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Be grateful for Cameron Smyth

In the budget-bickering, bananas world of Sacramento politics, be grateful for Cameron Smyth.

December 21, 2008 | By Paul B. Strickland Sr. | Columnists


Premiere for 'The Women' a ripoff

My wife and I attended a premiere held in Canyon Country for the opening of "The Women." Now, the movie was cute, and we enjoyed it. The theater staff was great, and they worked hard on their end.

December 21, 2008 | By Patrick Tremblay Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Society hosts rose show

Rose exhibitors and rose show visitors enjoyed over 600 blooms at the 15th annual rose show of the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society Oct. 11 at William S. Hart Park.

December 21, 2008 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Should’ve stuffed it in the mattress

If the U.S. government has to bail out all the banks and lending companies with taxpayers' money, then I think they should have to feel part of the pain by losing a part of their overpaid salaries and all of the perks.

December 21, 2008 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


All in the Family

On a late September night, mother and daughter were playing a game of Scrabble.

The competitive mother knew her daughter shared the same trait. But she didn't know the ferocity of it.

December 21, 2008 | Cary Osborne For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Cougars cruisin’

GLENDALE -- Forever.

That's how much time the College of the Canyons offensive line gave quarterback Brad McClellan to find wide receiver Jovan Leacock during three game-turning plays in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's 43-23 victory over Glendale Community College.

December 21, 2008 | Craig Leener For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Jackson would give Dems majority in Senate

They say that insanity is defined by doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. If this is true, why would we send another tax-and-spend liberal to Sacramento? Hannah-Beth Jackson has a long record of increasing taxes and growing government. If she were to become our next state senator, Democrats would essentially hold a two-thirds majority in the senate, thereby eliminating the need to negotiate on how much of our money they can take and giving them the ability to override a veto of the governor. While some things need to be streamlined, the ability ...

December 21, 2008 | By James Riske Simi Valley | Letters to the Editor


An Arctic tall tale brought to you by oil

A tall tale from Big Oil has been floating around the media recently. Big Oil's mission is to make destroying pristine wilderness sound reasonable. They tell us: "We're only going to drill in 2,000 acres of the Arctic Refuge. We swear!"

December 21, 2008 | By Anna Theresa Raner Tujunga | Letters to the Editor


Community notes

Hanukkah menorah lighting at mall

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Anniversary: Deasons celebrate 61 years

Morris and Geri Deason of Saugus celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary with a cruise on the Sapphire Princess to the Mexican Rivera.

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Wedding: Sickles - McNicoll

Jennifer Dawn Sickles and Christopher Francis McNicoll were married on Oct. 4 at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


SCV Births

Dec. 18, 2007

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


McGrath overcomes poverty

McGrath Elementary School was named a Title I-achieving school by State Superintendent of Instruction Jack O'Connell.

December 21, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 21, 2008

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:

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Snowbound: Escaping the SCV

When my teenage daughter, Brandie, called Wednesday and told me our car had a "snow 'fro" from snow piling up on its rooftop, I didn't believe her. Like most Southern Californians, my husband Vince and I commute to work. We knew when we left our high desert home in Pinon Hills Wednesday morning we'd likely get trapped in sunny Santa Clarita. But our much-appreciated jobs at The Signal awaited and we enjoyed an exciting serendipity creeping along Highway 14 nearly alone.

December 21, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Columnists


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DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Beach Bash’ preparation under way in Canyon Country

Santa Clarita workers are braving the heat this afternoon to turn a block of Canyon Country into a beach - with everything but the ocean.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD investigates death of USC student off campus

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Keith Smith: Restoring a sense of responsibility

Gary Horton's op-ed in The Signal ("Something to which we can all agree," July 9) was on the mark. Yes, this is something to which we can all agree.

July 25, 2014 | By Keith Smith SCV Voices | Columnists


Betty Arenson: Citizens are not safe in this country

A country and its citizens are not safe when the country lacks leadership. When that lack is repeatedly punctuated with one scandal and crisis after another, there is valid reason for grave concern.

July 25, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists


UCLA football has high expectations

By Jon Stein

July 24, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Stanford not slighted by 2nd place pick

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV College Sports


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