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Dianne Van Hook: State’s higher education faces fateful decisions

It's been said that the choices we make make us. And never has that been more true than right now in California, which faces a $25.4 billion budget deficit.

February 27, 2011 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Cary Quashen: Over-the-counter epidemic plagues our kids

Community leaders nationwide came together this past week in a weeklong effort to curb the biggest drug problem facing our youth today - prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse.

February 27, 2011 | Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Reader Meter results, Feb. 18-Feb. 25, 2011

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

February 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011

Santa Clarita Street Fair

February 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lifelong callings finally realized

Susan Bek and Cynthia Jew have journeyed a lifetime to reach the day when they would finally be ordained to priesthood in the Episcopal Church of Los Angeles.

February 26, 2011 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Faith Calendar

Want to share your congregation's Sunday service, special event or program? E-mail tmarashlian@the-signal.com details including the location, time and contact information for each submission.

February 26, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Janice France-Pettit: Tips for the art of successful saving

Financial experts agree that saving should be a part of every household budget; unfortunately many Americans aren't prepared for financial emergencies, nor are they saving enough for retirement.

February 26, 2011 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Robert Lamoureux: Even manly men need concrete help

Hey Robert,

February 26, 2011 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


California opens new doors to keep families in homes

With high unemployment and the California real estate values still in the doldrums, the state is taking a new step to prevent foreclosures and stabilize communities.

February 25, 2011 | By Steven Spears Executive Director, California Housing Finance Agency | SCV Raw


Mountasia hosts Summer Meltdown fundraiser Feb. 25

Mountasia Family Fun Center will host a fundraiser for the Yes I Can student-organized 2011 Summer Meltdown concert until closing time at 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25.

February 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Video Game Review: 'Two Worlds II'

It's a big year for fans of heroic fantasy. Peter Jackson is finally starting production on "The Hobbit." George R.R. Martin's beloved "A Game of Thrones" is coming to HBO. And two of video-gaming's most popular epics are returning with fresh chapters: BioWare's "Dragon Age II" and Bethesda Softworks' "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim."

February 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Food and Fun


The hours of Oscar: Broadcast begins at 5 p.m. Sunday night

On the day the Oscar nominations were announced, I made some quick guesses and toyed with the possibility that "True Grit" might sneak in. I've changed my mind, and now agree with the conventional wisdom that "The King's Speech" will be the year's best picture. Still, "True Grit" or "The Social Network" could pull off an upset. You might want to consider that in entering the $100,000 Outguess Ebert contest this year.

February 25, 2011 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Escape Cover Story


Small-business center garners recognition

During the season of Academy, Golden Globe and Grammy awards, Santa Clarita's own Small Business Development Center took center stage in January to collect a few prominent awards of its own.

February 25, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Chris Towles: Strategies for California college planning

Planning to go to college in California? Here's some information you may want to know.

February 25, 2011 | Chris Towles College Bound | Rosemond on Parenting


Our View: ‘Takers’ soak fans with new cable deal

The Signal's Editorial Board always takes pride in its efforts to "look out for the little guy," but sometimes even we are overwhelmed by the job.

February 25, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


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Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: auto thefts reported

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

June 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Getting Your Child Ready For College

Getting your child ready for college may seem a little bit overwhelming, at first. By taking one step at a time, the process can be more manageable and less stressful for both of you. Here are 11 tips to help you be successful.

June 04, 2014 | Sharee Wanner, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


A new 'Destiny' for non-sequel video games at E3

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't call it a comeback.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The power of meditation

We all go through times when we feel worn down. As parents, spouses and family members, we're often left feeling like we have too many obligations and not enough of ourselves to go around. When you find yourself needing a pick-me-up, meditation is a great place to turn. However, many people shy away from the idea of meditation thinking that it only involves bendable yogis chanting "om" over and over. You can make meditation work in your life, after learning about what style of meditation will work for you.

June 04, 2014 | Heather Hale, FamilyShare | Health News


Kashkari to make middle-class appeal for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in November.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV community meeting set on high-speed rail project

A Santa Clarita Valley community meeting to discuss the proposed California high-speed rail system is scheduled for Thursday evening in Newhall.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rogers Concedes Election to Knight and Strickland, Recommends Vote for Knight in November

Statement from 25th Congressional District Democratic candidate Lee Rogers:

June 04, 2014 | Source: Dr. Lee Rogers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Videos look to help police curb dog shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Antitrust experts: 2 big deals better than 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger -the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Library aims to keep kids reading during summer

The Santa Clarita Public Library is trying to keep kids reading over the summer with the "Paws to Read" summer reading program.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Wounded Warrior' laughs way to recovery

In February, I wrote an open letter to a soldier I encountered en route from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. I shared my regret at crossing paths several times and not thanking him for his service. Though I don't know whether he ever stumbled on the column, I promised I wouldn't make the same mistake again. When opportunity knocked, I'd be ready.

June 04, 2014 | Jason Wright, Deseret News | Hot Topics


LATEST PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

CONGRESS 25th District

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rebels in Ukraine seize another border guard base

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels have seized another border guard base in eastern Ukraine, the third such military facility taken over the last day.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Brown to face Kashkari for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.

June 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nephew of President Kennedy clears primary hurdle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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