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Cameras deter reckless drivers

Since the installation of red light cameras in 2004 and 2006 at seven major Santa Clarita intersections, there have been no fatal traffic accidents at those intersections, city officials said Thursday.

February 04, 2011 | By Laura Dixon and the Associated Press Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl Kanowsky: The cut of non-competition agreements

When The Signal asked me to write this column, they also suggested that I paste a vision of my smiling countenance alongside it. So I knew that I had to give in to The Signal's suggestion.

February 04, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


Healthy hearts and minds in February

Imagine you are standing across the room from a baby who is just beginning to pull themselves up and walk.

February 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Healthy Living


UPDATED: Bones found in Placerita Canyon not human

City of Santa Clarita workers found dog bones wrapped in carpeting along a dirt road near Walker Ranch nature area Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

February 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City gets smart on irrigation

The city of Santa Clarita expects to save more than 180 million gallons of water each year thanks to a recent landscape-irrigation partnership.

February 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Eat chocolate, stay single, live to 104

Santa Clarita resident Marie Barnett celebrated her 104th birthday last week.

February 03, 2011 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Toy Story’ auditions

D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy is holding auditions for "A Toy Story" - the stage adaptation of the popular movies.

February 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michael Green: Whether to lease, sell or rent

As most of us know, the housing market is unpredictable.

February 03, 2011 | By Michael Green | Business Columns


Lynne Plambeck: Water plan needs closer examination

After the devastating California drought of the 1970s, legislators realized that water planning in our state was sadly lacking. They wanted to make sure that cities and other planning agencies were well-informed about the local water supply, since droughts in the west are cyclical and do re-occur.

February 03, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Local water officials tout new, efficient digs

Back before the census even started tracking population statistics for Santa Clarita, more than a decade before the city incorporated, a Spanish-style building sitting just off Soledad Canyon Road was built specifically for the Santa Clarita Water Division in 1973.

February 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


EPA sets new standard for rocket-fuel toxin

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is setting the first federal drinking-water standard for a toxic rocket-fuel ingredient linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and young children, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.

February 03, 2011 | By Associated Report | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011

Chamber breakfast

February 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


City continues ‘cautious’ game plan for budget

The city of Santa Clarita expects a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year, with no new budget cuts for the first time in three years and a near-moratorium on new spending requests.

February 03, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dancer seeks support for Stars event

The third annual Dancing with Our Stars charity event will be held Saturday, April 2 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.

February 03, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features EditorFeatures | About Town


Councilwoman Laurie Ender presents library plan

Councilwoman Laurie Ender presented the city of Santa Clarita Library Plan at the Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Jan. 19.

February 02, 2011 | Source: Canyon Country Advisory Committee | SCV Raw


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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


S. Cal wildfire 10 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


Kings cap comeback with win vs Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill swim roundup: Saugus picks up momentum

Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.

April 30, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


UPDATE: Winds continue to topple trees in SCV

Winds continued to buffet the Santa Clarita Valley throughout the day Wednesday, leading to a second straight day of uprooted trees and downed limbs, Santa Clarita city officials said.

April 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Famous bidders already lining up for LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included domestic violence, grand theft auto, petty theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


UPDATE: Computer issues delay flights in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Flights from airports in the Los Angeles area were grounded for more than an hour Wednesday due to a computer failure at an air traffic control facility in the region, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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