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The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Aug. 14-20, 2010

This week's spotlight in the SCV highlights Slip 'N Slide events, veterans and muay thai championships.

August 22, 2010 | By Dan Watson and Francisca Rivas Signal Staff Photographers | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCCS training camp: Style differences

Santa Clarita Christian School's football team may have lost its best player from last season, but this year's team might feature something it hasn't had in years - a pocket passer.

August 22, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Our View: Collaboration can only make things better

If you've lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for any length of time, you've likely observed this is a giving community. Throw a rock on any given weekend, and it'll probably hit five fundraisers.

August 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


David Hegg: Just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should

Now that the uproar following President Barack Obama's thoughts on building an Islamic center near ground zero has subsided, it is worthwhile to examine an important truth that may have gotten lost in all the political spin.

August 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Make it beneficial for everyone

I've been following Jim Holt's articles in The Signal about our water and sewage-treatment issues, and I am glad that you are taking the time to bring all of this information to our valley.

August 22, 2010 | By Drew Neumann Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Give it to someone who will appreciate it

Our city is considering adding an incredibly expensive $210 million treatment plant to lower the salt content in our reclaimed water, which we currently discharge into the Santa Clara River - an otherwise bone-dry creekbed.

August 22, 2010 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


"Green” Bob Kellar

In regards to Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar's remarks to the Valley Industry Association ("On green issues, Kellar sees red," Aug. 18): Kellar was obviously "preaching to the choir," and I'm sure his remarks received approval.

August 22, 2010 | By David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The city is inexperienced

We do not believe the city of Santa Clarita can provide better library services than Los Angeles County. We do not think Santa Clarita has the capability to "enhance" our libraries by privatizing them. If the city did take over, we know they would slap another tax on us in the long term to operate the facilities.

August 22, 2010 | By Ken and Virginia Manuel Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Consider this

Dear Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Council members: A couple of issues need to be addressed before the city takes over three of the county library branches.

August 22, 2010 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: A local library takeover will not be a good thing

I hold a great deal of respect for Darren Hernandez, the deputy city manager and head of finance for Santa Clarita, who recently championed the potential takeover by the city of three Los Angeles County Library branches within the city limits, turning them over to a private library-management company and using potential "incremental" library funds to provide better services to the citizens of Santa Clarita.

August 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Your Community: Dates to watch and upcoming events

Fridays

August 22, 2010 | BY Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 22, 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 22, 2010 | BY Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jobless rate hits all-time high in Santa Clarita

Unemployment in the city of Santa Clarita hit an all-time high in July with one-in-12 now jobless, according to a state report released Friday.

August 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire service | Santa Clarita Valley News


The California Water Enforcers 411 page

An agency called the Office of Enforcement has been diligently reaching back over the past decade to enforce cold-case violations of state and federal clean water laws. And we in the Santa Clarita Valley may be next.

August 21, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart District Governing Board meeting 'round-up'

Staff, Students Thanked for Outstanding Scores

August 21, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


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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


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 23, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 fun family workout routines

As a young child, I remember my mother taking my sister and I for walks every evening after dinner. Her doctor had recommended walking as a form of exercise. Walking has many benefits including strengthening the heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Since heart disease runs in my family, we continue with our walks.

April 24, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Under God' in court: Pledge of Allegiance draws new lawsuits

WASHINGTON - Since the 1940s, the Pledge of Allegiance has been the subject of legal challenges, especially since a 60-year-old Congressional joint resolution added two words that has turned the pledge into a declaration of faith as well as patriotism.

April 24, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner | Hot Topics


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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