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Steve Lunetta: Whitman response shows her character

I am so glad this election is almost over. I can't watch television or listen to the radio without hearing "Candidate X raised taxes 37 times during his term in office" or "Candidate Y eats babies for lunch" or "Candidate Z worships pagan gods in secret."

November 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brian Baker: Who is the real enemy?

On Oct. 25, President Obama was interviewed on Univision, the Spanish-language TV network. During that interview, he was asked about his inaction on the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens.

November 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Margaret Donellan Todd: Say goodbye to 100 years of our service

The Los Angeles County Public Library system is one of the largest and best library systems in North America. With a century-long commitment to customer service, we place a high priority on efficiency and quality - not a profit margin.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Wes Storch: Realignment with logical compromise

As Tuesday's Election Day draws near and the cable news networks go bananas with their up-to-the-moment political prognostications, I find myself growing utterly indignant with the political climate that reverberates through our nation.

October 31, 2010 | SCV Voices | Columnists


Elizabeth Goldstein: Restore the state park’s luster

From popular beaches like Santa Monica and Will Rogers to the fun and sun of a day at Castaic Lake, California's 278 state parks represent the rich natural and cultural heritage of our state.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

October 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chilling political climate

A group of about 15 self-declared "independent" political activists gathered at the intersection of Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway on Saturday, one of dozens of satellite groups corresponding with comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "sanity" rally in Washington, D.C.

October 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your community: dates to watch and upcoming events

Friday, Nov. 5

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


COC homecoming honors

College of the Canyons will host a catered pregame barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 to honor Marjanne Priest, and Jeri and Carl Goldman, the college's 2010 Outstanding Alumni & Friends honorees. After dinner, the honorees will be presented with awards, and at 7 p.m. guests will then make their way into the Cougar Stadium to watch the game between the College of the Canyons Cougars and the Ventura Pirates.

October 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tim Myers: The demise of the Do it Center

Through Cub Scouts, I met a man who began his career after graduating from the University of Minnesota in the 1980s selling neckties and other accessories to small clothing stores throughout Iowa and Minnesota.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Save our local coffers

While there are numerous propositions on the ballot this November, perhaps none is as important to local government as Proposition 22, the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Act of 2010.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


David Hegg: Time to take stock of drive-thru lifestyle

As an ardent observer of our society, I have recently come to see that one of the greatest challenges presented to us in the last few decades has been the drive-thru.

October 31, 2010 | Ethically speaking | Columnists


Our View: Make your voice heard on Tuesday

If you haven't already voted by mail, we urge you to go to your polling place Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. and make your vote count.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Laurie Ender: Welcome your new city-owned libraries

Imagine going to your local library and opening the door to a colorful art and photography exhibit sponsored by the local school districts.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Sandoval - Rorex announcement

Janet Carol Sandoval, of Stevenson Ranch, and Phillip George Rorex, of Stevenson Ranch, were joined in marriage Aug. 29 in a "destination wedding" at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara. The couple were married in a double ring ceremony presided over by the Rev. Barbara Laughray of the Church of Religious Science.

October 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Engagements


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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


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

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


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

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


CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

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


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

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


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