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Banning guns doesn’t make us a safer society

This is in response to the Jan. 13 column, "If not common-sense gun control now, when?" by Bonnie Erbe.

January 26, 2011 | By John Kray Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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


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Producer of violent films says he has changed his ways

Harvey Weinstein, the producer of such violent films as "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained," pledged last week that he will no longer make movies with "egregious violence."

January 23, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Philanthropist pays $105K bill for 'Bat Boy' adventure

SAN FRANCISCO - Last November, a small boy dressed as Batman brought the city of San Francisco to a standstill.

January 23, 2014 | By Robynn Garfield KSL | Hot Topics


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 23, 2014

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January 23, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint

SANTA CLARITA - 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 23, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Zone 3: burglary investigated

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 update

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Santa Clarita Valley deputies carry out early morning probation raid, two arrests made

LASD Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies Conduct Early Morning Probation / Parole Searches in Neenach / Unincorporated LA County. Two Arrests Made.

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


LAX gunfire came while officers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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