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FPPC inquiry to be filed in January

Hart school district board members Joe Messina and Steve Sturgeon will formally ask the Fair Political Practices Commission to look into fellow board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine's potential conflict of interest in January, Messina said Thursday.

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Horse killed on Sierra Highway

A horse was killed on Sierra Highway on Thursday morning after getting struck by a car and an SUV, authorities said.

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Women on Wine: A sparkling touch to entertaining

Editor's note: This article originally ran on Dec. 8, 2009.

December 24, 2010 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Local activist to receive award

Local resident and activist Lynne Plambeck will be saluted as an "environmental hero" by a statewide conservation group during an event next month.

December 24, 2010 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl KanowsKy: A merlot is a merlot is a merlot — or is it?

Wine is big business in California.

December 24, 2010 | By Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


Local earns professional community association manager designation

Valencia Management Group recently announced that Tina Nakamura has earned the Professional Community Association Manager designation from Community Associations Institute. According to the group, Nakamura is one of more than 1,200 managers nationwide who have earned the recognition.

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Bill Kennedy: Enterprise zone a gift for our valley

Merry Christmas, all!

December 24, 2010 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


U.S. needs to prevent disease, not just fix it

I couldn't help but sigh at the Dec. 4 headline: "Panel wants more stomach bands." According to this Associated Press article, another 12 million obese Americans "could soon qualify for surgery to implant a small, flexible stomach band designed to help them lose weight ..."

December 24, 2010 | By Dr. Roger De Sesa, De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. Valencia | Letters to the Editor


This year’s Reporter for a Day impressive

I was extremely impressed with the articles that were printed in Dec. 14's edition of Zone for Kids from Reporter for a Day at Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival.

December 24, 2010 | By Ann Unger,executive director, SCV Education Foundation Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Our society is awash in frivolous lawsuits

I believe it was back in the 1940s when I first found out that Cracker Jack had a small toy somewhere in its box. Seems like I put my hand in the box and kept digging until I found my toy.

December 24, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Dr. Joni Bhutra: How we can help stop teen suicide

During this holiday season, while we are all listening for the material items our children may want, I hope we also listen for the emotional support they may need.

December 24, 2010 | By Dr. Joni Bhutra | Rosemond on Parenting


Samuel Freshman and Heidi Clingen: Be smart at holidays and enjoy New Year’s

During the holiday season, the temptation often is to let budgets and financial goals slide. The festivities and so many gifts to buy are a great excuse.

December 24, 2010 | Samuel Freshman and Heidi Clingen | Rosemond on Parenting


2Day in the SCV: Friday, Dec. 24, 2010

Christmas Eve candlelight service

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Runner vacates Senate seat early

State Sen. George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, resigned from the Senate on Tuesday in preparation to take the oath of office for the Board of Equalization on Jan. 3.

December 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


It’s not magic, it’s volunteerism

Celebrating the charitable worker bees behind the American Cancer Society's mighty mission is the idea behind its annual Volunteer Recognition and Meeting Dinner.

December 23, 2010 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | About Town


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Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: What's known and what's not

WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Man stages assault on Georgia courthouse

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Streep, Bullock, Tomlin, Diaz celebrate Jane Fonda

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Help! My car's engine cut off: Here's what to do

WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas GOP advances 'therapy' for gays

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


7 ideas to turn an acquaintance into a friend

You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.

June 06, 2014 | Nicole Carpenter Deseret News | Hot Topics


Prediction: who will and should win at the Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


California Legacy License Plates will be pressed

Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. police chief knows drones are hot button issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle Police Department.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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