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Tom Pattantyus: Volunteering in a veterans’ hospital

Forty-four years after immigrating to the United States with my family, I have finally retired at the age of 74. My wife and I are Hungarian refugees, having escaped in November 1956, after the Soviet Union crushed the anti-communist uprising. We lived in England until our emigration to the United States.

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Newhall Memorial recognizes Doctor’s Day

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital celebrated National Doctor's Day, a designated day of tribute to recognize physicians for their contributions and dedication to providing quality health care to the community, with an appreciation luncheon on Tuesday March 30.

April 02, 2010 | For The Signal | Healthy Living


Lori Hanson: Health — which side are you on?

It's spring time in Santa Clarita. Have you been to the local Farmer's Market lately?

April 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


Postal Service to unveil new stamp at Cowboy Festival

On Saturday, April 24, at the Melody Ranch Stage, the Postal Service will unveil the new 44-cent, Cowboys of the Silver Screen commemorative stamp in four designs in a pane of 20 stamps and a booklet of 20 stamped postal cards. They have also created a special Cowboy Festival postmark.

April 01, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival | SCV Raw


New postage stamps celebrate western screen legends

On Saturday, April 17, the United States Postal Service will release a series of four stamps titled Cowboys of the Silver Screen. The four honorees, all inductees into the Walk of Western Stars in Old Town Newhall, include: William S. Hart, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and Tom Mix.

April 01, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Couples to play practice rounds with woods

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) -- Fred Couples said Wednesday that he'll play a practice round for the Masters with Tiger Woods at Augusta National on Monday.

April 01, 2010 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Final month for first-time homebuyer credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Last November, the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 was signed by President Obama, extending the first-time homebuyer credit through April 30, 2010 and expanding the eligibility requirements for purchasers.

April 01, 2010 | Source: California Society of Enrolled Agents | SCV Raw


Antonovich lauds Rep. Schiff's effort to lift ban on nighttime aerial firefighting

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich praised legislation by Rep. Adam Schiff requiring the U.S. Forest Service to lift a decades-old ban on nighttime aerial firefighting.

April 01, 2010 | Source: Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fifth District | SCV Raw


It's International Pooper Scooper Week (no joke!)

April 1-7 is International Pooper Scooper Week, according to the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws).

April 01, 2010 | Source: Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) | SCV Raw


COC offers zombie defense course this summer

In preparation for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse, College of the Canyons has added a new class to its summer 2010 curriculum -- Zombie Defense 101.

April 01, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


On the Road with The Signal

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

April 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Singles key for Valencia

The Valencia Boys tennis team defeated Saugus 17-1 on Wednesday in the third Foothill League contest of the season.

April 01, 2010 | By Ernie Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Jim Metropulos:"Vote ‘no’ on the water bond Vote ‘no’ on the water bond

What if you could vote to save money, water and the environment all at once?

April 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Re-districting problems

Silly me, I was one of 26,000 gullible citizens to sign up for California's first Citizens' Redistricting Commission.

April 01, 2010 | By Vinton M. Lampton Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Julie M. Sturgeon: Make sure you have a 1099-C, if you need one

If you borrowed money that your lender says you no longer have to repay, you may have received a tax information statement you've never seen before: Form 1099-C, which lenders send to you and to the IRS showing the amount of the cancelled debt - an amount that may be taxable income to you.

April 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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Girl Scout cookies: Which is your favorite?

SALT LAKE CITY - Every January, thousands of young girls don their blue, brown or green uniforms and pitch their goods to family, friends and neighbors.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Five facts women know about themselves but don’t usually believe

If only we could see ourselves like others see us, not just our outward appearance, but our inner beauty, too.

January 18, 2014 | By Nicole Carpenter KSL | Hot Topics


Former pastor's experiment with atheism examined as sincere or a stunt

A former pastor's attempt to "try on atheism" for a year has generated a lot of scorn, and some backhanded praise, among believers and nonbelievers.

January 18, 2014 | By Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith / Religion


Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Siri's religious beliefs examined as religion and technology continue to mix

Technology and religion are continuing to find new ways to interact with each other.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


CBS' '2 Broke Girls' called out for vulgarity in more than 100 FCC complaints

After three seasons on CBS, the TV show "2 Broke Girls" has failed to reach the numbers producers and critics had in mind after its premiere in 2011, and the future doesn't look bright.

January 18, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Minorities have stronger entrepreneurship interest, new poll says

Who will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? If you judge by who has the most interest in starting a new business, a new Gallup poll suggests it may likely be a minority.

January 18, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 blind men set out to climb mountain

SALT LAKE CITY - Two blind men are pushing the limits of their independence and raising awareness of technology for blindness by climbing Mt. Denali in Colorado in May.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the Internet is about to change after court decision

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue

Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.

January 18, 2014 | By Celia R. Baker Deseret News | Hot Topics


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dealing with a quake: Then and Now

When the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, it was a very different world in terms of communications and news reporting.

January 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | COMMUNITY


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


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