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Give loans a happy rap

The recent article Jim Walker penned regarding the inefficiency and ineptitude of the big banks concerning their loan-modification process ("The 2010 rap: loan modification and self-mutilation," Aug. 20) was indeed funny. The humor was certainly the result of many frustrating and time-consuming calls that appeared to be an utter waste of time.

September 02, 2010 | By Patrick Abbott Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Positions and priorities

On Aug. 31, there appeared in the Los Angeles Times an editorial titled "Iraq after U.S. combat forces withdraw," written by Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon. He emphasized the importance of continuing "crucial support to Iraq."

September 02, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Nothing positive about it

Regarding "Castaic High faces high hurdles," (Aug. 23): My family and I have been residents here in this valley since the 1960s. It has always been a valley of horse people and outdoor people. In the 1980s, it became a popular place for people to move to. With population growth, we needed more schools.

September 02, 2010 | By Frank Washburn Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Keeping watch over businesses

Santa Clarita Valley businesses have a unique opportunity to work with local law enforcement under the Sheriff's Department Business Alliance program.

September 02, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Watch program serves local business community

Santa Clarita Valley businesses have a unique opportunity to work with local law enforcement under the Sheriff's Department Business Alliance program.

September 02, 2010 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Sept. 2, 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.

September 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Studying adds up for local teen

A teen from Stevenson Ranch who earned a medal in an international high school mathematics competition said a love of numbers wasn't the only thing that united girls from 10 different nations.

September 02, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Azarenka collapses, wheeled off court at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Victoria Azarenka collapsed and fell to the ground while chasing down a ball on the baseline and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair Wednesday, withdrawing from the sweltering U.S. Open with what tournament officials said were "headache-like" symptoms.

September 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | SCV Pro Tracker


What's holding you back?

September 01, 2010 | By David Fitzsimmons Arizona Daily Star | Editorial Cartoons


Back to school

September 01, 2010 | By John Cole The Times-Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


Never did find them

September 01, 2010 | By Patrick Corrigan Toronto Star | Editorial Cartoons


Stevenson Ranch Elementary gets funds from Vons

The Newhall School District's Stevenson Ranch Elementary School has received $14,300 from a Vons fundraising program.

September 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP out for drunk drivers

The California Highway Patrol will be on high alert to stop drunk drivers during the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

September 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School lunches, all wrapped up

When PB&J sandwiches just don't make the grade anymore, it's time to think outside the loaf. Nationally recognized nutritionist Elizabeth Somer and Mission Foods have created some nutritious and affordable school recipes that put some fun - and flavor - back into the lunchbox.

September 01, 2010 | Family Features | Food


Gary Horton: Library row confounds dogmatics

Driving down Harbor Boulevard in Ventura last Sunday, Carrie and I saw a sight that brings a wry smile to our lips every time we think of it.

September 01, 2010 | Gary Horton | Columnists


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Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Mobile addict' population increasing

Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.

May 05, 2014 | By Madeleine Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 tips on how to wake up in a better mood

You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Job fair slated for Wednesday at COC Canyon Country campus

It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.

May 05, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 ways to build trust in your relationships

Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Election month starts today

June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch lacrosse makes playoffs

In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Water Company Announces Personal Drought Report for Residential Customers

VALENCIA, Calif. (May 5, 2014) – Valencia Water Company customers will soon receive a "personal drought report" that specifies exactly how much water they need to save this year to meet Governor Brown's call to save 20 percent during the state's unprecedented drought.

May 05, 2014 | Source: Valencia Water Company | Santa Clarita Valley News


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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