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Mardi Gras: A celebration of New Orleans flavors

While most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, you can throw your own Fat Tuesday fest wherever you live. Let the good times roll with authentic New Orleans-style food to make your party as genuine as the Big Easy celebration. Mardi Gras is actually part of a larger celebration, Carnival, that begins 12 days after Christmas (January 6) and ends Fat Tuesday, 46 days before Easter, so the celebration can extend beyond just one day.

February 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Food


Economic picture mixed

The city's economic snapshot for December 2009 shows a market trying to right itself during the Great Recession: More homebuilding permits were pulled and fewer homeowners defaulted in December than any month in the previous year, according to city documents released Tuesday.

February 17, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kenneth W. Keller: Managers: It’s time to provide leadership or leave

When a company is underperforming, the owner looks first at the employees for improvement and not in the mirror. The employees, however, look to the owner for leadership.

February 17, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kellar damaging city’s image

By now, Bob Kellar's views on immigration policy are no longer important. What is important is that he is being shown all over the country as an elected official of the city of Santa Clarita declaring that he is "a proud racist."

February 17, 2010 | By Richard Kratz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Patrick Henry and Kellar similarities

After Patrick Henry finished enumerating the failures of the government, he was called a traitor for his statements.

February 17, 2010 | By Jim Carroll Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Two sides to every story

Regarding "Being responsible is our agenda" (The Signal, Feb. 14):

February 17, 2010 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Camby headed to Blazers; Blake, Outlaw to Clippers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers are picking up needed help on the interior, acquiring Marcus Camby from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw.

The team announced the trade on Tuesday. ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports were the first to report the deal, which also includes cash going to the Clippers.

February 16, 2010 | By Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


No safe place to stand, watch at Cypress Mountain

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The roughly 20,000 fans who bought tickets to stand and watch the remaining events on Cypress Mountain are out of luck.

February 16, 2010 | By Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


COC’s Silver Spur Award to honor community service

The College of the Canyons Foundation's Silver Spur Award for community service is one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most prestigious honors and the annual Silver Spur dinner event itself has achieved "must attend" status for many community-minded individuals.

February 16, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Castaic Lake clean up

More than 150 volunteers helped clean up Castaic Lake from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Friends of Castaic Lake run a Pride in the Lake event on the second Saturday of every month. The February and September events also include a hot dog lunch for all of the volunteers. The Friends of Castaic Lake is a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to enhancing Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. For more information visit www.castaiclake.net.

February 16, 2010 | Courtesy photos | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire hydrant water geyser

A car hit and ruptured a fire hydrant at the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard in front of McDonald's about 8:15 a.m. Firemen stopped the water about a half hour after the collision.

February 16, 2010 | Frank McMahan | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students help Haiti

The North Park Student Council has concerns for the terrible earthquake in Haiti. The members wanted to help.

February 16, 2010 | By Leandra Theron and Taylor Halperin For The Signal | SCV Kids


What does it mean to be a good citizen?

First Place

February 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


Students get active to raise funds

Students at Meadows Elementary School combined fitness with fundraising during the school's inaugural triathlon to support school programs.

February 16, 2010 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Kids


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 16, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

February 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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People hiring photographers to shoot everyday life

When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona official says immigrant kids in good care

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona border officials will indefinitely continue to process hundreds of Central American children immigrants caught crossing the border illegally from Mexico into Texas.

June 10, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: G.O.P. smears P.O.W.

Just when you think Fox News and the right-wing scandal machine can sink no further, they wallow in a new level of filth that just boggles the mind.

June 10, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


An all-consuming fire

Gary Horton's June 4 column "Embracing a fire that still burns us today" is his most articulate column yet, and is so right on!

June 10, 2014 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Compulsion is not compassion

The entire liberal edifice rests upon the premise that the unrestrained free market doesn't work in meeting certain essential societal needs.

June 10, 2014 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s hear it for government climate intervention

It was just so exciting to read how the White House and EPA will save the planet despite those nasty and ridiculous global warming and climate change deniers.

June 10, 2014 | Charles O’Connell Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Van Slyke's 2 HRs lead Dodgers over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) - With two swings, Scott Van Slyke went from backup outfielder to star of the game.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kings get within a win of the Cup

NEW YORK (AP) - Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are close to finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.

June 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Canceled ‘Cat’ gets second life in Culver City

A local production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was given new life in Culver City after the play was canceled last week at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart Dance Team to perform on 'America’s Got Talent'

The Hart High School Dance Team will be performing on 'America's Got Talent' Tuesday evening on NBC.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


NCAA reaches $20M settlement of video game claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sam Keller and his teammates used to eagerly await the annual release of the NCAA Football video game, the popular EA Sports product featuring lifelike depictions of every major team.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charity BBQ competition slated June 21 for “999 for Kids”

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) will host a charity BBQ competition at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center (26983 Tapia Canyon Rd, Castaic). All proceeds from this event will be donated to the "999 for Kids" Charity.

June 09, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Pursuit suspect in custody after armed standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have captured a wanted man who climbed onto rooftops in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood while armed with a rifle after a freeway chase Monday, and then barricaded himself in a home for several hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down nearby freeway on-ramps, lock down schools and evacuate at least one as police waited him out, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Disney Gives Henry Mayo $104,000 to Remodel Emergency Room Waiting Area

VALENCIA, CA (June 8, 2014)-Disney recently presented a $104,000 gift to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation to underwrite the remodeling of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Emergency Department Waiting and Admitting pediatric area, enabling the hospital to further provide the best care for its youngest patients.

June 09, 2014 | Source: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital | Health News


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