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Marsha McLean: State balances budget on backs of local government ... again

While Sacramento lawmakers are busy patting themselves on the back for finally passing their past-due annual budget, local governments throughout California are busy figuring how to absorb the new cuts to their budgets made by the state to achieve the state's "balanced" budget.

July 31, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Keep old politics out

When it comes to a person's health and welfare, old-fashioned politics should not rear its ugly head nor should it play a part in the decision-making regarding one's well-being.

July 31, 2009 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Circuses host abused animals

I'm sure most people have noticed advertisements and commercials with what appears to be happy elephants and tigers in who perform in circuses, put on by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, among others.

July 31, 2009 | By Charmaine Postem Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Working on smiles

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photo Spotlight, July 24 - 30, 2009: This week through our eyes

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


A sweet tooth that helps SCV Youth

The SCV Youth Project is mixing together a tasty treat for Santa Clarita Valley residents when they hold their first inaugural Sweet Charity Cake Auction and Competition on Saturday, Aug. 8.

July 31, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: July 31, 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:

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Maru summer recipe

Now that summer is here, the air at the farmers' market is fragrant with pungent herbs and the tables are laden with crisp green beans, otherwise known as haricots vert by Francophiles. Chef Jason Park of Valencia's Maru Restaurant suggests making the most of them with a warm salad of haricots vert, salami, poached egg and flowering thyme. This salad is a mélange of several complex, yet delicate flavors.

July 31, 2009 | For The Signal | Food


These gymnasts are truly something special

Special Olympics gymnastics competition came to the Santa Clarita Valley recently as three dozen athletes gathered for a regional meet at Gymnastics Unlimited in Valencia.

July 31, 2009 | For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


John F. Grannis: Hot-button issues for OSHA in the summer

There are a number of hot topics on the agendas of occupational safety and health agencies as we swing into summer 2009.

July 30, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Poll shows drought a major issue among Californians

A new poll shows drought is the most important environmental issue for nearly 20 percent of Californians, but residents prefer the state focus on water conservation instead of increasing supply.

July 30, 2009 | Source: Environmental Defense Fund | SCV Raw


Historical Society screens 'Wizard of Oz' Saturday night

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will screen the beloved 1939 family classic "The Wizard of Oz" on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the society's "Flickers at the Junction" film series.

July 30, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society | SCV Raw


Eating strawberries boosts brain power

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Strawberries are good for your brain, according to breaking news out of the 2009 Berry Health Symposium. Several of the latest studies, conducted by world-renowned researchers, consistently showed that strawberry consumption is a simple way to improve cognitive function.

For example, one study presented by researchers from the Chicago Healthy Aging Project (CHAP) showed that older adults who consume strawberries at least once per month have less cognitive decline. More specifically, women who consumed more than one serving of strawberries per month had a 16.2% slower rate of cognitive decline versus those who consumed less.

July 30, 2009 | Source: California Strawberry Commission | SCV Raw


Hart district launches new TV show, revamped Web site

Local residents will find it easier to get information about the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District, thanks to a newly designed Web site and a new "Education Today" program on Public Access Television, both of which are launching this week.

July 30, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Ride NoHo bus free for first two weeks

The city of Santa Clarita's Transit Division will offer free rides on its new "NoHo Express" route to North Hollywood the first two weeks of operation, from Sunday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 16.

July 30, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Internet child safety sting leads to multiple arrests

LASD – Special Victims Bureau Internet Child Safety Sting Leads to Multiple Arrests

June 10, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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