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Red, white & green for Democrats in Denver

Media from all over the world descended upon Denver last weekend to kick off the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The media party was held at Elitch Gardens, an amusement park in the heart of Denver. The city may have been painted red, white and blue, but Denver was all about being green.

October 29, 2008 | By Debra Jones-Mazotti | Columnists


Cary Osborne writes an inspiring column

Just a note regarding Mr. Osbornes' column on JJ DiLuigi. It was nice to have Cary back, if only for one column.

October 29, 2008 | Bill Picketts Sr. Valencia | Letters to the Editor


SCAAN benefit month launches

It was a perfect day of wine, cheese and chocolates as Vino 100 and host committee launched a month-long fundraising campaign benefiting the Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network on Aug.10. More than 50 guests came in support of the event hosted by state assemblyman Cameron Smyth and wife, Lena, city councilmember Laurie Ender and her husband, Chris, and Don and Cheri Fleming.

October 29, 2008 | By Teresa Todd For The Signal | About Town


Estate planning: Does it offer creditor protection?

One of the most common questions I am asked when meeting with a client to discuss estate planning is whether or not the estate plan will offer protection from creditors.

October 29, 2008 | By Randall D. Armour | Business Columns


Helping the less fortunate

My sister, Cathy Horton Bagnall, recently passed away after a long, stoic battle with Machado-Joseph Disease. Cathy, once active and vibrant, had been reduced by this inherited illness to a life defined by paralysis, wheelchairs and hospital beds.

October 28, 2008 | Gary Horton | Columnists


Local lotto winner still at large

The person who bought a winning lottery ticket at Mayer's Freeway Shell Station in Newhall hasn't claimed the $108,813 prize, a California Lottery spokesman said Tuesday.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


When someone at the top gets it wrong

Years ago, I happened to be in the warehouse of the company where I worked. As the president of the company walked from his office to the offices on the other side of the building, I observed a low-level employee approach the president, and ask him if he could get a paycheck instead of taking the week's vacation he was scheduled to start in a couple of weeks. The employee said he needed the money more than he wanted the time off.

October 28, 2008 | Ken Keller Inside Business | Business Columns


Chamber takes position on three issues

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's board of directors announced that it has taken positions on three statewide and federal issues.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Local resident to be honored

Ning Umandap, a Santa Clarita resident, will be honored on Oct. 10 at the 13th Annual Remarkable Women Awards Luncheon. Umandap will be named the Asian Women Entrepreneurs' 2008 Member of the Year for her efforts in leading local business, trade and civic organizations.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Three chamber board of directors nominated

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's Nominating Committee has nominated Jay Harn, publisher of The Signal, Dana Cop, director of external affairs for AT&T, and Dena Maloney, founding dean for the College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus, for the chamber's three open board of directors positions.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Inaugural Brown Bag Lunch series

The Small Business Development Center Network, in partnership with the College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center, will host the inaugural Brown Bag Lunch featuring David Power of J.D. Power and Associates. The event, which will be broadcast online Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., will feature a discussion with Power about his business experience and he will also answer questions. To RSVP a spot, visit www.brownbagseries.com.

October 28, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Clearing up the Londoner situation

The Londoner pub in Canyon Country is known for being a community-oriented business. We have raised money and awareness for many local charities, including the Santa Clarita Domestic Violence Center, Yes I Can, and the American Cancer Society.

October 28, 2008 | By Lisa Prather The Londoner entertainment manager | Letters to the Editor


Hospital expansion: a contrast of two opinions

I was struck by the contrast of the two facing columns appearing on the front of the Opinion section in the Aug. 17 Signal.

October 28, 2008 | Tony Newhall Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Have pity on a mother’s mistake

This letter is another in response to The Signal's article on July 25, headlined "Family grapples with loss of toddler."

October 27, 2008 | Holi Lederer Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Bicycle patrols attempt to curb public nuisances

Bicycle patrols from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station netted 14 arrests Friday night in an effort to curb crimes typically seen as public nuisances, according to a sheriff's station news release.

October 27, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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5 ways to streamline your life

Being a grownup is hard. Daily life is busy. Somedays there just isn't enough time. It is easy to get down on ourselves when our to-do list isn't complete each night, and our list of projects continually grows. Life can seem chaotic as we try to balance time running errands, cleaning the house and managing the family. No matter how organized you may feel, life and its craziness just doesn't seem to stop.

April 24, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 23, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 fun family workout routines

As a young child, I remember my mother taking my sister and I for walks every evening after dinner. Her doctor had recommended walking as a form of exercise. Walking has many benefits including strengthening the heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Since heart disease runs in my family, we continue with our walks.

April 24, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Under God' in court: Pledge of Allegiance draws new lawsuits

WASHINGTON - Since the 1940s, the Pledge of Allegiance has been the subject of legal challenges, especially since a 60-year-old Congressional joint resolution added two words that has turned the pledge into a declaration of faith as well as patriotism.

April 24, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner | Hot Topics


Woman targeted in SCV grocery store wallet theft

On Friday, April 11, 2014, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies responded to a call for service regarding a theft. The female victim reported while shopping at a grocery store located on the 24200 block of Magic Mountain Parkway her wallet was stolen from her purse by an unknown suspect. The victim's purse was in a shopping cart in the upper basket area while she shopped inside the store. The victim was approached by a woman who asked her a couple of questions. She answered the questions and the woman walked away. Shortly after speaking with the woman ...

April 24, 2014 | Information from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


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