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McKeon selected as Senior Republican for 111th Congress

Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) was selected by his House Republican colleagues to serve as the Senior Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee in the 111th Congress, a post he's held since 2007.

December 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Memorial service for Patricia Wells

A memorial service for popular Santa Clarita physician Patricia Lynn Wells will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital cafeteria.

December 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, Oct. 8-Oct. 13, 2008

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

December 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Benz issue just one of many traffic problems

We are responding to Richard Oster's opinion letter of Oct. 2 regarding the Benz Road traffic problem.

December 14, 2008 | By Jean and Cal Erickson Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Outraged by tabloidism in the pit bull story

I was outraged on many levels by the "tabloid" journalism The Signal used in its article on Tia Torres and her pit bulls visiting Valencia High School.

December 14, 2008 | By Barbara A. Schiern administrative assistant, Valencia High School | Letters to the Editor


Everyone is entitled to their opinion

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone reading this "Right Here, Right Now" column to find out I am a faithful and proud Republican.

December 14, 2008 | By Brian Koegle RIght Here Right Now | Columnists


UPDATED: Fire in Porter Ranch burns away from SCV

UPDATED 5:50 p.m.

December 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Magic Mountain-Old Road intersection closed through Tuesday

Construction activities for The Old Road realignment and Magic Mountain Parkway widening at Interstate 5 will close the intersection for a week starting this morning, according to the latest update from the city of Santa Clarita, L.A. County, Newhall Land, Metro and Caltrans.

December 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Daybreak: Dec. 14, 2008

"The question is, 'Shouldn't we be stopping the hate instead of fueling the anger?'"

December 14, 2008 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


John Boston: The SCV’s December War

For me, gratitude comes in waves, and I was bowled over earlier by a simple gift. At the crossroads of my country flirting with socialism, with a helmet-headed Illinois governor flaunting his power like Caligula, with O.J. going to jail until his 90s, I noticed something.

December 14, 2008 | Signal Staff | Columnists


City Planning Commission hosts study session

A Planning Commission study session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall. The meeting will be a review of the current year as well as a look ahead to 2009.

December 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


School funds hang by a thread

State budget cuts mean a hard-earned $1.6 million grant for new vocational education facilities could be snatched from the coffers of the William S. Hart Union High School District.

December 14, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alleged robbery suspects remain at large

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are still seeking suspects in a reported armed robbery of a Saugus resident Friday night, said Lt. Tom Bryski.

December 14, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Myers' Musings

In his epic historical novel "War and Peace," Leo Tolstoy likened Napoleon and other "leaders" of great historical movements to a jungle monkey that accidentally falls out of his tree perch onto the back of a rampaging elephant, and then through the ultimate act of hubris convinces himself that he controls the movement of the elephant crushing everything in its path even though he hangs on for dear life.

December 14, 2008 | Tim Myers | Columnists


Birthin’ babies in the Golden Years

Out of the millions of women celebrating childbirth this week, one really takes the cake: 70-year-old Rajo Devi of India.

December 14, 2008 | Diana Sevanian Out of My Head | Columnists


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U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.

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


SCV sheriff's deputies to conduct exercise at mall

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, from about 6:00PM- 11:00PM, an emergency response exercise will be held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia.

June 01, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group says Calif. mining operation threatens snail

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group says a mining company's plan to extract more than a billion dollars' worth of gold and silver from a mountain near the desert town of Mojave threatens a snail's existence and must be halted.

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


GOP primary race for governor a dead heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown heading into Tuesday's primary election with a huge lead while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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