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A helping hand for our feathered and feral friends

There's been considerable squawking lately over the wild ducks and geese inhabiting a certain area of Valencia.

September 15, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian | Columnists


Interstate 5 in Castaic will be closed for repairs

Interstate 5 in Castaic will be closed at night on Wednesday and Thursday to allow for work on the Hasley Canyon Bridge.

September 15, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Golden State is killing the golden goose

When I was about 10 years old, my parents taught me some very important lessons about the basics of money. You earn it, you pay taxes on it, you save some, you give some away, and you spend the rest.

September 14, 2008 | By Brian Koegle | Columnists


It’s too easy to use and abuse the language of urban development

Politics fills itself with code language. We see it and will continue to see it in the current presidential campaign.

September 13, 2008 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Are we an urban center, a bedroom community, a suburb, or something else?

What is Santa Clarita? A bedroom community? A suburb of Los Angeles? An urban center? I would argue that Santa Clarita is all of these things in part, and none of these things entirely.

September 13, 2008 | By Bob Kellar | Columnists


Will the real urban center please stand up?

There has been a lot of talk generated over the term "urban center" - did our city manager say he wants to turn our suburban bedroom community into a legitimate urban center of its own, or was he incorrectly paraphrased?

September 13, 2008 | By Linda Pedersen Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Urban centers should first do no harm

The first rule of "urban centers" should be a line from the Hippocratic Oath: "First of all, do no harm."

September 13, 2008 | By Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Council: Integrity or cronyism?

The Santa Clarita City Council sees itself as a collection of honorable individuals who share a responsibility and commitment to make this city the best it can be.

September 13, 2008 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


July is 'Access Awareness Month'

This July, California observes Access Awareness Month to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Since its passage, progress has been made toward more accessible communities. Yet significant gaps in access persist, despite the efforts by many to comply.

September 13, 2008 | By Cameron Smyth | Columnists


Your Community

Dates to Watch

September 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Another man’s treasure

An exercise bicycle, a kitchen table, a big-screen television set, a used wedding dress - are all items you might find for free while browsing through Santa Clarita Freecycle's Yahoo Group on the Internet. Or, at least they are all items that have been posted on the online forum and e-mail list that turns one person's garage clutter into another person's dollar saved.

September 13, 2008 | By Jessica Selva For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Two arrested after fight at Friday’s

Two men were arrested Friday night after allegedly starting a fight at Friday's restaurant in Valencia, according to Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

September 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall church throws its 117th birthday bash

On June 1 members of First Presbyterian Church, Newhall, flooded Hart Hall with kids and adults, eating, singing, praying and playing. Pastor Bill Barnes estimated that more than 240 family members celebrated the church's 117th birthday.

September 13, 2008 | Courtesy First Presbyterian Church, Newhall | Faith / Religion


Small blaze breaks out in Canyon Country

A small fire broke out near Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road on Friday, burning less than an acre.

September 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vacation Bible school

Chabad of SCV

September 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


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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


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


Stars beat Ducks, even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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