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Election: Brown governor again; Smyth keeps seat amid strong GOP gains

Democrat Jerry Brown has capped a political journey in California that began the year man landed on the moon, defying an era of term limits to return to the office he held 28 years ago.

The 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire former chief executive of eBay who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.

November 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Red Tuesday shifts House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

November 02, 2010 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Boxer wins, Dems save Senate majority, Reid; GOP grabs 6 seats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats narrowly held their Senate majority Tuesday but suffered at least six stinging losses, including the Illinois seat once held by President Barack Obama.

November 02, 2010 | By Charles Babington The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Proposition 19, legalize-marijuana measure, defeated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warned of dangers and legal chaos, California voters Tuesday rejected a measure that would have made their state the first to legalize the use and sale of marijuana.

The spirited campaign over Proposition 19 had pitted the state's political and law enforcement establishment against determined activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot.

November 02, 2010 | By David Crary & Lisa Leff The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: AP -- Brown wins another turn as governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have returned Democrat Jerry Brown to the governor's office 28 years after he left it.

With his win Tuesday, the 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.

November 02, 2010 | By Juliet Williams The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


County department to stream public meetings online

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning will broadcast all regularly scheduled Regional Planning Commission and Hearing Officer Meetings online.

November 02, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning | SCV Raw


City hosts Enterprise Zone workshop Nov. 10

The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center.

November 02, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Knott's Berry Farm grants free admission to military personnel through Nov. 25

BUENA PARK - Knott's Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military, both past and present, with free admission during its 21st annual Military Tribute, today through Nov. 25.

November 02, 2010 | Source: Knott's Berry Farm | SCV Raw


Do your homework

November 02, 2010 | By David Fitzsimmons Arizona Daily Star | Editorial Cartoons


What is the most interesting thing you have learned in science?

The following essays are from fourth-grade students at Newhall Elementary School.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 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.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita needs more help for homeless

I was leaving Rite-Aid in the cab, per my usual morning outing, when I saw two of our homeless in the back of a cop car. They were stealing to eat.

November 02, 2010 | By Allison McCormick Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Jim Lentini: Five retirement-planning mistakes

When the market is volatile and discouraging, people make investment mistakes.

November 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Bruce McFarland: Remember, if Democrats vote, Democrats win

Editor's note: The Signal planned to cut off partisan election-related columns before Tuesday, as usual. However, since a partisan "Right About Now" column on Meg Whitman ran Monday, we offer the following partisan election-related "Democratic Voices" today.

November 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Election: Dems hold on to key state offices

Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Debra Bowen, John Chiang, Bill Lockyer, Steve Cooley, Dave Jones, Tom Torklason, George Runner, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Cameron Smyth and John R. Noguez all won key races in California Tuesday night.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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The demise of marriage and how to avoid it

Marriage is one of those remarkable institutions that a vast number of people want to be a part of at some time in their life. The majority of people who marry don't begin their marriage thinking of its demise, yet divorce is all too common.

May 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Meet and greet' with artists scheduled Tuesday

The city of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a free Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. No RSVP is required to attend.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


California may remove ‘man and woman’ state law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate this week after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 2, 2014

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May 02, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Is Twitter dying?

Has Twitter taken its last 140 character-long breath?

May 02, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


U.S. gains 288k jobs, most in 2 years; rate 6.3 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita hosts community bike ride

Celebrate Bike Safety Month this May with the City of Santa Clarita's FREE Hit the Trail community bike ride, presented by Total Financial Solutions, on Saturday, May 10. The family-friendly ride and rally will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Bridgeport Park.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Wine ‘Storage War’ winds down

Wine lovers storing their treasured cargo at Lee's Wine Storage in Santa Clarita have until May 6 at the latest to claim any wine or property stored at the location – or lose it, according to the property owner.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Warriors outlast Clippers, force Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.

May 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill softball roundup: Golden Valley wins again

This is starting to look like a theme for the Golden Valley Grizzlies.

May 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


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