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Today in the SCV: Friday, July 29, 2011

Vacation Bible School

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl Kanowsky: The scream that was heard ’round the world

As some of you know, my wife, Terry, and I have hosted three annual wine tastings to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

July 29, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky It's The Law | Business Columns


Featured Pets: The eager sweetheart and the affectionate gal

Red (A4209071), a 2-year-old Staffordshire terrier mix, isn't just handsome - he's a total sweetheart! Like most bully breeds, Red loves people and as such, is eager to please and easy to train (he already knows "sit"). He'd be a great running companion, camping buddy or couch potato at the end of the day. Red's eagerly waiting for a home to call his own; would that be yours? (Visit Red in kennel No. 8).

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: DUI arrests too common in the valley

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies made roughly 100 arrests for drunken driving this month. That comprises nearly half of all arrests for July in the valley.

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Letters: Amazon tax is a bad idea for California

There has been a lot of talk lately, including right in these pages, about how it's so unfair that Amazon.com and Overstock.com don't collect California state sales taxes.

July 29, 2011 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Devon Cormier: Dems have a history of lying about history

"Republicans are all rich, old, white men."

July 29, 2011 | By Devon Cormier Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


SCV Business Planner: July 29, 2011

Tuesday, Aug. 2

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Letters: Patrols more efficient than DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints - like the one recently held in Santa Clarita - often fail to make even a single drunk driving arrest, despite stopping hundreds of vehicles ("DUI checkpoint planned for tonight," July 15).

July 29, 2011 | By Sarah Longwell managing director of American Beverage Institute | Letters to the Editor


Letters: Veterans deserve more respect, recognition

We have not found a way to give our veterans the respect they earned.

July 28, 2011 | By Harry Gratz By Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Food Pantry drive to begin next week

The city and the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry will launch a month-long food drive Monday, giving local residents a chance to help the valley's less fortunate through the city's Fourth Annual Summer Food Drive.

July 28, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jane Newhall dies at 97

Jane Newhall, a prominent member of the Newhall family and benefactor of many institutions in the Santa Clarita Valley, died Wednesday in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. She was 97.

July 28, 2011 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


August could bring cases of West Nile

Santa Clarita Valley residents were warned to prepare for West Nile virus season, which generally hits the valley in August, a county Vector Control District official said Wednesday.

July 28, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frank Ferry: Let’s not play drug dealer to the SCV youth

Recently, a speaker came to our City Council meeting, asking the council to reconsider its ban on marijuana dispensaries in our city. As an avid opponent of marijuana use and dispensaries, I feel compelled to share some opinions I have as a parent and school administrator.

July 28, 2011 | By Frank Ferry | Columnists


Hicken is honoree

James D. Hicken, president and CEO of Bank of Santa Clarita, has been selected as the honoree for the 2011 Celebrity Tribute Dinner sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

July 28, 2011 | By Pat Willett For The Signal | About Town


Lynne Plambeck: Changes in climate aren’t melodrama

Many decades ago, we began debating whether climate change was really occurring.

July 28, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


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Prosecutor: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident, authorities said Monday as the actor recovered in a New Jersey hospital.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


VA audit: New patients wait 56 days in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients seeking care through the VA's Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System waited an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor - four times longer than the department's goal.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon calls on Hegel to testify in Bergdahl case

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Bowe Bergdahl:

June 09, 2014 | Source: Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue is very important.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Bergdahl and Obama deserve the same cell

Regarding Bowe Bergdahl's release in exchange for five terrorists, when this soldier enlisted in the Army, he knew the challenges ahead of him in military life, and one of those challenges was the possibility of capture by the enemy.

June 09, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Touch-a-Truck fundraiser returning to SCV

A team of volunteers from the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center has been making phone calls to local businesses and asking owners to become "Friends of the SCV Senior Center" in support of the center's family-friendly fundraiser, Touch-A-Truck, which will be held June 14, at Central Park.

June 09, 2014 | By Pat Willet For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


James carries Heat past Spurs to tie NBA Finals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - No cramps, no problems for LeBron James.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


US gas prices holding steady at $3.69 a gallon

CAMARILLO (AP) - A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is holding steady, rising 3½ cents over the last three weeks to $3.69.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nadal tops Djokovic for French Open title

PARIS (AP) - Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Tracy Morgan was recovering Sunday, but was expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and another man dead.

June 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Fault' tops Tom Cruise at box office

NEW YORK (AP) - In a box-office battle that pitted young against old, female against male, modest drama against big-budget spectacle, the teenage romance "The Fault in Our Stars" easily bested the time-shifting Tom Cruise action film "Edge of Tomorrow."

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope wades into Mideast peace-making

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is wading head-first into Mideast peace-making, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Simpson case at 20: Views in black and white

The O.J. Simpson murder trial exposed many painful truths. None hit harder than the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities.

June 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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