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Jazz vocalist Morrison’s birthday fete set for Sept. 12

Tickets are still available to the celebration of the life and legacy of Barbara Morrison, the acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist who will commemorates her 60th birthday and 35th anniversary in show business on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the John Anson Ford Theatre (located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East in Hollywood) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Nina Gordon Public Relations | SCV Raw


Fire threat to DWP power lines diminished

LOS ANGELES- Decreased wind, slight humidity and the creation of a fire break between the active area of the Station Fire and the power transmission corridor have diminished the threat to two of LADWP's 500 KV lines northeast of the Acton area today.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power | SCV Raw


'Connecting to Success' looks for facilitators

"Connecting to Success," a workplace readiness business conference for high school students, is looking for facilitators to share important life and interpersonal skills with today's students in preparation for entrance into the workforce and success in life at all three workshops on Oct. 8, Oct. 22 and Nov. 12 at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Valley Industrial Association | SCV Raw


Drug Awareness Seminar opens Hart District series

Hart School District students, parents and staff are invited to attend a Drug Awareness Seminar from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Rancho Pico Junior High School, sponsored by the district's Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Reduction Education (CADRE) program. The seminar is first in a series of monthly informational meetings designed to keep local teens from drug and alcohol abuse.

September 01, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Rio Vista students to attend school assembly about bullying

Rio Vista PTA presents the first assembly of the year with a John Abrams presentation about bullying on Friday, Sept. 4 at 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. in Hugger Hall.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Rio Vista PTA | SCV Raw


SCV Jaycee voted in as 82nd President of California Jaycees

The California Junior Chamber (California Jaycees) held its annual Election Convention, August 21-23 in Oxnard, California. The weekend's festivities consisted of two separate and equally important elections, which included a special election of the 82nd California State President to serve the remainder of the 2009 term and the election of the 2010 California State President.

September 01, 2009 | Source: SCV Jaycees | SCV Raw


Consumers Union warns students to resist credit card trap on campus

SAN FRANCISCO -- Now that college students are heading back to campus for the new school year, so are the credit card companies, which have just five months left to sign up young borrowers before new federal regulations restricting aggressive marketing go into effect.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


Open House launches 2010 ‘Relay For Life’

Local residents who are interested in being involved in the American Cancer Society's SCV Relay For Life 2010 are invited to attend a Committee Open House 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Rd., Valencia.

September 01, 2009 | Source: American Cancer Society | SCV Raw


City accepting applications for Arts Commission positions

The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging eligible residents to apply for a position on the city's newly-established Arts Commission. Five positions are currently available to be filled. Applicants must be city residents, at least 18 years of age and able to attend Arts Commission meetings, held every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Strickland legislation earns unanimous support

Sacramento, CA - Today, Senate Bill 739 authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), which prohibits a spouse or domestic partner of an elected official or candidate from receiving compensation in connection with fundraising, passed the Assembly 74-0.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Senator Tony Strickland R-Thousand Oaks, 19th District | SCV Raw


Antonovich calls prisoner release plan ‘reckless and costly’

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "The Governor needs a wake-up call. Releasing inmates is a threat to public safety and state taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. "Instead of releasing prisoners, Sacramento needs to cut the fat out of the state's bloated bureaucracy."

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonivich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Hart District issues flu information, guidelines

With flu season approaching, the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District has posted an information sheet from the California Department of Education and a Question-and-Answer sheet on the H1N1 Flu on the district Web site, where it is available to parents and staff members.

September 01, 2009 | Source: William. S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Kelley Blue Book claims 'Cash for Clunkers' increased new-vehicle purchase consideration

IRVINE, Calif. -- According to the latest Kelley Blue Book kbb.com Market Intelligence Study, the CARS 2009 program, commonly referred to as Cash for Clunkers, was successful in changing in-market car shoppers' consideration set from 'used' to 'new' vehicles. From the program's official inception in July to late August when Cash for Clunkers ended, a significant percentage of in-market car shoppers said they previously considered buying a used vehicle, but now considered buying new (from 12 percent in July to 20 percent in August).

September 01, 2009 | Source: Kelley Blue Book | SCV Raw


25th 'California Coastal Cleanup Day' celebrated Sept. 19

Tens of thousands of Californians will gather along the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways of the state to celebrate the 25th Annual "California Coastal Cleanup Day" by clearing away the debris that has been deposited over the past year on Saturday, Sept.19, from 9 a.m. to noon.

September 01, 2009 | Source: California Coastal Commission | SCV Raw


CCAC highlights Sept. issues

The Open Space Financial Accountability and Audit Panel will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the Main Conference Room on the 3rd floor.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Canyon Country Advisory Committee | SCV Raw


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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


Dodgers lose game, series to Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clutch hitting from Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez helped the Pittsburgh Pirates finally win a series in Dodger Stadium after a seven-year drought.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill League Softball Team

When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.

June 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Kings win in OT to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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