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Jim Lentini: Retirement planning challenges seniors

Today Americans are living longer and more vivacious lives.

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Friendly competition: Kids' basketball leagues

The city's park and recreation department organizes youth basketball leagues with 154 teams and 1,450 children between 5 and 15 years old, said recreation supervisor Rich Carr.

January 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Why the radio frequency vanished

I, too, miss the wonderful classical and bluegrass music from KCSN-FM (Letter to the editor "Vanished radio frequency," Jan. 6).

January 13, 2009 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


What is your favorite holiday tradition?

First place

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


In the service: Kimberly A. Peck

Kimberly A. Peck has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.

She is the daughter of Robin E. and Debbie A. Peck of Santa Clarita.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Fadi R. Tami

Army Pvt. Fadi R. Tami has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Eloy I. Sanchez

Marine Corps Pfc. Eloy I. Sanchez, son of Reyna Gonzaga of Newhall, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course.

During the course with Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools Training Command, Camp Lejeune, N. C, students are provided with a comprehensive theoretical and practical background in the performance and administration of duties as a warehouse clerk. Studies include storage and issue procedures, record keeping, inventory of materials, storing gear and running warehouse machinery such as a forklift.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Francis L. Enriquez

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Francis L. Enriquez, son of Violeta and Namor Enriquez of Stevenson Ranch, recently was promoted to his current rank while serving with Patrol Squadron 45, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.

Enriquez was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Enriquez joined the Navy in August 2002.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Anthony Schomaker

Navy Seaman Recruit Anthony P. Schomaker, son of Sherry L. Schomaker of West Covina, Calif. and David A. Schomaker of Valencia, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Schomaker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


Steve Lunetta: Modern piracy: No Jack Sparrows or Jolly Rogers

"First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement, so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate's Code to apply, and you're not. And thirdly, the code is more of what you call 'guidelines' than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner."

January 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Wilderness legislation is important

I have been concerned over the years about the three federally listed endangered species in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 12, 2009 | By Noemi Knights Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Lights, camera ... local filmmakers showcase their work

Some were black and white silent films that danced to playful music. Others were high school newscasts morphed into documentaries.

January 12, 2009 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 12, 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:

First Word

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


In the service: Andrew A. Scraper

Andrew A. Scraper is the Airman of the Quarter for Vandenberg AFB, California.

January 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


The school budget battle

Regardless of what action Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger takes to remedy the state's financial crisis, public education will pay.

January 11, 2009 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | A Closer Look


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Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Mobile addict' population increasing

Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.

May 05, 2014 | By Madeleine Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 tips on how to wake up in a better mood

You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Job fair slated for Wednesday at COC Canyon Country campus

It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.

May 05, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 ways to build trust in your relationships

Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Election month starts today

June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch lacrosse makes playoffs

In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Water Company Announces Personal Drought Report for Residential Customers

VALENCIA, Calif. (May 5, 2014) – Valencia Water Company customers will soon receive a "personal drought report" that specifies exactly how much water they need to save this year to meet Governor Brown's call to save 20 percent during the state's unprecedented drought.

May 05, 2014 | Source: Valencia Water Company | Santa Clarita Valley News


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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