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Smith is the best choice for Newhall

I am writing to encourage voters in the Newhall School District to vote for Christy Smith for the Newhall district governing board.

October 25, 2009 | Steve Tannehill Retiring trustee and former president, Newhall School District board | Letters to the Editor


Valdes is a win-win pick

There is an underdog in the William S. Hart Union High School District board race. You don't see nearly as much press for Linda Valdes as you do for the other candidates, but I truly hope they don't underestimate the impact Linda has had on Santa Clarita.

October 25, 2009 | Denise Schumann Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Really, Signal?

What has become of the small town in which I grew up? Over the years I've watched folks move in and for some reason they want to elevate themselves to a status above all the rest. I often think I wish they would move back to wherever they came from.

October 25, 2009 | Julie Burgeson Saugus | Letters to the Editor


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town?

Take The Signal with you!

October 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wedding: Siezega — Rasmussen

Alexis Zoie Siezega and Taylor Alan Rasmussen were married on June 6, 2009 on the beach at Mandalay Bay Embassy Suites, Oxnard.

October 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Weddings


Our View - Castaic needs action

When it comes to the Castaic Union School District election, there's one 800-pound gorilla in the room.

October 25, 2009 | By The Signal editorial board | Signal Editorials


Our View - Vote 'yes' for westside annexation

Voters in West Ranch, Castaic and Tesoro del Valle will make an important decision Nov. 3, perhaps the most important decision anyone in the Santa Clarita Valley has been asked to make since 1987, when local residents formed their own city.

October 25, 2009 | By The Signal editorial board | Signal Editorials


Cards finish work early

Santa Clarita Christian racked up 307 first-half rushing yards in a 56-0 win over Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills, in the Heritage League opener for both teams on Saturday night at Canyon High.

October 25, 2009 | Jeremy Balan For the Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Tony Strickland - We must protect our state's businesses

Owning and operating your own business has never been easy. Start-up capital, office space, equipment, employees, payroll, fierce competition and endless paperwork mean never resting as an owner of a small business. And yet, 99.2 percent of the businesses in California fall into the category of "small" and employ more than half of our state's workforce.

October 25, 2009 | SCV Voices | Columnists


Obama will leave a legacy of debt

Debt. Massive, historic, unprecedented generational debt will be the sole "accomplishment" of President Barack Hussein Obama - all so he can repay his union minions, environmental extremist supporters, media sycophants and liberal dupes that look to his taxpayer-financed largesse.

October 25, 2009 | William Creitz Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 25, 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:

October 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal promotes two to editor spots

Signal Senior Staff Writer Brandon Lowrey has been promoted to city editor, and Senior Staff Writer Josh Premako has been promoted to the newly created position of opinion/business editor.

October 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tim Myers - The happy warriors in the CSU system

During the lean times of the Great Recession we get used to certain images: The sad sign of the foreclosure notice on the vacant house. A closure notice on a factory that once made cars. The dejected and somewhat caged looks of recently laid off workers in an unemployment line. These images make us sad.

October 25, 2009 | Myers' Musings | Columnists


It was reasonable for parents to opt out

Regarding ("Opt-out disbelief," Sept. 20) Linda Storli-Koontz's not being able to "imagine parents opting their high school students out of hearing" President Barack Obama's speech to students: It wouldn't have happened if Obama's Department of Education hadn't sent a "lesson plan" directly to schools asking students to write an essay on "how can I help President Obama."

October 25, 2009 | Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The defense bill was a bad idea for U.S.

President Barack Obama promised our veterans: "If Congress sends me a defense bill loaded with ... waste, I will veto it."

October 25, 2009 | Gary Curtis Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq violence threatens OPEC's precarious balance

NEW YORK (AP) - The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has seemed.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some states roll back teacher tenure protections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before a judge's scathing ruling against California's teacher tenure policies, the once-sacred protections that make it harder to fire teachers already had been weakened in many states - and even removed altogether in some places.

June 12, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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