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No war without draft

Regarding "McKeon sides with Obama on war," The Signal, Oct. 7: The problem with Mr. McKeon's position is that we are not "all in" unless there is a Selective Service Draft to send your son or daughter, brother or father to Afghanistan.

October 12, 2009 | Lance Gallardo, Esq. Immigration/Military Law Office of Lance Gallardo-Judge Advocate, Former Capt., USMC, Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Do the right thing with health care

The cost of health insurance is rising; coverage is harder to get as pressure for profit intensifies. What you think you're paying for may not be there when you need it. These are facts - they are undeniable.

October 12, 2009 | Byron MacDonald Valencia | Letters to the Editor


More than 115 pets adopted at Bow-Wows & Meows pet fair

October 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: The stench coming from ACORN

We've all had the experience. We go to the refrigerator looking for something cool to drink and when we open the door, our nostrils are assaulted by a hideous odor.

October 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Zaring a winner

Three months ago, I had the opportunity of meeting John Zaring. He is the candidate running for the Castaic School Board. Zaring is the Dance Dad and speaks glowingly about his daughters like most men would beam about their sons.

October 12, 2009 | Minerva L. Williams Castaic | Letters to the Editor


We call that freedom

In his letter to the editor ("Kerchner simply uneducated," The Signal, Oct. 7), Dan Nordenstrom makes an excellent case for hiring a contractor.

October 12, 2009 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Solomon receives Antonovich's endorsement

Suzan Solomon, one of five candidates running for three open seats on the William S. Hart Union High School District, has received the endorsement of County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

October 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two arrested for graffiti

Deputies arrested two men suspected of committing graffiti in Canyon Country Saturday, authorities said.

October 11, 2009 | Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


’Cats mercy-rule Cards

Playing without starters Collin Keoshian and Ryan Espinosa proved costly for the Santa Clarita Christian football team, which lost to Windward 48-0 at Canyon High School on Saturday night after the mercy rule came into effect in the third quarter.

October 11, 2009 | By Debby Von Winkelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


SCV Voices: Battling the recession to remain the resource of higher education

By all appearances, this is a normal semester at College of the Canyons. Walk across either the Valencia or the Canyon Country campus and you'll be caught up in the hustle and bustle of students hurrying to classes.

October 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Myers' Musings: TimBen Boydston will win a seat . . . in 2012

A short review: Several months ago, when the incumbent City Council members effectively decided to run on a slate-type parliamentary ticket, they built the impregnable fortress of incumbency approximately 12 feet higher.

October 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


COC Board needs Moberg, Berger

College of the Canyons is one of the finest resources in our community. In order to accomplish its mission, it must have the very best board members our community can provide. The college board should not only be used as a simple "stepping stone" for higher elective office or as a "long-term ego trip."

October 11, 2009 | Dr. Al Adelini Retired Educator | Letters to the Editor


Zaring is in it to help the kids

Dear Castaic voters:

October 11, 2009 | Charles Vignola Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Your Community: Upcoming Events

Breast Cancer awareness month

October 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


SCV Voices: Weight loss reality show deceives an obese nation

As America's obesity rates soar to an all-time high, it's no wonder that television's weight-loss reality shows completely captivate their audiences.

October 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


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U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV sheriff's deputies to conduct exercise at mall

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, from about 6:00PM- 11:00PM, an emergency response exercise will be held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia.

June 01, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group says Calif. mining operation threatens snail

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group says a mining company's plan to extract more than a billion dollars' worth of gold and silver from a mountain near the desert town of Mojave threatens a snail's existence and must be halted.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP primary race for governor a dead heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown heading into Tuesday's primary election with a huge lead while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


HBO's Silicon Valley finds fans in tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fabien Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather's films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he's adding to his family's sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Jersey commissioner's wife among dead in crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States move to blunt Obama carbon plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rundown Philadelphia row home honored with funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral has been held in Philadelphia for a rundown row house seen as a symbol of urban blight.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report faults California prison mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's flawed water system can't track usage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 Cleveland officers indicted in deadly car chase

CLEVELAND (AP) - A police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into the Cleveland Police Department's use of deadly force and its pursuit policies.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia High Student Wins Thousands in Scholarships

Sabrin Sidhu, a senior at Valencia High School, has competed in the 77th Annual student speaker contest which is sponsored by the Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation.

June 01, 2014 | Submitted by the Castaic Lions Club | COMMUNITY


For The Love Of Writing

The SCV Writers' Group is an association of local writers who meet regularly to share their current fiction projects.

June 01, 2014 | By Toni Hawks Floyd Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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