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County unveils 2011 redistricting website

The County of Los Angeles Boundary Review Committee today announced the launch of a new website to involve residents in the supervisorial redistricting process taking place during 2011. The website, redistricting.lacounty.gov, features a variety of information and tools to help the public learn about and participate in the supervisorial redistricting process.

March 18, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our view: City growth numbers can deceive

U.S. Census figures showing Santa Clarita grew by a whopping 9,613 new homes between 2001 and 2010, as reported in Monday's Signal, were a bit jarring.

March 18, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Rachel Cosgrove: The phenomena of skinny fat

Have you ever seen someone lose weight but still look like a smaller, flabby version of themselves? Or someone who has never had to worry about their weight and always looked great in clothes, but if you grab their triceps, you'd feel mush and not a toned arm?

March 18, 2011 | By Rachel Cosgrove | Healthy Living


Maru Sushi donates profits to Japan March 22

Maru Sushi will host a fundraiser benefiting a disaster relief fund for Japan on Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Rick Sloan: Ireland famine crisis echoes today

Even as President Barack Obama and members of Congress celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I doubt they will dwell on the worst chapter in the history of the Emerald Isle - the Irish Famine of 1846 to 1850.

March 17, 2011 | By Rick Sloan SCV Voices | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Online marketing made simple

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sal Aranda: America needs an affordable, regulated secondary market

This is the first of what will be a biweekly column on issues important to Santa Clarita homeowners and prospective homebuyers. We thank The Signal for this opportunity and welcome comments and suggestions on topics of interest to residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 17, 2011 | Sal Aranda | Business Columns


College baseball: TMC’s losing streak at six

The Master's College baseball team lost 11-5 to Concordia at Reese Field on Wednesday to bring its losing streak to six games.

March 17, 2011 | By Marco Morfino For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Calling all nonprofits

In honor of National Volunteer Week, The Signal is releasing its annual Philanthropy Guide issue.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire Department rescues boy in tree

Firefighters, below, deploy a net as they rescue an 8-year-old boy, indicated with a white arrow, from a tree in Valencia Meadows Park on Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles County firefighter Jason Leslie holds onto the boy while waiting for a ladder. The Fire Department was called when the boy refused to come down from the tree after he had climbed as high as 40 feet, officials said. The child was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

March 17, 2011 | By Rick McClure For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: CLWA water plan still MIA

Next Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Castaic Lake Water Agency will hold its first public hearing on the long-awaited 2010 urban water-management plan.

March 17, 2011 | By Cam Noltemeyer | Columnists


‘Superman: Escape from Krypton’ returns

Tessa Dubay-Jurado, 10, left, and Dominic Zimmerman, 11, take to the air riding the new "Superman: Escape From Krypton" ride backward at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Wednesday. Six Flags Magic Mountain's "Superman: Escape from Krypton" ride reopened with fanfare Wednesday, including a backwards speaking emcee and Boys & Girls Club chief professional officer Jim Ventress. Read more in Escape in Friday's Signal.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Chop shop’ story needs fact-check

I have been following The Signal's coverage of the alleged chop shop in Canyon Country.

March 17, 2011 | Steve Kapin Newhall | Letters to the Editor


UPDATED: Keep altSCV off my driveway

I have to communicate my deep disappointment and displeasure with the recent altSCV edition freely distributed throughout our neighborhood. As a Signal subscriber, I have come to expect a measure of objective and worthwhile reporting of local, national and world events.

March 17, 2011 | By Peter Beers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Man arrested for taking power from laundry-room socket

A man who was living in a vacant Canyon Country condominium was arrested for theft of utilities after deputies discovered that an extension cord inside the condo was connected to an electrical socket inside a laundry room, authorities said Wednesday.

March 17, 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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