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UPDATED: Magic Mountain president to leave

Jay Thomas is leaving Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor as park president, potentially taking a position at the theme park's corporate office in Dallas, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

August 25, 2010 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Remember our values

Do you give added value to the lives of others? What should others expect from me, and what should I expect of myself?

August 25, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks, Egg Plantation

A heartfelt "thank you" to Newhall's Egg Plantation for starting to switch its eggs to cage-free. Egg Plantation joins a growing movement of restaurants across the country that have taken action on this important animal welfare and sustainability issue.

August 25, 2010 | By Kristie Middleton Outreach manager, Humane Society of the U.S., Washington, D.C. | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for the laughs

Jim Walker's article and "rap" about the loan-modification process ("The 2010 rap - loan modification and self-mutilation," Aug. 20) had me bursting out with laughter. What a creative and clever piece of writing. He hit the nail on the head about the merry-go-round of these loan departments.

August 25, 2010 | By Alison O. Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Puzzled

The Signal is a very good, informative local paper. I enjoy it, but why can't we have a crossword puzzle on Sundays? I work it every day while having breakfast - but not on Sunday?

August 25, 2010 | By Wesley L. Roberts Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Gary Horton: Land of the free, home of the slaves

Lady Liberty peers outward from behind bars with tears in her eyes. A close look shows she's locked behind the red stripes of a vertically hanging American flag. The Economist cover reads: "Why America locks up too many people." The message? The Land of the Free has inadvertently become the world's largest prison state.

August 25, 2010 | Gary Horton | Columnists


Employment workshop in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training

The city of Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host a free workshop in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training to assist individuals with a job search and brush up on skill sets Friday, Aug. 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Mixed job picture in Los Angeles County

According to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), figures released last week showed California's July unemployment rate remained unchanged from June, at 12.3 percent. Joblessness in California continues to be higher than the nation, a trend since September 2008. Only two other states rank higher, Nevada with 14.4 percent and Michigan at 13.1 percent. The loss of thousands of Census workers contributed to the job-loss picture.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Ken Keller: Help me ... keep you employed

This column has been written in one form or another every week for 14 years. The intended audience is business owners. The mission of "Brain Food for Business Owners" is to educate, motivate and provide tools to help successful owners be more successful.

August 25, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Recipe remix

Family Features

August 25, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 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.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shriver, Alzheimer's Association release report on disease's effect on women

Los Angeles -- Maria Shriver, whose California Women's Conference is the preeminent forum by, for, and about American women, is joining with the Alzheimer's Association -- the leader in Alzheimer's care, support and research -- to release "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's" on Oct. 15.

August 24, 2010 | Source: Alzheimer's Association | SCV Raw


COC names Diana Cusumano 2011 Silver Spur Honoree

The College of the Canyons Foundation Board of Directors has named Diana Cusumano recipient of the college's Silver Spur Community Service Award for 2011.

August 24, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Consumers Union: Mobile payment systems could leave consumers at risk

San Francisco -- Recent news stories have highlighted how consumers in the U.S. soon will be able to pay for products

August 24, 2010 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


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Lawmakers skeptical about Obama surveillance idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to let someone else control how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

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

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Purcell: Little nuns vs. Goliath

It's a story about how freedom is all.

January 20, 2014 | By Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Joe Gandelman: Don’t count Chris Christie out (yet)

People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.

January 20, 2014 | By Joe Gandelman Independent's Eye | Columnists


Byron York: Jobs should stay in focus

There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

January 20, 2014 | By Byron York Commentary | Columnists


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TMC hoops starts league off right

The Master's College men's and women's basketball team opened conference play with strong starts, while Mustang baseball swept Simpson University in the squad's season-opening series.

January 19, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Broncos to play on Super Bowl Sunday

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Seahawks heading to Super Bowl

SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


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