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Dan Portillo: ‘Finn’ prepares students for real life

The debate rages on over whether high schools across the United States should clean up the N-word from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or ban the book altogether from the literary canon.

January 23, 2011 | Dan Portillo | Columnists


Tony Strickland: Don’t penalize citizens with ‘crash tax’

Suppose you and your family take a vacation to our state Capitol. You pay for plane tickets up to Sacramento. You pay for a rental car for the week. You pay for a hotel. Every day, you pay for food and entertainment for your family. You pay for all this, including the local sales tax imposed by the city.

January 23, 2011 | Tony Strickland | Columnists


Lorrie Wood: Changing ‘Finn’ rewrites history

In the wake of Arizona's recent tragedies and the ensuing debate over the literal interpretation of political rhetoric, the question begging to be asked is: How does the general public recognize figurative language and interpret meaning beyond the confines of literal interpretation?

January 23, 2011 | Lorrie Wood | Columnists


Grant Horner: Don’t judge ‘Finn’ by use of one word

If satire needs to be explained to you, you do not deserve its riches.

January 23, 2011 | By Grant Horner | Columnists


Hold-ups at crime scenes

As thousands watched the Fourth of July fireworks show above Westfield Valencia Town Center, an Infiniti sedan crashed into an SUV, and was launched into a crowd of spectators gathered at Valencia Boulevard and Mall Entrance in Valencia.

January 23, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart High School screens 'Race to Nowhere' Feb. 9

Hart High School will host a screening of "Race to Nowhere," an education documentary, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

January 22, 2011 | Source: Reel Link Films | SCV Raw


What's Good in Education, Jan. 19, 2011

State Distinguishes Bowman High School as an Outstanding School

January 22, 2011 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Laurene Weste: A big year for open space

Just over the hill from Santa Clarita live more than 10 million people, but thanks to a very special Open Space Preservation District purchase last year in Elsmere Canyon, our valley will be forever protected and buffered from the bustling metropolitan area.

January 22, 2011 | By Laurene Weste | Local Columns


Week in Review

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January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Business Education

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January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011

Santa Clarita Street Fair

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Janice France-Pettit: Financial planning for the new year

With each new year, people often reflect on the choices they make in their lives and resolve to make smarter ones. Be sure to include a financial plan in your list of resolutions.

January 22, 2011 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


UPDATED: Detectives seek further victims in alleged molestation by martial arts instructor

UPDATED STORY, Jan. 22, 2011:

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents question library committee

Residents have raised concerns over the city of Santa Clarita's library advisory committee, adding to a flurry of criticisms already lobbed at the city over creating a city-run library system.

January 22, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students receive spiritual welcome

Students and alumni of The Master's College were offered spiritual renewal and fellowship at the annual Truth and Life Conference held this week at the college's Newhall campus.

January 22, 2011 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


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Prom-date rejection probed in Conn. killing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school Friday, and police were investigating whether a boy attacked her after she turned down an invitation to be his prom date.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boys in Blue prove scarce in SCV sports bars

Looking for a public place to watch the Santa Clarita Valley Dodgers Day game tomorrow night? Don't expect to find the Boys in Blue on the TV at your favorite local watering hole.

April 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


‘Fun Run’ to benefit ailing 7-year-old

Richie's Fight for Life Foundation's Fun Run is about a search for the reason a seven-year old boy is dying.

April 25, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Chiquita Canyon, CalArts celebrate Found Art Competition Program

Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business that is also home to a 9.2 megawatt clean energy facility, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrated their third annual Found Art Scholarship Program and announced the recipients of more than $8,000 in scholarship monies. The announcement – which was made at a gallery reception featuring more than a dozen artwork submissions – marks the third year of the highly successful art recognition program, which honors local art students.

April 25, 2014 | Source: The Musella Group | Santa Clarita Valley News


Initial report on Calif. FedEx-bus crash released

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.

April 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Late season storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurene Weste: City and county host low-cost dog vaccination

In many American households, and certainly in my home, pets are members of the family. According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, our dogs are the nation's favorite pet, with approximately 43 million households owning one or more of our four-legged friends.

April 25, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Tammy Messina: Time to exercise those rights

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ~ U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1.

April 25, 2014 | By Tammy Messina Right here right now | Columnists


Clippers take series lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill softball roundup: Vikes walk off with win

The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.

April 24, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


5 ways to streamline your life

Being a grownup is hard. Daily life is busy. Somedays there just isn't enough time. It is easy to get down on ourselves when our to-do list isn't complete each night, and our list of projects continually grows. Life can seem chaotic as we try to balance time running errands, cleaning the house and managing the family. No matter how organized you may feel, life and its craziness just doesn't seem to stop.

April 24, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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