in December, the highest rate in 10 years, according Colliers International.

February 06, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon wants tax deduction for auto buyers

Congressmen Howard "Buck" McKeon is hoping his proposed auto tax deduction legislation, which is currently in the Senate version of the economic stimulus package, will stimulate auto sales.

February 06, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


John Boston: No habla George Orwell?

"INTERPRETER, n.: One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said."

February 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Local business owners join McKeon to tout Republican economic recovery plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a press conference earlier today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) stood alongside a local business owner and automobile dealership owner to discuss the current state of the economy, the Republican Economic Recovery Plan, and McKeon's proposed auto tax deduction, which is currently included in the Senate version of the Democrat economic stimulus package.

February 05, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


AT&T offers free admission to practice, pro-am rounds

As a way to say "thank you" to local golf fans for their support, AT&T Champions Classic officials today announced that practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, and pro-am rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, March 11 and 12, will be free of charge for spectators at Valencia Country Club.

February 05, 2009 | Source: AT&T Champions Classic | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita's Anti-Gang Task Force program cut crime, educated youth in 2008

The City of Santa Clarita's Anti-Gang Task Force worked to proactively prevent crime and brighten the futures of local at-risk youth in 2008.

February 05, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


McKeon named to House Republicans' health care task force

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) will serve on a select health care task force, created by House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and led by Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt.

February 05, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Roy Blunt R-Missouri | SCV Raw


Famed Comic Louie Anderson plays PAC for ‘One Night Only’

The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC) has announced that two-time Emmy award-winning comedian Louie Anderson will bring his act to the PAC main stage for one night only this March.

February 05, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Local Singer/Songwriters Needed for 'Earth Day Unplugged'

The City of Santa Clarita is seeking local singer/songwriters to perform at the 2009 Earth Day Festival and 20th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on April 18, 2009 at Central Park.

February 05, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Diversion program helps community

The year 2008 proved to be a busy one for the City of Santa Clarita's Community Court Diversion Program, with 35 percent of juveniles issued a citation by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station being referred to the Community Court Program.

February 05, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

TORONTO (AP) - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope Francis, huge crowd celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

April 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man detained after threats at LA Times building

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.

April 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Plum Canyon raises more than $2,000 for Bridge to Home

Plum Canyon Elementary continued its kindness journey during their recent Penny Wars fundraiser.

April 20, 2014 | By Rachel Rieckhoff Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Life Changing Events

In light of Easter Sunday, pivotal events in history – and in our personal lives – often impact us in ways we never imagined.

April 20, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


ARTS

April 20, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

April 20, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Share your photos

Last week several readers contacted us to let us know that the beautiful bird captured from the prior week by Louie Gallardo was an Egret.

April 20, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Riding The Rails

Ca-clank ca-clank, ca-clank ca-clank

April 20, 2014 | By Cal Greenfield Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Student Nurses Built Homes for U.S. Veterans in joint effort with Habitat for Humanity

College of the Canyons Chapter of the National Student Nurse Association chapter joined forces with Habitat For Humanity, in an effort to build new homes for United States veterans on March 22.

April 20, 2014 | Submitted by Manny Lorenzo President of the National Student Nurses Association, COC Chapter | COMMUNITY


Rancho Pico places 4th in Science Olympiad

It was a proud day for "Mustang" students on Rancho Pico's Science Olympiad team Saturday, March 8th, when they competed against 28 other junior high schools.

April 20, 2014 | By Valerie Chloupek Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Miracles Happen

I was divorcing my first husband, and as a stay at home mom for 17 years, I needed a job.

April 20, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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