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Smyth lauds Santa Clarita for commitment to clean energy

SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Local Government, sent a letter to the Santa Clarita City Council and issued the following congratulatory statement today after the city of Santa Clarita was designated a 2010 Smarter City by the Natural Resources Defense Council:

August 16, 2010 | Source: Assemblyman Cameron Smyth California Assembly, 38th District | SCV Raw


Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival puts kids in the zone

The city of Santa Clarita will host the Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Central Park.

August 16, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Registration open for downed officer support ride

The 15th Annual Downed Officers Support Ride, an event cosponsored by the city of Santa Clarita and other local businesses, is accepting pre-registration for this year's motorcycle ride.

August 16, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Pine Mountain Club sets Oktoberfest for Labor Day weekend

Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association (PMCPOA) will host its 35th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at 11 a.m in Lampkin Park, located west of the Village Center.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association | SCV Raw


Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting set for Aug. 18

The Canyon Country Advisory Committee will host a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Kaiser survey: Gulf oil spill worse than Katrina for area residents

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an increasing majority of the city's residents says the rebuilding process is going well, but substantial majorities still report that the city has not recovered and feel the nation has forgotten them, according to a new comprehensive survey of the lives and attitudes of New Orleans residents by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Kaiser Family Foundation | SCV Raw


State releases STAR test data

The California Department of Education just released its annual STAR test results, which every public school student locally and across the state takes each year.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deadline day for Bryce Harper

WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals and No. 1 overall draft pick Bryce Harper faced a deadline to get a deal done Monday.

August 16, 2010 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


'Do Something' calls for donations of school supplies

For the third annual National Staples/Do Something 101 School Supply Drive, DoSomething.org and Staples, together with actress and screenwriter Nikki Reed, encourage Santa Clarita teens to make a difference this summer by collecting school supplies and dropping them off at their local Staples store until Sept. 18.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


U.S. defeats France in exhibition game

NEW YORK - Even the old guy found something new in the young Americans' debut.

August 16, 2010 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Support on hand for special needs

The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area, SELPA, encourages parents or caregivers of special-needs children, from birth to age 22, to contact their local school district office for special education services.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spares, strikes, a good cause

Santa Clarita Lanes on Soledad Canyon Road boasted a small but dedicated group of approximately a dozen people Saturday, as the men and women of The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life showed up to raise money and awareness while engaging in friendly rounds of bowling.

August 16, 2010 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gay marriage is not OK

In response to David Warburton's letter, "Bravo to Judge Walker" (Aug. 8): I noticed you thanked God for Judge Vaughn Walker's decision on gay marriage. However, in His word, God is very clear about the establishment of marriage. So, I am confused about why you would be thanking God for this. God created man and woman to be partners to His glory.

August 16, 2010 | By Barbara McElmeel Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Estate tax is beneficial

While I believe we are overtaxed and need less government, I agree with Jim Amaral when he says that the estate tax benefits the regular folk ("How the estate tax benefits small businesses," Aug. 12).

August 16, 2010 | By Douglas Hammonds Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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10 hurt in explosion at Omaha animal feed plant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - At least 10 people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse Monday at an Omaha animal feed processing plant.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire in Glendora 84 percent contained

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire near Los Angeles that destroyed several homes.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire in suburban LA 84 percent contained

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire near Los Angeles that destroyed several homes.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian opposition issues ultimatum on peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's main Western-backed opposition group said Monday that Iran must commit publicly by 7 p.m. GMT to withdraw its "troops and militias" from Syria and abide by a 2012 transitional roadmap, or else the U.N. should withdraw its invitation for Tehran to take part in a peace conference.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bombings kill 28 in Iraq as offensive continues

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of bombings in central Iraq killed 28 people on Monday, as a government official claimed that al-Qaida-linked fighters have dug in to a city they seized last month and possess enough heavy weapons to storm into the country's capital.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Amid clashes, unclear roadmap for peace in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - After a night of vicious streets battles, anti-government protesters and police clashed anew Monday in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Hundreds of protesters, many wearing balaclavas, hurled rocks and stun grenades and police responded with tear gas.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sought in assault

The victim filed no complaint - no one could find him.

January 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawmakers skeptical about Obama surveillance idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to let someone else control how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

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

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Purcell: Little nuns vs. Goliath

It's a story about how freedom is all.

January 20, 2014 | By Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Joe Gandelman: Don’t count Chris Christie out (yet)

People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.

January 20, 2014 | By Joe Gandelman Independent's Eye | Columnists


Byron York: Jobs should stay in focus

There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

January 20, 2014 | By Byron York Commentary | Columnists


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