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John Boston: Skunkashave & Tweedie’s mutant sweater

Smugly we've watched National Geographic Specials. We've giggled at primitive peoples with bones through their noses and yard-long skinny gourds covering unmentionables as they argue about pig festivals.

December 26, 2008 | By John Boston | Columnists


Foundation helps college students with expenses

For the average high school student, a college education is a laundry list of expenses: tuition, books, housing, meals.

December 26, 2008 | By Scott Kanowsky For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Eric Christiansen: A dad’s perspective for the new year

I went running this morning and it was intolerably cold as the wind was whipping up an artic chill. My face hurt and my legs burned. I so want to be in shape, but darn if it does not require some pain and constant work. I was just commiserating with a friend wondering why Ben and Jerry's could not replace dark green vegetables as a viable source of nutrition.

December 26, 2008 | By Eric Christiansen | Rosemond on Parenting


Dogs like these need new homes this season

Pet dogs are available from The Brittany Foundation, a nonprofit humane organization dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of homeless dogs.

December 26, 2008 | By Michelle Sathe For The Signal | Rosemond on Parenting


Boston’s message

John Boston's Dec. 7, 2008, column "On Dirt Clods and an Acton Bullet" is not just interesting, entertaining and creative, but important and poignant.

December 26, 2008 | By Kirk Smith Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Support special-needs

I'm honored to have served on the Newhall School District Governing Board for eight years from 1995-2003. During my tenure, I was a strong advocate of improving our programs for special-needs students.

December 26, 2008 | By Ron Winkler Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Roadmap to college

I wanted to let you know about an educational event that's being provided by The Princeton Review and hosted by the William S. Hart Union High School District on Jan. 21 at Valencia High School.

December 26, 2008 | By Rob Schwartz Encino | Letters to the Editor


City Council: No excuses for DUI this holiday season

This holiday season there are no excuses. There is not the slightest amount of justification to drink and drive - ever. Yet there are those among us who will face a situation where that fateful decision will be made; whether or not to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.

December 26, 2008 | By The Santa Clarita City Council | Columnists


Bill Kennedy: Happy Boxing Day!

My family and I were privileged to live nearly four years in Canada and the United Kingdom, where we became acquainted with the holiday of "Boxing Day."

December 26, 2008 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


New Year’s resolutions for small businesses

It makes us, or it mars us, think on that,

December 26, 2008 | By Chris S. Jacobsen It’s the Law | Business Columns


Special delivery for families in need

December 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Donations for fire victims

December 25, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local charity goes to the dogs

Tia Torres expects two special guests to visit her for Christmas dinner.

December 25, 2008 | By Tiffany Ebert For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Cheer Squad Lights Up the Night

The Valencia High School Vikings Cheer Squad helped kick off the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 10th annual Light the Night Walk in Bridgeport Park.

December 25, 2008 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Hart stopper

fST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Squeeze plays, a wacky checked swing and a fresh face out of the bullpen. These plucky Tampa Bay Rays pulled out all their tricks at Tropicana Field to tie the World

December 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


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San Francisco buses run again, sick claims eyed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cable cars, light- rail trains and buses were running again on Thursday as transit officials in san Francisco sought confirmation from drivers involved in a three-day sickout that they were actually dealing with health issues.

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


COC students to take part in pinning ceremony

Seven students from College of the Canyon's medical lab technician program will take part in a pinning ceremony tonight.

June 05, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Few certainties in calculating Triple Crown value

NEW YORK (AP) â€" California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown on Saturday is likely to boost TV ratings and, if he wins, create a star for a sport that could badly use one.

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


Samuel Dixon announces new CEO

The Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers announced today that Philip Solomon is taking over as the new chief executive officer of the organization. Solomon has served as Samuel Dixon's chief operating officer for the past two years and has a long history working for non-profits.

June 05, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 5, 2014

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June 05, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Families in a frenzy over Disney's 'Frozen'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - For the Calder family, the "Frozen" frenzy began when the Disney movie came out in late 2013 and they took their 7-year-old daughter Caroline to see it in the theater.

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


Marine Corps to help families displaced by crash

IMPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine Corps official says the military is working on a plan to help three displaced families whose homes were damaged when one of its jets slammed into a neighborhood in the small Southern California desert city of Imperial.

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


Newhall Zone 6: thefts probed

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

June 05, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


GM: Incompetence, negligence led to delayed recall

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect, not a larger conspiracy or cover-up, is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunt on for Canadian suspected in police killings

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Witnesses: Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

BRUSSELS (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC officials: 34 injured in Staten Island fire

NEW YORK (AP) - Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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