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UPDATED: Debris confirms crash of Air France jet in Atlantic

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil (AP) -- An airplane seat, a fuel slick and pieces of white debris scattered over three miles of open ocean marked the site in the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday where Air France Flight 447 plunged to its doom, Brazil's defense minister said.

Brazilian military pilots spotted the wreckage, sad reminders bobbing on waves, in the ocean 400 miles (640 kilometers) northeast of these islands off Brazil's coast. The plane carrying 228 people vanished Sunday about four hours into its flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

June 02, 2009 | By Federico Escher and Bradley Brooks Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon bids for top GOP post on House Armed Service Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) announced his intention to run to become the top Republican member on the House Armed Services Committee.

June 02, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. Congressman, California, 25th District | SCV Raw


Supervisors back in-home long-term care

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To provide more freedom of choice for disabled individuals, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich supporting federal legislation that allows disabled people to choose home-based care as an alternative to nursing homes or institutions.

The Community Choice Act (H.R. 1670 and Senate Bill 683) would establish a nationwide standard of coverage under Medicaid or community-based attendant care for long-term care patients of all ages, and would make available enhanced federal matching funds for those states, such as California, that have already implemented this innovative approach to ...

June 02, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Antonovich allocates $1 million to buy Elsmere Canyon acreage

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To expand open space and recreational opportunities for the Santa Clarita Valley, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has committed $1 million from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Benefit Trust Fund to help acquire an additional 800 acres of land at Elsmere Canyon.

"Acquiring the remaining privately-held acreage at Elsmere is critical to preserving wildlife movement corridors, and establishing a vital connection between the trail networks of the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley," Antonovich said.

June 02, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Local Western legend Phil Rawlins dies at 79

Horseman, calf-roper and motion picture bulldogger cowboy Phil Rawlins, a longtime Placerita Canyon resident and a 2007 Walk of Western Stars inductee, died at his home Thursday. He was 79.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Runner takes stand against terrorist release

Senator George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, created Senate Joint Resolution 9 to urge the president and members of Congress to ensure that no terrorist or suspected terrorist detained at Guantanamo Bay is permitted to enter California.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arraignment postponed for accused car-jacker

The arraignment of accused car-jacker Styles Johnson was postponed to 8:30 a.m. June 12 at Santa Clarita Superior Court, Department 1.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coroner to perform autopsy on burned body

Coroner's investigators are expected to perform an autopsy today on a charred body found in the Angeles National Forest north of Castaic.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


New passport law goes into effect

As of today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will enforce rules requiring U.S. citizens to carry passports or passport cards when traveling by car or cruise ship to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

June 02, 2009 | By Emily Heckelman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Leigh Hart: Don't cut services to those who need them most

Most of my newspapers have been piling up lately, securely banded, wrapped and unread.

June 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Students donate hair to Locks of Love

A good deed from some great people is sure to make a difference in someone's life.

June 02, 2009 | By Robleh Farah For The Signal | SCV Kids


Canyon Springs student take on healthy habits

A group of 12 fourth-grade students at Canyon Springs Elementary School in Canyon Country spent this school year spreading the news about healthy eating and the importance of physical activity.

June 02, 2009 | By Sue Peak For The Signal | SCV Kids


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 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:

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


Association ignores us

I have just learned that the recreation board of the Friendly Valley Homeowners' Association has opted to remove the steps that I personally have always used to walk down to our lawn bowling area. I have heard the rumor that these steps have been "deemed unsafe" and that the recreation Board of Directors is looking for bids to remove the steps with no plans to replace them.

June 02, 2009 | By Joyce Quinn | Letters to the Editor


Pardee honored at Green Building Awards

LOS ANGELES -- Pardee Homes' Portico at Pacific Highlands Ranch development in San Diego, a high-density neighborhood of detached homes, earned an Honorable Mention as the Project of the Year in the Production - Single Family Home division of the national Green Building Awards.

June 01, 2009 | Source: Pardee Homes | SCV Raw


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Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control

I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.

July 31, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Take it to heart and conserve water

Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.

July 31, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat refugees with compassion

The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.

July 31, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Angels fall to Baltimore again

BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service men and women receive thousands of minutes of call time

Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.

July 30, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Century-old pipe break points to national problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White House threatens to veto House border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 30, 2014

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July 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Newhall Zone 6: thefts probed

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

July 30, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


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