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Canyon High teacher/author finds success with novels depicting real life

While many know Andy Smith as an AP Social Studies teacher and rugby coach at Canyon High School, what most people don't know is that he is also an award-winning author of many books.

March 23, 2009 | Source: Willam S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


City hosts Enterprise Zone breakfast

The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast on Wednesday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita City Council Chambers.

March 23, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City sales tax tanks in fourth quarter 2008

The city of Santa Clarita has received its preliminary fourth quarter sales tax figures for 2008 which reveal a 15% decrease over the same period one year earlier.

March 23, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Obama's missed opportunities

Barack Obama has missed several opportunities to set an example for Americans struggling with job and home loss, and failed banks and corporations.

March 23, 2009 | By Jeff Springs Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thrill-seekers gather at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Intermittent rain showers Sunday only added to the thrill for a group of more than 700 roller coaster enthusiasts who traveled from all over to ride the most topsy-turvy coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

March 23, 2009 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 23, 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:

"We have fun but we also try to do things to bless somebody." - Queen Momma Rita McGranahan (Click here for story)

March 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don Gately: Confessions of a packrat

Maybe it's because I was born during the Depression and we were poor, but I have a hard time - a very hard time - getting rid of anything that once had value. Maybe I'll need it again.

March 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Our View: No end in sight for homeless battle

In the "you take them - no, you take them" battle between Santa Clarita and Los Angeles over homeless people, both sides reached an impasse, but it was only temporary.

March 22, 2009 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Stimulus bailout, greed

It is amazing that with the millions of Americans losing their jobs and the government trying to bail them out, and the money institutions that caused this debacle (getting more money) with the president's stimulus program, the politicians just cannot keep their greedy hands out of the cookie jar.

March 22, 2009 | By Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Random thoughts

I have two random thoughts. First, for those who seem to despise corporate profits, are you happy now? Carole Lutness would call them "right-wing corporatists." I prefer the term "employer."

March 22, 2009 | By Eric Heilbrum Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Baca and the stimulus

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca is going to close the jails? This might be a good thing.

March 22, 2009 | By Jim McElvain Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


New cabinet post

To President Obama: I propose a new cabinet position.

March 22, 2009 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


McKeon stood his ground

I wish to take umbrage with Shari Sorbo ("Where the consistency?" in Letters, March 5) on Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon's change of attitude.

March 22, 2009 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Misleading headline

Whether intentional or not, your headline on the front page of March 6's Signal, "Hart district will not lay off any employees," was completely misleading. This refers only to classified staff, not certificated teachers.

March 22, 2009 | By Kelley Schranz Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Birch Society solutions

"We, the people" each own a share of America. Our elected officials are our employees, most of whom have been naughty and need to be constitutionally and respectfully monitored.

March 22, 2009 | By John Siewerd Lakeside | Letters to the Editor


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Canceled ‘Cat’ gets second life in Culver City

A local production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was given new life in Culver City after the play was canceled last week at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart Dance Team to perform on 'America’s Got Talent'

The Hart High School Dance Team will be performing on 'America's Got Talent' Tuesday evening on NBC.

June 09, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


NCAA reaches $20M settlement of video game claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sam Keller and his teammates used to eagerly await the annual release of the NCAA Football video game, the popular EA Sports product featuring lifelike depictions of every major team.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Charity BBQ competition slated June 21 for “999 for Kids”

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) will host a charity BBQ competition at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center (26983 Tapia Canyon Rd, Castaic). All proceeds from this event will be donated to the "999 for Kids" Charity.

June 09, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Pursuit suspect in custody after armed standoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have captured a wanted man who climbed onto rooftops in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood while armed with a rifle after a freeway chase Monday, and then barricaded himself in a home for several hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down nearby freeway on-ramps, lock down schools and evacuate at least one as police waited him out, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Disney Gives Henry Mayo $104,000 to Remodel Emergency Room Waiting Area

VALENCIA, CA (June 8, 2014)-Disney recently presented a $104,000 gift to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation to underwrite the remodeling of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Emergency Department Waiting and Admitting pediatric area, enabling the hospital to further provide the best care for its youngest patients.

June 09, 2014 | Source: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital | Health News


Profitability Matters, but Not To Everyone

The bottom line, the profitability of a company, should matter to every employee but many owners tend to keep this information private. Owners then complain when profits are thin.

June 09, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Judge: Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ruled Monday that Casey Kasem should be fed, hydrated and medicated while a court-appointed attorney evaluates the health of the ailing radio personality after his daughter moved to implement end of life measures.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix to stop posting notices that irked Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will ease up a finger-pointing campaign that blamed Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Victim family helped jail O.J., but not for murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For years, Fred Goldman was adamant that he would never rest until he had held O.J. Simpson accountable for the killings of his son Ron and Simpson's ex-wife 20 years ago - even if a jury had acquitted the former football star.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Trucker in Morgan crash hadn't slept

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - The truck driver from Georgia accused of triggering the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident, authorities said Monday as the actor recovered in a New Jersey hospital.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


VA audit: New patients wait 56 days in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients seeking care through the VA's Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System waited an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor - four times longer than the department's goal.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon calls on Hegel to testify in Bergdahl case

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Bowe Bergdahl:

June 09, 2014 | Source: Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: 2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when a man and a woman fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

June 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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