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Letter: Jail plans are too extravagant, expensive

So, once again, Sheriff Lee Baca wants millions of dollars for his jail empire. Now he wants to tear down the Men's Central Jail and build two big, new towers and a new women's jail at the wayside facility in Castaic.

October 16, 2011 | By Kevin Eliason Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Letter: November 2012 can’t get here fast enough

America has the lowest employment since the '80s, the lowest property ownership since the '60s, the highest deficit-to-GDP ratio since the '40s, the worst long-term unemployment since the '30s, the lowest credit rating in its history, the highest government dependency rate of all time and the biggest debt ever recorded on planet Earth.

October 16, 2011 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


SCCS football: Rebound time

In a game where the SCCS defense set the tone early, the Cardinals solidified a 35-0 victory over Crean Lutheran on Saturday at Valencia high.

October 16, 2011 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


The Signal's Photo Spotlight Oct. 10-16

October 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: Let’s harvest wind energy in L.A. County

On Sept. 6, I sent a letter to Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich documenting inconsistencies between California Government Code and the current Los Angeles County ordinances governing the use of wind power in the unincorporated areas.

October 16, 2011 | By James Lee Acton | Letters to the Editor


Letter: ‘Correctional system’ corrects nothing

The Sept. 29 story, "ACLU takes on county jails, Baca," speaks of accusations that deputies brutalize inmates and that the ACLU calls for the resignation of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.

October 16, 2011 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Assistance for sons caring for mother

Recipients: Rey Morales and Allan Tejeda

October 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: Reporter coverage of pet event was inaccurate

I feel compelled to write on behalf of the many volunteers who made Bow-Wows & Meows possible. The recent pet fair was the subject of an article that was inaccurate and had some glaring omissions.

October 16, 2011 | Clare Storey Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Brian Baker: Dream Act is really a nightmare

"All the leaves are brown, and the skies are gray,

October 16, 2011 | By Brian Baker | Columnists


Tim Myers: Newhall Ranch vote was long-coming, disappointing

With the recent death of Steve Jobs - described by one technology scholar as a channel for the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci, rather than the more utilitarian personalities of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford - I would commend a YouTube video of the man's last public appearance June 7.

October 16, 2011 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Ken Keller: Ten questions for a better business and life

No one knows when someone will say something, do something, suggest something or show something that can have a positive impact in a person's life or their business.

October 16, 2011 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Classic avenue for expression in SCV

The craftsmanship of more than 80 local artists - and at least one no-so-local artist - was on display during the Santa Clarita Artists' Association's 22nd annual Art Classic, held Saturday at Newhall's Hart Hall.

October 16, 2011 | By Ray Bowden Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Information critical in elections

The political season has begun, and there are many candidates running for a litany of elective positions, some whose names are on the ballot in just a few weeks, and some in more than a year.

October 16, 2011 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Cameron Smyth: Gov. Brown shows true colors with end-of-session signatures

When legislation to mandate ski helmets for minors was introduced, many were up in arms at the thought of yet another piece of nanny-state legislation. And Gov. Jerry Brown agreed. In his veto message, he rightly stated, "Not every human problem deserves a law."

October 16, 2011 | By Cameron Smyth | Columnists


David Hegg: the purpose of pain

Recently, I was in the audience to hear the life story, and corresponding reflections, of a true American hero, Louie Zamperini.

October 16, 2011 | By David Hegg | Columnists


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Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Wine ‘Storage War’ winds down

Wine lovers storing their treasured cargo at Lee's Wine Storage in Santa Clarita have until May 6 at the latest to claim any wine or property stored at the location – or lose it, according to the property owner.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Warriors outlast Clippers, force Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.

May 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill softball roundup: Golden Valley wins again

This is starting to look like a theme for the Golden Valley Grizzlies.

May 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Valencia volleyball regains its throne

For the 13th time in the past 14 years, the Valencia Vikings reign supreme over the Foothill League.

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Puig's 4 hits lift Dodgers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - From the moment Yasiel Puig broke into the big leagues, it's been go, go, go for the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 1, 2014

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May 01, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Joseph Castanon Wins Hart District ROP Outstanding Student of the Year 2014

Outstanding Student Awards were held April 30, honoring the best of more than 2000 ROP students enrolled in William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program classes this year. These outstanding students were selected as medal winners in 6 different career clusters.

May 01, 2014 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District ROP | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Selected to Participate in ‘Pathway to Law School’ Initiative

SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons has been selected to participate in a new joint initiative launched by the California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California that will provide community college students a smoother pathway to six of California's top law schools.

May 01, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


California ranked 9th among Bicycle Friendly States

Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.

May 01, 2014 | Source: California Bicycle Coalition | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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