A celebration of the 85th anniversary of the release of Charlie Chaplin's "The Pilgrim" will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Saugus Train Station, where it was filmed. (The Train Station is at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Rd., Newhall.) The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and the William S. Hart Museum will host a screening of the movie, and visitors will be treated to a buffet dinner where they can view props from the 1992 feature film, "Chaplin" starring Robert Downey, Jr.
Here's one of the stories we're working on for Saturday's Signal:
Keeping an Eye on Schools
"We the People, of the United States, in order to form a more perfect onion, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty, to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
As most everyone knows, these immortal words are the preamble to our Constitution. They summarize the reasons why we need the most powerful document ever written. The reasons are as true and real today as when they were penned by James Madison in 1787.
To The Editor:
Having read a variety of Signal articles recently, I have been both amused and irritated with the irony regarding several construction projects planned in our fair city.
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As preparation for the war in Iraq, our president and his advisers asked our generals for recommendations on this matter. They advised that they needed more troops than Rumsfeld had suggested. They said winning the war was no problem. More troops were needed to win the peace and secure that nation's stability and recovery.
Punitive damages are damages imposed to punish certain defendants for malicious conduct, fraud or other despicable conduct. Such damages have nothing to do with compensating the victim of such conduct. They are imposed, in addition to compensatory damages, to punish the defendant for egregious wrongdoing. Imposition of such damages used to be relatively rare, but the frequency and amount of punitive damage awards - especially on business defendants - has increased dramatically in recent years.
Candidate forum set for VIA luncheon
When it comes to investing, patience can have its rewards. In fact, for the 10 years ended December 31,2006, a hypothetical $10,000 investment in Standard & Poor's 500 Index would have almost doubled to $19,147. However, if during this time frame, the investment would have missed:
Golden Valley High School students Priscilla Hernandez, Amanda DeBortoli, Roxana Ramos and Priscilla DeLeon recently completed a rigorous 20 week training program, each logging more than 300 miles in preparation for the Los Angeles Marathon, which was held last Sunday.
Pleasantview Industries, a local non-profit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities, recently held its ninth annual No-Tap Tournament and Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser at Valencia Lanes. About 120 bowlers participated in the tournament, which also included a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and other prizes.
While the state Fair Political Practices Commission looks into claims that Mayor Bob Kellar inadequately disclosed earnings on a financial disclosure form, a separate investigation by The Signal has revealed that Councilwoman Laurene Weste and Councilman TimBen Boydston left out minor information on their disclosure forms.
A convenience store argument led to one man being shot and sent to the hospital.
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Something smells awful at the Signal.
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It was really disheartening to read the article "Mother of convicted murderer speaks out" (Feb. 29, 2008).
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Regarding Howard Barr's letter of Feb. 28, mentioning my name ('Troops in Iraq for the Wrong Reasons'), which was a reaction to a previous letter I wrote that was published on Feb. 24, ('Please Vet Stories'):
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker.
TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.
RENO, Nevada (AP) - A mother and her youngest child were discharged Wednesday from a Nevada hospital a day after being rescued with four other group members who were stranded for two days in a bitter cold mountain wilderness when their Jeep rolled over.
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for coverage through Nov. 30 under the state's health insurance exchange, according to figures released Wednesday by the federal Health and Human Services Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave" topped the nominations list for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday, cementing it as a solid Academy Awards prospect with four nominations.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
A 40-year-old Valencia woman was one of 20 people arrested Tuesday by the FBI and identified as either MS-13 gang members or associates for their roles in a drug trafficking network and extortion scheme.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Opposition protesters in Ukraine have rejected President Viktor Yanukovych's offer of talks, saying they will not sit down with him until he fires his government and releases all arrested demonstrators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as the country's first black president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence.