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The not-so-mighty ducks

The swimming pool of Dennis Ferrigno, of Newhall, proved an enticing but dangerous lure Wednesday when a mother duck and her ducklings decided to take a dip there. After leading her babies into the water, the mother discovered they couldn't get out of the pool.

June 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


April E. Oliver: Be aware of automatic restraining orders

If a restraining order was to be imposed against you, you would probably be aware of it, right? But were you aware that once your petition for a divorce is filed with the court, automatic temporary restraining orders go into effect against you? Unfortunately, these ATROs can be a very serious trap for the unaware, particularly those who are not represented by an attorney in a family-law case.

June 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


County official to speak at VIA luncheon

Carrie Rogers, vice president of business assistance and development with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, will be the speaker at the Valley Industrial Association monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the VIA Business-to-Business trade show.

June 04, 2009 | By Emily Heckelman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Route 66 Bike Night

As a result of the cooperation of Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp, Assistant City Manager Ken Striplin and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Capt. Anthony Le Berge, Route 66 Bike Night is back.

June 04, 2009 | By George Thomas Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 4, 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:

June 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Map shows L.A. County 'green' opportunities

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Los Angeles County has more businesses than any other county in California that stand to benefit from the state's leadership on climate change, according to a first-of-its-kind map of green businesses in California released today.

June 03, 2009 | Source: Environmental Defense Fund | SCV Raw


Senior Center hosts free lectures, clinics this month

Dr. Sabita Malla, Internist/Geriatrician from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, presents "101 Healthy Summer Tips" on Wednesday, June 10 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.

Other consumer lectures for June at the center:

June 03, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Honest disagreement no longer ‘patriotic’

I continue to be flummoxed by how quickly liberal Democrats have gone from calling political dissent against the party in power "patriotic" to yelling for Dick Cheney to shut up.

June 03, 2009 | By Kevin D. Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Glaring hypocrisy

The glaring absence on two subjects in The Signal, as well as other Los Angeles papers, once again demonstrates the hypocrisy of many leftists.

June 03, 2009 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


What's good in education, June 2, 2009

Valencia Receives Valuing Diversity Award

June 03, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Park land expansion bills pass Assembly floor

SACRAMENTO - Assembly Bills 102 and 110 passed off of the Assembly Floor this week with strong bipartisan support.

June 03, 2009 | Source: Office of Cameron Smyth California Assemblyman, 38th District | SCV Raw


COC commencement Friday morning

College of the Canyons' class of 2009 will celebrate commencement at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 5 in a beautiful outdoor setting on the main campus at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 01355.

The scene of many graduations and other college ceremonies and events, the college's Honor Grove is located in the center of the campus and will be outfitted with a stage for the presentation of diplomas and certificates as well as seating for the graduates and the proud families and friends who are sure to be in attendance.

June 03, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Student Aid Commission tries to save Cal Grants for low-income students

SACRAMENTO, June 2 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- In an effort to stop Governor Schwarzenegger's proposal to eliminate California's system of financial aid for low-income students, the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) asked the legislature to consider alternatives to save the Cal Grant program.

Commission Chair Barry Keene stated: "Eliminating one of the most successful programs in the history of California would require the future design and consideration of a new program. We should not lose the half-century of experience with Cal Grants. A generation of young people of working age without adequate knowledge and skills would be intolerable."

June 03, 2009 | Source: California Student Aid Commission | SCV Raw


Fewer than 55 percent of college students graduate

SEATTLE (AP) - A new study says fewer than 55 percent of four-year college students graduate with a degree within six years.

The report by conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute was partially paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

June 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | SCV Raw


National parks plan 3 free summer weekends

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service will allow visitors free entry during three weekends this summer to encourage Americans to visit national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Park.

The fee waivers - one each month in June, July and August - will apply to all 391 national parks across the country, from Alaska to Florida.

June 03, 2009 | By Matthew Daly Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


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Sea World orca trainers begin using safety vests

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet another safety measure implemented after the 2010 death of a trainer who was dragged into a pool by an orca.

April 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Car plows into Canyon Country restaurant

A vehicle slammed through a Canyon Country restaurant Monday after the driver mistook the accelerator for the brake, authorities said.

April 28, 2014 | By Austin Dave Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Advertisers leaving Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - Advertisers are backing away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments attributed to the NBA team's owner.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Feds probe crash of planes over San Francisco Bay

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - A federal transportation safety official arrived Monday in Northern California to investigate a collision between two small planes that sent one crashing into San Francisco Bay.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Walker deserves better than 'Brick Mansions' — and so do we

It's kind of sad watching Paul Walker, who died tragically late last year in a car crash in Valencia, in this weekend's new action thriller "Brick Mansions" because you know you won't have much good to say about the film when it's over.

April 28, 2014 | By Josh Terry Deseret News | Hot Topics


Does Disney really ban God from its movies?

Disney may paint with all the colors of the wind, but it won't use the word "God."

April 28, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Toyota moving US base from California to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota said Monday that it will move its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


George Clooney engaged to UK attorney, firm says

LONDON (AP) - George Clooney -Hollywood's most eligible bachelor - is getting hitched, according to a London law firm.

April 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 28, 2014

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April 28, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine mayor shot; US announces new sanctions

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city was shot in the back and pro-Russia insurgents seized more government buildings Monday as the U.S hit Russia with more sanctions for allegedly fomenting the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway boy's refugee mom cries for son

SHEDDER REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia (AP) - The Somali mother's home is a small shelter with a frame of sticks covered by ragged blankets on the dusty grounds of a refugee camp. It was to her that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel to on an impossible journey as a stowaway on a plane from California.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


All eyes on commissioner in Clippers controversy

The Los Angeles Clippers have Monday off.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll climbs to 17

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) - Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.

April 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Fe real estate agent takes to using drone

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws.

April 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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