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Bob Dickson: Time for the Boston Smoke Party

On April 1, the federal sales tax on a pack of cigarettes jumped from 39 cents to $1.01, and the only part of it that makes any sense is the date on which this tax went into effect.

April 03, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Assault from within

Americans are under assault - not from without but from within.

April 03, 2009 | By William Creitz Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: April 3, 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:

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


Oil booms and good will

Editor's note: As The Signal celebrates 90 years of service to the Santa Clarita Valley, we offer this peek into the SCV of days past. Following is from the first week of the April 1949 Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise.

There's oil in 'dem hills

April 03, 2009 | By Russell Patrick The Signal | Local Columns


COC and Hoefflin Foundation grant 'wishes'

College of the Canyons administrators, Board of Trustees members and Michael Hoefflin Foundation members deliver donated gifts to children suffering from cancer Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 a.m. until deliveries are completed.

April 02, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Annual SCV Wine Classic pours May 30

The College of the Canyons Foundation invites wine connoisseurs from across the Santa Clarita valley to partake in an evening of great wine, gourmet food and good company at the 22nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Wine Classic, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) main gallery.

April 02, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


City Web site launches public meeting page

Residents looking to keep up with all things city-related can visit the new Public Meeting Page on the city's Web site.

April 02, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Sulphur Springs honors young Mustangs

April 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Antonovich: Prop. 1A a threat

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined the opposition against state ballot measure Proposition 1A, citing its adverse effect on the state's record-high budget deficits and unemployment rate.

April 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Golden Valley High to host celebrity tournament

Golden Valley High School will present a celebrity basketball game on May 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to benefit the nonprofit Actors for Autism and the Golden Valley High School Grizzlies basketball program. One person who attends the game will win a pair of signed basketball shoes worn in an Olympic event by WNBA player and Olympian Delisha Milton-Jones.

April 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


All Around the World variety show

April 02, 2009 | By Francisca Rivas The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


No suspect yet in liquor store robbery

Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's detectives are still looking for a man who robbed a Canyon Country liquor store at gunpoint Tuesday and fled with the clerk's wallet and money from the register, a sheriff's official said.

April 02, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nurses, hospitals still negotiating

Talks between California Nurses Association negotiators and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital officials continue in an attempt to settle a compensation dispute between the two sides, hospital spokeswoman Laura Young said Wednesday.

April 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alan J. Lyons: Last-minute tax reminders

April 15 is just around the corner and millions are frantically getting their tax returns completed and in the mail. Here are some last minute details to consider.

April 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: Playing Monopoly with SCV water supplies

In 1999, Castaic Lake Water Agency bought Santa Clarita Water Company in a deal that, for the most part, occurred behind closed doors. Unbeknownst to the public, they filed for condemnation, paid $63 million in cash to the Bonelli family, apparently without a board vote on the matter, and bought a company that they could not legally own. They used public tax dollars to pay four times more than the appraised value of the water company at a time when two major wells were shut down because of amonium perchlorate pollution.

April 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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UPDATE: Winds continue to topple trees in SCV

Winds continued to buffet the Santa Clarita Valley throughout the day Wednesday, leading to a second straight day of uprooted trees and downed limbs, Santa Clarita city officials said.

April 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Famous bidders already lining up for LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included domestic violence, grand theft auto, petty theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


UPDATE: Computer issues delay flights in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Business tax board opens office locally

The Board of Equalization opened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.

April 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Second rabid bat found in Santa Clarita Valley

County health officials discovered a rabid bat in the Santa Clarita Valley last month, meaning two of the three found countywide so far this year have been in the SCV.

April 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stevenson Ranch / Westridge, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

April 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Wilk bill providing transparency to State Water Resources Control board passes committee

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Assemblyman Scott Wilk's (R- Santa Clarita) bill requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to post on their web site the external peer review studies when a regional board imposes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) on a community, passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committee with a 7-0 vote.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rancho Cucamonga wildfire forces evacuations

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Free HIV screenings offered by SCV Pregnancy Center

The SCV Pregnancy Center (SCVPC) is excited to announce new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screenings for local residents. SCVPC is a licensed medical clinic, and the first 100 residents calling for a HIV screening receive the service free.

April 30, 2014 | Source: SCV Pregnancy Center | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 30, 2014

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April 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


World's smallest dogs can be a big handful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Living little carries some big risks.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Protesters seize new building in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews douse fire along I-5

Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.

April 30, 2014 | Photos by Rick McClure | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thursdays @ Newhall lineup announced

The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


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