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Google ends 4 years of censoring the Web for China

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc. stopped censoring the Internet for China by shifting its search engine off the mainland Monday but said it will maintain other operations in the country. The maneuver attempts to balance Google's disdain for China's Internet rules with the company's desire to profit from an explosively growing market.

Google's decision comes after an impasse pitting the world's most powerful Internet company against the government of the world's most populous country. It's still not clear if Google's solution will resolve a standoff that began Jan. 12. That's when ...

March 22, 2010 | By Jessica Mintz and Michael Liedtke AP Technology Writers | SCV Raw


Opponents take last stand against health care bill

In a defiant last stand against a newly passed health care overhaul, opponents are trying everything they can to stop it from becoming the law of the land.

Republicans in the Senate are planning parliamentary maneuvers to keep a companion bill from reaching the president's desk. And lawmakers in at least 30 states are working to prevent what they say is an unconstitutional mandate forcing Americans to have health insurance.

March 22, 2010 | By Denise Lavoie AP Legal Affairs Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care gains start soon — bigger ones later

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The first changes under the new health care law will be easy to see and not long in coming: There'll be $250 rebate checks for seniors in the Medicare drug coverage gap, and young adults moving from college to work will be able to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26.

March 22, 2010 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


It's 'Teen Safe Driving Week' statewide

SACRAMENTO - Impact Teen Drivers worked with the California Legislature, Senator Alan Lowenthal and Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani to declare this week March 21-27 "California Teen Safe Driving Week."

March 22, 2010 | Source: CHP/Impact Teen Drivers | SCV Raw


COC Theatre provides ‘New Works’ and ‘Delightful Disorientations’

Community members looking to have a laugh, or add a little "drama" to their lives need look no farther than the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) and College of the Canyons theatre department's schedule of spring performances.

March 22, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Local students join "Involvement in History" day in L.A.

AZUSA, Calif. -- Students from 4th through 12th grades including students from the Saugus Union School District attended "History Day L.A." at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa on Saturday, March 13.

March 22, 2010 | Source: Saugus Union School District | SCV Raw


Lutheran Social Services pancake breakfast April 24

Lutheran Social Services is inviting the community to attend a pancake breakfast to raise funds for case management working with homeless people in the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 22, 2010 | Source: Lutheran Social Services | SCV Raw


Obama to sign health bill, take it on the road

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is poised to sign the landmark health care bill ushering in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the nation's history - and then he'll hit the road to resume selling it to a reluctant public.

Obama will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday, the White House said, as he turns to seeing a companion bill through the Senate and talking up the overhaul's benefits on behalf of House members who cast risky votes.

March 22, 2010 | By Erica Werner Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon rips Dems for 'ignoring will of the people' on health care legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C - Late Sunday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Democrats' health care bill, H.R. 3590. Subsequent to the 219-212 vote, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) made the following statement:

March 22, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Woods: 'A little nervous' about return at Masters

Tiger Woods acknowledged "living a lie," saying he alone was responsible for the sex scandal that caused his shocking downfall from global sporting icon to late-night TV punchline.

March 22, 2010 | By Jim Litke AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


States line up to challenge health care overhaul

States are already lining up to sue the federal government over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Officials in at least 10 states have agreed to file a lawsuit challenging the legislation.

March 22, 2010 | By Denise Lavoie Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: March 22, 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.

March 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

March 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Senior Living


All talk and no answers

The Social Security Bill (HR 7260) was passed in 1935. Medicare and Medicaid was signed into law July 30, 1965.

March 22, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Not what the PACs want

You will get mailers, mailers and more mailers from the incumbents.

March 22, 2010 | By Annette Lucas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


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Why is upward mobility in America stagnant?

Despite the widening gap between the country's richest and poorest, economic mobility has remained relatively stagnant in the U.S. for the past 20 years, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

January 24, 2014 | By JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Hot Topics


Couples required to complete marriage course if initiative passes

DENVER – A ballot initiative in Colorado would require couples to complete up to 30 hours of marriage education classes before their nuptial ceremony.

January 24, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Toilet paper, diapers may tell a country's demographic tale

When marketing researchers Euromonitor mapped the world's consumption of toilet paper, diapers and sanitary products, it captured some interesting aspects of our global demography and relative wealth.

January 24, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bill Cosby plans to bring family values back to TV

He brought the importance of family to prime-time TV once, and he's set on doing it once more.

January 24, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


8 confirmed dead in Quebec fire, about 30 missing

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left at least eight people dead and about 30 missing.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Remove life support for pregnant woman

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman whose family had argued that she would not want to be kept in that condition.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State fire officials call for brush clearance months early

Warning of an early 2014 fire season, California fire officials Friday called for homeowners statewide to clear 100 feet of defensible space around their homes.

January 24, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ventura County deputy injured in Valencia collision

A Ventura County sheriff's deputy was injured in Valencia on Friday in a collision between a car and a motorcycle.

January 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District’s Request for Funds Denied by State Commission

Sacramento, CA – A state commission today denied the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District's claim that the state-mandated chloride (salt) limit for recycled water discharged to the Santa Clara River is unfunded and reimbursable under the state constitution.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Assemblyman Wilk Testifies on Santa Clarita Valley Chloride Issue

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, testified in front of the Commission on State Mandates Board today in response to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board Test Claim for the Upper Santa Clara River Chloride requirements being imposed on the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District. Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Councilmember TimBen Boydston also joined Assemblyman Wilk.

January 24, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


35 feared dead in Quebec retirement home fire

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left about 35 people feared dead and cast such a pall over the village of 1,500 that psychologists were sent door to door.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 adults, 3 kids hit by car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say five members of a family, including three children, were rushed to a hospital after being struck by a car near a Los Angeles elementary school.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boehner: No to any presidential bid

BURBANK (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana winds raise fire danger

A red flag warning for fire danger is posted for much of Southern California as dry and gusty Santa Ana are once again expected to blow through the region.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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