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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


Your Community

Dates to Watch

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


Vacation Bible school

Chabad of SCV

September 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


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Bank of Santa Clarita reports 2013 earnings

Net earnings for 2013 at the Bank of Santa Clarita totaled more than $1 million, 80 percent greater than the $559,000 reported for 2012, the bank announced Tuesday.

January 28, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Napa Valley vintners prepare for drought

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers on Tuesday said some vines are ripening early and that farmers are planning fewer crops to save water.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Supervisors name interim LA County sheriff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County leaders have chosen a temporary replacement for Sheriff Lee Baca.

January 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


A Super Bowl ad is born: how 3 ads were created

NEW YORK (AP) - A timely Tweet that was praised. A story of a baby Clydesdale growing up that tugged at heart strings. A Jamaican accent that caused controversy.

January 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mannequins get a makeover to look more real

NEW YORK (AP) - The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover.

January 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 missing Calif. girls found, 'appeared to be OK'

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A pair of missing girls set off a widespread and well-publicized search across Southern California, but it ended quietly as police found them within blocks of each other and close to their hometown.

January 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Health care call center lawsuit alleges unpaid OT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Customer service workers at a call center for insurance exchanges established under the federal health care overhaul have sued their employer in federal court, saying they were forced to work unpaid overtime.

January 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Jan. 28, 2014

Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, JAN. 28, 2014

January 28, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Wall Street protest in 2011.

January 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prospectors take advantage of California drought

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) - Gold prospectors are eyeing Northern California riverbeds, hoping to spot something shiny, as water levels dip to historically low levels during the drought,

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


States consider reviving old-fashioned executions

ST. LOUIS (AP) - With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers.

January 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama speech to challenge Congress on minimum wage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Challenging lawmakers to help him create greater economic opportunity, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address Tuesday to announce he's raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to Democrats' hopes for retaining Senate control.

January 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Southerners warned of icy mess in days ahead

ATLANTA (AP) - Across the South, residents stocked up on fuel and groceries, schools and offices closed, and road crews were at the ready as a storm moved in Tuesday from the central U.S., threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to a region more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels.

January 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stocks open higher on Wall Street; Pfizer gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose for the first day in four after a big slump prompted by worries about emerging market economies. As well as watching company earnings, investors are awaiting the start of the Federal Reserve's January policy meeting.

January 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world's most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal.

January 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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