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Get the health care facts, then decide

It should be obvious to anyone who follows the news that health care reform has generated massive opposition, primarily from the health insurance industry which bankrolls conservative lobbyists and encourages talk show pundits to roll out some of the most outrageous misinformation and propaganda.

October 22, 2009 | By Lee Jenkinson Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Cam Noltemeyer: Polluted water: Only time will tell

Water and soil pollution continues to be a huge issue in the Santa Clarita Valley, as it has been for more than a decade. The problem is not limited to the Whittaker-Bermite site.

October 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Volunteers needed for Festival of Trees

The three-day Festival of Trees, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will be held Nov. 20-22.

October 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Randall D. Armour: Beware of trust mills when planning your estate

Proper planning of your estate requires consideration of your specific needs and family goals as well as extensive knowledge of current laws. Many improperly prepared estate plans have led to disastrous results that could have easily been avoided if the plan had been prepared by a qualified professional.

October 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


An ‘uplifting’ event at TPC

It was an uplifting afternoon in more ways than one when Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley recently hosted the sixth annual "Bras for a Cause" event at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia.

October 22, 2009 | By Alica Dukov For The Signal | About Town


Sport Clips raises cash for Veterans of Foreign Wars

Georgetown, Texas -- Sport Clips stores across the country including the three stores in the Santa Clarita Valley will begin raising money today through Nov. 14 to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Operation Uplink, a program that offers free call days and calling cards for deployed and hospitalized American soldiers.

October 21, 2009 | Source: Sport Clips Haircuts | SCV Raw


Online social networking rises: Good or bad?

SANTA MONICA (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Are social networking Web sites good for our society?

October 21, 2009 | Source: Procon.org | SCV Raw


What's good in education, Oct. 21, 2009

Season of Diversity Coming to Santa Clarita

October 21, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Run Against Hunger set for Sunday, Oct. 25

Runners of all ages and ability levels will take a bite out of hunger Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry's 16th Annual Run Against Hunger.

October 21, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry | SCV Raw


Board approves permit for Carousel Ranch

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Carousel Ranch to provide therapeutic riding programs and equestrian-related activities to developmentally disabled and/or special needs children, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

October 21, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


K-12 arts education program rolls out mobile film classrooms

The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, the Mary Pickford Institute and the Found Penny Foundation are teaming up to bring a mobile, state-of-the-art, digital production studio to three local elementary schools during the next six weeks.

October 21, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Western Filter establishes endowment at COC

The College of the Canyons Foundation has received a donation of more than $13,000 from Western Filter, a division of Donaldson Company, which when combined with matching funds from the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) will establish a permanent scholarship endowment for students pursuing careers in manufacturing technology at the college.

October 21, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Senior Center offers free lectures and clinics in November

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Audiologist Nola Aaronson of Audiology Associates will speak on "Are You Having Trouble Understanding?" from 1 to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street Newhall 91321.

October 21, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


McKeon calls for Obama to OK more troops to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, encouraged President Obama to show leadership and move to authorize additional U.S. troop reinforcements for Afghanistan.

October 21, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


Hospitals launch H1N1 PSA campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As preparations for the H1N1 flu season kick into high gear, California's community hospitals have launched a statewide public education and media campaign.

October 21, 2009 | Source: California Hospital Association | SCV Raw


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Broncos to play on Super Bowl Sunday

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Seahawks heading to Super Bowl

SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Life lessons learned in rock climbing

There is a lot to like about living here in Santa Clarita. For me, I like that Santa Clarita is an active community.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Quinn Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valencia High School student dominates in equestrian competitions

Devon Ingber, 16, a sophomore at Valencia High School, won Reserve Champion in the Junior Varsity Equitation division in December, competing against 58 girls from both public and private schools from all over Southern California, on her horse Fabiane.

January 19, 2014 | Submitted by Mary Ingber Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Tennis players celebrate birthdays

When most men are rocking by the fire, or just collecting dust, Ed Jace and Thor Jorgensen are on the tennis courts.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Brush Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


What’s Your Story?

Our Community is the place where people who live in the Santa Clarita Valley can share their stories – and we publish them every week - giving the community a voice.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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