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The Signal's Photo Spotlight: March 6-13

March 13, 2011 | By Jonathan Pobre and Dan Watson Signal Staff Photographers | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, March, 13, 2011

St. Francis Dam tour

March 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tim Myers: City looks for trouble, and finds it

Late in his tenure, I had the opportunity to sit down with inaugural Santa Clarita City Manager George Caravalho in his office at City Hall to get his views on the city and his legacy.

March 13, 2011 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


‘There will be no outcasts in this church’

The words that follow are from a prayer that is always used at ordinations in the Episcopal Church:

March 13, 2011 | Rev. Canon Lynn Jay, rector St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church | Letters to the Editor


Our View: Val Verde youth in good hands

Let's set the record straight right away: The services that have been provided for decades to the youth of Val Verde by the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club are not going away.

March 13, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Maria Gutzeit: Food for thought on pensions, entitlements

And then what? That's a question that isn't coming up in the recent dialog about public employee and labor union benefits.

March 13, 2011 | By Maria Gutzeit | Columnists


David Hegg: Choosing the value of joy over happiness

Now that football has ended, we baseball fans are enjoying spring training and preparing for the undiluted joys of another Major League Baseball season.

March 13, 2011 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Hassan Amini: Local cleanup official takes a look at perchlorate risks

Ms. Mary Berg's concerns about perchlorate ("The fallout from our toxic 'donut hole,'" March 6) are no doubt shared by other Santa Clarita Valley residents; I am sure that she is not the only one who wonders about toxic chemicals in our environment and their potential effect on our health.

March 13, 2011 | By Hassan Amini | Columnists


Bob Kellar: City enhances opportunities for local businesses

The city of Santa Clarita relies upon strong community partnerships to help shape a prosperous environment for sustainable and successful local business growth. As many know, this effort has proved to be particularly challenging during the Great Recession, posing many difficulties for our local businesses community and the city alike.

March 12, 2011 | By Bob Kellar | Local Columns


Janice France-Pettit:Financial literacy a lifelong endeavor

Today, many consumers are experiencing some sort of financial challenge that may be causing stress in their everyday lives.

March 12, 2011 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


Where is my $250K?

Recently, the city's redevelopment agency paid two business owners approximately $250,000 each to "mitigate" moving expenses on property the city wants to develop.

March 12, 2011 | Brian Richards Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Big government not always the answer

Those who advocate big government never admit failure.

March 12, 2011 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


St. Stephen’s inclusive

Regarding Mr. Tony Miano's March 6 letter, "St. Stephen's wrong to ordain openly gay priest":

March 12, 2011 | Dr. Donald Rimac Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A focus on the finish line

There's a phrase Kevin Sarkissian often tells his high school runners as they prepare for marathons and races.

March 12, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students grieve classmate’s death

Child psychologists, counselors and school staff helped Newhall Elementary School students this week cope with the death of a sixth-grader, officials said Friday.

March 12, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Subway strike suspended in Sao Paulo, may hit Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) - With a subway strike put on hold, traffic in Brazil's biggest city returned to its normal, congested nature Tuesday, but there was no guarantee service would be on for Thursday's opening of the World Cup.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California teacher tenure law unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Knicks hire Derek Fisher as head coach

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans seeks public input on statewide freight mobility plan

SACRAMENTO – With the economic recovery expanding, California's highways, seaports, and railroads are again teeming with freight being transported across the state and on to the rest of the nation. Caltrans has invested billions of dollars in projects aimed at improving freight movement and reducing its environmental impacts, and this summer it will ask the public to weigh-in on the future of freight movement in California.

June 10, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Authorities: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver's lack of sleep is being blamed for the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


People hiring photographers to shoot everyday life

When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona official says immigrant kids in good care

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona border officials will indefinitely continue to process hundreds of Central American children immigrants caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico into Texas.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: G.O.P. smears P.O.W.

Just when you think Fox News and the right-wing scandal machine can sink no further, they wallow in a new level of filth that just boggles the mind.

June 10, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


An all-consuming fire

Gary Horton's June 4 column "Embracing a fire that still burns us today" is his most articulate column yet, and is so right on!

June 10, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Compulsion is not compassion

The entire liberal edifice rests upon the premise that the unrestrained free market doesn't work in meeting certain essential societal needs.

June 10, 2014 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s hear it for government climate intervention

It was just so exciting to read how the White House and EPA will save the planet despite those nasty and ridiculous global warming and climate change deniers.

June 10, 2014 | Charles O’Connell Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Van Slyke's 2 HRs lead Dodgers over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - With two swings, Scott Van Slyke went from backup outfielder to star of the game.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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