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County unveils 2011 redistricting website

The County of Los Angeles Boundary Review Committee today announced the launch of a new website to involve residents in the supervisorial redistricting process taking place during 2011. The website, redistricting.lacounty.gov, features a variety of information and tools to help the public learn about and participate in the supervisorial redistricting process.

March 18, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our view: City growth numbers can deceive

U.S. Census figures showing Santa Clarita grew by a whopping 9,613 new homes between 2001 and 2010, as reported in Monday's Signal, were a bit jarring.

March 18, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Rachel Cosgrove: The phenomena of skinny fat

Have you ever seen someone lose weight but still look like a smaller, flabby version of themselves? Or someone who has never had to worry about their weight and always looked great in clothes, but if you grab their triceps, you'd feel mush and not a toned arm?

March 18, 2011 | By Rachel Cosgrove | Healthy Living


Maru Sushi donates profits to Japan March 22

Maru Sushi will host a fundraiser benefiting a disaster relief fund for Japan on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Rick Sloan: Ireland famine crisis echoes today

Even as President Barack Obama and members of Congress celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I doubt they will dwell on the worst chapter in the history of the Emerald Isle - the Irish Famine of 1846 to 1850.

March 17, 2011 | By Rick Sloan SCV Voices | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Online marketing made simple

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sal Aranda: America needs an affordable, regulated secondary market

This is the first of what will be a biweekly column on issues important to Santa Clarita homeowners and prospective homebuyers. We thank The Signal for this opportunity and welcome comments and suggestions on topics of interest to residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 17, 2011 | Sal Aranda | Business Columns


College baseball: TMC’s losing streak at six

The Master's College baseball team lost 11-5 to Concordia at Reese Field on Wednesday to bring its losing streak to six games.

March 17, 2011 | By Marco Morfino For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Calling all nonprofits

In honor of National Volunteer Week, The Signal is releasing its annual Philanthropy Guide issue.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire Department rescues boy in tree

Firefighters, below, deploy a net as they rescue an 8-year-old boy, indicated with a white arrow, from a tree in Valencia Meadows Park on Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles County firefighter Jason Leslie holds onto the boy while waiting for a ladder. The Fire Department was called when the boy refused to come down from the tree after he had climbed as high as 40 feet, officials said. The child was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

March 17, 2011 | By Rick McClure For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: CLWA water plan still MIA

Next Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Castaic Lake Water Agency will hold its first public hearing on the long-awaited 2010 urban water-management plan.

March 17, 2011 | By Cam Noltemeyer | Columnists


‘Superman: Escape from Krypton’ returns

Tessa Dubay-Jurado, 10, left, and Dominic Zimmerman, 11, take to the air riding the new "Superman: Escape From Krypton" ride backward at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Wednesday. Six Flags Magic Mountain's "Superman: Escape from Krypton" ride reopened with fanfare Wednesday, including a backwards speaking emcee and Boys & Girls Club chief professional officer Jim Ventress. Read more in Escape in Friday's Signal.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Chop shop’ story needs fact-check

I have been following The Signal's coverage of the alleged chop shop in Canyon Country.

March 17, 2011 | Steve Kapin Newhall | Letters to the Editor


UPDATED: Keep altSCV off my driveway

I have to communicate my deep disappointment and displeasure with the recent altSCV edition freely distributed throughout our neighborhood. As a Signal subscriber, I have come to expect a measure of objective and worthwhile reporting of local, national and world events.

March 17, 2011 | By Peter Beers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Man arrested for taking power from laundry-room socket

A man who was living in a vacant Canyon Country condominium was arrested for theft of utilities after deputies discovered that an extension cord inside the condo was connected to an electrical socket inside a laundry room, authorities said Wednesday.

March 17, 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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