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'Year of the Tiger' stamp commemorates Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service salutes the Lunar New Year with a commemorative 12-stamp souvenir sheet issued today.

January 15, 2010 | Source: U.S. Postal Sevice | SCV Raw


Hart District accepting applications for Measure V Oversight Committee

The William S. Hart Union High School District is accepting applications from citizens interested in filling vacancies on its Measure V Citizens Oversight Committee.

January 15, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


HAITI UPDATE: Struggle to aid Haitians as fears of unrest rise

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Pushed to the far edge of desperation, earthquake-ravaged Haitians dumped decaying bodies into mass graves and begged for water and food Friday amid fear that time is running out to avoid chaos and to rescue anyone still alive in the wreckage.

The U.S. military brought some relief, taking control of the airport, helping coordinate flights bringing in aid and evacuating foreigners and the injured. Medical teams, meanwhile, set up makeshift hospitals, workers started to clear the streets of corpses and water was being distributed in pockets of the city.

January 15, 2010 | By Alfred de Montesquiou & Mike Melia Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Partners in Health: 'Stand with Haiti'

As you are probably well aware, the situation in Haiti is dire. Following Tuesday's earthquake, the worst to hit Haiti in more than 200 years, untold thousands are dead, and even more are injured and an entire city struggles without adequate food, water or shelter.

January 15, 2010 | Source: Partners in Health | SCV Raw


McKeon comments on earthquake in Haiti

Washington, D.C. - House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today released the following statement regarding the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12:

January 15, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Wizard pleads guilty to felony gun possession

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA.

Arenas pleaded guilty to a single count of violating the city's strict gun laws as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court. He will remain free at least until his sentencing March 26.

January 15, 2010 | By Matt Barakat Associated Press Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


'Hair for Haiti' emergency relief fundraiser Jan. 24

Concerto Salon and Spa, located on Cinema Drive in Valencia, has set a fundraiser for Sunday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

January 15, 2010 | Source: Concerto Salon and Spa | SCV Raw


Project Concern International mobilizing Haiti aid

SAN DIEGO - San Diego-based Project Concern International (PCI) has initiated an immediate response following Tuesday's devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, which, according to preliminary news reports, has possibly claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands and affected an estimated 3 million people.

January 15, 2010 | Source: Project Concern International | SCV Raw


Local Menchie's holds Haiti relief fundraiser today

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Newhall is holding a relief fundraiser for Haiti right now until 11 tonight.

January 15, 2010 | Source: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt | SCV Raw


Foundation offers scholarships for graduating future educators

Local high school seniors who are considering careers in the field of education are invited to apply for scholarships offered by the SCV Education Foundation. Application packets are available in local schools and application instructions are available online at scveducationfoundation.org.

January 15, 2010 | Source: SCV Education Foundation | SCV Raw


Two Women on Wine: Time for Port-ly pleasures

One of the pleasures in life is enjoying a wonderful meal shared with friends and family and ending the evening in a classic, elegant style by serving a glass of Port.

January 15, 2010 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'The Book of Eli'

I'm at a loss for words, so let me say these right away: "The Book of Eli" is very watchable. You won't be sorry you went. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several WTF! moments, which are a bonus. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible - but, hey, WTF.

January 15, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Lovely Bones'

"The Lovely Bones" is a deplorable film with this message: If you're a 14-year-old girl who has been brutally raped and murdered by a serial killer, you have a lot to look forward to. You can get together in heaven with the other teenage victims of the same killer and gaze down in benevolence upon your family members as they mourn you and realize what a wonderful person you were. Sure, you miss your friends, but your fellow fatalities come dancing to greet you in a meadow of wildflowers, and how cool is that?

January 15, 2010 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Andre Hollings: The taking of America

Admittedly, President Barack Obama is a man of sterling qualities. He has a temperament and charm befitting one probed by the glare of history's contemplation; an intellect suited to the complexities of a seamless 21st century world; and a big-speech eloquence worthy of the historian's pen.

January 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Working together

About 22 years ago I worked for a pharmaceutical development laboratory in France.

January 15, 2010 | By Anne Marie Whalley Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Foothill softball roundup: Vikes walk off with win

The Vikings needed some heroics to get past Hart on Thursday afternoon at Valencia High School, and luckily Britney Ross-Smith was up for the challenge.

April 24, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


5 ways to streamline your life

Being a grownup is hard. Daily life is busy. Somedays there just isn't enough time. It is easy to get down on ourselves when our to-do list isn't complete each night, and our list of projects continually grows. Life can seem chaotic as we try to balance time running errands, cleaning the house and managing the family. No matter how organized you may feel, life and its craziness just doesn't seem to stop.

April 24, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Water picture improves for some California towns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 23, 2014

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April 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


6 fun family workout routines

As a young child, I remember my mother taking my sister and I for walks every evening after dinner. Her doctor had recommended walking as a form of exercise. Walking has many benefits including strengthening the heart and maintaining a healthy weight. Since heart disease runs in my family, we continue with our walks.

April 24, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Under God' in court: Pledge of Allegiance draws new lawsuits

WASHINGTON - Since the 1940s, the Pledge of Allegiance has been the subject of legal challenges, especially since a 60-year-old Congressional joint resolution added two words that has turned the pledge into a declaration of faith as well as patriotism.

April 24, 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner | Hot Topics


FDA proposes regulations for e-cigs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

April 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


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