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Obama OKs 'imperfect' spending bill, with earmarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling it an "imperfect" bill, President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like those he promised to curb in last year's campaign. He insisted the bill must signal an "end to the old way of doing business."

The massive measure supporting federal agencies through the fall contains nearly 8,000 pet projects, earmarked by sponsors though denounced by critics.

March 11, 2009 | By Philip Elliott Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free lecture at SCV senior center Thursday

On Thursday, gastroenterologist Dr. Michael C. Jean from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will present information on "Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Detection & Treatment," from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 and 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Phil Rizzo: Fear tactics & the socialism monster

News has it that some larger banks may soon be nationalized - saved by the government until the economy picks up. Republicans say, "That's socialism and we can't have that. Soon the government will own everything."

March 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Find a place to take your trash

Laughable. That's how I see the Santa Clarita City Council, at least on the MRF issue.

March 11, 2009 | By Vanessa Brookman Val Verde | Letters to the Editor


Students working to change lives

Members from the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force at Canyon and Valencia high schools met Monday at Valencia High School to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

March 11, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Schools


The Honor Band plays on at Hart High School

During the school year, I wake myself mentally in two ways: reading the newspaper and playing music in my high school jazz and concert bands. The latter lets me artistically express myself, which gives me joy. The former keeps me informed, which - in recent months - has been giving me headaches.

March 11, 2009 | By Joseph Taylor For The Signal | SCV Schools


Six Flags earnings up 5 percent

Six Flags, Inc., the world's largest regional theme-park company, ended 2008 with a total revenue increase of $50.5 million, or 5 percent, compared to 2007, the company announced Tuesday.

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Kenneth W. Keller: Tools to help refresh your business

Data suggests that recessions are becoming shorter but economic uncertainty and distress is affecting many organizations.

March 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Your Community: Upcoming Events

SCV Computer Club meeting

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 11, 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:

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Veterans Committee honors Memorial Day

The Santa Clarita Valley Veterans Memorial Committee is the non-profit organization that constructed the Veterans Memorial Wall at Eternal Valley Cemetery in Santa Clarita and produces the annual Tribute to Veterans held every Memorial Day beginning at 10 a.m. at Eternal Valley.

March 10, 2009 | Source: SCV Veterans Memorial Committee | SCV Raw


Board approves Antonovich motion to limit unfunded mandates

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich for an investigation to determine whether, by accepting funding from the Federal Economic Stimulus Package, the County will be committed to assume the costs for required programs and services after stimulus dollars have been depleted.

"We want to ensure that accepting these dollars will not lock in County taxpayers for additional spending after the stimulus money is gone," Antonovich said. "We need a thorough analysis of the long-term impact these programs will have on the County budget."

March 10, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Local educators join Pink Friday

Teachers across California plan to wear pink on Friday, March 13 to acknowledge the state budget cuts to education.

March 10, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Teachers Association | SCV Raw


McKeon denounces card check

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the top Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, today denounced the so-called Employee Free Choice Act, legislation introduced by congressional Democrats that would deny workers the right to secret ballots in union organizing elections.

March 10, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon | SCV Raw


Canyon Country Advisory Committee meets March 18

The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting is Wednesday, March 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita.

March 10, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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How to help your college graduate adjust to real life

College graduation marks the end of a wondrous chapter and the beginning of a new life. College was a time for friends, late night cram sessions and homework. However, once you have that degree, the quest for a "grown-up" job begins and in this economy, that can be challenging.

May 31, 2014 | By Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


'Jesus Christ Superstar' cancels American tour

NEW YORK (AP) - A new arena version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New CIF rule will limit practice time

New rules issued by CIF State will limit practice time across the board for high school athletics, but local coaches don't expect much of an impact going forward.

May 31, 2014 | By Jon Stein and Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports


Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan launches Afghan airstrikes after attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American suicide bomber grew up in Central Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters vexed by California corruption probes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mickelson says he's cooperating in probe

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In US and abroad, new focus on anti-women violence

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Only US soldier held in Afghanistan is freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sport Chalet hosts free fishing seminar

Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 truck lanes project

The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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