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Tim Myers: Council should avoid national issues

Before the citizens of the 38th District sent Cameron Smyth to the California Assembly, and before he ascended to the Santa Clarita City Council, he worked on the staff of Republican state Sen. Pete Knight. His duties included acting in the role of representative for Knight at various community functions, which cynics found a rather lucrative and time-effective way of running for local office while also earning a paycheck.

January 30, 2011 | By Tim Myers | Local Columns


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town?

January 30, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Community scrapbook

Meaghan Loebig

January 30, 2011 | Signal Staff | Announcements


Ken Keller: Five pieces of paper to keep on your desk

If you take a look at the desks of most business owners, there will be stacks of paper, files, books, magazines, knick knacks, post-it notes, a coffee cup, a computer monitor and a name plate.

January 30, 2011 | Ken Keller | Business Columns


Officials cut power after crash

Nearly 500 Santa Clarita homes and businesses were without power after a single-car crash left one person injured and knocked out a utility pole just after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

January 29, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV business planner

Friday, Jan. 28

January 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Voter-registration deadline Monday

Monday is the registration deadline for local residents who want to vote in the Feb. 15 special state Senate election. The 17th District race is between Republican candidate Sharon Runner and Democrat Darren Parker.

January 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


FlowerSols in bloom in Valencia

Aggi Ochin dries a group of synthetic silk parasols in a field near Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia on Friday. The colorful hand-painted FlowerSols are used to shade heat-sensitive plants from the sun. Local residents Ochin and Michael Grossman wholesale the Chinese-made FlowerSols to the Green Thumb Nursery in Newhall and five other locations.

January 29, 2011 | By Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Charter school info night

Local home-schooling families interested in learning about the Aspire, Plan, Achieve, Reflect, Thrive charter school in Canyon Country can attend an information session at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Carmela Louise Bakery, 28112 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.

January 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Council names bridge for vets

Santa Clarita veterans who lost their lives serving in Iraq or Afghanistan will soon be honored on one of the valley's newest roadways.

January 29, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Color your world for 2011

Maybe your children have finally moved out. Maybe they've just moved back in. Maybe you just came into some money or had a convenient "covered" disaster. But, somehow, you find yourself changing things up inside your home. And if you are redecorating and/or repainting your home, you've got to choose your colors carefully, as you may have to look at them for a very long time.

January 29, 2011 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011

Coat drive

January 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paul Becker: Santa Clarita total crime rate lowest in history

Last year marked the city of Santa Clarita's lowest crime rate ever, and substantial reductions in crime for the Santa Clarita Valley as a whole. This accomplishment is attributable to many factors including the proactive work of our deputies, dedicated city and county leadership, effective allocation of resources and perhaps most importantly, an engaged and involved community.

January 29, 2011 | By Paul Becker | Local Columns


First Presbyterian launches classes

First Presbyterian Church of Newhall will launch its 2011 seven-class session of Life Academy on Sunday, giving the local community access to in-depth studies of the Bible as part of the church's free adult-education program.

January 29, 2011 | For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Faith Calendar

Prayer service

January 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


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More heat records set in Southern California

Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chamber holds its 90th installation

Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.

January 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Joe Klocko: Criteria for business success

When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.

January 22, 2014 | By Joe Klocko Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Gary Horton: The Buck now stops

Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.

January 22, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Kings fall 5-3 in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It's been so much fun winning their past seven games, the Columbus Blue Jackets don't want to quit now.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart hoops cruises to win over G.V.

The Hart Indians boys basketball team is tough to beat.

January 21, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Old films, TV movies on DVD for the first time

Works of beloved comedian Charley Chase and Betty Compson lead the way with these older films and TV movies now on DVD for the first time. (Available online at warnerarchive.com)

January 21, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Parents stunned when son reveals 130 lb. weight loss

SALT LAKE CITY - When son Lucas Irwin couldn't come home during summer break from college, Susan and Jeff Irwin were disappointed but understanding. But they didn't know it was all part of Irwin's plan to give them an unforgettable Christmas present revealing his 130-pound weight loss.

January 21, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Should schools teach ‘soft skills?’ Many say ‘yes’

Recent graduates may not be ready for the workforce for a reason increasingly common in the 21st century: soft skills, or the lack thereof. According to USA Today, businesses say potential employees "lack the proper business skills and other professional abilities that will help make them good employees."

January 21, 2014 | By Jason Hardy Deseret News | Hot Topics


Saugus woman turns herself in concerning hit and run

A Saugus woman has turned herself in concerning a hit and run that happened more than a year and a half ago.

January 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 charged over home-destroying LA-area wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three men have been charged in federal court with illegally setting a campfire that erupted into a wildfire and burned five homes in the Southern California mountains.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie takes oath amid scandal, touts mandate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie sought to turn back the clock as he was sworn into a second term Tuesday, saying voters gave him a mandate in November to "stay the course" and put aside partisan differences, even as Democrats ramped up an investigation into whether his administration abused its power.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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