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McKeon, McCarthy urge continued funding of Airborne Laser program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25) and Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) sent a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates expressing concern about reports that the Administration's Fiscal Year 2010 budget may include funding cuts for the Airborne Laser (ABL) Program.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


SCV deputies warn of 'Grandma Scam'

A recent case of "Grandma Scam" in the Santa Clarita Valley has prompted SCV Sheriff's Station officials to issue a warning regarding a money transfer scam designed to prey on the emotions of senior citizens for money.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Smyth pushes for sales tax 'holiday' for Energy Star products

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, holds a press conference at 9:00 a.m on Friday, March 27 to announce the introduction of Assembly Bill 150, which if passed would provide a sales tax holiday for consumers who purchase products that carry the Energy Star designation.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


BioSolar's BioBacksheet to make solar power more cost-effective

BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar cells, "is challenging (DuPontTM) Tedlar® with a new lower-cost solar panel backsheet made entirely of biomaterials," according to the February 2009 edition of Plastics Technology.

March 23, 2009 | Source: BioSolar | SCV Raw


Beer-tasting event on tap for COC Foundation

With a series of local wine tasting events already dedicated to wine aficionados across the Santa Clarita Valley, next month the College of the Canyons Foundation Library Associates will present a unique beer-tasting experience as the latest installment of the "In Good Taste" series.

March 23, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Canyon High teacher/author finds success with novels depicting real life

While many know Andy Smith as an AP Social Studies teacher and rugby coach at Canyon High School, what most people don't know is that he is also an award-winning author of many books.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Willam S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


City hosts Enterprise Zone breakfast

The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast on Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita City Council Chambers.

March 23, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City sales tax tanks in fourth quarter 2008

The city of Santa Clarita has received its preliminary fourth quarter sales tax figures for 2008 which reveal a 15% decrease over the same period one year earlier.

March 23, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Obama's missed opportunities

Barack Obama has missed several opportunities to set an example for Americans struggling with job and home loss, and failed banks and corporations.

March 23, 2009 | By Jeff Springs Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thrill-seekers gather at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Intermittent rain showers Sunday only added to the thrill for a group of more than 700 roller coaster enthusiasts who traveled from all over to ride the most topsy-turvy coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

March 23, 2009 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 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:

"We have fun but we also try to do things to bless somebody." - Queen Momma Rita McGranahan (Click here for story)

March 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don Gately: Confessions of a packrat

Maybe it's because I was born during the Depression and we were poor, but I have a hard time - a very hard time - getting rid of anything that once had value. Maybe I'll need it again.

March 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Our View: No end in sight for homeless battle

In the "you take them - no, you take them" battle between Santa Clarita and Los Angeles over homeless people, both sides reached an impasse, but it was only temporary.

March 22, 2009 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Stimulus bailout, greed

It is amazing that with the millions of Americans losing their jobs and the government trying to bail them out, and the money institutions that caused this debacle (getting more money) with the president's stimulus program, the politicians just cannot keep their greedy hands out of the cookie jar.

March 22, 2009 | By Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Random thoughts

I have two random thoughts. First, for those who seem to despise corporate profits, are you happy now? Carole Lutness would call them "right-wing corporatists." I prefer the term "employer."

March 22, 2009 | By Eric Heilbrum Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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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


James P. de Bree Jr.: Use tax is hard to enforce

The Aug. 15, 2015, edition of The Signal contained an op-ed piece by Phil Kerpen entitled "A big new tax coming."

August 21, 2014 | By James P. de Bree Jr. SCV Voices | Columnists


Hamilton drives in 3 runs in Angels win

BOSTON (AP) - Garrett Richards lay on the ground for several minutes, his left knee damaged and his season seemingly over.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Padres beat Dodgers to end 2-game skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alexi Amarista had two hits and drove in a run, Eric Stults combined with three relievers on a six-hitter and the San Diego Padres defeated the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Report: Firefighting costs run wild, force cuts in other USFS services

Escalating U.S. Forest Service firefighting costs have forced cutbacks in other services provided by the agency, curbing recreation, maintenance and conservation efforts nationwide, says a report released Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.

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


Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.

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


CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney.

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


Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car

A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor - the world's biggest bath toy.

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


Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.

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


Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

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


McKeon awards local student with Congressional Award Bronze Medal

U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, awarded local Santa Clarita resident Devon Black the Congressional Award Bronze Medal for her participation in The Congressional Award Program. Congressmen McKeon presented the medal to Devon in Santa Clarita.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Office of Rep Howard “Buck” McKeon | Santa Clarita Valley News


AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.

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


Canyon Country West Crime Report Zone 7: residential burglary investigated

08/17/2014.

August 20, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


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