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Motorcyclist, 19, injured after swerving in traffic

A 19-year-old man was injured after swerving to avoid hitting a vehicle that turned in front of him during rush hour Wednesday morning.

July 31, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Trio arrested after traffic collision

Three people in a white Dodge sedan were arrested after they allegedly hit two other vehicles on Interstate 5 Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle collided with two other vehicles in the fast lane.

July 31, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC president Van Hook gets new title

College of the Canyons Superintendent-President Dianne Van Hook has a new title - Chancellor of the Santa Clarita Community College District.

July 31, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City spending $170,000 to replant trees

About 200 to 300 trees burned or damaged by last October's wind and firestorms are set to be replaced over the summer, a city official said Thursday.

July 31, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon out of touch

Buck McKeon may have some admirable qualities, but he was off base in blaming Democrats for gas prices.

July 31, 2008 | By Gordon Uppman Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Depression, or just teen angst?

I have been a high-risk teen counselor for over 25 years and I have answered thousands of phone calls on the ACTION 1-800-For-Teen Helpline. Many of these calls are general parenting calls, seeking advice on how to set boundaries for difficult teen behavior or from parents who are concerned that things are "just not right" and they are looking for suggestions on how to explore what is going on with their teen.

July 31, 2008 | By Cary Quashen ACTION | Healthy Living


'Love is in the air'

"Love is in the Air," an all-afternoon art and music event featuring 30 outstanding local artists and musicians, will be held at the Hyatt Valencia ballroom from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31.

July 31, 2008 | Courtesy Santa Clarita Creative Guild | Signal Lifestyle


Master Chorale Sunday

This Sunday, June 1, the Santa Clarita Master Chorale will treat you to a program of blockbusters, opening with a classic that'll take you from zero to 70 in four beats of a timpani - Carl Orff's "O Fortuna"

July 31, 2008 | By Kimberly Gail Ayers For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Supreme Court another reason to vote Republican

An interesting editorial appeared recently in the Los Angeles Times. It was titled "A vote against history" and referenced the Supreme Court decision that upheld Indiana's requirement for voter identification.

July 31, 2008 | By Ron Eichler | Columnists


At last, justice for Mary Jo

Ted Kennedy has finally received his sentence for his part in the Chappaquiddick death of Mary Jo Kopechne.

July 31, 2008 | By Sue Watson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hedman & Associates receives successful review

Hedman & Associates, CPAs has completed a peer review of its accounting and auditing practice.

July 31, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Who will care for your children if something happens to you?

If you and your spouse pass away leaving minor children, have you selected someone to serve as their guardian? Have you chosen someone to manage their finances?

July 31, 2008 | By Robert Mansour | Business Columns


Halloween monsters in May

It's almost summertime - time for swimming pools, time for beach parties and time for barbecues. My 4-year-old son says it's time for Halloween.

July 31, 2008 | By Michael Picarella | Columnists


Bank adds 2 managers to SCV branch

California United Bank has hired two new relationship managers, Greg Wells and Greg Spencer, to its Santa Clarita Regional Office.

Wells, a business graduate of The Master's College has been in the banking business for 10 years, formerly working as a vice president and commercial banking manager at another Santa Clarita Valley bank.

July 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Can biofuel solve our energy crisis?

With gas more than $4 per gallon, we are now all looking at ways to conserve or convert our energy use away from this expensive source.

Environmentalists and others have long been concerned about our dependence on oil. Remember the hoopla over the secret energy meetings held among White House higher-ups early in 2000? The rising gas prices were easily predictable, and everyone wanted our government to do something about it. The solution did not lie in secret meetings with energy czars connected to the oil industry.

July 30, 2008 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


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UPDATE: Election month starts today

June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch lacrosse makes playoffs

In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Water Company Announces Personal Drought Report for Residential Customers

VALENCIA, Calif. (May 5, 2014) – Valencia Water Company customers will soon receive a "personal drought report" that specifies exactly how much water they need to save this year to meet Governor Brown's call to save 20 percent during the state's unprecedented drought.

May 05, 2014 | Source: Valencia Water Company | Santa Clarita Valley News


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The Sterling dilemma

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

May 05, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


The billboard petition needs more time

We need more time to gather signatures for the referendum to prevent MTA and Allvision from moving forward with the digital/electronic billboards.

May 05, 2014 | Karla H. Edwards Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The U.S. pays more than its ‘fair share’ to the UN

On Sunday, The Signal posted a letter from Dan Frye lauding the UN and supporting our country's participation in that organization.

May 05, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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