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What is your New Year’s resolution?

The following essays were submitted by fifth-grade students from Live Oak Elementary School.

January 18, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


Evidence for global warming is undeniable

This is in response to Brian Baker's Thursday letter "Global warming a hoax perpetrated by liberals."

January 18, 2011 | By Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Brown should stand strong on state budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a budget I never thought would be proposed. For this, he deserves high praise for recommending a budget that will help resolve California's financial mess.

January 18, 2011 | By Walt Watson Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Santa Clarita Valley Youth Rugby Club tries for win

Santa Clarita Valley Youth Rugby Club teammates cheer on Bryce Banks, 10, center, at wing position for the Santa Clarita Tigers as he races to score a "try" - rugby's version of a touchdown - while competing against the Santa Monica Dolphins at Valencia Heritage Park in Valencia on Saturday. The Tigers won the game 30-25.

January 17, 2011 | Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Beck's homage to Paul continues with 'Rock 'n' Roll Party' CD/DVD Feb. 22, spring tour

LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Beck paid fitting tribute to Les Paul last summer, celebrating what would have been the pioneering guitarist's 95th birthday by playing his friend and mentor's music, along with classic tunes from the era, in the same Times Square nightclub that Paul played every Monday for 14 years before his death in August 2009.

January 17, 2011 | Source: ATCO and Eagle Rock Entertainment | SCV Raw


WorkSource Center hosts recruitment event Jan. 19

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center and Staffmark will present a Warehouse Recruitment Event at the University Center at College of the Canyons, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd. Suite 250 Santa Clarita, CA 91355 on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m..

January 17, 2011 | Source: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center | SCV Raw


Welfare costs for children of illegal immigrants reaches $53M

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the Department of Public Social Services showing that in November 2010, $53 million in welfare benefits ($22 million CalWORKs + $31 million in Food Stamps) were issued to parents who reside in the United States illegally and collect benefits for their native-born children in Los Angeles County.

January 17, 2011 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Princess Cruises launches Facebook contest for best travel bucket list story

Princess Cruises is launching a Facebook contest inviting its fans to share their most essential travel experience for a chance to check another place off their travel bucket list. The contest winner, to be determined by popular vote, will receive their choice of eight remarkable cruise destinations -- Europe, Asia, Tahiti, Australia/New Zealand, the Holy Land, Panama Canal, Alaska or South America.

January 17, 2011 | Source: Princess Cruises | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Where were you when the Earth shook 17 years ago?

Flash back 17 years: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake centered in Northridge rocked Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley. Where were you that morning?

January 17, 2011 | Courtesy U.S. Geological Society/Dept. of Interior & Southern California Earthquake Data Center | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man finds ways to write in life

In third grade, Richard Myers discovered he loved writing in rhyme.

January 17, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Senior Living


Steve Lunetta: Teachers can make lasting difference

My Uncle Earl often rants against public employee unions. And since many of these unions are teachers, this column often gets portrayed as anti-teacher.

January 17, 2011 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Senate hopeful holds meet and greet

Darren W. Parker, with microphone, speaks during a meet and greet party at the home of Patricia Skinner Sulpizio on Sunday. Parker, a Democratic activist, is running for the state Senate's 17th District seat. A special election will be held Feb. 15 to fill the seat that was vacated by George Runner, who left to take office as a member of the State Board of Equalization. Former Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, George Runner's wife, is Parker's Republican opponent.

January 17, 2011 | Edna Simpson For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Calendar

Senior lunch menu

January 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


'Social Network' friends Globes with 4 prizes

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - The Facebook tale "The Social Network" won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite.

January 16, 2011 | By David Germain AP Movie Writer | Food and Fun


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

Morning storytime

January 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) - The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother's apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. government to ramp up efforts to secure his release.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soap opera suicide storyline draws praise, concern

LONDON (AP) - It was one of the gentlest deaths in soap-opera history, but it has provoked a strong reaction in Britain.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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