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David Hegg: Just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should

Now that the uproar following President Barack Obama's thoughts on building an Islamic center near ground zero has subsided, it is worthwhile to examine an important truth that may have gotten lost in all the political spin.

August 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Make it beneficial for everyone

I've been following Jim Holt's articles in The Signal about our water and sewage-treatment issues, and I am glad that you are taking the time to bring all of this information to our valley.

August 22, 2010 | By Drew Neumann Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Give it to someone who will appreciate it

Our city is considering adding an incredibly expensive $210 million treatment plant to lower the salt content in our reclaimed water, which we currently discharge into the Santa Clara River - an otherwise bone-dry creekbed.

August 22, 2010 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


"Green” Bob Kellar

In regards to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's remarks to the Valley Industry Association ("On green issues, Kellar sees red," Aug. 18): Kellar was obviously "preaching to the choir," and I'm sure his remarks received approval.

August 22, 2010 | By David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The city is inexperienced

We do not believe the city of Santa Clarita can provide better library services than Los Angeles County. We do not think Santa Clarita has the capability to "enhance" our libraries by privatizing them. If the city did take over, we know they would slap another tax on us in the long term to operate the facilities.

August 22, 2010 | By Ken and Virginia Manuel Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Consider this

Dear Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Council members: A couple of issues need to be addressed before the city takes over three of the county library branches.

August 22, 2010 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: A local library takeover will not be a good thing

I hold a great deal of respect for Darren Hernandez, the deputy city manager and head of finance for Santa Clarita, who recently championed the potential takeover by the city of three Los Angeles County Library branches within the city limits, turning them over to a private library-management company and using potential "incremental" library funds to provide better services to the citizens of Santa Clarita.

August 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Your Community: Dates to watch and upcoming events

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August 22, 2010 | BY Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 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.

August 22, 2010 | BY Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jobless rate hits all-time high in Santa Clarita

Unemployment in the city of Santa Clarita hit an all-time high in July with one-in-12 now jobless, according to a state report released Friday.

August 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire service | Santa Clarita Valley News


The California Water Enforcers 411 page

An agency called the Office of Enforcement has been diligently reaching back over the past decade to enforce cold-case violations of state and federal clean water laws. And we in the Santa Clarita Valley may be next.

August 21, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District Governing Board meeting 'round-up'

Staff, Students Thanked for Outstanding Scores

August 21, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Man electrecuted in alleged wire theft

A Tujunga man, whose name has not been released, is in serious condition today after electrocuting himself, in an alleged attempt to steal copper wire from Southern California Edison power poles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said today.

August 21, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


Cal/OSHA adopts revised heat safety regulations

Sacramento, Calif. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved revisions to the Heat Illness Prevention Standard Thursday.

August 21, 2010 | Source: California Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA | SCV Raw


Swing jazz club meets Aug. 22

Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club invites dancers of all ages to its monthly meeting on Aug. 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Santa Clarita Senior Center in Newhall.

August 21, 2010 | Source: Signal Staff | SCV Raw


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Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critical after crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Casey Kasem's daughter in charge of care

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court revives case for art seized in WWII

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Milone helps A's win again

BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Supervisor Antonovich sponsors summer beach bus

To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Supervisoor Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 6, 2014

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June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: What's known and what's not

WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Man stages assault on Georgia courthouse

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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