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McKeon blasts Dems on spending, calls for freeze

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the omnibus spending bill for FY2009 and Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) expressed serious concern with Democrats' continued federal spending spree and opposed the bloated $410 billion measure.

February 26, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Rock memorabilia auctioned on e-Bay to aid deputy

Rock superstars have donated autographed musical memorabilia to a special e-Bay auction to benefit a sheriff's deputy stationed in Santa Clarita Superior Court, and battling leukemia.

February 26, 2009 | Source: Bonus I Deputy John Maio and Deputy Mike Ascolese L.A. County Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


High schools campaign to fight use of child soldiers

A community campaign is now uniting two William S. Hart Union High School District schools in order to stop the use of child soldiers. Valencia High School is now joining Canyon High School's Human Rights Watch Student Task Force by forming their own Human Rights Club. Both schools have been collecting Red Hands, which symbolize the fight against the use of child soldiers.

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


Library program helps students

La Mesa Junior High School is noticing an increase in the both student attendance and grades due to the success of the Library Homework Club. The club gives students the opportunity to be helped by teachers and parents after school in a variety of subjects.

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


Local schools earn recognition

Two schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District have been nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 year. The schools, Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, were selected among some 500 California Schools.

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


Getting it right on tax returns

An early IRS sampling of tax returns shows about 15 percent have errors involving the recovery rebate credit that is related to last year's economic stimulus payment.

February 26, 2009 | For The Signal | Business Columns


Discovering new careers at COC

SCV School and Business Alliance and their title sponsor, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation host Discovering Careers 2009 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at College of the Canyons.

February 26, 2009 | By Shelbby Bambrick For The Signal | Local Business News


Cross-Town Cowboys at Cowboy Fest?

Ms. Gajewski is to be congratulated for her story "The cowboy life through song" (The Signal, Feb. 9).

February 26, 2009 | By Connie Selznick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Build desalination plants

The Central Valley in California grows most of the country's fruits and vegetables in normal times, but it is currently in a severe drought and farmers are abandoning their farms. Farmers in Fresno County will only plant half the acreage of lettuce grown in 2005.

February 26, 2009 | By Donald A. Moskowitz Londonderry, N.H. | Letters to the Editor


Oscar Dominguez: Saving during rainy days

As tough times abound in this economy, many of our Santa Clarita Valley bankers are hearing this familiar question: "How can I start saving if most of my money goes toward bills?"

February 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Dr. Gene Dorio: A healthier, cleaner, safer Santa Clarita

As a doctor, I am particularly concerned about the health of our community and how it affects the health of the individuals who live here, especially our children and seniors.

February 26, 2009 | Dr. Gene Dorio | Columnists


Joe Messina: Paying the high cost of illegal immigration

"All they want to do is work!"

February 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 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:

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


Keep school bands playing

I am an eighth-grade student at La Mesa. I enjoy being in the band.

February 26, 2009 | By Ian Cunningham Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The struggle of American Indians

The big casinos that the American Indians own do not take care of their own people. Many Indians who live on reservations are struggling to survive. Many live in shacks with no running water or even heat to keep them warm.

February 26, 2009 | By Mary S. Mello Newhall | Letters to the Editor


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Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions

NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critical after crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Casey Kasem's daughter in charge of care

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court revives case for art seized in WWII

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Milone helps A's win again

BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Supervisor Antonovich sponsors summer beach bus

To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Supervisoor Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 6, 2014

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June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: What's known and what's not

WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


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