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Tony Strickland: Don’t penalize citizens with ‘crash tax’

Suppose you and your family take a vacation to our state Capitol. You pay for plane tickets up to Sacramento. You pay for a rental car for the week. You pay for a hotel. Every day, you pay for food and entertainment for your family. You pay for all this, including the local sales tax imposed by the city.

January 23, 2011 | Tony Strickland | Columnists


Lorrie Wood: Changing ‘Finn’ rewrites history

In the wake of Arizona's recent tragedies and the ensuing debate over the literal interpretation of political rhetoric, the question begging to be asked is: How does the general public recognize figurative language and interpret meaning beyond the confines of literal interpretation?

January 23, 2011 | Lorrie Wood | Columnists


Grant Horner: Don’t judge ‘Finn’ by use of one word

If satire needs to be explained to you, you do not deserve its riches.

January 23, 2011 | By Grant Horner | Columnists


Hold-ups at crime scenes

As thousands watched the Fourth of July fireworks show above Westfield Valencia Town Center, an Infiniti sedan crashed into an SUV, and was launched into a crowd of spectators gathered at Valencia Boulevard and Mall Entrance in Valencia.

January 23, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart High School screens 'Race to Nowhere' Feb. 9

Hart High School will host a screening of "Race to Nowhere," an education documentary, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

January 22, 2011 | Source: Reel Link Films | SCV Raw


What's Good in Education, Jan. 19, 2011

State Distinguishes Bowman High School as an Outstanding School

January 22, 2011 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Laurene Weste: A big year for open space

Just over the hill from Santa Clarita live more than 10 million people, but thanks to a very special Open Space Preservation District purchase last year in Elsmere Canyon, our valley will be forever protected and buffered from the bustling metropolitan area.

January 22, 2011 | By Laurene Weste | Local Columns


Week in Review

Did you miss these stories?

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Business Education

Monday, Jan. 24

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011

Santa Clarita Street Fair

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Janice France-Pettit: Financial planning for the new year

With each new year, people often reflect on the choices they make in their lives and resolve to make smarter ones. Be sure to include a financial plan in your list of resolutions.

January 22, 2011 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


UPDATED: Detectives seek further victims in alleged molestation by martial arts instructor

UPDATED STORY, Jan. 22, 2011:

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents question library committee

Residents have raised concerns over the city of Santa Clarita's library advisory committee, adding to a flurry of criticisms already lobbed at the city over creating a city-run library system.

January 22, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students receive spiritual welcome

Students and alumni of The Master's College were offered spiritual renewal and fellowship at the annual Truth and Life Conference held this week at the college's Newhall campus.

January 22, 2011 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Who’s protecting your castle?

I don't know whether it was good luck, poverty you could recognize from the street, or the phony sign I posted in my front window that read "Security provided by Abner's Alarms" - but my Canyon Country home was never burglarized or invaded - and no one was robbed there, in 25 years. I, and my family, lived safe and sound behind the moat for a very long time.

January 22, 2011 | By Jim Walker Escape Editor | Your Home


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5 tips on how to wake up in a better mood

You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Job fair slated for Wednesday at COC Canyon Country campus

It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.

May 05, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 ways to build trust in your relationships

Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Election month starts today

June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch lacrosse makes playoffs

In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

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


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Deadly side effect to fracking boom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

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


Fungus that causes fever found in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington.

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


UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) - For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease.

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


Valencia Water Company Announces Personal Drought Report for Residential Customers

VALENCIA, Calif. (May 5, 2014) – Valencia Water Company customers will soon receive a "personal drought report" that specifies exactly how much water they need to save this year to meet Governor Brown's call to save 20 percent during the state's unprecedented drought.

May 05, 2014 | Source: Valencia Water Company | Santa Clarita Valley News


High court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity, a divided Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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


Pilot dies at N. Calif. air show

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A pilot who had thrilled audiences for decades with acrobatic stunts was killed when his vintage biplane crashed upside-down on a runway at a Northern California air show.

May 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Spider-Man 2' ropes in $92 million opening

NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Acrobats fall during Ringling Bros. circus stunt

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A support frame collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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