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Former IRS employee guilty of fraud

A former Internal Revenue Service employee from Valencia has been ordered to pay $127,116 in restitution after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges that he filed false tax returns for himself and members of his family.

January 06, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Groups filed suit to help save our river

On Monday, several organizations, including the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment, filed legal objections to the California Fish and Game's River Alteration approval. This permit would allow massive filling of the floodplain of the Santa Clara River to accommodate the proposed 21,000-unit Newhall Ranch project west of Interstate 5.

January 06, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

Blood drive

January 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town?

January 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Celebrating the new year in style

What happens in the Santa Clarita Valley stays in the Santa Clarita Valley!

January 06, 2011 | By Annemarie Donkin Special to The Signal | About Town


Local hospital honored for organ donations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently honored Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for its top organ-donation rates.

January 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


A surefire sign that it's bowl season in California

Tyler Anderson, 10 dives for a throw from his father, Thomas, at Valencia Heritage Park in Valencia on Tuesday.

January 05, 2011 | By Dan Watson The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ferry out of the hospital

Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry has been released from the hospital after recovering there for more than a month.

January 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall District preschool registration starts Jan. 24

Families interested in enrolling their children in Newhall District's preschools for the 2011-12 school year can pick up an application Jan. 24 at the Newhall Preschool office.

January 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Canoga Park man arrested after high-speed chase

A 23-year-old Canoga Park man was arrested Monday after trying to evade officers on a 24-mile chase from Acton to Lancaster.

January 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hard work and resolve creates brighter future

It is obvious (to all who will take the trouble to observe with care) that vast numbers of people - young and old - are growing progressively more depressed by dark forebodings about the current course of events and deteriorating quality of life.

January 05, 2011 | By Sean McLaughlin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Gary Horton: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ was misguided law

It's difficult to imagine the outcome of the pivotal battles of World War II without the contribution of British scientist Alan Turing. Turing was Britain's top cryptanalyst and computer scientist working to decode Hitler's "unbreakable" Enigma cipher communication system.

January 05, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Give public more stories on great people

Thank you for printing Tom Purcell's syndicated column, "Focus on the fascinating rather than the famous," in the Tuesday edition of The Signal.

January 05, 2011 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Global warming an issue needing attention

As I looked out my office window at the snow falling on Sunday, I was extraordinarily grateful that Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature will be back at work soon to help solve the global warming issue.

January 05, 2011 | By Jeff Scott Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Craig Duswalt: Use Masterminds and seminars for new ideas

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met in school and found they both loved American blues and rhythm and blues music.

January 05, 2011 | By Craig Duswalt | Business Columns


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California Chrome's story may never repeat

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


How to make this summer the best yet

Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...

June 02, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News | Hot Topics


First lady's fashions raise question: who pays?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon

A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California's state universities hiring 700 faculty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A courageous and magnificent misfit

My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.

June 02, 2014 | By W.E. Gutman | Columnists


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The tragedy in Isla Vista

By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.

June 02, 2014 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


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