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Chairman of the boards: A dad’s perspective

I woke up in the middle of night last night smelling smoke, thinking the house was on fire. I raced to the hallway to alert the family and get the kids.

September 18, 2008 | By Eric Christiansen For The Signal | Rosemond on Parenting

Minimizing the emotions of a down stock market

If you have wondered how to survive in a down market, you are not alone. Many investors worry about selling out too soon and then having trouble getting back into the market.

September 18, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns

Even small businesses have to consider securities laws

Have you had a legal compliance check-up for your corporation or limited liability company lately? Did you use one of those online services to form your own corporation or LLC and wonder if you did everything that was necessary to properly organize your business entity? Are you covering all of the legal bases in the organization and operation of your company? One frequently missed area for small businesses is compliance with securities laws.

September 18, 2008 | By Chris S. Jacobsen For The Signal | Business Columns

Tax naïveté: We need smaller budgets, not higher taxes

'We've got so much taxation. I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed except the answer to prayer."

September 18, 2008 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists

Wilderness protection bill moves forward

A U.S. Senate panel took testimony Wednesday on bipartisan legislation that would protect nearly 475,000 acres of wilderness in California's Eastern Sierra and San Gabriel Mountains.

September 18, 2008 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News

Swimmers of summer

Summer has begun, swimmers have taken their marks, and the referee has blown his ear-piercing whistle.

September 17, 2008 | By Esther Lim For The Signal | Community/Youth Sports

The Signal wins 8 awards from national association

The Signal's editorial department netted eight awards this week from the National Newspaper Association, for the paper's 2007 reporting.

September 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Guild seeks Silver Rose debs

High school seniors are invited to apply for 2008-2009 Henry Mayo Guild Silver Rose Debutante Program. Open to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher, the debutante season offers young ladies the opportunity to acquire vital social, civic, and professional skills, said Guild president Catherine Montoya.

September 17, 2008 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | About Town

The water conservation conundrum

Water conservation is a good thing. It is a "mom and apple pie" issue with which everyone agrees. It is as old as the "waste not, want not" attitude of our grandparents and is just good common sense in all aspects of our lives, whether we are talking about water, electricity, food or gasoline.

September 17, 2008 | Lynne Plambeck Environmentally Speaking | Columnists

Gay marriage: It’s time to give up witch hunts

I'm a straight, married man who doesn't worry about what other folks are doing. A wise state legislator recently remarked that with the war on terrorism, the economy, the collapse of the housing market and the high price of gasoline, he had more important things to worry about than gays getting married. I concur.

September 17, 2008 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Senior Center should be a top priority in the SCV

Russ Evans invited my wife and me to a small dancing class he conducts for the SCV Senior Center.

September 17, 2008 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Sheriff’s academy graduation tonight

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will present its most recent graduating class at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center tonight, as 49 graduates of Academy Class No.372 will receive their diplomas from Sheriff Lee Baca.

September 17, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

What about the rest of Canyon Country?

Let me begin by saying that I used to attend the so-called "Canyon Country" Community Action Committee meetings. I stopped going because it seemed to several of us at these meetings that it was all about the Whites Canyon area, except when they wanted to complain about signage at shopping centers or a particular business.

September 17, 2008 | Linda Morgan Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

Reader Meter results, July 10-16, 2008

Here are the results of's latest Reader Meter poll.

September 16, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls

MLB All-Star Game: And the winner is ...

NEW YORK - Tuesday became Wednesday in New York City.

September 16, 2008 | By Cary Osborne The Signal | SCV Pro Tracker

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Boy injured in plane crash dies

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy who was critically injured in a plane crash that killed a paramedic has died.

June 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP

The conversation you really need to have

Throughout the years at the Advisory Board meetings I facilitate, I've heard a fair amount of laughter and grumbling from the business people who participate.

June 14, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns

Canyon High grad will get special welcome home

Tyler Hawkins, a 25-year-old graduate of Canyon High School who was a standout linebacker on Harry Welch's 2005 championship team and won an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, comes home on leave this week, and his parents want to throw him a surprise party.

June 14, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News

Man run over trying to stop daughter from driving

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Southern California say a 69-year-old man who was trying to prevent his daughter from driving drunk was run over and killed by the woman in her driveway.

June 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Liquid meth the newest way to fool border agents

Law-enforcement officials say they've detected a new wrinkle in the cross-border trafficking of methamphetamine: drug makers are creating a liquid form of meth to more easily smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Touch-a-Truck raises funds for SCV Senior Center

Touch-A-Truck, a family friendly outdoor event that provides attendees with an up-close look at a variety of different vehicles, was held Saturday at Central Park in Saugus. Funds raised from the event went to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Car show raises money for Gentle Barn

Dozens of vehicles went on display Saturday for an event meant to thrill gearheads and support The Gentle Barn.

June 14, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Costa Rica stuns Uruguay at World Cup

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Costa Rica came from behind to stun Uruguay 3-1 Saturday at the World Cup, opening the tough Group D with a major upset.

June 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News

Fever's Dunn heads home for Hall of Fame honor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn is back in her home state to receive her biggest honor yet as she approaches the conclusion of an illustrious career.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Gun control group marches across Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (AP) - Some carried photos of loved ones cut down by a bullet. Others held signs imploring Congress to act. And nearly all shouted out "Not one more," a tear-stained rallying cry embraced by those who believe the U.S. needs tougher gun control laws.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Ukraine vows to punish rebels who downed plane

NOVOHANNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Thousands of Iraqi men answer urgent call to arms

BAGHDAD (AP) - Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of territory north of the capital and now imperil a city with a much-revered religious shrine.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Condor makes rare flight to Northern California

PESCADERO, Calif. (AP) - A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn't been seen in more than a century.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

Bluegrass legend Stanley to perform in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The old farm boy who used to raise cattle in a place called Big Spraddle Creek says at age 87, he doesn't even raise a garden.

June 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP

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