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COC named community college captioning clearinghouse

College of the Canyons has been awarded a five-year, roughly $3.9 million, Distance Education Captioning and Transcription for California Community Colleges grant - designating COC as the statewide clearinghouse for the funding of all captioning activities within the 110-member California Community College system.

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


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


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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


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California school retires divisive Arab mascot

THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ryu makes strong return as Dodgers win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels trounce A's to complete 4-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Bracing for a big week

The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.

August 31, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Why school should start later

As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.

August 31, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News | NEWS 4 U


Junk food addictive, stifles willingness to try new foods

Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.

August 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News


5 parenting lessons learned from movies

Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.

August 31, 2014 | Kurt Hanson Deseret News | Health News


Northern California wildfires show slower growth

HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.

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


Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

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


UPDATE: Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

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


Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.

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


Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.

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


Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.

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


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