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David Hegg: When it comes to ‘war,’ Christmas already won

When syndicated columnist John Crisp attempts to pick a fight over Christmas and its status among Americans, he isn't wrong, he just isn't right. And that is often the case when arguments are seated on foundations that are historically faulty.

December 19, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Stan Fix: Is there a ‘Christmas War’? I say ‘Bah! Humbug!’

Some believe there is an effort to do away with the religious side of Christmas. "Bah!"

December 19, 2010 | By Stan Fix | Columnists


Plastic-bag ban just another money-grab

I have been watching with growing interest the public discussion between letter writers Howard Barr and Brian Baker.

December 19, 2010 | By Andrew Edward Briseno Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: Get well soon, Frank Ferry

Frank Ferry, Santa Clarita City Council member and principal of Bishop Alemany High School, currently resides at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills battling a septic condition brought on by an outpatient procedure after Thanksgiving.

December 19, 2010 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Ken Keller: Twenty-five ways to be a better owner

The final print issue of US News & World Report magazine cover story was "50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2011." The subjects included stories with suggestions on personal health, money, career, mind and the world.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Local library doesn’t include all our citizens

If citizens of Santa Clarita pay taxes to use "their library," where will citizens of Stevenson Ranch, Castaic, Agua Dulce, etc. go to find "their library"?

December 19, 2010 | By Don Gately | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010

Santa Clarita Street Fair

December 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sierra Hillbillies celebrate 43 years

The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club recently celebrated 43 years of teaching, dancing and promoting the American folkdance in the Santa Clarita Valley.

December 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


In the service - Benjamin Cather IV

Benjamin "Benny" L. Cather IV was "Winged" Oct. 22 at McCain Field, Training Air Wing One, Meridan, Missisppi.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Announcements


Wedding: Kopanski-Brandt

Brooke Adrienne Kopanski and Robert Kyle Brandt were joined in marraige on September 18, 2010 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. The couple were wed in a double ring ceremony presided over by the Hon. James B. Copelan, the father of the bride.

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Weddings


Quilts for homeless

Yvonne Penny, a community service volunteer, stands near the result of a drive by the Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild members to make and donate quilts to the homeless served by the charity Under the Bridges. Penny provided her home as a workplace where the recent batch of 14 quilts and dozens of personal sized pillows were completed. "It is such a wonderful feeling to work on something like this knowing it will make someone's life better," Penny said. This is an ongoing project of the guild, and more quilts will be made for distribution. The Santa Clarita Valley ...

December 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: Cut bureaucracy to fix schools

Today, The Signal wraps up its series "Report Card on SCV Education" with a gaze into a crystal ball, so to speak - a glimpse into the directions in which public education is heading in the Santa Clarita Valley and in the rest of California.

December 19, 2010 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


David Hegg: This season, peace and goodwill toward all

While the season of Christmas is enjoyed by many, I also recognize that in our pluralistic society, not all celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 19, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Healing hands lend help in Haiti

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December 19, 2010 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Animal Shelter wishes SCV Happy Pawlidays

The Happy Pawlidays event, sponsored by Found Animals, offered low-cost adoption fees, in addition to hosting several pet-product vendors and local resource organizations at the Castaic Animal Shelter in Castaic.

December 19, 2010 | By Dan Watson Signal Photo Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - One person was killed inside a Purdue University classroom Tuesday by a gunman who surrendered to a police officer within minutes of the attack, officials said.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California home foreclosure activity plummets

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home foreclosure activity plummeted to an eight-year low in the fourth quarter as price gains left fewer owners owing more money than their properties were worth, a real estate research firm said Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP conducts DUI Checkpoint

On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

January 21, 2014 | source: CHP | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother's apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government to ramp up efforts to secure his release.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soap opera suicide storyline draws praise, concern

LONDON (AP) - It was one of the gentlest deaths in soap-opera history, but it has provoked a strong reaction in Britain.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts in northwest

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant positions overnight in the country's northwest following a Taliban bombing campaign against security forces, military officials and residents said Tuesday. The strikes are likely to hamper the government's efforts to hold peace talks with the militant group.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 nabbed at Texas border in credit card fraud case

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise, according to a South Texas police chief.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Disenrollment leaves Natives 'culturally homeless'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Mia Prickett's ancestor was a leader of the Cascade Indians along the Columbia River and was one of the chiefs who signed an 1855 treaty that helped establish the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde in Oregon.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cause of deadly Omaha plant explosion unknown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - After a blast caused much of an Omaha manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kings fall in Boston 3-2

BOSTON (AP) - Brad Marchand really didn't have an explanation for his recent run. He just wants it to last as long as possible.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Speeches, marches honor Martin Luther King Jr.

ATLANTA (AP) - As the nation remembered and reflected Monday on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders and everyday Americans talked about how far the country has come in the past 50 years and how much more is to be done.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Jordan's big day lifts Clippers

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - There's something about the Detroit Pistons that seems to bring out DeAndre Jordan's best dunks.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Producers pick '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - For the past six years, every feature film chosen by the Producers Guild of America for its top honor has gone on to win the best-picture prize at the Academy Awards. Sunday night, Steve McQueen's historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey "Gravity" tied for the guild's highest honor.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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