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Obstructionists

In response to the recent rhetoric regarding "environmental terrorism": OK, I get what City Councilman Frank Ferry ("Ferry: Stop 'developmental terrorism,'" June 1) is trying to say, although I might have used the term "developmental obstructionists," because there are indeed vocal individuals in our valley who attempt to oppose any new development for any reason in Santa Clarita.

June 13, 2010 | Nancy Heaps Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Are you appalled?

Are you appalled by the front-page story ("City OK's $117K 'Old West' re-do for Newhall Library," May 13) regarding the cost of revised architectural drawings for our new library? So was I.

June 13, 2010 | Kate Brendon Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Life is a bucket of cherries

It is an eagerly awaited rite of summer when the cherries begin to ripen in the Leona Valley.

June 13, 2010 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


Your Community: Dates to Watch

June 23

June 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Your Community: Upcoming Events

Discount tickets to Hurricane Harbor

June 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Sweet cherry summer recipes

Maxi's 30 minutes to homemade sweet cherry jam

June 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Zonta of SCV installs new officers

Members of Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley filled the banquet room of LeChene French Cuisine recently to honor three of their own - outgoing President Cindy Kittle, incoming President Karla Edwards and newly named Zontian of the Year Peggy Edwards.

June 13, 2010 | By Pat Willett For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


In the service

Tristan C. Wallace

June 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Initiative to preserve state parks added to Nov. ballot

Sacramento, Calif. -- California Secretary of State Debra Bowen qualified the State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Trust Fund Act of 2010 for the Nov. 2 statewide ballot today.

June 12, 2010 | Source: Californians for State Parks and Wildlife Conservation | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, June 5 - June 12, 2010

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

June 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Shakespeare festival stages 'The Tempest' July 17

Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival will open its production of "The Tempest" on Saturday, July 17, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Towsley Canyon Park.

June 12, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival | SCV Raw


Consumer group calls for Congressional hearing on Google's 'wifi snooping'

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Consumer Watchdog Friday praised three Congressmen for releasing Google's purported explanation of its three-year WiSpy snooping and endorsed a call for a Congressional hearing about the incident. Consumer Watchdog also called for the Federal Communications Commission to investigate.

June 12, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


Where the Presidential rubber meets the road

Even though Barack Obama was not my choice to fill the presidential slot, my hope was that he would bring balance to our nation.

June 12, 2010 | By Gary Hebdon Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


One place socialism works

I was challenged the other day to say something positive about socialism, by naming some place where it's worked, and there is such a place.

June 12, 2010 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Boston, you are missed

Certainly I am not the only one who misses John Boston's contributions to The Signal. I have only read the paper occasionally since his departure.

June 12, 2010 | By Daniel Raushel Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.

January 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legislative deadline nears for hundreds of bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies. Yet he avoided major action on the practice of sweeping up billions of phone, email and text messages from across the globe.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Unions protest Postal Service outlets at Staples

WASHINGTON (AP) - The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency's unions.

January 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA to receive list of possibly dangerous buildings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Researchers have decided to hand the city of Los Angeles a list of older concrete buildings, some of which may be prone to collapse during a strong earthquake.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CORRECTION: Nighttime closure planned for Interstate 5 middle lanes

The California Department of Transportation announced Friday it will be closing the two middle lanes of the freeway in both directions between Van Nuys Boulevard and State Route 118 to demolish the median.

January 19, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tucson police look at potential tips in abduction

A door-to-door effort launched this week in the case of a Tucson girl who disappeared from her bedroom more than 18 months ago has yielded some possible tips, police said Saturday

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of residents who fled a wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles returned home Saturday as red-flag warnings of extremely dangerous fire conditions expired, but officials say that bone-dry winter conditions remain a threat for the region.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Life lessons learned in rock climbing

There is a lot to like about living here in Santa Clarita. For me, I like that Santa Clarita is an active community.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Quinn Saugus Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valencia High School student dominates in equestrian competitions

Devon Ingber, 16, a sophomore at Valencia High School, won Reserve Champion in the Junior Varsity Equitation division in December, competing against 58 girls from both public and private schools from all over Southern California, on her horse Fabiane.

January 19, 2014 | Submitted by Mary Ingber Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Tennis players celebrate birthdays

When most men are rocking by the fire, or just collecting dust, Ed Jace and Thor Jorgensen are on the tennis courts.

January 19, 2014 | By Jim Brush Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


What’s Your Story?

Our Community is the place where people who live in the Santa Clarita Valley can share their stories – and we publish them every week - giving the community a voice.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Reader Feedback

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences on Jan. 17, 1994. Here's what they said.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Dominick and the Boys from Africa

About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.

January 19, 2014 | By Naomi Carmona-Morshead Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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