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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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Supported Employment Non-Profit Celebrates 25 Years

As New Horizons, a San Fernando Valley non-profit, marks sixty years of providing programs and services to individuals with special needs, its Supported Employment Program celebrates its 25th Anniversary by honoring employers.

June 01, 2014 | By Leilani Downer Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


'Gangnam Style' hits 2 billion YouTube views

NEW YORK (AP) - It's 2 billion and counting for Psy and his irrepressible "Gangnam Style."

May 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


On the Beat Softball: College players take centerstage

Welcome to On The Beat, college softball edition.

May 31, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Detectives probe woman's death

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station officials reported a relatively quiet Saturday night, with no major incidents. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives, meanwhile were assisting Hawthorne Police Department investigate the death of woman in the 12700 block of Inglewood Avenue in Hawthorne, officials said.

May 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spurs beat Thunder in OT, advance to Finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ramirez powers Dodgers to win over Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


For GOP, which Reagan legacy is right for 2016?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another prominent Republican gathering, more evidence of the dueling legacies of President Ronald Reagan overhanging the party as it tries to widen its reach and avoid extending its presidential losing streak in 2016.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training

HONOLULU (AP) - Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


4 ways people are finding happiness

How are people finding happiness?

May 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How to help your college graduate adjust to real life

College graduation marks the end of a wondrous chapter and the beginning of a new life. College was a time for friends, late night cram sessions and homework. However, once you have that degree, the quest for a "grown-up" job begins and in this economy, that can be challenging.

May 31, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


'Jesus Christ Superstar' cancels American tour

NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New CIF rule will limit practice time

New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.

May 31, 2014 | By Jon Stein and Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports


Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan launches Afghan airstrikes after attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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