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Steve Lunetta: Teachers can make lasting difference

My Uncle Earl often rants against public employee unions. And since many of these unions are teachers, this column often gets portrayed as anti-teacher.

January 17, 2011 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Senate hopeful holds meet and greet

Darren W. Parker, with microphone, speaks during a meet and greet party at the home of Patricia Skinner Sulpizio on Sunday. Parker, a Democratic activist, is running for the state Senate's 17th District seat. A special election will be held Feb. 15 to fill the seat that was vacated by George Runner, who left to take office as a member of the State Board of Equalization. Former Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, George Runner's wife, is Parker's Republican opponent.

January 17, 2011 | Edna Simpson For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Calendar

Senior lunch menu

January 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


'Social Network' friends Globes with 4 prizes

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The Facebook tale "The Social Network" won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite.

January 16, 2011 | By David Germain AP Movie Writer | Food and Fun


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

Morning storytime

January 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011

Coat drive

January 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Handsome Harley or double fun with Desi & Lucy

Harley

January 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Community scrapbook: Linda Magara

Linda Magara of the Master's College in Santa Clarita was named the 2010 Santa Clarita Valley Club and Zonta International District 9 winner of the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business award.

January 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Jan. 9-15, 2010

A few photos from around the Santa Clarita Valley include Norman the cow, electronic waste and educators dressed as goats.

January 16, 2011 | By Jonathan Pobre and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View:Gov. Brown’s budget must aid business

Gov. Jerry Brown was elected on the promise of draconian budget cuts, and last week, he presented a spending plan that delivered on that promise.

January 16, 2011 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Tom Campbell: Your water agency facing many challenges in the new year

Editor's note: Second in two parts of a look at the past and future of Castaic Lake Water Agency.

January 16, 2011 | By Tom Campbell | Columnists


Tim Myers: Prayer offers best way to help leaders

According to Dallas legend, in the 1980s, something convinced quirky billionaire and later two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot that Libyan dictator Mohammar Quadhafi hired Black Panther hit squads to assassinate him. His security solution: building a helipad at his home in an exclusive Dallas neighborhood to ferry him to and from work and prevent an inevitable carjacking and murder.

January 16, 2011 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Citizens can help put end to vitriol in Washington

The tragic shooting on Jan. 8 will remain as a reminder to citizens of our country of what can happen when they are subjected to the worst incivility among politicians, print media, TV shows and radio talk shows in the history of the United States.

January 16, 2011 | By William Light Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: It’s time society found its lost sense of courage

Long before Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion walked the yellow-brick road, society has understood the absolute necessity of courage. This essential virtue speaks to the willingness to stand firm against opposition, and even advance in the name of all that is good and right.

January 16, 2011 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Office space holds at one-third vacant

Nearly a third of Santa Clarita Valley's office space remained vacant in 2010, and 2011 doesn't look much better, according to an industry report released Friday.

January 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Man sought in assault

The victim filed no complaint - no one could find him.

January 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawmakers skeptical about Obama surveillance idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to let someone else control how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Purcell: Little nuns vs. Goliath

It's a story about how freedom is all.

January 20, 2014 | By Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Joe Gandelman: Don’t count Chris Christie out (yet)

People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.

January 20, 2014 | By Joe Gandelman Independent's Eye | Columnists


Byron York: Jobs should stay in focus

There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

January 20, 2014 | By Byron York Commentary | Columnists


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TMC hoops starts league off right

The Master's College men's and women's basketball team opened conference play with strong starts, while Mustang baseball swept Simpson University in the squad's season-opening series.

January 19, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Broncos to play on Super Bowl Sunday

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Seahawks heading to Super Bowl

SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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