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Community Scrapbook: Dayna Smith

Dayna Smith of Valencia, California, is listed on the spring semester dean's list at the University of Portland. Smith is a junior and majoring in business. Students need at least a 3.5 grade point average to make the dean's list.

June 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Community Scrapbook: Rachel O’Connor

Rachel O'Connor, of Santa Clarita, received a Bachelor's Degree during the 2009 Commencement Ceremonies of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, held Sunday May 17.

June 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Community Scrapbook: Art contest winners

Picture Perfect Window Coverings held its first annual Art Contest on May 12. Art students from Artworks Studio and Picasso's Playmates participated in the contest for a nominal entry fee. Picture Perfect donated half of the proceeds to the Circle of Hope, a nonprofit charity supporting women and men with breast cancer.

June 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 28, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

June 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tim Myers: I guess turnout was worse than I had expected

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth used to tell a self-deprecating story concerning his first (unsuccessful) effort to run for a seat on the Santa Clarita City Council.

June 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tiny’s large legacy

The passing of Wayne King, known to many as Tiny, owner of the submarine shop on Camp Plenty in Canyon Country, is so saddening.

June 28, 2009 | By Lisa Remer Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


SCV businesses should think competitively

While spending $5.2 million to urge local residents to "Think Santa Clarita Valley" when shopping ("Council says 'Think SCV,'" April 29), I hope the City Council also urges local business to do their part in being competitive.

June 28, 2009 | By Doug Zabilski Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Save money on A.C.

Last summer, we were immediately able to save more than $150 a month in air-conditioning bills instantly and affordably.

June 28, 2009 | By Paul Henry Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Gloria Locke: More than just the King of Pop

Michael Jackson's music eased my pain more than anything else on earth.

June 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Community Scrapbook: Jade Sekeres

Jade Sekeres, a student at Valencia High School, has been selected to attend the 2009 Congressional Student Leadership Conference on Medicine & Healthcare, sponsored by LeadAmerica. The CSLC is a college-accredited invitational leadership program for academically talented and promising young leaders from across the United States and internationally. Jade Sekeres will join other exceptional high school students with records of academic achievement and extracurricular or community involvement who are inverted to participate.

June 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Miss daily ‘Doonesbury’

It is with great dismay that I open my Signal every day (except Sunday) to find that you continue to omit the latest episode of Doonesbury from your comics page.

June 28, 2009 | By Jean Woods Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Are you unsafe and insane?

Who can forget the October 2007 Buckweed fire that blackened tens of thousands of acres of brush, killed countless wild animals and decimated a Canyon Country neighborhood?

June 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Educators lay out the cuts

The outlook for public schools in California is definitely a gloomy one, teachers and others agreed last week during an update on education in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 28, 2009 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diana Sevanian: Support ‘Imagine ... La Bella Vida’ for ACS

Picture this: An elegant Tuscan atmosphere (without driving any further than the Tournament Players Club in Westridge), delicious Northern Italian cuisine, fragrant wines and beautiful music. Add to the tempting milieu a very special ceremony recognizing three oncologists who battle cancer each day with the utmost expertise and compassion for their patients.

June 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Shot upon capture

Regarding Bruce McFarland's Opinion column, "Issues and answers: It's as simple as that" (The Signal, June 23):

June 27, 2009 | By Bob Comer Valencia | Columnists


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Joseph Castanon Wins Hart District ROP Outstanding Student of the Year 2014

Outstanding Student Awards were held April 30, honoring the best of more than 2000 ROP students enrolled in William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program classes this year. These outstanding students were selected as medal winners in 6 different career clusters.

May 01, 2014 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District ROP | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Selected to Participate in ‘Pathway to Law School’ Initiative

SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons has been selected to participate in a new joint initiative launched by the California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California that will provide community college students a smoother pathway to six of California's top law schools.

May 01, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


California ranked 9th among Bicycle Friendly States

Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.

May 01, 2014 | Source: California Bicycle Coalition | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Cal wildfire 10 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


Kings cap comeback with win vs Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill swim roundup: Saugus picks up momentum

Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.

April 30, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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