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Steve Lunetta: Whitman response shows her character

I am so glad this election is almost over. I can't watch television or listen to the radio without hearing "Candidate X raised taxes 37 times during his term in office" or "Candidate Y eats babies for lunch" or "Candidate Z worships pagan gods in secret."

November 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brian Baker: Who is the real enemy?

On Oct. 25, President Obama was interviewed on Univision, the Spanish-language TV network. During that interview, he was asked about his inaction on the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens.

November 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Margaret Donellan Todd: Say goodbye to 100 years of our service

The Los Angeles County Public Library system is one of the largest and best library systems in North America. With a century-long commitment to customer service, we place a high priority on efficiency and quality - not a profit margin.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Wes Storch: Realignment with logical compromise

As Tuesday's Election Day draws near and the cable news networks go bananas with their up-to-the-moment political prognostications, I find myself growing utterly indignant with the political climate that reverberates through our nation.

October 31, 2010 | SCV Voices | Columnists


Elizabeth Goldstein: Restore the state park’s luster

From popular beaches like Santa Monica and Will Rogers to the fun and sun of a day at Castaic Lake, California's 278 state parks represent the rich natural and cultural heritage of our state.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

October 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chilling political climate

A group of about 15 self-declared "independent" political activists gathered at the intersection of Valencia Boulevard and McBean Parkway on Saturday, one of dozens of satellite groups corresponding with comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "sanity" rally in Washington, D.C.

October 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your community: dates to watch and upcoming events

Friday, Nov. 5

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


COC homecoming honors

College of the Canyons will host a catered pregame barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 to honor Marjanne Priest, and Jeri and Carl Goldman, the college's 2010 Outstanding Alumni & Friends honorees. After dinner, the honorees will be presented with awards, and at 7 p.m. guests will then make their way into the Cougar Stadium to watch the game between the College of the Canyons Cougars and the Ventura Pirates.

October 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tim Myers: The demise of the Do it Center

Through Cub Scouts, I met a man who began his career after graduating from the University of Minnesota in the 1980s selling neckties and other accessories to small clothing stores throughout Iowa and Minnesota.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Save our local coffers

While there are numerous propositions on the ballot this November, perhaps none is as important to local government as Proposition 22, the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Act of 2010.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


David Hegg: Time to take stock of drive-thru lifestyle

As an ardent observer of our society, I have recently come to see that one of the greatest challenges presented to us in the last few decades has been the drive-thru.

October 31, 2010 | Ethically speaking | Columnists


Our View: Make your voice heard on Tuesday

If you haven't already voted by mail, we urge you to go to your polling place Tuesday between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. and make your vote count.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Laurie Ender: Welcome your new city-owned libraries

Imagine going to your local library and opening the door to a colorful art and photography exhibit sponsored by the local school districts.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Sandoval - Rorex announcement

Janet Carol Sandoval, of Stevenson Ranch, and Phillip George Rorex, of Stevenson Ranch, were joined in marriage Aug. 29 in a "destination wedding" at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara. The couple were married in a double ring ceremony presided over by the Rev. Barbara Laughray of the Church of Religious Science.

October 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Engagements


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'Gravity,' '12 Years' win big at Critics' Choice

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Gravity" soared with a record-setting seven Critics' Choice Awards, but "12 Years a Slave" was named best picture.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Drug charges dropped for Calif. treasurer's wife

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County judge has dismissed drug charges against the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Colby Fire evacuation to be lifted at 4 p.m.

On 01/17/2014 at 4:00 PM, residents who reside in the areas between Yucca Ridge and Ranch Road, Crystal Canyon Condo Complex and Mirador Housing Tract may return to their residences.

January 17, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Signal AP


The California droughtland

California is nearly as dry as it's ever been. High water marks rim half-full reservoirs. Cities are rationing water.

January 17, 2014 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 Philadelphia high school students shot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A boy and a girl hanging out with a group of fellow students in a high school gym were shot and wounded Friday afternoon, and up to three other boys may have been involved in their shooting, police said.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Helen Mirren earns Harvard's Hasty Pudding award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren said that given her love of pudding of all kinds, she's thrilled to be named woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope defrocks 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's newest city votes to start disbanding

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - California's youngest city has moved closer to disbanding over financial troubles after the state shifted crucial revenue away from municipal coffers.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita WorkSource Center to host two recruitment events

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host two recruitment events in January to seek qualified professionals for immediate employment in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 17, 2014 | Source: city of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


NJ's pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Zone 5 alert: Burglaries reported

Zone 5-Valencia had fourteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included a battery on a person, residential/vehicle burglaries and shoplifting from local businesses.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault nvestigated

Good morning Saugus. We had a rise in reported Part-1 crimes over the past week. There was an assault from the 27100 block of Garza Drive on January 8th. After being involved in an argument the victim's wife assaulted him. Deputies responded and arrested the wife without incident.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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