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McKeon urges closer look at workers' retirement security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee today held a hearing on "Strengthening Worker Retirement Security," at least the third such hearing since last fall examining how turmoil in the financial markets has impacted retirement plans.

February 24, 2009 | Source: Office of U.S. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


State budget restores Cal Grants, places priority on California's students

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2009 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Late last week Governor Schwarzenegger and the California State Legislature restored previously proposed reductions to the Cal Grant student financial aid program.

February 24, 2009 | Source: California Student Aid Commission | SCV Raw


L.A. sheriff could close Castaic jail, free 4,000 inmates due to budget

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of the nation's largest sheriff's department is warning that nearly 4,000 jail inmates might be released early and about 600 deputy and professional positions could be eliminated to meet budget cuts.

February 24, 2009 | By Thomas Watkins Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Mayor Dude' Ferry chats online at 4:30 today

Today's the fourth Tuesday of the month, which can only mean it's time to chat online with Santa Clarita "Mayor Dude" Frank Ferry.

February 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kids 'eat their words' in reading program

The Newhall Community Center is now offering "Eat Your Words," a class specifically designed for Kindergarten through second graders who are struggling with reading.

February 24, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Relief group lauded for aid for fire victims

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief was commended by L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for the organization's efforts to provide vital disaster relief services to the residents at Sky View Terrace Mobile Home Park in Sylmar who experienced devastation and loss in the Marek Fire last October.

"Providing debris removal services for victims who have no insurance or have insufficient coverage, was an extraordinary effort by a group of dedicated volunteers - some coming from as far away as Sonora, California," Antonovich said. "The services they provide are vital to helping these residents get back on ...

February 24, 2009 | Source: Office of Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Supervisor, 5th District | SCV Raw


Residents, deputies put an end to crime spree

An apparent crime spree came to an end in Saugus early Saturday morning thanks to an alert resident and an observant Sheriff's deputy.

February 24, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Bowling for jobs

Santa Clarita Valley residents bowled along side the developmentally disabled in the packed Valencia Lanes in Newhall Saturday night to raise funds for a disabled worker employment program facing future budget cuts.

February 24, 2009 | By Jessica Selva For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Murray hosts foreclosure workshop

Rick Murray of Foreclosure Prevention Consultants hosts a free foreclosure prevention workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd.

February 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Local company gains exclusive contract

Picture Perfect Window Coverings is now the first and only distributor of custom area rugs by Masland Carpets in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Which historic figure would you like to meet?

First place

February 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


Stimulus an albatross

President Obama has signed the stimulus bill, which really isn't a stimulus bill at all.

February 24, 2009 | By Taylor Jones Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Budget reflections

Mr. McKeon: Let's reflect a moment ("Stimulus or spending?" opinion column in The Signal, Feb. 15).

February 24, 2009 | By Sue Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


My school spelling bee

I nervously walk up to the microphone, curiously wondering what my word will be. The judges of the competition, teachers at my school, consult and finally decide what word I will have to spell.

February 24, 2009 | By Emily Arshonsky For The Signal | SCV Kids


Sierra Vista goes green

The yearbook staff of Sierra Vista Junior High is spreading the Go Green message and educating the campus about the 3 R's: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

February 24, 2009 | By Miranda Simonet For The Signal | SCV Kids


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Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its comprehensive measure.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Bus goes off highway after driver attacked

PHOENIX (AP) - A passenger on a Greyhound bus traveling through Arizona "went berserk" and attacked the driver early Thursday, causing the bus to swerve violently and go off the highway before other passengers subdued him, witnesses and authorities said.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.

January 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mormon church defends Utah liquor laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has issued a sweeping declaration that opposes efforts to relax Utah's famously strict liquor laws.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reports suggest Dad likes minivans, hybrids just as much as Mom does

The family "ride" may depend on who is doing the shopping. But research bucks the theory that Dad just wants something fast and sleek while Mom is drawn to a purely practical vehicle.

January 23, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Opportunity still roving on Mars after a decade

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rover Opportunity may not be sleek like a brand new car, but it shows no signs of braking even after a decade on Mars.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Producer of violent films says he has changed his ways

Harvey Weinstein, the producer of such violent films as "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained," pledged last week that he will no longer make movies with "egregious violence."

January 23, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


Philanthropist pays $105K bill for 'Bat Boy' adventure

SAN FRANCISCO - Last November, a small boy dressed as Batman brought the city of San Francisco to a standstill.

January 23, 2014 | By Robynn Garfield KSL | Hot Topics


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Jan. 23, 2014

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January 23, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint

SANTA CLARITA - On Friday, January 24th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

January 23, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch/Westridge Zone 3: burglary investigated

Stevenson Ranch: Zone 3 update

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Santa Clarita Valley deputies carry out early morning probation raid, two arrests made

LASD Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies Conduct Early Morning Probation / Parole Searches in Neenach / Unincorporated LA County. Two Arrests Made.

January 23, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


LAX gunfire came while officers away

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minutes before a gunman opened fire in a Los Angeles International Airport terminal last fall, killing a security screener and wounding three other people, the two armed officers assigned to the area left for breaks without informing a dispatcher as required.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian govt says terrorism, not talks, is priority

GENEVA (AP) - Syria's government declared that its main priority was stopping terrorism - not ensuring peace - and the opposition hinted it was far from ready to negotiate directly with the government it wants to overthrow, casting sharp doubt Thursday on peace talks that have barely begun.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Government panel urges end to phone data spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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