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Preschool assistance offered to foster kids

Twenty-five percent of foster children in California are placed in special education, 75 percent function below grade level, and 83 percent are held back by third grade. To offset those statistics, Los Angeles Universal Preschool has launched a community-benefit program to enroll children that live in foster care or in the care of relatives other than their parents into high-quality preschools at no cost.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thumbs down to editing glitches

Is it just me, or have there been some issues with the editing of the newspaper lately?

Just in today's (Saturday, May 24) paper for example, page A1 states the forecast will be High: 64 Low: 43, with isolated showers.

August 22, 2008 | Leigh Ann Stiglich Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Thumbs up to sports pages improvements

August 22, 2008 | By Laura Branch Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Tim Russert was one in a million

Tim Russert's sudden death is sad for his family, his friends, and his many colleagues, but it is us, the viewers, who should mourn this loss as well.

So many knew he represented unbiased reporting of the issues, especially around election time, and we will now have to work harder to replace what we had come to rely on without question.

August 22, 2008 | By Nancy Gauthier Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Garage floor resurfacing may not be worth the hassle

Hello, Robert,

August 22, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


No sale for NTS parcel in Santa Clarita

CALABASAS, Calif. - National Technical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTSC) (NTS) announced today that it has been unable to sell its 118-acre parcel in Santa Clarita, Calif., on terms acceptable to the company. The parcel has been listed for sale since August 2007.

"Despite vigorous efforts to sell the parcel to a developer, the continuing deterioration of the commercial real estate market has significantly impacted interest in undeveloped Santa Clarita property," NTS Chairman Dr. Jack Lin said in a statement.

August 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Faith briefs

Weekly series at New Naz

August 22, 2008 | Compiled by Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


COC gallery to host hot rod show

The public is invited to attend a fun and unique gallery reception for the "Hot Rods: Cars & Art" exhibit opening Saturday at the College of the Canyons art gallery.

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


Hart board president: Look at volunteers

William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board President Gloria Mercado-Fortine wants the district to take a look at its policy toward campus volunteers.

August 21, 2008 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Happenings with the local artists’ club

* In partnership with Lilly Oncology, weSpark and Providence Holy Cross, the Santa Clarita Artists' Association will conduct a Painting and Creativity Party, as a way of celebrating the powerful role of art in helping cancer patients. The event will be held Saturday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at weSpark, 26370 Diamond Place, #507, Santa Clarita, and is open to cancer survivors, friends, family and caregivers.

Using collage, watercolor or acrylic and a narrative, participants will have an opportunity to express hope, zest for life, faith, uncertainties, issues of illness and life changes that coping ...

August 21, 2008 | By the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


A chance to sing with the Master Chorale

Although the last notes of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale's 2007-2008 season have been sung, the effects of its chords may resonate for years through its high school and college intern program. This season marks the eighth year that the Chorale has offered local high school seniors the opportunity to sing with the group for an entire season. Since 2000, 34 teenagers from many of the Santa Clarita Valley's secondary schools - Valencia, Canyon, Saugus and West Ranch - have performed with the vocal ensemble. Two and a half years ago, the Chorale introduced a similar program for local college ...

August 21, 2008 | By the Santa Clarita Master Chorale For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Reasons why many companies incorporate in Delaware

How did Newhall Land and Farming Company - the renowned, 125-year-old California real estate owner - end up in a bankruptcy court in Delaware?

In 2004, nationwide homebuilders Lennar and Lennar Property Corp. acquired it, then merged with some other major real estate concerns to form a business complex under the parentage of an entity called LandSource Communities, LLC, a limited liability company established under Delaware law.

August 21, 2008 | By Thomas Henry Coleman | Business Columns


Your retirement money and market volatility

Market volatility is a fact of life. Stock prices fluctuate from day to day, and markets move up and down over time along with the economy and business cycle. As a student of Jeremy Siegel of the School of Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, over time the market will return 8 to 9 percent over the cost of living.

August 21, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


School's out for summer -- do you have your passport?

Local teens looking for something to do this summer may only need to look as far as City Hall to find not only a fun public transportation option but also a list of local businesses that are providing discounts.

The city of Santa Clarita's Transit division has teamed up this summer with local businesses to offer students a Summer Bus Passport for the month of July. The Passport is a new student bus pass with benefits, and was created to allow Santa Clarita Valley students a summer experience using public transportation. The Summer Bus Passport is a low-cost, month-long ...

August 21, 2008 | By Marsha McLean | Columnists


City manager responds to development issues

Growth and development have long been major issues for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. In fact, these issues are key reasons why residents chose to incorporate in the 1980s. Cityhood in 1987 brought local home rule to the four communities of Saugus, Newhall, Valencia and Canyon Country. It enabled the new local government to retain millions every year in tax dollars, 100 percent of which are spent right here in Santa Clarita on roads, parks, transportation, law enforcement, community services, infrastructure, trails and other amenities residents have expressed a desire to bring to our community. Today, Santa Clarita is ...

August 21, 2008 | By Ken Pulskamp | Letters to the Editor


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Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat: Shults siblings in the news

We've talked a lot over the past few years about Hart graduate and professional softball player Jessica Shults.

September 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Four Phillies combine to pitch no-hitter

ATLANTA (AP) - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

September 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Free storage restores dignity to homeless

When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.

September 01, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Golden oldies mark Blu-ray upgrades, DVD debuts this week

"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)

September 01, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


4 ways our munchkins are killing us softly from loving us to death

Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.

September 01, 2014 | Shannon Kelly Badger Deseret News | Hot Topics


Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

September 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Deputy injured in rollover crash near Palmdale

PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


5 die in plane crash near Denver

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

September 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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