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Reader Meter results, May 15-29, 2009

Here are the results of's latest Reader Meter poll. visitors cast a total of 1,266 votes from late afternoon Friday, May 15 to late afternoon Friday, May 29, 2009.

May 29, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls

Amateur meteorologists & weatherbugs invited to learn weather-spotting

The city of Santa Clarita, in conjunction with Magic Mountain, will host a National Weather Service Weather Spotter Training and Recruitment session on Tuesday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

May 29, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw

Family fun at 'Fandango' in Newhall Friday at 5 p.m.

A "Fandango de Veracruz" -- a Son Jarocho-style festival featuring music, dance and food -- will fill the Newhall Community Center Friday afternoon starting at 5.

May 29, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Playboy Jazz Festival to screen rare jazz footage

The Playboy Jazz Festival will once again bring to life some of the greatest moments in jazz when the Festival presents the acclaimed "Playboy Jazz on Film" program, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) film department.

May 29, 2009 | Source: Playboy Jazz Festival | SCV Raw

Antonovich to host 'Annual Trail Duster's' trail ride Sunday

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is inviting all equestrians and trail supporters to join him for the "Antonovich Trail Dusters" annual horseback ride on Sunday, May 31.

May 29, 2009 | Source: Los Angeles County Supervisor Micheal D. Antonovich | SCV Raw

Updated: VIA luncheon focuses on SCV employers

Marc Emmer, president of Optimize Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and performance management, will facilitate a panel discussion to share insights learned from the Santa Clarita Valley's inaugural Best Employer competition at the next Valley Industrial Association business luncheon.

May 29, 2009 | Source: Valley Industrial Association | SCV Raw

Crash victim identified

Coroner's investigators identified an 85-year-old man Thursday who was found dead after he drove his car off of Vasquez Canyon Road Wednesday afternoon, plummeting approximately 200 feet into a ravine.

May 29, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Smyth names Simi man Veteran of the Year

Wayne Wright of Simi Valley recently was named by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth as the 38th Assembly District's Veteran of the Year.

May 29, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Man attacked on bike path in Canyon Country

Two suspected gang members were arrested early Thursday and a third was in the hospital after they beat and tried to rob a man on a Canyon Country bike path, sheriff's officials said.

May 29, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Review: 'Drag Me to Hell'

The name alone, "Drag Me to Hell," tells you exactly what this is: an unabashed celebration of B-movie schlockery. But the dichotomies director Sam Raimi presents within that familiar genre are what make this such a kick.

May 29, 2009 | Christy Lemire Associated Press Movie Critic | Movies

'The Apple Tree' at Hart High School Auditorium

A three-act musical comedy, "The Apple Tree" will be presented 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday in the Hart High School Auditorium, 24825 North Newhall Ave., Newhall. "The Apple Tree" is directed by Gail Hart and Ryan Viramontes. Tickets are available at the door.

May 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun

Review: 'Up'

"Up" is a wonderful film, with characters who are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela. They have tempers, problems and obsessions. They are cute and goofy, but they aren't cute in the treacly way of little cartoon animals. They're cute in the human way of the animation master Hayao Miyazaki.

May 29, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies

Robert Mansour: Make sure you have a trust

Recently, several people have asked me to review existing estate plans. Usually, they say something like, "I need you to review my trust to make sure it's still good."

May 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns

Scott Thomas Wilk: I choose God

When Councilman Bob Kellar's proposal to place "In God We Trust" on the city logo made it onto the City Council's agenda, I confess I was ambivalent.

May 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Bob Kellar: City, sheriff, COC launch motorcycle safety program

It's a sobering fact. Santa Clarita has seen a 39 percent increase in motorcycle-related accidents since 2007, with five incidents resulting in fatalities. Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a traffic collision than someone riding in a passenger car.

May 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists

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Scott Wilk: Be sure your voice is heard

I have opposed the high-speed rail project since its inception and am troubled by Gov. Jerry Brown's single-minded pursuit of it since he took office in 2011.

August 27, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here, right now | Columnists

IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Gary Horton: Plight of Iraqi Christians

"Oops!" Gov. Rick Perry infamously uttered during the 2012 Republican primaries.

August 27, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists

Trout, Shoemaker lead Angels' rout of Miami

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout had an RBI double and Albert Pujols added a two-run single during Los Angeles' five-run fourth inning, and the Angels regained sole possession of the majors' best record with an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News

Zach Britton earns 28th save

BALTIMORE (AP) - Jonathan Schoop singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Caleb Joseph had two RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the fading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker

Dodgers' big inning leads to win

PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to two overturned out calls, to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News

Office etiquette has impact on advancement, survey shows

When I left work as a full-time journalist almost three years ago, I was determined to move into my new career without looking back.

August 26, 2014 | By Greg Katz Deseret News | NEWS 4 U

Newhall County Water District launches drought education plan

August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly in their homes and mailboxes. Following the adoption of its own Drought Action Plan, District officials are taking extensive education measures to ensure residents are aware of how they can help during this historic drought.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Newhall County Water District | Santa Clarita Valley News

Mexican president faces protest on California trip

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Suspect in fatal shootings charged with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Southern California prepares for big storm surf

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Southern California coastal areas prepared Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Stevenson Ranch / Westridge Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

August 26, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports

Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

How To Make Lemons Out of Lemonade

Jim Colorado, the famous soccer player, visited me last week. It seems while in Brazil for the World Cup, he reluctantly (quite reluctantly according to him) succumbed to the wiles of the shapely football (because in the rest of the world, soccer is called football) fan, Lola Palooza, a resident of West Covina, that hotbed of drama and intrigue.

August 26, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's The Law | Business Columns

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