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Wind-whipped shoppers look for deals at farmers market

DeleteFour-and-a-half-year-old Nathan Tooma, of Newhall, runs with the wind as a plastic bag wraps his arm during a family shopping trip at the farmers market on Main Street in Newhall on Thursday. The National Weather Service recorded wind speeds averaging 30 miles per hour and gusts of up to 61 miles per hour, at the Newhall Pass station at 11:56 a.m. Thursday.

January 21, 2011 | By Dan Watson The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


City put out by ‘F’ grade

The city of Santa Clarita earned a failing grade for its inadequate tobacco-control policies in a statewide report card released Thursday.

January 21, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The original love boat comes to life - in 250,000 Lego bricks

A love of cruising has led to a remarkably creative version of Princess Cruises' famous "Love Boat" - Pacific Princess - as reincarnated in LEGO® by a fan in Melbourne, Australia.

January 20, 2011 | Source: Princess Cruises | SCV Raw


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

Winter blood drive

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Suspected tagging crew members arrested

Deputies have arrested 10 suspected members of a Canyon Country tagging crew that caused about $20,000 worth of property damage, authorities said Wednesday.

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Workshop stresses the importance of technology for the Hispanic market

Ariel Coro, founder of Tu Tecnología and the California Community Colleges' Economic & Workforce Development Program, announces Tecnifícate, an educational workshop series focused on stressing the importance of technology in the personal and professional development of Hispanics.

January 20, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Lynne Plambeck: Development should have to foot the bill

For the last 15 years, the city of Santa Clarita and surrounding areas have experienced unprecedented growth, permitting thousands of new housing units. These units were approved based on water from Northern California that is high in salts called chlorides.

January 20, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Mercado-Fortine a victim of Hart district

On Nov. 7, Joe Messina and Steve Sturgeon knew that their only course of action concerning their accusations of conflict-of-interest by Gloria Mercado-Fortine was to file a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

January 20, 2011 | By Michele Lecrivain Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Get the facts on issues before speaking out

What is hate speech and who should be silenced from their right to speak out? Should People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Code Pink, environmentalists, Right for Life or anti-war activists lose their right to express their views? No. These groups have a right to be heard.

January 20, 2011 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Debs find good manners in style

The 26th annual Silver Rose Debutante Ball is less than two months away, capping a busy social year for the 2010-11 class of eight debutantes.

January 20, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Craig Duswalt: Calling cards for business rock stars

If rock stars carried business cards, what would they say? Imagine - "Jimmy Page, Guitar God." "Eddie Vedder - Moody Singer for Hire." "Charlie Watts, Watching Mick Jagger's Rear End for 40 Years."

January 19, 2011 | By Craig Duswalt | Business Columns


Texting craze hurting children’s education

I recently had lunch with a retired school counselor who worked at one of the high schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. Talk to a school counselor, and you will have a whirlwind of topics to talk about.

January 19, 2011 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


New Year Slimming Secrets

Two years ago, Japanese supermarkets couldn't keep bananas on the shelves after a man revealed the secret of his weight-loss success on a leading social network. Now a healthier version of his diet is catching on in America, thanks to the fruit and nutrition experts at Dole.

January 19, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


Fleischmann to join Amerifund Lending Group

Linda Fleischmann will be joining Amerifund Lending Group as an independent mortgage loan officer Jan. 30.

January 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

Six Santa Clarita Sculptors

January 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


USC beats California 77-69 to snap 5-game skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nikola Jovanovic scored a career-high 23 points and Southern California led all the way in beating California 77-69 Wednesday night for the Trojans' first Pac-12 victory after an 0-5 start.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Clippers stall in the fourth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It took three quarters, but the Charlotte Bobcats finally were able to shut down Blake Griffin.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Man stabbed during fight in Valencia

One man was hospitalized and another arrested Wednesday night after a fight at a Valencia residence led to a stabbing, local sheriff's officials said.

January 22, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


New federal budget bill costs $3 million per word

Seth Borenstein at The Associated Press crunched some different numbers about the new Federal Budget signed on Friday by President Barack Obama. The $1.1 trillion in spending is authorized by a bill that is 1,582 pages long and 370,445 words, numbers and symbols.

January 22, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Single motherhood, cultural issues ignored in income inequality debate, N.Y. Times columnist says

Single motherhood is just one of the moral and cultural issues that is being ignored by many of those speaking out against income inequality, according to a column by The New York Times.

January 22, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


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