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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


Watch Newhall library construction via webcam

The city of Santa Clarita is now streaming live images of the construction progress of the new Old Town Newhall library and Phase 2 of the streetscape on Main Street at SantaClaritaLibrary.com/webcam.asp.

August 24, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Parents stunned when son reveals 130 lb. weight loss

SALT LAKE CITY - When son Lucas Irwin couldn't come home during summer break from college, Susan and Jeff Irwin were disappointed but understanding. But they didn't know it was all part of Irwin's plan to give them an unforgettable Christmas present revealing his 130-pound weight loss.

January 21, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Should schools teach ‘soft skills?’ Many say ‘yes’

Recent graduates may not be ready for the workforce for a reason increasingly common in the 21st century: soft skills, or the lack thereof. According to USA Today, businesses say potential employees "lack the proper business skills and other professional abilities that will help make them good employees."

January 21, 2014 | By Jason Hardy Deseret News | Hot Topics


Saugus woman turns herself in concerning hit and run

A Saugus woman has turned herself in concerning a hit and run that happened more than a year and a half ago.

January 21, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 charged over home-destroying LA-area wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three men have been charged in federal court with illegally setting a campfire that erupted into a wildfire and burned five homes in the Southern California mountains.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Christie takes oath amid scandal, touts mandate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie sought to turn back the clock as he was sworn into a second term Tuesday, saying voters gave him a mandate in November to "stay the course" and put aside partisan differences, even as Democrats ramped up an investigation into whether his administration abused its power.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California health exchange enrollment tops 600K

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials with California's health insurance exchange Tuesday said about 625,000 people have signed up for an individual or family policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and younger people continue to lag expectations.

January 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Internet phenomenon: 'Tips for Jesus' leaves waitress $3K tip in San Francisco

More than 72,000 users on Instagram follow one of the latest Internet trends, full of participants who, for the most part, have been able to remain anonymous. "Tips for Jesus" is a campaign that gives generous amounts of money to waiters and waitresses across the country, and on Tuesday night it struck again in San Fransisco.

January 21, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


More people reading books digitally

A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that e-reading is on the rise as more people buy e-reader devices.

January 21, 2014 | By Sam Clemence Deseret News | Hot Topics


JFK nephew Bobby Shriver seeking county seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Shriver, the former Santa Monica mayor and the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, has entered the race for Los Angeles County supervisor.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Strickland formally announces Congressional bid

In a move that has long been rumored and expected, former state Sen. Tony Strickland today officially announced his intention to run and represent the Santa Clarita Valley in Congress.

January 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Another snowstorm hits the urban Northeast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - One person was killed inside a Purdue University classroom Tuesday by a gunman who surrendered to a police officer within minutes of the attack, officials said.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California home foreclosure activity plummets

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California home foreclosure activity plummeted to an eight-year low in the fourth quarter as price gains left fewer owners owing more money than their properties were worth, a real estate research firm said Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

January 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP conducts DUI Checkpoint

On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

January 21, 2014 | source: CHP | Santa Clarita Valley News


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