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Fire threat to DWP power lines diminished

LOS ANGELES- Decreased wind, slight humidity and the creation of a fire break between the active area of the Station Fire and the power transmission corridor have diminished the threat to two of LADWP's 500 KV lines northeast of the Acton area today.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power | SCV Raw


'Connecting to Success' looks for facilitators

"Connecting to Success," a workplace readiness business conference for high school students, is looking for facilitators to share important life and interpersonal skills with today's students in preparation for entrance into the workforce and success in life at all three workshops on Oct. 8, Oct. 22 and Nov. 12 at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Valley Industrial Association | SCV Raw


Drug Awareness Seminar opens Hart District series

Hart School District students, parents and staff are invited to attend a Drug Awareness Seminar from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Rancho Pico Junior High School, sponsored by the district's Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Reduction Education (CADRE) program. The seminar is first in a series of monthly informational meetings designed to keep local teens from drug and alcohol abuse.

September 01, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Rio Vista students to attend school assembly about bullying

Rio Vista PTA presents the first assembly of the year with a John Abrams presentation about bullying on Friday, Sept. 4 at 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. in Hugger Hall.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Rio Vista PTA | SCV Raw


SCV Jaycee voted in as 82nd President of California Jaycees

The California Junior Chamber (California Jaycees) held its annual Election Convention, August 21-23 in Oxnard, California. The weekend's festivities consisted of two separate and equally important elections, which included a special election of the 82nd California State President to serve the remainder of the 2009 term and the election of the 2010 California State President.

September 01, 2009 | Source: SCV Jaycees | SCV Raw


Consumers Union warns students to resist credit card trap on campus

SAN FRANCISCO -- Now that college students are heading back to campus for the new school year, so are the credit card companies, which have just five months left to sign up young borrowers before new federal regulations restricting aggressive marketing go into effect.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


Open House launches 2010 ‘Relay For Life’

Local residents who are interested in being involved in the American Cancer Society's SCV Relay For Life 2010 are invited to attend a Committee Open House 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Rd., Valencia.

September 01, 2009 | Source: American Cancer Society | SCV Raw


City accepting applications for Arts Commission positions

The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging eligible residents to apply for a position on the city's newly-established Arts Commission. Five positions are currently available to be filled. Applicants must be city residents, at least 18 years of age and able to attend Arts Commission meetings, held every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Strickland legislation earns unanimous support

Sacramento, CA - Today, Senate Bill 739 authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), which prohibits a spouse or domestic partner of an elected official or candidate from receiving compensation in connection with fundraising, passed the Assembly 74-0.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Senator Tony Strickland R-Thousand Oaks, 19th District | SCV Raw


Antonovich calls prisoner release plan ‘reckless and costly’

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "The Governor needs a wake-up call. Releasing inmates is a threat to public safety and state taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. "Instead of releasing prisoners, Sacramento needs to cut the fat out of the state's bloated bureaucracy."

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonivich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Hart District issues flu information, guidelines

With flu season approaching, the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District has posted an information sheet from the California Department of Education and a Question-and-Answer sheet on the H1N1 Flu on the district Web site, where it is available to parents and staff members.

September 01, 2009 | Source: William. S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Kelley Blue Book claims 'Cash for Clunkers' increased new-vehicle purchase consideration

IRVINE, Calif. -- According to the latest Kelley Blue Book kbb.com Market Intelligence Study, the CARS 2009 program, commonly referred to as Cash for Clunkers, was successful in changing in-market car shoppers' consideration set from 'used' to 'new' vehicles. From the program's official inception in July to late August when Cash for Clunkers ended, a significant percentage of in-market car shoppers said they previously considered buying a used vehicle, but now considered buying new (from 12 percent in July to 20 percent in August).

September 01, 2009 | Source: Kelley Blue Book | SCV Raw


25th 'California Coastal Cleanup Day' celebrated Sept. 19

Tens of thousands of Californians will gather along the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways of the state to celebrate the 25th Annual "California Coastal Cleanup Day" by clearing away the debris that has been deposited over the past year on Saturday, Sept.19, from 9 a.m. to noon.

September 01, 2009 | Source: California Coastal Commission | SCV Raw


CCAC highlights Sept. issues

The Open Space Financial Accountability and Audit Panel will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the Main Conference Room on the 3rd floor.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Canyon Country Advisory Committee | SCV Raw


Smyth calls Democrat prison bill a threat to public safety

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, today voiced his strong opposition to legislation proposed by liberal Democrats that will endanger families throughout California. The Democrat plan paves the way for the early release of thousands of dangerous criminals into communities across the state before they have completed their sentences.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


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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


Laurene Weste: Centered on fun: SCV community centers

As a former parks commissioner for the city of Santa Clarita, I am deeply passionate about ensuring our residents enjoy quality recreation facilities, beautiful outdoor space and a healthy way of life.

January 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Betty Arenson:Affordable Care Act in practice

Ask yourself the honest question: Did you truly believe The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, or ACA, was going to work as promised? If the answer is "yes," then did you earnestly think through the practical workings of the program?

January 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Ducks beat Kings in Dodger Stadium prelude

ANAHEIM (AP) - Two days before Anaheim visits the Los Angeles Kings for their high-profile showcase under the stars, the Ducks showed they're willing to get just as gritty as their rivals to grind out a win.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Homa trails by plenty early in PGA Tour event

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The best score belonged to Stewart Cink. The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didn't come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where the seven-time champion failed to break par in the opening round for first time in his career.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Trinity tips off league play the right way

The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys basketball team's tough preleague schedule paid off in its opening game of Heritage League play.

January 23, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Bosh, James carry Heat past Lakers

MIAMI (AP) - It's not common for Chris Bosh to put up a big number of shots.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Toddler aggression strongly linked to genetics, study says

MONTREAL - Are toddlers' tantrums and aggression the result of nature or nurture? A study out of Canada says genes might have more to do with it than previously thought.

January 23, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Majority of college presidents don't want government rating

A majority of college presidents around the U.S. have panned the new proposal by the Obama administration to create a college rating system, although some educational think tanks believe the plan can be fixed.

January 23, 2014 | By Sam Clemence Deseret News | Hot Topics


Justin Bieber's arrest latest sign of trouble

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When he debuted five years ago, Justin Bieber was a mop-haired heartthrob, clean cut and charming. But a series of troubling incidents have put his innocent image at risk, and none more so than his arrest on DUI charges Thursday.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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