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Reader Meter results, Feb. 5-13, 2010

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

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 548 votes from late afternoon Friday, Feb. 5 to afternoon Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010.

February 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Wana Iguana hosts fundraiser for Walk MS 2010 Saturday

Wana Iguana Mexican Grill will host a fundraising event to benefit Walk MS 2010 at its Valencia location Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

February 13, 2010 | Source: Wana Iguana Mexican Grill | SCV Raw


Review: 'Valentine's Day'

I've heard of all-star casts, but "Valentine's Day" has a complete star cast. What did other movies do for talent when this one was filming? It has 21 actors who can be considered stars, and some are very big stars indeed. It's like the famous poster for "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," with a traffic jam of famous faces.

February 13, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Tips on rebuilding your retirement savings

Many of our Santa Clarita clients are still trying to recover lost retirement funds from the recent economic downturn.

February 13, 2010 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Judge rejects hospital lawsuit

A Los Angeles court rejected a local environmentalist group's lawsuit against the city over the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's planned expansion, hospital officials said Friday.

February 13, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


What a newspaper

One of our first acts when moving to the Santa Clarita Valley was subscribing to The Signal.

February 13, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Nathan Imhoff: Fix problem with illegals

"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts."

February 13, 2010 | By Nathan Imhoff SCV Voices | Columnists


Christian community?

Truth is a precious commodity that seems to be under attack consistently. The truth is this was formed as a Christian country. In 1620, all 41 men aboard the Mayflower signed a covenant declaring: "In the name of God, amen. We, whose names are underwritten, having undertaken for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith."

February 13, 2010 | Pat Abbott Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Lawsuit rejected in Newhall Memorial Hospital expansion

NORWALK, Calif. - A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled yesterday, rejecting a lawsuit brought against the city of Santa Clarita over the approval of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital master plan expansion, concluding that "The petitioner has not established that there was any prejudicial abuse of discretion." ...Therefore, "The petition is denied."

The December 2008 lawsuit filed by Santa Clarita Organizing for Planning and Environment (SCOPE) and Community Advocates for Health Care SCV challenged the adequacy of the project's environmental impact report (EIR). However, the judge disagreed with each of the petitioners' arguments in the case.

February 12, 2010 | Source: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital | SCV Raw


Faith Calendar for 2/13 to 2/20

Christian poets contest

February 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Women's Conference hosted by McKeon at COC Saturday

The 2010 Women's Conference hosted by Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) is set for Saturday, Feb. 13, in the cafeteria/student center building at College of the Canyons' main campus in Valencia from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

February 12, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Locals invited to Cross Valley Connector tour, opening in March

This spring, the Santa Clarita City Council is very pleased to celebrate the culmination of nearly 10 years of hard work completing the Cross Valley Connector, an 8½-mile cross-town roadway that connects Interstate-5/Highway 126 with Highway 14 (aka the Antelope Valley Freeway) through our city.

The final leg of the roadway is the link between Golden Valley Road and Bouquet Canyon Road/Newhall Ranch Road in Canyon Country, which will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 27.

February 12, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Winter Olympics opening ceremonies tonight

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The XXI Olympic Winter Games begin Friday, and that's about the only thing certain about them.

February 12, 2010 | David Crary AP National Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Open Book Alliance rejects amended settlement agreement with Google

SAN FRANCISCO, PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance yesterday issued the following statement in response to Google's Request for an Amended Google Books Settlement Approval:

February 12, 2010 | Source: Open Book Alliance | SCV Raw


COC Studio Jazz big band puts out call for players

The award-winning College of the Canyons Studio Jazz Ensemble big band is looking for a few good musicians, especially a drummer and a trumpet player.

February 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


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American suicide bomber grew up in Central Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters vexed by California corruption probes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mickelson says he's cooperating in probe

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In US and abroad, new focus on anti-women violence

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Only US soldier held in Afghanistan is freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sport Chalet hosts free fishing seminar

Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 truck lanes project

The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki accepts blame, resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Christian School graduation

Graduates: 42

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia High School graduation

Graduates: 610

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kings drop Game 6 to Blackhawks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included grand theft autos, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle, and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Crime Reports


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