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Lynne Plambeck: Endangered species need protection

The Endangered Species Act is a venerable piece of environmental legislation passed in the 1970s under the Nixon administration.

June 30, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Jeffrey Goodendorf: Welcome privatized libraries with caution

The Signal has graciously printed several letters of mine in the past, expressing concern over the privatization of our local library system.

June 30, 2011 | By Jeffrey Goodendorf | Columnists


Quidditch fever

They weren't flying on brooms, but the enthusiastic Quidditch players at Valencia Glen Park were being as authentic as possible Wednesday as they did their best to mimic the imaginary sport from the Harry Potter book series.

June 30, 2011 | By Hillary Smith For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Committee on Aging director departs

The executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging has completed his contract and is no longer with the agency, it was announced this week.

June 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man run over while allegedly stealing truck

A young man is hospitalized today after the truck he allegedly stole drove over him when he failed to put it in park.

June 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Police arrest chase suspect at his house

A 30-minute CHP chase up and down Highway 14 Monday night ended in the arrest of a 21-year-old man from Newhall.

June 29, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City approves cost of damage repair

The city will spend more than a quarter-million dollars to repair flooring damaged by mysterious moisture at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

June 29, 2011 | By Natalie Everett Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gary Horton: Turning the page is often bittersweet

Our family first visited Lake Tahoe when my wife Carrie's father was invited to use a fellow professor's home in Incline Village for one summer vacation.

June 29, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Letter: Mertz’s view on gays is skewed, flawed

I agree with Gil Mertz that it is wrong for gay people to shout insults at those who believe homosexuality is a "persuasion" ("End bigotry on both sides of the gay issue," June 26).

June 29, 2011 | By Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: ‘Drill, baby, drill’ is not the end-all answer

Regarding "U.S. needs to start tapping its own oil supply," June 26:

June 29, 2011 | By Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Host a star-studded 4th

The Fourth of July calls for a care­free party, with good friends, fab food, fun and fireworks - a real star-studded holiday celebration.

June 29, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


Book synopsis: Make It In America: The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy

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June 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Nexus raises money to benefit children’s foundation

Nexus IS Inc. of Valencia raised $7,500 to benefit Orangewood Children's Foundation in Santa Ana at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine.

June 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


EZ-CAP of Valencia secures licensing agreement

EZ-CAP of Valencia, a division of MZI Healthcare, LLC, announced that it secured a licensing agreement with GM-Medicare Management Ltd. of China, a medical-insurance information-management system provider, and its joint-venture partner SynerMed Inc. of Monterey Park, a government-programs-focused managed services organization.

June 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rioux Park walking group

June 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan launches Afghan airstrikes after attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American suicide bomber grew up in Central Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters vexed by California corruption probes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mickelson says he's cooperating in probe

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In US and abroad, new focus on anti-women violence

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Only US soldier held in Afghanistan is freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sport Chalet hosts free fishing seminar

Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 truck lanes project

The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki accepts blame, resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Christian School graduation

Graduates: 42

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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