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Lynne Plambeck: Weak wording takes teeth out of general plan

Tuesday night, the city planning commission approved a general plan update that plans for the Santa Clarita Valley's population to reach nearly 500,000 people and accounts for a 121-percent increase in growth. According to the commissioners, they had to do it because it was better than the old plan.

May 19, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Letter: Council not off the hook for board appointment

Regarding "Library board picks seem fishy," May 12:

May 19, 2011 | By Ray Essler Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Pro-union rhetoric needs fact-check

Carole Lutness' May 15 letter "Comparing public to private doesn't work" makes the accusation that the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility comparison of public-sector and private-sector retirement benefits does not include Social Security benefits.

May 19, 2011 | By Andrew Titcomb Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Alleged teen vandal arrested

A 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism at about 8 a.m. Wednesday for allegedly shooting out windows at Saugus High School with a pellet gun earlier this week, officials said.

May 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


High tea and roses for charity

The blustery winds of the morning gave way to a sunny day that shone down on a garden in full bloom for the 11th annual Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Teabags Tea and Garden Tour.

May 19, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman | About Town


Buck makes local stop on tour

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, believes domestic oil drilling is critical to lowering gasoline prices across the country.

May 19, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Edwards appointed small-business banker

Stacey Edwards has been appointed small-business banker for Newhall/Valencia, Bank of America announced Tuesday.

May 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


A scenic afternoon at College of the Canyons

May 19, 2011 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tassle-turning begins tonight with Valencia

Graduation season has officially started in the Santa Clarita Valley, and more than 3,500 high school students will receive their diplomas this month.

May 19, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Sheriff's Station hosts free secure collection event

The Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station and the city of Santa Clarita team up again for another Safe & Secure Community Collection event on Saturday, May 21.

May 18, 2011 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Blue Heat opens season on May 22

The ladies of the Santa Clarita Blue Heat FC are excitedly waiting to play their first game of the 2011 W-League season.

May 18, 2011 | Source: Santa Clarita Blue Heat | SCV Raw


Lane closure on Lyons Avenue set for May 19

Beginning Thursday, May 19, the city of Santa Clarita will begin a temporary and intermittent lane closure of the number two (outside lane), and the shoulder on the westbound side of Lyons Avenue between Main Street and Railroad Avenue.

May 18, 2011 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Lemonade stand raises money for injured troops

Everything we do in life begins with an idea; a seed that blossoms into what we believe it can be. Cassie May Bensko, an 8-year-old from Valencia, planted a little seed that sprouted into a major success.

May 18, 2011 | By Macky Brazina | SCV Schools


Pete Bellas: Ready yourself for recovery

Economists tell us the Great Recession officially ended in the middle of 2009. That may be the case, but, if so, the recovery has been slow in starting. As we move into 2011, however, there are signs of a growing recovery and there is finally some optimism.

May 18, 2011 | Pete Bellas: | Local Business News


Book synopsis: “Secrets of Great Rainmakers”

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May 18, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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USFS air tanker numbers drop as fire hazard increases

With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Mobile addict' population increasing

Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.

May 05, 2014 | By Madeleine Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 tips on how to wake up in a better mood

You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Job fair slated for Wednesday at COC Canyon Country campus

It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.

May 05, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 ways to build trust in your relationships

Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Election month starts today

June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch lacrosse makes playoffs

In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Water Company Announces Personal Drought Report for Residential Customers

VALENCIA, Calif. (May 5, 2014) – Valencia Water Company customers will soon receive a "personal drought report" that specifies exactly how much water they need to save this year to meet Governor Brown's call to save 20 percent during the state's unprecedented drought.

May 05, 2014 | Source: Valencia Water Company | Santa Clarita Valley News


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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