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West Nile virus deemed epidemic this year

Three more mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus in the Santa Clarita Valley, a vector control official said Tuesday.

September 06, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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TO OUR READERS: Due to excessive and consistent abuse of our comment policy by some readers, The Signal has changed the penalty for violations. Effective immediately, we have suspended the three-strikes policy. Those who violate the comment policy will be banned from commenting after the first violation. There will be no second chances. The policy is provided at the link below.

September 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supermarket talks still ongoing

Representatives for union workers and supermarket management were still in negotiations Tuesday, more than a week after they went back to the table following a strike authorization vote.

September 06, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smyth endorses Wilk for COC board

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth has endorsed Scott Wilk in his run for re-election to Seat 5 on the Santa Clarita Community College District governing board, the two announced today.

September 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local economy has ups, downs

The September Economic Snapshot report, released by the Santa Clarita Development Corp., reports mixed economic results locally.

September 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Currently filming in the SCV: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita and you just might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.

September 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Jay Citarella: Are living trusts only for wealthy people?

At its core a living trust is a fairly basic document. In fact, designed properly, it can take care of a lot of different needs.

September 06, 2011 | By Jay Citarella | Business Columns


Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

Around the SCV

September 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: An example of wasteful spending

On Aug. 31, the commission on wartime contracting submitted a report (see www.wartimecontracting.gov) that shows that our federal government has blown $30 billion to $60 billion in Iraq and Afghanistan.

September 06, 2011 | By Jeff Miladin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Letter: The SCV needs its own art house theater

I read an article on the new "indie" cinema in Lancaster, and wondered why such a cinema could not be constructed here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 06, 2011 | By Leslie Bennett Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


John Zaring: A reminder to put country before party

Monday, all across our country, Americans participated in Labor Day barbecues, picnics, pool parties and parades. For many, the holiday marks the symbolic end to summer and the start of the traditional school year.

September 06, 2011 | By John Zaring | Columnists


UPDATE: Full containment expected on Agua Dulce fire by Wednesday morning

With a 500-acre brush fire in Agua Dulce nearly contained, Los Angeles County firefighters were hunting through the deep brush of rural canyons Tuesday to prevent any flare-ups, fire officials said.

September 05, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Senior Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Living Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

September 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Letter: McKeon puts party loyalty ahead of SCV

I am sitting here with my mouth wide open after reading the story in The Signal regarding Sen. Barbara Boxer's visit to Santa Clarita ("Boxer takes jab at mine," Aug. 30).

September 05, 2011 | David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Cost of war is expensive away from the battlefield

Today, we remain a nation at war, as we have been for the past 10 years, which produces new sick and disabled veterans every day.

September 05, 2011 | By Harry Gratz Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


People hiring photographers to shoot everyday life

When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona official says immigrant kids in good care

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona border officials will indefinitely continue to process hundreds of Central American children immigrants caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico into Texas.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: G.O.P. smears P.O.W.

Just when you think Fox News and the right-wing scandal machine can sink no further, they wallow in a new level of filth that just boggles the mind.

June 10, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


An all-consuming fire

Gary Horton's June 4 column "Embracing a fire that still burns us today" is his most articulate column yet, and is so right on!

June 10, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Compulsion is not compassion

The entire liberal edifice rests upon the premise that the unrestrained free market doesn't work in meeting certain essential societal needs.

June 10, 2014 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s hear it for government climate intervention

It was just so exciting to read how the White House and EPA will save the planet despite those nasty and ridiculous global warming and climate change deniers.

June 10, 2014 | Charles O’Connell Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Van Slyke's 2 HRs lead Dodgers over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - With two swings, Scott Van Slyke went from backup outfielder to star of the game.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kings get within a win of the Cup

NEW YORK (AP) - Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are close to finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Canceled ‘Cat’ gets second life in Culver City

A local production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was given new life in Culver City after the play was canceled last week at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart Dance Team to perform on 'America’s Got Talent'

The Hart High School Dance Team will be performing on 'America's Got Talent' Tuesday evening on NBC.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


NCAA reaches $20M settlement of video game claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sam Keller and his teammates used to eagerly await the annual release of the NCAA Football video game, the popular EA Sports product featuring lifelike depictions of every major team.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charity BBQ competition slated June 21 for “999 for Kids”

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) will host a charity BBQ competition at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center (26983 Tapia Canyon Rd, Castaic). All proceeds from this event will be donated to the "999 for Kids" Charity.

June 09, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Pursuit suspect in custody after armed standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have captured a wanted man who climbed onto rooftops in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood while armed with a rifle after a freeway chase Monday, and then barricaded himself in a home for several hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down nearby freeway on-ramps, lock down schools and evacuate at least one as police waited him out, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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