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Absurd accusations

Trying to respond to Nancy Gauthier's letter ("Irrefutable evidence," Feb. 8), attacking George Bush, is akin to following her as she walks across the entire Santa Clarita Valley broadcasting bird seed and trying to pick it all up. I'll respond to what I see as her main point.

March 28, 2010 | By Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


W.E. Gutman: Health care reform: Morality triumps over greed

In 1996, I published an essay in The Wall Street Journal. Titled "A Magnificent Misfit," the article eulogized my father, a European physician who dedicated his life to his craft and died poor but debtless.

March 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


What a sad day

Dear Paul Strickland, Gloria Mercado-Fortine, Bob Jensen Jr., Steve Sturgeon, Joe Messina and Mr. Costanzo:

March 28, 2010 | By Suzanne Wolfe Valencia | Letters to the Editor


No wonder we’re broke

So our town's cross-valley connector is finally complete, at the staggering cost of a quarter-billion dollars and 10 years' work.

March 28, 2010 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Horton’s pure genius

Having just read Gary Horton's opinion piece ("'We' Dems overcome 'me' Reps," March 24), I am thunderstruck by the pure genius of his words.

March 28, 2010 | By Bill Waddell Valencia | Letters to the Editor


‘Stupid’ school decision

This is ridiculous. I grew up here, and I have never heard of anything so stupid. (William S. Hart Union High School District officials) need to save $40,000. $40,000 between six schools is less than $7,000 per school.

March 28, 2010 | By Laura Tapia, graduate, Wiley Canyon Elementary, Placerita Junior High, Hart High Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Graduation is a rite

My child is an eighth-grader this year, and I would like to see her graduate.

March 28, 2010 | By Steve Gilmartin Saugus | Letters to the Editor


This is an opportunity

My daughter is in the seventh grade in the William S. Hart Union High School District. We talked about this yesterday. At a time when huge budget cuts have been made to California schools with more to come, we agreed that the focus should be on gratitude that we in this district are lucky enough to have great teachers, libraries, computers, safe campuses, etc.

March 28, 2010 | By Richard Kratz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


I am angry

I am writing to voice my anger and frustration at the William S. Hart Union High School District and its decision to cancel all junior high school graduation ceremonies.

March 28, 2010 | By Barbara Lendman Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Forever in our hearts

Kudos to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, regarding the cold case solved ("A cold case unraveled," March 19).

March 28, 2010 | By Shirley Augustine Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Our View: A call for a little bit of understanding

The community was abuzz last week over the decision to eliminate eighth-grade promotion ceremonies in the Hart district.

March 28, 2010 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: There’s strength in our numbers

There is strength in numbers, and Santa Clarita's movers, shakers and decision-makers stood side-by-side in Sacramento last week to flex their muscles.

March 28, 2010 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Patient relations volunteers offer comfort

When you're hospitalized, it's often the little things that can make a big difference.

March 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Births

Feb. 14, 2010

March 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

March 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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NASA postpones Mars 'flying saucer' test on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bad weather is preventing NASA from launching a "flying saucer" into Earth's atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drilling states explore human-made earthquakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.

June 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Earl’s graduation speech

My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.

June 12, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


A's offense backs Tommy Milone

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Girl on ventilator gets diploma

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Driver pleads not guilty in Morgan crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Klinsmann: talking about World Cup title not realistic

SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Man gets 75 years in ex-wife's murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.

June 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kings' Stanley Cup celebration put on ice

NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Highway 126 acid spill may force bridge repairs

Repairs may be needed on the Interstate 5 overpass where highly corrosive acid spilled from an overturned tanker truck Tuesday, a spokesman for Caltrans said Wednesday.

June 11, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez and Jim Holt Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


O.J. TV: 'The Trial of the Century' and then some

NEW YORK (AP) - O.J. TV was a national pastime.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pumping required as Castaic Lake levels keep dropping

The worsening California drought has dropped levels so low in Castaic Lake that water has to be pumped uphill to get it to the treatment plant, officials said Wednesday.

June 11, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hashtag hounds rack up followers with wacky antics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tuna, the hound so homely he's irresistible, peeks out from beneath his blanket, baring his row of buck teeth in a slapstick smile for the camera.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Coast Guard saves kayaker trying to cross Pacific

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii.

June 11, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Why Disney keeps going back in time

It's time to talk about Disney going back in time.

June 11, 2014 | Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Hot Topics


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