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West Nile turns up in Newhall

Mosquitoes collected in Newhall have tested positive for West Nile virus, officials said Friday, one week after mosquitoes collected in Canyon Country also tested positive for the disease.

August 21, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Oakridge and Senna help landscape Castaic roundabout

Oakridge Landscape Inc. and Senna Tree Co. employees work together to move a live oak tree into the traffic roundabout located off Hasley Canyon Road on Friday. Three trees are expected to be planted Monday, according to Victor Valle, a vice president at Oakridge.

August 21, 2010 | By Francisca Rivas Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, Aug. 14 - Aug. 20

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

August 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


U.S. dominates heats at Pan Pac swim meet

Irvine, Calif. - Michael Phelps has qualified fastest in the 100-meter butterfly heats at the Pan Pacific championships.

August 20, 2010 | Source: Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


UPDATED: McGrath Project plays 'For the Gulf' Sept. 10

Los Angeles-based independent record company GB Records will host "Concert For the Gulf" on Sept. 10 at the House of Blues New Orleans as a fundraiser to help clean up and restore the Gulf Coast after BP's massive oil spill.

August 20, 2010 | Source: GB Records | SCV Raw


Review: 'The Switch'

Not a single moment rings true in "The Switch," which is unfortunate because it's actually about a situation in which a lot of women find themselves.

August 20, 2010 | By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic | Movies


Review: 'Nanny McPhee Returns'

The Nanny McPhee movies may be principally for kids, but make no mistake about it: They are, quite literally, a parent's dream.

August 20, 2010 | By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Central Coast wineries

In our last column, we encouraged you to plan a trip through California's lush wine country and we offered a few suggestions to enhance your experience. We paid particular attention to the northern wine country wineries of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

August 20, 2010 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Music programs hit notes

The Music Makers Parent Teacher Association presented a $30,000 donation to the Newhall School District to benefit the district's music program.

August 20, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samuel R.W. Price: U.S. Supreme Court year in review

Each June, the Supreme Court of the United States concludes its nine-month term by issuing a flurry of decision and orders, many of which will have a broad and lasting impact on the nation. This year was no exception.

August 20, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Local chiropractor earns postgraduate wellness certification

Dr. Roger De Sesa of De Sesa Chiropractic Clinic in Valencia has earned the status of certified chiropractic wellness practitioner. He successfully completed the postgraduate educational program and was recently awarded the certification by the International Chiropractors Association's Council on Wellness Science, after having completed the program's course work, met specific requirements and passed a comprehensive final examination.

August 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Paul Strickland: Save our seniors, Pt. 2

The opinions expressed herein are my own personal views. I am writing as a private citizen, and not as an appointed or elected official.

August 20, 2010 | Paul Strickland | Columnists


Selling fear as fact regarding Jerry Brown

Regarding "My money is on Meg Whitman for governor," (Aug. 15): Roger Gitlin appears to be Sean Hannity's clone, espousing opinion as fact, and then selling fear as fact. He apparently knows little about Jerry Brown, though he sounds like the expert.

August 20, 2010 | By David Berke Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Yellow traffic lights pose a collision danger

How many more car accidents and/or deaths must occur before our city traffic engineers realize how dangerous and confusing the yellow flashing arrows are at the Mall Entrance and Citrus Avenue intersections on Valencia Boulevard? |

August 20, 2010 | By Lynn Adamson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Glad about the Prop. 8 ruling

Rejoice and pass my double nonfat latte, a judge, appointed by Ronald Reagan no less, listened carefully to the two sides presented in regard to Proposition 8 and overturned the results from one of the most expensive and ridiculous things (was it really a law?) ever put on a ballot.

August 20, 2010 | By Nancy Gauthier Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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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


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


The Sterling dilemma

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

May 05, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


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