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The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 4, 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:

September 04, 2009 | Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


McFarland the nut job

Hey, Bruce. I passed your test ("Are you a nut job?" The Signal, Aug. 24).

September 04, 2009 | By C.W. Babcock Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Took McFarland's advice

I took McFarlands' advice ("Are you a nut job?" The Signal, Aug. 24) and did a little research on my own regarding the proposed health bill, HR 3200.

September 04, 2009 | By Bob Baxton Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Old Town Newhall: Main Street ribbon cutting

September 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Andy Pattantyus: Preserving liberty is the citizen's obligation

Webster's dictionary defines liberty, our country's most precious asset, as "the quality or state of being free, freedom from arbitrary or despotic control."

September 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Access the Internet for inspiration

How do you keep yourself up, inspired and motivated on a daily basis? How do you keep from forgetting that you are committed to living well and stressing less? What do you do when you get bogged down in life? When you are in the doldrums? When you feel stuck?

September 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Investigators: Arsonist caused Station Fire

Firefighters brought the sprawling Station Fire under greater control Thursday as investigators declared the blaze deliberately set and sheriff's detectives launched a homicide investigation.

September 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Joseph L. Stark: COBRA health insurance changes policy

In today's economy, many individuals are, unfortunately, becoming familiar with the difficulties of retaining insurance coverage in the face of layoffs and other involuntary terminations.

September 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Homicide probed in massive arson fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators launched a homicide investigation Thursday into the wildfire north of Los Angeles after determining that the gigantic blaze - which has killed two firefighters, scorched 226 square miles and destroyed dozens of homes - was set intentionally.

September 03, 2009 | By Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


City cautions residents of smoke and ash

Venturing outside today, you may have noticed ash falling from the sky resulting from the Station Fire. The smoke and ash in the air contain pollutants that can be harmful to your health. The EPA has a list of tips to protect yourself from smoke here which include:

September 03, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City recreation update: closures and cancelled classes

Numerous city of Santa Clarita Recreation facilities will remain closed today due to air quality issues resulting from current Southern California fires.

September 03, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


‘Cash for Clunkers’ program upgrades old home appliances

The city of Santa Clarita is informing residents about the State's new "Cash for Clunkers" Program, this time for Appliances. The California Department of Energy received $35.2 million in appropriated federal stimulus package funding to assist California residents in swapping out old energy inefficient home appliances for new, Energy Star qualified ones.

September 03, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Statewide Labor Day survey polls work hours, job security

LOS ANGELES -- Labor Day will be a much needed day of rest this year for Californians, as approximately half of the state's employed workers are working harder, toiling longer hours and experiencing less job security than they did two years ago, according to data released today in the California Labor Day Survey conducted by Harris/Decima on behalf of Everest College.

September 03, 2009 | Source: Everest College | SCV Raw


Community Hiking Club updates plans for Sept., Oct. hikes

The Santa Clarita-based Community Hiking Club has cancelled all previiously planned September hikes due to the Station Fire. All printed paper schedules should be ignored in lieu of the following new schedule.

September 03, 2009 | Source: Community Hiking Club | SCV Raw


Registration opens for skateboard contest

Pre-registration begins Friday for the Volcom Inc.'s Wild in the Parks skateboard contest tour, which rolls into the Santa Clarita Skate Park Sept. 19.

September 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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David Hegg: Toward ethical friendship

Someone has rightly said that a true friend is one who walks in when everyone else is walking out. In most areas of life, tragedy and trial bring truth to the surface. Your true character is best seen in the worst of situations, when the façade falls away and you no longer can hide who you are. When it comes to friendships, hard times bring out the reality of the relationship.

May 04, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


On the Beat Softball: Season hinges on two games

The last week and a half has provided interesting insight into exactly what Saugus is capable of.

May 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Gaborik leads Kings to OT win vs Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the first playoff series between the Southern California teams.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ken Keller: We should all be so lucky

This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.

May 03, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Signal takes home collection of CNPA awards

Signal Multimedia took home four awards, including top honors for enterprise reporting and feature photography, in an annual competition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association announced Saturday.

May 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lawmakers say they won't abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) - A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, an official said late Friday.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


So. Cal. wildfire 67 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Canyon baseball sweeps Golden Valley

The Canyon Cowboys baseball team has endured its fair share of struggles this season, but it wasn't about to hand Golden Valley its first league win of the season on Friday afternoon at Canyon High School.

May 02, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Hart shortstop Nick Valiaka hits a walk-off home run

Hart Indians shortstop Nick Valaika redeemed himself in a big way in the series finale against West Ranch.

May 02, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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