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Six Flags Magic Mountain hosts job fair

With the unemployment rate soaring to its highest level in over 15 years, it is understandable why many job seekers are feeling anxious. At Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, a variety of positions are available and at the annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, positions will be filled for the upcoming season. The Job Fair will be held in the Main Gate area of the Park, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Six Flags could be the perfect solution for those looking for a fun and fulfilling career that ...

February 19, 2009 | Source: Six Flags Magic Mountain | SCV Raw


Academy of the Canyons' fall enrollment opens

Students interested in earning college credits while working on their high school diplomas, and their families, are invited to attend a series of informational meetings hosted by Academy of the Canyons, the middle college high school operated by the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District.

February 19, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


COC's Van Hook honored by L.A. County

In one of her first positions in community colleges, an enterprising young faculty member created a model program for Santa Ana College in the Rancho Santiago Community College District - a program that would help other women enter the workforce by giving them access to the training and support services they needed to succeed.

February 19, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


California Legislature approves budget bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Legislature passed a budget early today to help close a $42 billion deficit, ending an epic impasse that involved several all-night sessions and threatened to throw thousands of state employees out of work.

Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the bill, passed by the Democratic-controlled Senate and Assembly. He came out of his office after the budget vote and disconnected a large deficit clock counting the number of days - 106 as of Thursday - that the Legislature had failed to act since he declared a special session to deal with the state's fiscal problems.

February 19, 2009 | By Judy Lin Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vikes get out of slop

It took 16 minutes for the Valencia boys basketball team to shake off the nerves of playoff basketball.

February 19, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 19, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

February 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Nothing to celebrate'

The California Legislature passed a budget early Thursday in hopes of closing a $42 billion deficit through a combination of spending cuts, tax increases and borrowing.

February 19, 2009 | By Katie Wallace and Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: When enough is enough

Last Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission held a hearing on two projects in the Haskell Canyon area that would add yet another 500 units to the huge backlog of housing units either lying empty or unbuilt in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 19, 2009 | Development | Columnists


Home Tour League seeks new members

Each December, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation's Home Tour League highlight the holiday season with the Holiday Home Tours and Gala - but the planning and coordination are year-round.

February 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Koi and Water Garden Club

The Santa Clarita Koi and Water Garden Club will meet 4 p.m. Sunday. The club meets on the fourth Sunday of each month and is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond. Members share experiences and ideas for pond construction and maintenance. For more information visit www.santaclaritakoiclub.com

February 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Leipheimer keeps lead after Stage 4 of Amgen cycle race

CLOVIS (February 18, 2009) - Considered by many as the world's fastest cyclist, Mark Cavendish (GBR) of Team Columbia-Highroad sprinted to an impressive win in Stage 4 of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California. Two-time defending champion Levi Leipheimer (USA) of Astana was able to retain the overall lead and will wear the Amgen Leader Jersey heading into Stage 5 of the race. The impressive and challenging Stage 4 course, which took the riders from Merced to Clovis, included five King of the Mountain (KOM) and two sprint competitions.

After a fast and furious start to the race, which began ...

February 18, 2009 | Source: Amgen Tour of California | SCV Raw


State struggles to pay its bills

NEW YORK (AP) - California, home to celebrities on sandy beaches and dot-com millionaires, is having trouble paying its bills.

The U.S. state known for sunshine, but also for earthquakes, wildfires and mudslides, is facing a disaster of another kind. The economic crisis has sapped the world's eighth-largest economy of tax revenue, leaving it with a $42 billion budget deficit over the next year-and-a-half.

February 18, 2009 | By Matt Surman Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Board of Trustees urges legislature to pass a budget

The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday night calling on state legislators to set partisanship aside and act swiftly to solve the state's projected $42 billion budget deficit - while preserving California community college's ability to continue to contribute to the state's future well-being.

February 18, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Amgen cycle race streams live via Internet

LOS ANGELES, February 18, 2009 - This year, watching the most popular professional cycling race in the United States will be easier and more enjoyable than ever. For cycling fans unable to attend the 2009 Amgen Tour of California in person, and those watching from the finish lines, race presenter AEG Sports and their partners will stream the race live on the Web.

February 18, 2009 | Source: Amgen Tour of California | SCV Raw


Calif. GOP shakeup bodes ill for $42B budget plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Chances of a quick resolution to California's budget stalemate appeared to fade Wednesday after Senate Republican holdouts ousted their leader in a midnight coup and promised to resist tax increases that GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says are needed to close a $42 billion deficit.

The Democrat-controlled Legislature appears to need just one more GOP vote in the Senate to reach the two-thirds majority it needs to get the budget to the governor's desk, but that vote may prove impossible to get.

February 18, 2009 | By Samantha Young Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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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