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Tom Pattantyus: Jumping through hoops or over fences

I arrived in the United States with my wife and two sons in December 1963, after a very stormy (40-foot swells at times) Atlantic crossing on the old Queen Mary. I will never forget the sight of the Statue of Liberty, seen through the mist of the evening as the huge ship approached the 42nd Street Pier.

June 04, 2010 | Tom Pattantyus Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Don’t ask, don’t tell: don’t matter

In 1993, Congress adopted - and President Bill Clinton signed - a law (Public Law 103-160) that declared: "The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability."

June 04, 2010 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


It's their fault

The blame-laying campaign for President Barack Obama is under way. Even though he criticized BP for finger-pointing, his administration is not beyond doing the exact same thing to cover up its weak response to a growing man made disaster.

June 04, 2010 | Gary Hebdon Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Our View: Thanks to a young Marine

The 18-year-old Marine from Stevenson Ranch marched off to war, bristling with hopefulness and promise.

June 04, 2010 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


2Day in the SCV: Friday, June 4, 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.

June 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rachel Cosgrove: Secrets for summer arms

Are you ready to bear your arms this summer? It's the season for tank tops, revealing dresses and bathing suits, so you surely don't want to worry about arm flab.

June 04, 2010 | Rachel Cosgrove Results Fitness | Signal Lifestyle


Summer tips for healthy and happy dogs

When the warm summer months roll around, our dogs are just as eager as we are to get outside and enjoy the season.

June 04, 2010 | ARA Content | Signal Lifestyle


SCV’s ‘Biggest Winner’ earns $500

Mark Jones, of Canyon Country, was named the Santa Clarita Valley's 10th "Biggest Winner" in the competition sponsored by Dr. Roger De Sesa, the founder of Proactive Health Systems and creator of the SCV's "Biggest Winner" program.

June 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Focus on goals to fix your life

Everyone has goals. Yours and mine are probably different in many ways, but it's also likely we have some in common.

June 04, 2010 | Karen Maleck-Whiteley Live Well, Stress Less | Signal Lifestyle


Local senior receives Ronald McDonald scholarship

Local graduating high school senior, Alexandria T. Villanueva will receive a $2,000 college scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC.org) as part of its four annual scholarship programs.

June 03, 2010 | Source: Porter Novelli | SCV Raw


Cal/OSHA stresses precautions to prevent heat illnesses

OAKLAND, Calif. -- As forecasts predict temperatures into the upper 90's and over 100 in many areas of the state next week, Cal/OSHA urges employers to observe the precautions specified in the heat illness prevention regulation.

June 03, 2010 | Source: Cal/OSHA | SCV Raw


Women Making A Difference award received by Patricia Gracia

The culmination of nearly a decade of hard work has attracted growing widespread attention, particularly among long established names in media and industry, to Latina Patricia Gracia, founder and president of advertising agency Power Media Group (powermediagroup.com).

June 03, 2010 | Source: Power Media Group | SCV Raw


NASA rover finds clue to Mars' past

PASADENA, Calif. -- Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favorable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four years of analysis by several scientists.

June 03, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Soldiers address issues of suicide

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Soldiers working as chaplain assistants, equal opportunity professionals and other key military specialties geared toward assisting troops in their times of need are getting certified to not only engage potential victims of suicide, but also train others to be the first line of defense against severe mental distress.

June 03, 2010 | By Sgt. Jason Adolphson | SCV Raw


Sanitation Distract answers questions about proposed rate increase

The Los Angeles County Sanitation District provided answers to several questions proposed by the Santa Clarita City Council and community members regarding a proposed rate increase for Santa Clarita Valley residents.

June 03, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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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


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The Sterling dilemma

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

May 05, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


The billboard petition needs more time

We need more time to gather signatures for the referendum to prevent MTA and Allvision from moving forward with the digital/electronic billboards.

May 05, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The U.S. pays more than its ‘fair share’ to the UN

On Sunday, The Signal posted a letter from Dan Frye lauding the UN and supporting our country's participation in that organization.

May 05, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The U.S. pays more than its ‘fair share’ to the UN

On Sunday, The Signal posted a letter from Dan Frye lauding the UN and supporting our country's participation in that organization.

May 05, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Dodgers waste 9th-inning lead, lose to Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - Just up from Triple-A and matched against one of baseball's best pitchers, Stephen Fife kept the game close.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC Insider: Allan Vince named TMC V-ball head coach

The Master's College hired Allan Vince as the next women's volleyball head coach, while the men's baseball team faced a bittersweet week by being sent home early from the conference tournament, but earning a trove of All-conference honors along the way.

May 04, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Twin sisters reunite after 78 years apart

FULLERTON (AP) - It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together - in their mother's womb.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Powerade drops controversial ingredient

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year.

May 04, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Nigerian leader: New order to free abducted girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan met through the night with security, school and state officials and issued a new directive that "everything must be done" to free the 276 girls held captive by Islamic extremists, one of his advisers said Sunday.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Odessa police free 67 detained in deadly clashes

ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) - Police in Odessa have freed some detained activists after hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed police headquarters in the Ukrainian port city.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

May 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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