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Miss SCV seeks sponsors

The deadline for the Miss SCV Scholarship Pageant is fast approaching, and contestants are still seeking the help of business sponsors.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Sequins and dancing bring dollars

Lighting up the night with glitter, glam and lots of sequins, the third annual Dancing with our Stars kicked up its heels at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills, as more than 350 guests sold out the ballroom to support Santa Clarita Valley nonprofits.

April 14, 2011 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


Letter: Good intentions, yet bad results

According to the New York Times, "Student loan debt outpaced credit card debt for the first time last year, and is likely to top a trillion dollars this year as more students go to college and a growing share borrow money to do so."

April 14, 2011 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sal Aranda: The truth about recent market claims

Realtors in the Santa Clarita Valley and nationwide have been receiving enough calls from confused, irritated clients about two widely distributed false email chains stating that their state and national trade associations have taken the unusual step of issuing a "MythBusters" flier in an effort to separate fact from fiction.

April 14, 2011 | By Sal Aranda | Business Columns


Letter: Our hospital deserves our support

There have been several letters to the editor recently, requesting community support for our local doctors and nurses, thus giving the impression that the hospital administration is not doing just that.

April 14, 2011 | By R.E. Benjamin Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Home Instead honored for care

Newhall business-owners Joel Green and Charlene Perrone will be recognized for outstanding business performance this week at the Home Instead Senior Care annual international meeting.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Play Day on Saturday

The eighth annual Play Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the College of the Canyons Honor Grove in Valencia.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Discovering Careers expo on Saturday

The SCV School & Business Alliance will host this year's Discovering Careers expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at College of the Canyons in Valencia.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Program deadline May 1

The deadline to apply for the Master of Social Work program at California State University, Northridge is May 1.

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Foreign trade-zone workshop

April 14, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon rips proposed $400 billion cut to national security spending

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today offered a response to President Barack Obama's speech calling for massive cuts to defense spending in the coming decade.

April 13, 2011 | Source: Howard P. "Buck" McKeon/Armed Services Committee U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Obama: Cut spending, raise taxes on the wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama coupled a call for $4 trillion in long-term deficit reductions with a blistering attack on Republican plans for taxes, Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday, laying down markers for a roiling debate in Congress and the 2012 presidential campaign to come.

April 13, 2011 | By David Espo Associated Press Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: Library change will reduce book quantity

Mayor Marsha McLean stated, "The city ... looks forward to providing the public with outstanding library services come July 1."

April 13, 2011 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Gary Horton: There are better ways to spend it

Last week, I wrote - and some chatted on The Signal's website - about how, while the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter does a great job three months of the year, its seasonal services are insufficient to meet the real-world needs of the homeless here in the SCV.

April 13, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Antonovich wants to stop half-price beer at Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich wants to stop plans for half-price beer at the upcoming Los Angeles Dodgers "throwback" games.

April 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV sheriff's deputies to conduct exercise at mall

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, from about 6:00PM- 11:00PM, an emergency response exercise will be held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia.

June 01, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group says Calif. mining operation threatens snail

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group says a mining company's plan to extract more than a billion dollars' worth of gold and silver from a mountain near the desert town of Mojave threatens a snail's existence and must be halted.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP primary race for governor a dead heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown heading into Tuesday's primary election with a huge lead while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


HBO's Silicon Valley finds fans in tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fabien Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather's films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he's adding to his family's sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Jersey commissioner's wife among dead in crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States move to blunt Obama carbon plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rundown Philadelphia row home honored with funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral has been held in Philadelphia for a rundown row house seen as a symbol of urban blight.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report faults California prison mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's flawed water system can't track usage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 Cleveland officers indicted in deadly car chase

CLEVELAND (AP) - A police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into the Cleveland Police Department's use of deadly force and its pursuit policies.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia High Student Wins Thousands in Scholarships

Sabrin Sidhu, a senior at Valencia High School, has competed in the 77th Annual student speaker contest which is sponsored by the Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation.

June 01, 2014 | Submitted by the Castaic Lions Club | COMMUNITY


For The Love Of Writing

The SCV Writers' Group is an association of local writers who meet regularly to share their current fiction projects.

June 01, 2014 | By Toni Hawks Floyd Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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