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Bruins brewin’ scholarships

UCLA regional support group the Santa Clarita Bruins is offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors and College of the Canyons students accepted to UCLA.

March 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Beer-tasting event on tap for COC Foundation

With a series of local wine tasting events already dedicated to wine aficionados across the Santa Clarita Valley, next month the College of the Canyons Foundation Library Associates will present a unique beer-tasting experience as the latest installment of the "In Good Taste" series.

March 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Lyons Ranch puts seniors, taxpayers at peril

A trip to a Board of Supervisors meeting in downtown Los Angeles is never a pleasant experience for the public. It means a day off work, a long drive in traffic, usually about an hour and a half from Santa Clarita and a hefty parking fee. A long wait faces the intrepid traveler before the agenda item is heard. Then finally, the resident is granted the opportunity to speak to a supervisor who is not listening because he is having a conversation at the dais with someone else.

March 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


P.I.’s demise an opportunity

In the Sunday, March 22 edition of The Signal, columnist Michele E. Buttelman expressed despair at the closing of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

March 26, 2009 | By Sam Murray Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Stop red-light cams

I would like to expand the observations of the red-light cameras that ticket people at intersections, by observing the historical characteristic of government to always get bigger and more intrusive - never smaller.

March 26, 2009 | By Ed Nemechek Adelanto | Letters to the Editor


Randall D. Armour: Your options in naming a beneficiary of your IRA

Naming the correct beneficiary of an IRA allows the possibility of tax-deferred growth for decades and can turn even a modest IRA into millions of dollars for your spouse, children, grandchildren or other beneficiaries. Below, I will discuss the basic options available when choosing an IRA beneficiary.

March 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Burglary suspects nabbed

Four men were behind bars Wednesday in a string of recent residential burglaries, including one in which a garage door was kicked open and a TV, computers and a video game system stolen.

March 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: March 26, 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:

"The real heroes are the single moms who courageously get up every morning and put their own needs aside in favor of their families." ­- DaAnne Smith, exectuive director of Single Mothers Outreach. (Click here for story)

March 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congress votes to expand wilderness in 9 states

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has voted to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness - from California's Sierra Nevada mountains to the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.

The legislation, which opponents, mostly Republicans, called a "land grab" that would block energy development on vast swaths of federal land, is on its way to President Barack Obama for his likely signature.

March 25, 2009 | By Matthew Daly Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mayordude.com contest winners get early shred session at new skate park

The city of Santa Clarita will host its new skate park's public Grand Opening on Friday at 3:30 p.m., but 30 local kids will get to surf the concrete turf early.

March 25, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Four burglary suspects busted

Four suspected burglars are behind bars today after Deputies Vaziri and Marino, assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station / City of Santa Clarita's Community Interaction Team (CIT), spotted a vehicle matching the description given in a residential burglary yesterday.

The same vehicle, a black Mercedes Sport Utility Vehicle, had been spotted by neighbors at the scene of other residential burglaries in the Santa Clarita Valley over the past several weeks and deputies have been searching for it.

March 25, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


'Pool School' immerses homeowners in pool safety, maintenance

The city will host a Pool School for Homeowners class on Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. Certified pool technicians will host the class, designed to help homeowners cut costs by maintaining their back yard pools without hired assistance and understanding energy efficient maintenance techniques.

March 25, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Presenters sought for 'Discovering Careers-2009' program

The SCV School & Business Alliance is looking for local business and community leaders who would be willing to share a Saturday morning giving local young people some insight into their chosen careers and professions.

March 25, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Zonta brunch honors local volunteers

Twenty women representing local community service organizations will be honored at the annual Women in Service Celebration sponsored by Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 25, 2009 | Source: Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


Vans Warped Tour kicks off June 26 in Pomona

It's not summer until the Vans Warped Tour presented by AT&T begins.

March 25, 2009 | Source: Vans Warped Tour | SCV Raw


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HBO's Silicon Valley finds fans in tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fabien Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather's films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he's adding to his family's sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Jersey commissioner's wife among dead in crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States move to blunt Obama carbon plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rundown Philadelphia row home honored with funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral has been held in Philadelphia for a rundown row house seen as a symbol of urban blight.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report faults California prison mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's flawed water system can't track usage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 Cleveland officers indicted in deadly car chase

CLEVELAND (AP) - A police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into the Cleveland Police Department's use of deadly force and its pursuit policies.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia High Student Wins Thousands in Scholarships

Sabrin Sidhu, a senior at Valencia High School, has competed in the 77th Annual student speaker contest which is sponsored by the Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation.

June 01, 2014 | Submitted by the Castaic Lions Club | COMMUNITY


For The Love Of Writing

The SCV Writers' Group is an association of local writers who meet regularly to share their current fiction projects.

June 01, 2014 | By Toni Hawks Floyd Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Prayers For A Friend’s Child

Dearest Marianne,

June 01, 2014 | By Joanne Bidwell Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Our Community Submissions

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June 01, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Extraordinary Moments

Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?

June 01, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Seen Around the SCV

June 01, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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