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Know your building's roof, or pay the price

A cursory review of media reports nationwide in recent months revealed an alarming number of instances of costly damages to buildings due to negligence or procrastination with roof repairs. Consider:

December 04, 2008 | By Rod Menzel | Business Columns


It was a day for swapping stories

Eighth-grade teacher Connie Howard gave her students something to think about this semester as she and several other teachers at Placerita Junior High and Old Orchard Elementary schools combined to teach interactive creative writing to more than 100 students.

December 04, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local execs thrown in the slammer - for good

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station assisted in "arresting" more than 40 local business executives Wednesday to raise money for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

December 04, 2008 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pet photos with Santa Claus

The Pet Assistance Foundation will offer pet photos with Santa to benefit low-cost spay and neutering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pet Stop, at 16522 Soledad Canyon Road. On Dec. 13, the foundation will be at Pet Supply from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road. Photo packages start at $10. For more information call (661) 260-3140.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free screening of 'Stalking Santa' in Newhall

The fourth annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival will host an encore presentation of "Stalking Santa," the 2007 festival's winner of "Best Film" and "Best Screenplay," just in time for the holidays. The complimentary screening will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Newhall and will include a meet and greet with writer and costar Daryn Tufts. Seating for "Stalking Santa" is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Orthopedic practice slated for Valencia

Commercial Real Estate firm CB Richard Ellis announced Wednesday that the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest private orthopedic practices on the West Coast, will occupy 23,329 square feet at the Bridgeport Marketplace, a 170,000 square foot mixed-use development at the intersection of McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Alternate escape routes out of our valley

There we were again, completely cut off from going south on the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeways and side roads due to a closure because of a fire. And who can forget the same scenario during the 1994 earthquake?

December 04, 2008 | By Dick Shaw Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Prop. 8 versus the civil rights movement

Proposition 8 opponents are demanding justice, saying that this proposition is discrimination like Loving vs. Virginia. Not so.

December 04, 2008 | By Taylor Jones Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


‘Boy, howdy,’ he’s back!

Boy, howdy. As a loyal John Boston reader, I'm so glad you're back. You can say "boy, howdy" 'til the cows come home.

December 04, 2008 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Welcome back!

As an adoring fan, I just had to say, "Welcome back, John Boston!"

December 04, 2008 | By Jami Kennedy Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Food for thought over the holidays

As we gather with friends and families over the holidays to enjoy the abundance and variety of food our country offers, perhaps we might want to give some thought to how that food is produced.

December 04, 2008 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Golden Valley picks up rebound

After struggling in its opener, Golden Valley responded the way it hopes to bounce back the entire season.

December 04, 2008 | By Joey Gulino Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


The heart and soul

I am so happy John Boston is back.

December 04, 2008 | By Nancy Neill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Toughness tested early

The Saugus girls basketball team is well aware of how physical things can get in the Foothill League.

December 04, 2008 | By Joey Gulino Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


‘It’s like rain on your wedding day’

Regarding Karla Edwards' letter, "Isn't it ironic?" (Nov. 22), I agree!

December 04, 2008 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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Congressional bid to resolve Dodger TV standoff flubs

A six-member L.A. congressional delegation tried to hit one out of the park this week in the long-simmering debate over TV access to Dodger games, but the effort ran afoul of the DirecTV team.

July 29, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Minivan fleeing police crashes in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say a pedestrian was critically injured when a stolen minivan fled from police, ran a red light and crashed into a taxi cab.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hiker, 13, found in California national park

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arraignment delayed for teens in USC student death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Water main break causes flooding near UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.

July 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Parenting styles to avoid

Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...

July 29, 2014 | By Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


SCV Sheriff's Station zone report: Stevenson Ranch / Westridge

Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

July 29, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Supervisors approve funds for land buy in Agua Dulce

County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown sets more talks on immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.

July 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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