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The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 10, 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:

January 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michael Picarella: Showered with anguish

"We insist that you stay at our house," said a relative over the phone. "Don't pay for a hotel."

January 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Oscar Dominguez: Expense management can help save small businesses

Our small business bankers, like those at other banks, are hearing two main concerns from customers these days: They want to know what it takes to obtain loans, and they want help managing expenses and cash flow.

January 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Popular tax breaks renewed

Taxpayers and tax preparers will find significant changes when they fill out 2008 tax returns: AMT exemptions rise; several expiring deductions and credits get a new lease on life; a new standard property tax deduction and a special first-time homebuyer credit are available to some homeowners; and retirement savings incentives expand.

January 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Universalist Church collects 600 coats for fire victims

On Nov. 16, after local Unitarian Universalist's services, many church members were "called" to duty. They set a goal of collecting 600 new or gently used coats for the 600 homes and businesses lost to a devastating fire in Sylmar the day before.

January 10, 2009 | By Eve Bushman For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Thomas Callier: Cyber-bullying

I am absolutely appalled by the behavior of the hackers against Sean Spallas' YouTube account.

January 10, 2009 | By Thomas Callier Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Lennar takes a hit after claims

Shares of Lennar Corp. tumbled as much as 28 percent Friday after a consumer group accused the homebuilder of fraudulent business practices, but the stock began to recover after the company strongly denied all allegations.

January 09, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smyth’s bill would establish state park

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) introduced Assembly Bill 102 Thursday to create the Santa Susana State Park. The bill directs the Department of Parks and Recreation to form the Santa Susana State Park Advisory Committee to help establish the park.

January 09, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies stage DUI checkpoint tonight

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies will conduct a DUI checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. tonight.

January 09, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


More isn’t always merrier

Though the Hart School District is expecting an enrollment decline over the next three years, seven portable classrooms will be placed at West Ranch High School to house a projected 213 more students this fall and a 308-student increase for the 2010-11 school year.

January 09, 2009 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brian Koegle: Grassroots and chicken tortilla soup

Last week, I went to lunch with fellow "Right Here, Right Now" columnist Steve Lunetta at the Corner Bakery in Valencia, which incidentally has some of the best chicken tortilla soup in the Valley. During our lunch, the conversation - not-so-surprisingly - turned toward politics and how Steve and I might have an impact on the restoration of the Republican Party to its Reagan-era glory.

January 09, 2009 | By Brian Koegle Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Health care fix

Thanks, Gary Horton, for saying what needs to be said: Our health care system needs to be fixed, and even Obama's plan can't do the job, since it expands coverage while relying on insurance companies to provide the benefits.

January 09, 2009 | By Lowell Kebschull Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Where’s the outrage?

OPEC announces it's going to cut oil production a million barrels a day in order to raise prices.

January 09, 2009 | By Robert Kerman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Would-be gumshoes

Educators Maureen Teague and Jane D'Anna wanted to introduce a new program, a school newspaper, that would engage the Canyon Springs Elementary School student body in many ways.

January 09, 2009 | By Ann Unger Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Set a new kind of resolution for 2009

Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? Do you have a list of goals that are either new or continuations from last year? What do they include? Losing weight, exercising more, studying harder, getting that new job, saving money, working on a relationship?

January 09, 2009 | By Karen Maleck-Whiteley Live Well Stress Less | Healthy Living


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Kershaw deals again as Dodgers win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TV news chopper pilot had no license

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed bullet train wins court victory

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state appellate court on Thursday overturned two lower court rulings that had stalled funding for California's $68 billion bullet train, handing a big win to Gov. Jerry Brown's signature project and allowing the state to resume selling bonds to pay for it.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-mayor of Bell get 1-year sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel informational meeting set for Sunday in Newhall

The Jewish congregations of the Santa Clarita Valley are inviting all local residents to join them Sunday for an informational meeting on Israel and the situation in Gaza.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidate for Calif. governor goes homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Invasive Species Action Week kicks off

Non-native plants and animals that have invaded California over the decades will be the focus of the state Department of Fish and Game's annual California Invasive Species Action Week, which kicks off on Saturday.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Green vs. brown: Saving SCV lawns

With restricted watering schedules for Santa Clarita Valley's lawns and gardens looking likely, local water officials and garden experts have some recommendations for homeowners in need of a lawn survival guide.

July 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A's trade Saugus grad Tommy Milone to Twins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander and Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City to host 'Pills Kill' symposium

The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

July 31, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


County to conduct licensing enforcement in the Santa Clarita Valley

Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will conduct enforcement efforts in unincorporated areas of Canyon Country, Saugus and Valencia in August.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

July 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Health News


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