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At market... zucchini blossoms

The zucchini is a true champion of summer - an over-achiever and vigorous grower that is amazingly easy to start from a tiny seed, pushed down into a mound of soil as soon as it's warm enough. Its savory fruits, yes fruits, we eat eagerly at first, hungry for a taste of the season.

June 19, 2009 | By Alison Needham For The Signal | Healthy Living


Michael Gales: Survival of the fittest

Robert, a 42-year-old diabetic, enjoyed medical care provided through his health insurance for years. His doctor's visits and medications were provided for a small co-pay. Unfortunately, he was laid off from his job and lost his health insurance. He didn't know what to do with bills piling up; he worried about his home, providing food for his family and how he would pay for his two boys to attend a sports camp in the summer. His health became the lowest priority and his glucose skyrocketed to 400 by the time he came to Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers ...

June 19, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Walk to benefit cancer research

People who are healthy and brimming with energy will walk Saturday to benefit those who are neither.

June 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


New COC curriculum thinks small

College of the Canyons officials have announced introduction of a program for students interested in learning about opportunities in nanotechnology.

June 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


What are these reports supposed to show?

Tonight marks the second of two community meetings that will disseminate the findings of the community-commissioned and county-funded Initial Feasibility Analysis for incorporation of communities in the northwest Santa Clarita Valley.

June 18, 2009 | Ron Mechnsner & Dave Bossert | Columnists


Smoking and talking while driving

A note to smoking drivers: I do not care whether you smoke while driving your vehicle. You have every right to do so unless there are children in your vehicle.

June 18, 2009 | By Linda Morgan Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Lynne Plambeck: Something's missing here

Last Thursday, community members filled a large local school auditorium to talk to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Fish and Game about their proposed Newhall Ranch permit.

June 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 18, 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 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Julie M. Sturgeon: Choosing a business entity in a tough economy

The current condition of the economy and the nation's unemployment figures give rise to more and more people considering turning their hobbies into viable businesses.

June 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Smyth blasts committee for passing budget proposal

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, released the following statement after the passage of the Conference Committee budget proposal:

June 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


COC students pack bags for Central American trip

Study Spanish, biology and tourism. Hand out school supplies to local schoolchildren. Meet with two former presidents. Take a boat ride on the Panama Canal.

That is what the itinerary reads like for the 25 College of the Canyons students who will leave later this month for a four-week trip to study abroad in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.

June 17, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


McKeon, Republicans unveil health care plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Republican Health Care Solutions Group today unveiled a health care reform plan that will make health care more affordable, reduce the number of uninsured Americans, and increase quality at a price our country can afford.

June 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


City hosts Transit Access Pass workshops for seniors

The city of Santa Clarita's Transit Division will hold two workshops for community seniors on the new Senior TAP Card (Transit Access Pass) Program application process.

June 17, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


COC receives $50K to expand Latino-oriented performances

The College of the Canyons Foundation has received a two-year $50,000 grant from The James Irvine Foundation to support an expansion in multicultural programming and outreach efforts to attract Latinos and Spanish-speaking populations in Santa Clarita by offering relevant, multicultural programming at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.

June 17, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Couple arrested on shoplifting charges

Sheriff's deputies arrested a Canyon Country couple Monday on suspicion of shoplifting from the Santa Clarita Valley's Target stores.

June 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Fighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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