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Messina endorsed by 3 COC board members

William S. Hart Union High School District board candidate Joe Messina has been endorsed by College of the Canyons board members Scott Wilk, Michele Jenkins and Joan MacGregor.

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Moberg receives endorsements

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


President declares swine flu a national emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected people.

The declaration that Obama signed late Friday authorized Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to bypass federal rules so health officials can respond more quickly to the outbreak, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the United States.

October 24, 2009 | By Phillip Elliott Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart exec job opens up

Robert Gapper, the Hart district's chief operations officer, is leaving his position to replace Rochelle Neal, assistant superintendent of human resources and student services, who is retiring in January.

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Latest Kaiser poll shows public support for health care reform unchanged

MENLO PARK, Calif. - After falling over the summer then ticking upward in September, key tracking measures of public support for health care reform held steady in October with more Americans backing an overhaul of the U.S. health system than opposing it, according to the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.

October 24, 2009 | Source: Kaiser Family Foundation | SCV Raw


Newhall Halloween Parade, pumpkin carving contest today

The inaugural Old Town Newhall Halloween Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and will begin at 8th and Main streets, and end at 6th Street.

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC trains future entrepreneurs Oct. 27

The power of the entrepreneurial spirit will take the Santa Clarita Valley by storm Tuesday, Oct. 27, when the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour lands at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons.

October 24, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Peace Corps volunteers up by 18 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Peace Corps recruited 15,386 applicants in fiscal year 2009. This represents the largest amount of applications since the agency began electronically recording applications in 1998 and is an 18 percent increase from fiscal year 2008.*

October 24, 2009 | Source: Peace Corps | SCV Raw


Signal hatches new Twitter accounts

Responding to requests from readers who follow The Signal on Twitter, the Santa Clarita Valley's top news source has added new accounts so readers can choose to receive tweets just from specific content categories, or continue to receive all Signal tweets.

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


YouTube is the new MTV

When MTV was launched in 1981, it changed the music industry forever. From that point on, musicians who wanted to be popular needed to worry about their look as well as their sound. For some acts, their look was even more important than their music.

The same kind of change happened on the Internet in 2005. That was the year YouTube was launched. It quickly grew to be one of the most viewed Web sites of all time. Visitors can go to YouTube and watch videos put up by other site visitors.

October 24, 2009 | Source: Craig Duswalt International | SCV Raw


Need ‘pay as you go’ process

In response to Carole Lutness' column ("Economics and the brain," Sept. 15):

October 24, 2009 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 24, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rizzo defames Taylor, Gilbreth’s work

Mr. Rizzo's column ("Always in a hurry to speed things up," Oct. 14) would have you believe that the purpose of Scientific Management was to make people work harder and faster. In so doing I believe he defamed the work of Fredrick Taylor and Frank Gilbreth.

October 24, 2009 | By Paul Allen Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


CORRECTION: Hart plays Canyon tonight in Game of the Week

Hart football will play at Canyon tonight at 7 p.m. at Harry Welch Stadium.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Sports | SCV Prep Sports


MOMS Club holds bake sale for kids' education fund Oct. 27

The MOMS Club of Canyon Country, south will hold a bake sale at Lombardi Ranch on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

October 23, 2009 | Source: MOMS Club, Canyon Country, south | SCV Raw


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Former Dodger Bob Welch dies at 57

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Subway strike suspended in Sao Paulo, may hit Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) - With a subway strike put on hold, traffic in Brazil's biggest city returned to its normal, congested nature Tuesday, but there was no guarantee service would be on for Thursday's opening of the World Cup.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: Teen gunman in Oregon likely killed self

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) - A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California teacher tenure law unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Knicks hire Derek Fisher as head coach

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.

June 10, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans seeks public input on statewide freight mobility plan

SACRAMENTO – With the economic recovery expanding, California's highways, seaports, and railroads are again teeming with freight being transported across the state and on to the rest of the nation. Caltrans has invested billions of dollars in projects aimed at improving freight movement and reducing its environmental impacts, and this summer it will ask the public to weigh-in on the future of freight movement in California.

June 10, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Authorities: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver's lack of sleep is being blamed for the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four Social Security judges defended their work Tuesday amid accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

June 10, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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