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McKeon calls on Gates to justify defense cuts

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today called on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to provide Armed Services Committee Members with detailed information to justify the Secretary's proposed cuts to many Department of Defense programs, commands and authorities.

August 14, 2010 | Source: House Armed Services Committee Republicans | SCV Raw


Interstate 5 lane closures next week

One southbound traffic lane near the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 interchange will be closed from Sunday to Friday for construction, according to the California Department of Transportation. A southbound traffic lane will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from I-5 to the Highway 14 connector. One traffic lane on the I-5 northbound truck collector road will also be closed 5-9 a.m. next week.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts series wrapping up

There are only three "Concerts in the Park" left. Durell Colemon, a Motown, classic R&B and current dance tunes band, will take the stage today and California Transit Authority, featuring Chicago founding member Danny Seraphine, will perform on next Saturday. Don't Stop Believing, a Journey cover band, will conclude the series on Aug. 28. All concerts take place at

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s checks this weekend

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies will be performing boating-under-the-influence checks at Castaic Lake today and Pyramid Lake on Sunday. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Parks Bureau will be conducting the checks in an attempt to reduce drug- and alcohol-related boating accidents and fatalities and discourage the use of drugs and alcohol at the two lakes, authorities said.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Give us a full summer

What is the Saugus Union School District thinking when it puts together its calendar for the year? Instead of starting later and allowing our families to have a full summer that comes close to being coordinated with Los Angeles Unified School District, it stuffs the year full of days off and minimum days that are a nightmare for working families.

August 14, 2010 | By Janice Frew Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for cleaning up

As a Van Nuys transplant, I want to give a shout-out to those who are removing hand-applied tagging from areas throughout this beautiful city.

August 14, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Building an inferno

It is the season of wildfires. As a disaster-relief nurse, I will work in the shelters for victims affected by these fires. It is therefore incomprehensible that the proposal for the Entrada development even exists.

August 14, 2010 | By Catherine Kendryna Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Soft water’s environmental benefits

When you think of soft water, the first thing that probably comes to mind is lustrous, easy-to-manage hair. Another benefit is washing clothes in soft water leaves them softer and saves a significant amount of detergent. Best of all, when cleaning, you don't get that ugly bathtub ring.

August 14, 2010 | ARAContent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boosting home-energy efficiency

When it comes to making your home more energy efficient, you may have to spend a little to save a lot. And, like most good investments, energy-efficient home improvements may require you to be in it for the long haul in order to see the maximum return on your investment.

August 14, 2010 | ARAContent | Your Home


Janice France-Pettit: Facts about retirement planning

Saving for retirement can seem like an enormous task, but with the right planning and help from your financial team it can become easier to accomplish.

August 14, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Valencia Acura sales team honored

In a blind audit of Acura dealerships by the Acura division of American Honda Motor Co., four members of the Valencia Acura sales team achieved national recognition in the Council of Sales Excellence program.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Grow your own Italian delights

Fresh veggie pizza, spaghetti sauce, and pasta with pesto sauce-sound incredible? You'll be happy to know that you can grow your own fresh Italian ingredients simply and easily right at home.

August 14, 2010 | Family Features | Your Home


Self-propelled

August 14, 2010 | By Mike Keefe The Denver Post | Editorial Cartoons


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Aug. 14, 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 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community faith calendar

Friendly Valley service

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


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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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