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Our local roads are an embarrassment to us all

A couple of days ago, I had business on Lyons Avenue. As I traversed that asphalt line, I had an out-of-mind, but not out-of-body, experience. All of a sudden it was 1950, and I was in the rumble seat of Grandpa's 1929 Ford. The old car was jumping in and out of dirt ruts in the road. It brought back so many old memories.

January 26, 2011 | By Jim Petett Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Nina Grooms Lee: Working for the future of business

When Andrew Acda was 16, he came to the Small Business Development Center during a Young Entrepreneurs Program meeting with an idea for a business, because he had heard the program might be able to help.

January 26, 2011 | Nina Grooms Lee | Business Columns


Deputies go digital with data

Crime reports at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station can now be filed and tracked digitally.

January 26, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Going for a bite at Castaic Lake

Vlad Sok, 73, of Los Angeles, fishes at Castaic Lake on Tuesday. Sok said he has been fishing the lake for the last three years, and he has seen some big catches, but this year has been quiet for him so far.

January 26, 2011 | By Jonathan Pobre | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gary Horton: Our choices determine future success

It's Monday, and Carrie and I may have the last Christmas tree standing in Santa Clarita. There's no rush to tear it down - it's not like it's dying. Ours was never alive in the first place.

January 26, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Don’t end carpool lane in the middle of Castaic

I read The Signal's Jan. 9 editorial about the improvement project on Interstate 5 in this area. I have been following this issue and attended meetings where it was discussed over the past few years.

January 26, 2011 | By John Kunak Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Golden Valley High School staff serve students at Chilis

What better way is there for the principal and his senior staff of a local high school to show his support for arts and music education than waiting on students tables and bussing dishes?

January 25, 2011 | Source: Golden Valley High School | SCV Raw


Street maintenance on Lyons Avenue at the I-5 freeway

The City of Santa Clarita is scheduled to start street maintenance construction on Jan. 26 at the intersection of Lyons Avenue and the I-5 freeway over a two day period. This work will be accomplished both at night and during the day in order to reduce the inconvenience to the traveling public.

January 25, 2011 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Gas company fixes Castaic leak

The Southern California Gas Company repaired a gas leak at a single residence on the 28000 block of Big Oaks Lane in Castaic on Monday morning. The leak was reported at 10:30 a.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said. Gas company workers came to the house and fixed the leak at 11 a.m. No homes were evacuated, authorities said.

January 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lyons gets smoothed

Local motorists can soon expect a smoother ride on Lyons Avenue as they make their way onto Interstate 5 northbound.

January 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Citizens only ones who can ask right questions

The Jan. 13 letter in The Signal refuting the concerns expressed by "Environmentally Speaking" columnist Lynne Plambeck regarding the cost of the salt cleanup in her Jan. 6 column, "Groups filed suit to help save our river," did not really get my attention until I saw the source of the letter.

January 25, 2011 | By Allen Hadley Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Santa Clarita man named vice president of operations for Togo’s

Rand Ferris, a resident of Santa Clarita, has been named vice president of operations for Togo's Sandwiches. Ferris will assume all responsibilities for operations including: franchised and company-owned restaurant operations, training and new restaurant construction.

January 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Big corporations are robbing us of our voice

The deplorable Citizens United 5-4 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court was handed down one year ago Friday. Now corporations are continuing to claim even more rights of "personhood" by saying they can be "embarrassed" by what is said about them, which is another way of squelching citizens' voices protesting the power of the superrich controlling the corporations and banks.

January 25, 2011 | By Carole Lutness Chair, SCV Fair Elections Committee, Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Bruce McFarland: It’s difficult to support GOP agenda

I'm not anti-Republican. I believe most local Republicans have sincere concerns. I can't believe many of those Republicans support what our local Republican leaders are trying to do in Santa Clarita.

January 25, 2011 | By Bruce McFarland | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011

Coat drive

January 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Parents stunned when son reveals 130 lb. weight loss

SALT LAKE CITY - When son Lucas Irwin couldn't come home during summer break from college, Susan and Jeff Irwin were disappointed but understanding. But they didn't know it was all part of Irwin's plan to give them an unforgettable Christmas present revealing his 130-pound weight loss.

January 21, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Should schools teach ‘soft skills?’ Many say ‘yes’

Recent graduates may not be ready for the workforce for a reason increasingly common in the 21st century: soft skills, or the lack thereof. According to USA Today, businesses say potential employees "lack the proper business skills and other professional abilities that will help make them good employees."

January 21, 2014 | By Jason Hardy Deseret News | Hot Topics


Saugus woman turns herself in concerning hit and run

A Saugus woman has turned herself in concerning a hit and run that happened more than a year and a half ago.

January 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 charged over home-destroying LA-area wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three men have been charged in federal court with illegally setting a campfire that erupted into a wildfire and burned five homes in the Southern California mountains.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie takes oath amid scandal, touts mandate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie sought to turn back the clock as he was sworn into a second term Tuesday, saying voters gave him a mandate in November to "stay the course" and put aside partisan differences, even as Democrats ramped up an investigation into whether his administration abused its power.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California health exchange enrollment tops 600K

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials with California's health insurance exchange Tuesday said about 625,000 people have signed up for an individual or family policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and younger people continue to lag expectations.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Internet phenomenon: 'Tips for Jesus' leaves waitress $3K tip in San Francisco

More than 72,000 users on Instagram follow one of the latest Internet trends, full of participants who, for the most part, have been able to remain anonymous. "Tips for Jesus" is a campaign that gives generous amounts of money to waiters and waitresses across the country, and on Tuesday night it struck again in San Fransisco.

January 21, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


More people reading books digitally

A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that e-reading is on the rise as more people buy e-reader devices.

January 21, 2014 | By Sam Clemence Deseret News | Hot Topics


JFK nephew Bobby Shriver seeking county seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Shriver, the former Santa Monica mayor and the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, has entered the race for Los Angeles County supervisor.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Strickland formally announces Congressional bid

In a move that has long been rumored and expected, former state Sen. Tony Strickland today officially announced his intention to run and represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress.

January 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another snowstorm hits the urban Northeast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - One person was killed inside a Purdue University classroom Tuesday by a gunman who surrendered to a police officer within minutes of the attack, officials said.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California home foreclosure activity plummets

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home foreclosure activity plummeted to an eight-year low in the fourth quarter as price gains left fewer owners owing more money than their properties were worth, a real estate research firm said Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP conducts DUI Checkpoint

On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

January 21, 2014 | source: CHP | Santa Clarita Valley News


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