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Santa Clarita takes home two "Award of Excellence" honors

The City of Santa Clarita took home two "Award of Excellence" honors this week at the annual California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) conference on April 27, 2011 held in Sacramento. CALED is the premier statewide professional economic development organization in California.

April 29, 2011 | Source: City of Santa clarita | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, April 22-29, 2011

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

April 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Taste of Cinco de Mayo celebration

A group of Santa Clarita community leaders working in conjunction with City of Santa Clarita officials has organized a celebration: Taste of Cinco de Mayo. The celebration will consist of an afternoon and evening of festivities to recognize a growing segment of our population, Americans of Mexican descent. The hope is that as has become a custom with St. Patrick's Day and Oktoberfest all Americans will join in the celebration.

April 29, 2011 | Source: SCV Latino Chamber of Commerce | SCV Raw


Two Women on Wine: Ordering wine in a restaurant

You know the feeling. You're in a nice restaurant with hopes of enjoying a special meal. You're more than confident navigating through the dinner menu, but you experience a pang of anxiety when you're handed the wine list. We've all been there.

April 29, 2011 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Our View: Lack of water standard unfair

"Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over."

April 29, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Our View: Get out and be heard

It's a busy weekend in the Santa Clarita Valley, with the Cowboy Festival, Taste of the Town and a plethora of other fun events to attend.

April 29, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Letter: Obama not living up to expectations

Kudos to John Zaring for presenting a most persuasive argument in favor of achievements of the Democrats in the last few decades ("GOP rhetoric could use a history lesson," April 26).

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


Scott Thomas Wilk: Let’s end the town halls and get some coffee

Last week, I was in Palm Desert, enjoying a much-needed vacation day when I noticed a missed call on my cellphone.

April 29, 2011 | By Scott Thomas Wilk | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Friday, April 29, 2011

Public transit hearing

April 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Caltrans honors fallen workers

Caltrans held a memorial Thursday for workers killed on the job. During the department's 21st annual Workers Memorial, 175 workers were honored Thursday in Sacramento.

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


Metro to study train at county mayor’s request

Think of it as the political version of leaning on your car horn to make the guy in front of you move a little faster.

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


City spokeswoman receives top honor

City of Santa Clarita spokeswoman Gail Ortiz received the California Public Information Official Association's Paul B. Clark Award for outstanding public service at the organization's recent yearly conference in Sacramento.

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


Good Deed Contest deadline

Local students are invited to submit an essay about a good deed they have done as part of a contest organized by Newhall dentist Dr. Sarkis Aznavour.

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


Brad Watson: When you might need HOA permission

Dr. HOA,

April 29, 2011 | By Brad Watson | Business Columns


Rodriguez re-opens State Farm office

Santa Clarita entrepreneur Henry Rodriguez has re-opened a State Farm insurance agency in Santa Clarita. The office will take care of many of the clients who worked with retiring agent Ron Thompson.

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


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Name your polls, letter writers

I would like to address briefly two letters to the editor that were published Sunday in The Signal.

May 04, 2014 | Chris Davis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


‘Rent’ provides chance to learn of silent killer

As the College of the Canyons Theatre Department performs "Rent" at the Performing Arts Center on May 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, it puts the spotlight on Marfan syndrome, which is believed to have caused the death of "Rent" playwright Jonathan Larson at the age of 35.

May 04, 2014 | Suzanne I. Bowman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


On the Beat Softball: Season hinges on two games

The last week and a half has provided interesting insight into exactly what Saugus is capable of.

May 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Gaborik leads Kings to OT win vs Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the first playoff series between the Southern California teams.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ken Keller: We should all be so lucky

This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.

May 03, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Signal takes home collection of CNPA awards

Signal Multimedia took home four awards, including top honors for enterprise reporting and feature photography, in an annual competition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association announced Saturday.

May 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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