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Annual 5K run

Knights of Columbus will sponsor the 30th annual 5K run, starting in Mentryville at the west end of Pico Canyon Road, Newhall, run entirely on trail in the park property, 9 a.m., Saturday, $21-$27 pre-registration (parking fees included). Info: (661) 259-4384.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | About Town


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town? Take The Signal with you!

Send us a photo of you and your family or friends holding up a copy of The Signal with your exotic locale in the background.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Newsmakers tickets now available

The 2008-2009 Newsmakers of the Year Awards hosted by the SCV Press Club in the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Friday, March 19, 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Oscars' Avatar snub sparks Green Globe Film Awards voting frenzy

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The month of Avatar versus Hurt Locker Oscar predictions came to a close on March 7 with the Hurt Locker overtaking Avatar for Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow trumping James Cameron for Best Director, causing environmentalists to see red.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Green Globe Film Awards | SCV Raw


Last chance to save 38 endangered and threatened species

LOS ANGELES -- The Santa Clara River is the last major wild river in Southern California. It provides its neighboring cities with drinking water and it irrigates rich farmland as it meanders 116 miles from the San Gabriel Mountains near Acton to the Pacific Ocean at Oxnard, CA. But it is a lethal combination of public apathy and corporate greed that could kill this preeminent ecosystem. Well over 38 endangered and threatened species inhabit the river, its watershed and tributaries.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Animals on the Edge | SCV Raw


New study shows eating strawberries daily can quickly improve health

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- When it comes to eating healthy, most people know it's a good long-term choice, but what they may not know is that eating certain foods daily can provide immediate health benefits. According to a new UCLA study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the antioxidant power in strawberries becomes "bioavailable" or ready to work in the blood after just a few short weeks of eating, resulting in the potential to improve the body's defense against chronic disease.

March 10, 2010 | Source: California Strawberry Commission | SCV Raw


Man busted on burglary and weapons charges

Roderick Butler, 24, of Canyon Country, was arrested this morning by detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's burglary team and charged with burglary, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of stolen property.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Go green, get green

The City of Santa Clarita is gearing up to launch its new Green Energy Incentive Program, which offers grants to local businesses of all sizes that undertake projects designed to achieve eligible "green" objectives.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


City now offering parties in the park

The City of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash. Reservations are on a fist-come, first-served basis.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


McKeon statement on Iraqi parlimentary elections

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement congratulating Iraqis for their embrace of democracy and rejection of violence as a political tool:

March 10, 2010 | Source: Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


McKeon statement on U.S. Air Force aerial refueling program

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement following the announcement by Northrop Grumman that the company would not compete to build the U.S. Air Force's KC-X aerial refueling tanker:

March 10, 2010 | Source: Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


County welfare for kids of illegal aliens tops $50 million in January

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the Department of Public Social Services showing that illegal aliens' children born in the United States collected more than $50 million in welfare benefits (CALWORKS + Food Stamps) for the month of January.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Saugus Swap Meet hosts canned food drive in April

Saugus Swap Meet will hold a canned food drive during April on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Saugus Speedway and Swap Meet | SCV Raw


Clothes for community launches this month

The City of Santa Clarita Waste Management and the Salvation Army are preparing to launch Clothes for Community, an innovative program allowing residents to donate gently used clothing to those in need with greater ease.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


Zonta offers scholarship for women in business

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is now accepting scholarship applications from local area women majoring in business-related studies for the Jane M. Klausman Scholarship for Women in Business.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Zonta Club of SCV | SCV Raw


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Man freed in Missouri delayed imprisonment case

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City, take a stand against petition blockers

I know there are quite a few people in the SCV who can remember back to the '40s, '50s and '60s during the big strikes that some of the big companies had - and how violent they were.

May 06, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours

Editor's note: The following was copied to The Signal but sent to members of the Santa Clarita City Council.

May 06, 2014 | John Annoreno Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Kings shut down Ducks to take 2-0 series lead

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USFS air tanker numbers drop as fire hazard increases

With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Mobile addict' population increasing

Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.

May 05, 2014 | By Madeleine Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 tips on how to wake up in a better mood

You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Job fair slated for Wednesday at COC Canyon Country campus

It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.

May 05, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 ways to build trust in your relationships

Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Election month starts today

June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch lacrosse makes playoffs

In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA Supreme Court declines to hear runoff case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal by Los Angeles County contesting a ruling that held it liable for storm water pollution.

May 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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