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Lynne Plambeck: Libraries and ‘Potato Peel Pie’

I am currently reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." While the title might sound frivolous, the reader soon learns that potatoes and their peels were one of the few foods Guernsey Island residents had to eat during the World War II German occupation of their island. They also had books.

August 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Concerns of censorship

Regarding The Signal's editorial supporting the city of Santa Clarita taking over our local libraries ("The city should take over the SCV's libraries," Aug. 1), my very real concern is the potential for censorship to rear its ugly head here.

August 05, 2010 | David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Randall D. Armour: Common estate-planning myths

Many common myths have developed and come up continuously in discussions about estate planning. It seems that most of these myths may have started as statements taken out of context that were then passed around as rumors or in gossip and have somehow become widely held beliefs.

August 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Aug. 5, 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.

August 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Confusion and mix-ups

August 05, 2010 | By Mike Keefe The Denver Post | Editorial Cartoons


Man flees Walmart, charged with burglary

A 50-year-old Sunland man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary for allegedly trying to steal about $440 in property from the Walmart on Kelly Johnson Road, authorities said.

August 05, 2010 | BY Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


W-League: Winning it in a flash

The Santa Clarita Blue Heat suited up for their last regular-season game against the Colorado Rush on July 15, but the United Soccer Leagues W-League was far from finished.

August 04, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan Signal Staff Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Judge overturns Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage

UPDATED Aug. 4, 2:14 p.m.:

August 04, 2010 | By Lisa Leff Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fraud alleged in huge SoCal land venture's funding

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Building giant Lennar Corp. and a former subsidiary defrauded California's public pension fund and others during their partnership in a failed development venture that involved the last major tract of undeveloped land in Los Angeles County, according to a lawsuit filed in bankruptcy court.

August 04, 2010 | Source: Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Brushfire off I-5 at Calgrove put out

UPDATED 12:45 p.m.:

August 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work remains even with BP leak plugged, oil fading

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP claimed a key milestone Wednesday in the effort to plug its blown-out well as a government report said much of the spilled oil is gone, heartening officials who have taken heat during the tricky cleanup but leaving some Gulf Coast residents skeptical.

August 04, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein & Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alex Rodriguez hits home run No. 600

New York (AP) - Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 600 home runs and did it with style, driving a pitch into Yankee Stadium's Monument Park in center field exactly three years to the day after his 500th homer.

August 04, 2010 | By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Sweetness made simple

It's time to enjoy summer entertaining with easy, no-bake desserts that let you relax and enjoy time with friends and family while your creations are chilling in the fridge. To help you keep your cool, Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk is sharing expert tips and recipes to satisfy your family, friends and guests alike without ever turning on the oven.

August 04, 2010 | Family Features | Food


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

August 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Aug. 4, 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.

August 04, 2010 | By Signal staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Business tax board opens office locally

The Board of Equalization opened its newest office in Santa Clarita on Magic Mountain Parkway and Tourney Road in April.

April 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Second rabid bat found in Santa Clarita Valley

County health officials discovered a rabid bat in the Santa Clarita Valley last month, meaning two of the three found countywide so far this year have been in the SCV.

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


Stevenson Ranch / Westridge, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

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


Wilk bill providing transparency to State Water Resources Control board passes committee

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Assemblyman Scott Wilk's (R- Santa Clarita) bill requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to post on their web site the external peer review studies when a regional board imposes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) on a community, passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committee with a 7-0 vote.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rancho Cucamonga wildfire forces evacuations

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Free HIV screenings offered by SCV Pregnancy Center

The SCV Pregnancy Center (SCVPC) is excited to announce new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screenings for local residents. SCVPC is a licensed medical clinic, and the first 100 residents calling for a HIV screening receive the service free.

April 30, 2014 | Source: SCV Pregnancy Center | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 30, 2014

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April 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


World's smallest dogs can be a big handful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Living little carries some big risks.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Protesters seize new building in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews douse fire along I-5

Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.

April 30, 2014 | Photos by Rick McClure | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thursdays @ Newhall lineup announced

The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Mona Lisa' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama "Mona Lisa" to animated fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has died aged 71.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Severe weather brings flooding in South

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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