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Foothill League boys tennis: Prelims get a facelift

The top eight seeds in the Foothill League boys tennis prelims advanced to today's finals, but not as one might expect.

The singles and doubles finals will have a much different look than the regular season.

May 06, 2010 | By Ernest Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Taste of the Town draws crowds

There was food, food and more food, as well as beer, wine, beverages and cocktails, at the annual Taste of the Town to benefit the services and programs offered by the Santa Clarita Valley Child & Family Center.

May 06, 2010 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


A disappointing response

The William S. Hart Union High School District board met April 21. All of the board was present, although Superintendant Jaime Castellanos arrived late.

May 06, 2010 | By Laureen DeMello Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The hunt for tamales

Ask me what I did on April 27, and I will tell you a tale of a scavenger hunt. I met a friend for lunch in Mission Hills. She is the greatest homemade tamale-maker in the whole world, and usually brings her delectable tamales when we meet.

May 06, 2010 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Julie Sturgeon: New law helps in hiring new employees

A new law was enacted March 18, in order to help businesses reduce their payroll taxes, particularly with seasonal businesses that may be gearing up to hire new employees for the summer months.

May 06, 2010 | Julie Sturgeon It's Your Money | Business Columns


Lynne Plambeck: Tough love for efficiency standards

Like a petulant teenager who doesn't want to clean their room or help with the housework, our City Council stands with its hands on its hips, refusing to require LEED standard energy efficiencies from new development in Santa Clarita.

May 06, 2010 | Lynne Plambeck Environmentally Speaking | Columnists


Fear among Arizona Hispanics dampens Cinco de Mayo

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Rumors circulate of an immigration raid at Cinco de Mayo festivities. Markets normally bustling with customers preparing for the celebration are quiet. Family picnics are scaled back.

Many Hispanics in Arizona - both legal and illegal - are increasingly anxious about being targeted under the state's tough anti-illegal immigration law. Some are afraid to leave their homes, even on the day when the nation celebrates Hispanic heritage.

May 05, 2010 | By Jonathan J. Cooper Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


Obama: Begin work this year on immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he wants to begin work this year on legislation overhauling the nation's immigration system, firming up his commitment on a key priority for Latino voters and lawmakers.

Obama's comments at a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House reaffirmed his long-held support for immigration reform. He went a step further than he has in the past by calling for the work to begin this year.

May 05, 2010 | By Erica Werner Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


SCV breast cancer survivors honor mothers and motherhood

Van Nuys Calif., - Country resident Tracie Kimbrough, 48 her sister, Cheryl McGown, 46, of Valencia, and their mother will celebrate their three- and seven-years' breast cancer survival respectively at their own Mother's Day celebration on Aug. 15 at the American Cancer Society's new "Making Strides Against Cancer 3K" at Woodley Park in Van Nuys on June 12.

May 05, 2010 | Source: American Cancer Society | SCV Raw


Postal inspectors seek SCV mail thieves

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service requests the public's assistance in identifying the persons responsible for mail thefts in the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 05, 2010 | Source: U.S. Postal Inspection Service | SCV Raw


McKeon comments on Afghanistan hearing

Washington, D.C. -- The House Armed Services Committee today heard testimony from senior Pentagon officials, including the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on security and stability efforts underway in Afghanistan. Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) released the following prepared statement for the hearing:

May 05, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


L.A. County observes 'Mental Health Awareness Month'

Los Angeles -- The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) commemorates 50 years of community service with a full schedule of activities for "May Is Mental Health Awareness Month."

May 05, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health | SCV Raw


City celebrates ‘Building and Safety Month’

May is National Building and Safety Month, and the city of Santa Clarita is celebrating by helping to inform residents about local building and safety practices.

May 05, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Top ROP students earn medals at annual recognition event

Eighteen outstanding students in the Hart District's Regional Occupational Program came away from the annual ROP awards ceremony with medals attesting to their excellent academic achievement and positive attitudes in the career-oriented ROP classes in which they are enrolled.

May 05, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


SC Enterprise Zone hits new milestone

The city of Santa Clarita issued 248 vouchers for Enterprise Zone-eligible hires for local businesses in April.

May 05, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Northeast digs out from snow; NYC back to school

NEW YORK (AP) - Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.

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


George Runner responds to State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – George Runner today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address:

January 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Board of Equalization member George Runner | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk responds to Governor’s State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, responded to Governor Jerry Brown's 2014 State of the State address:

January 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stop these sneaky bill charges from draining your wallet

Forget what is in your wallet and take a look at your bills if you want to save money. Taking a look at the individual charges on a bill can often reveal not just errors, but ongoing costs that you might not be aware of.

January 22, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Teacher tells 4th grader to ‘be realistic' about career goals

Every year I speak to thousands of students in public and private schools across the country. At the end of the day, when I walk out the front door and climb back into my rental car, I always have a bit more faith that the future is in pretty good hands.

January 22, 2014 | By Jason Wright Deseret News | Hot Topics


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


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