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Scouts organize for cause

Ten members of Girl Scout Troop 4082 from Valencia recently visited 10 Northern California cities to hand deliver chemotherapy care packages to cancer patients.

June 15, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


A message of hope and love

To generate support for the Summer Meltdown Concert for Social Inclusion and Autism Awareness, well-known recording artist Brian Bell performed in the quad at Bowman High School on May 20.

June 15, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


Zone For Kids: What are you going to do for summer vacation?

Ariana Martinez

June 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


Lori Rivas: Who benefits when profits fuel service?

Once upon a time, privately owned services ruled the land. Up until the late 19th century, essentials such as potable water, sanitation, education and libraries were served up largely by private industries for elite consumption. Services to the poor, minorities and rural areas were largely over-looked, strengthening an already rigid class system.

June 14, 2011 | By Lori Rivas | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Board of Supervisors

June 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lexus of Valencia earns Elite award

Lexus of Valencia was honored with its ninth Elite of Lexus award by the auto manufacturer.

June 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Jerry Citarella: What college-savings plan is for you?

The cost of a college education can be one of the most intimidating things we have to face as parents.

June 14, 2011 | By Jerry Citarella | Business Columns


UPDATED: Firefighters work to put out brush fire in Valencia

About a dozen fire engines and two helicopters responded to the scene soon after 5 p.m. as the nearly two-acre blaze spread, according to county fire dispatchers.

June 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Valencia apartment fire put out

At around 1:30 p.m. today, firefighters extinguished a blaze at a three-story apartment on the 24500 block of Town Center Drive in Valencia, county fire officials said.

June 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: Politicians should keep it in their pants

Last week, Congressman Anthony Weiner, D-NY, admitted to sending lewd photos of himself to a college coed. He initially claimed that his Twitter account was hacked but later admitted that it was he who sent out pictures of his winkie.

June 13, 2011 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Monday, June 13, 2011

Morning storytime

June 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Calendar: Monday, June 13, 2011

Senior Lunch Menu

June 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Dates to Watch

Fridays, ongoing

June 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Upcoming Events: Sunday, June 12

Gently used clothing needed

June 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Photo spotlight: June 12, 2011

This week in photos in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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California's state universities hiring 700 faculty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A courageous and magnificent misfit

My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.

June 02, 2014 | By W.E. Gutman | Columnists


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The tragedy in Isla Vista

By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.

June 02, 2014 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Dodgers lose game, series to Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clutch hitting from Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez helped the Pittsburgh Pirates finally win a series in Dodger Stadium after a seven-year drought.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill League Softball Team

When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.

June 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Kings win in OT to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will unveil a plan Monday to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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