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Supervisors call for audit of child protective services

Los Angeles County supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe requested an independent audit of child protective services at a meeting Tuesday.

July 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Slow down, SCV

So much has been written about the tragic and horrific crash on the Fourth of July in Valencia, with most of the claims that the cause was speeding.

July 28, 2010 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Erosion of religious freedom

Despite it being part of our First Amendment rights, the "free exercise" of religion in America is being eroded by the Obama administration in its public pronouncements. Instead of the constitutionally guaranteed "freedom of religion," the president and his secretary of state have begun to publicly replace the phrase with "freedom of worship."

July 28, 2010 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Santa Clarita Valley's '40 Under Forty' named

The results are in, and the second annual Santa Clarita Valley 40 Under Forty honorees have been announced.

July 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Ken Keller: Are you coaching the right players?

NFL training camps open this week. Many teams have the goal of getting to the Super Bowl in early February 2011.

July 28, 2010 | Ken Keller | Business Columns


Gary Horton: Don’t fall for fabricated horn stories

A few weeks after the presidential election, a man stopped us while on a walk in the Valencia Summit Park. After exchanging pleasantries, the man abruptly said he'd heard that with Barack Obama as president, they'd be tearing out the White House lawn and putting in a watermelon patch.

July 28, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Then and now

July 28, 2010 | By Paresh Nath Cagle Cartoons | Editorial Cartoons


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

July 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Home sales on the rise

Traditional sales are starting to pick up as homebuyers in the Santa Clarita Valley accept the current market realities and move to capture favorable prices and low-interest rates, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, Inc. recently reported.

July 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

July 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Antonovich calls for audit of county's child protection safety net

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- "Recent tragedies are the failure of a coordinated protocol of County departments who come into contact with abused and neglected children and their families," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who with Supervisor Don Knabe, introduced a motion ordering an independent audit and recommendations to protect these children.

July 27, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


CHP vies for national accreditation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has made great progress on achieving accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

July 27, 2010 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Consumer watchdog poll finds concern about Google's wi-spy snooping

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 27 -- A significant majority of Americans are troubled by recent revelations that Google's Street View cars gathered communications from home WiFi networks, and they want stronger legal protection to preserve their online privacy, according to a national opinion poll released today by Consumer Watchdog.

July 27, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


Casting for ABC's Supernanny: Families must apply now for ABC's top rated parenting show

Los Angeles, CA - The casting team of ABC's popular parenting series SUPERNANNY is currently casting for season six. The casting team will be sending producers around California to find the next SUPERNANNY family.

July 27, 2010 | Source: ABC | SCV Raw


Hard-hitting former Raider Jack Tatum dies at 61

Columbus, Ohio (AP) - Jack Tatum, the Pro Bowl safety for the Oakland Raiders best known for his crushing hit that paralyzed Darryl Stingley in an NFL preseason game in 1978, has died. He was 61.

July 27, 2010 | By Rusty Miller AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


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Top 10 best and worst cities to achieve American dream

SALT LAKE CITY - Children born to low income families are more likely to achieve the American dream in Salt Lake City than anywhere else in the United States, according to a recent study.

January 16, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


'Gilligan's Island' professor Russell Johnson dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Firefighters containing blaze

GLENDORA (AP) - Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighborhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. motorist cleared in Google Glass case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's team saves suicidal man from jumping off cliff

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.

January 16, 2014 | Deputy Joshua Dubin SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cher Gilmore: Ignorance is not bliss

Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.

January 16, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore | Columnists


More praise for fracking

I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.

January 16, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A tale of two scandals

Political pundits have put Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton as the front runners for the next president. Let's compare how the two have handled themselves in the face of recent scandals.

January 16, 2014 | By Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Suns sink sinking Lakers

PHOENIX (AP) - Gerald Green was in a generous mood after his best game of the season.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw, gets $215M from Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary.

January 15, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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