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Can’t America improve a bit?

In the Aug. 16 edition, Frank Arenson in a letter to the editor stated that Barack Obama told a 7-year-old girl he is running for President of the United States because "the country isn't very good."

November 06, 2008 | By Lynn Vogel Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Misleading real estate numbers

I am very disappointed by our local newspaper, The Signal, with regards to the article published today that reports the fact that local real estate sales are up 22 percent.

November 06, 2008 | By Steve Lawenda Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Effort aims to help boy with leukemia

Canyon Country's two-year-old Jacob Fierro has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local cancer survivors featured in historic TV event

Tonight at 8 p.m., an unprecedented national event will occur when television giants CBS, NBC and ABC partner as one for a very special reason.

November 06, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Healthy Living


Artists offer Newhall art show

Have you ever wondered where the art is in Santa Clarita?

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Tuesday council meeting cancelled

The regularly scheduled Santa Clarita City Council meeting for Tuesday has been cancelled due to the Veterans Day holiday. A special City Council meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free dental clinic offered for youth

The Foundation for Children's Dental Health hosts a free dental clinic for local low-income children from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday in Canyon Country and Valencia. At no cost, Dr. Amy Monti of Adventure Dental in Canyon Country and Drs. Rose Kim and Kathleen Mulcahey of Valencia Children's Dental Group in Valencia will treat about 55 children who were identified through the foundation's dental screenings and who have no dental care access or resources. All the children are students at public elementary schools in the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information about the ...

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City plans moment of silence for vets

The city of Santa Clarita hosts a Veterans Day ceremony honoring veterans and military families at 11 a.m Tuesday at the Veterans Historical Plaza in downtown Newhall. The ceremony will begin with a two minute moment of silence as a sign of respect for those who have died in war. The changing of the flags will be done by the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and representatives from various armed services recruiting offices.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carmody named regional head

Valencia resident Kerry Carmody, chief executive of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, was named regional chief operations officer for Providence Health & Services, California on Monday.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Local named to L.A. women's board

Linda Harris, owner and president of Valencia-based Jorgensen HR, was recently appointed secretary to the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


It's scary out there

Hands free? Not in SCV.

November 06, 2008 | By Katie Mocharnuk Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Understanding Cal-OSHA citations

It's a safe bet that any business whose employees are engaged in construction, manufacturing, or other commercial production activities is probably familiar with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or Cal-OSHA. This is the state agency which regulates and enforces California workplace safety and health standards, and which issues citations for any violations of those standards.

November 06, 2008 | By John Grannis It's The Law | Business Columns


The financial lesson is up to you

Can any financial institution make loans or ridiculous offers without a willing purchaser? Second question: Would you invest in a financial institution that showed poor profitability or one that was booming and was very profitable?

November 06, 2008 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Please upgrade the Valencia Library

I think that the Valencia Public Library should be redone. The library is a great place to get books, especially in the bad economic times we are having.

November 06, 2008 | By Jenna L. Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Here's hoping for some change

Today we have a new president-elect and a new direction. In our own uniquely American way, we have had quite an amazing bloodless revolution for change in our government. The opposing parties, instead of shooting it out at each other to kill every last rival, praised each other in genuinely heartfelt and eloquent concession and victory speeches meant to heal rifts and bring our country back together. What an incredible process we have.

November 06, 2008 | By Lynne Plambeck Environmentally Speaking | Columnists


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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


Reader Feedback

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences on Jan. 17, 1994. Here's what they said.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Dominick and the Boys from Africa

About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.

January 19, 2014 | By Naomi Carmona-Morshead Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Suburbs cancel out cities' efforts to improve environment

BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.

January 19, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


I love you, but I don't have to like you right now

In a scene from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, the main character states, "I love you Binky, but I don't have to like you right now." Sometimes this is how we feel about our children, of course we love them, but in certain moments, we do not like them.

January 19, 2014 | By Amy Asper FamilyShare | Hot Topics


What are breastfeeding rights under ACA?

SALT LAKE CITY - Women across the nation are fighting against employers that they claim are not providing appropriate breastfeeding facilities for working mothers.

January 19, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Meet the new movies, same as the old movies

What with Sunday's Golden Globes and the Academy Award nominations that were announced on Thursday, along with the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, it's hard not to have movies on your mind this week.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Disney's 'Frozen' to become a Broadway play

Disney's latest hit "Frozen" will now not only be seen on the screen. Disney's CEO Robert Iger announced that the hit movie will become a Broadway play as well.

January 19, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ducks get back to winning ways

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Frederik Andersen made sure the Anaheim Ducks wouldn't go on any kind of a losing streak.

January 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


TMC basketball wins at the buzzer

The ball didn't go to the guy it was supposed to on the final play.

January 18, 2014 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


SCV has hand in Championship Sunday

Valencia graduate Shane Vereen highlights a group of three players with Santa Clarita Valley ties who are connected with NFL teams still alive in the playoffs.

January 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Pro Tracker


No. 25 UCLA falls short in comeback bid vs. Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - UCLA came close to pulling off an impressive comeback. The No. 25 Bruins just fell too far behind early and ran out of time.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Nyong'o and Leto win SAG awards

Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto established themselves as Oscar favorites with supporting acting wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

January 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Girl Scout cookies: Which is your favorite?

SALT LAKE CITY - Every January, thousands of young girls don their blue, brown or green uniforms and pitch their goods to family, friends and neighbors.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


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