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Why doesn't the city, state or federal government make a deal with the banks to buy their foreclosures at a large discount and rent them out at a low price to the homeless and people who have lost their jobs?

May 31, 2010 | By Carl A. Woerter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Caring for caregivers and community

No one ever really knows what lies ahead in life. That guaranteed unpredictability is reflected by the many millions of adults who wind up becoming unpaid family caregivers for loved ones who cannot care for themselves. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, strokes, car crashes - these are among the many reasons why men and women require round-the-clock care and assistance.

May 31, 2010 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Graffiti Task Force is keeping Santa Clarita clean

The City's Graffiti Task Force continues to conduct a number of outreach efforts to help wipe out graffiti and maintain the beautiful aesthetics of Santa Clarita.

May 30, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


After another failure, BP scrambles to stem leak

ROBERT, La. (AP) -- With BP declaring failure in its latest attempt to plug the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the company is turning to yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers and longshot odds to keep crude from flowing into the Gulf.

May 30, 2010 | By Ben Nuckols Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shelley Hann scholarship awarded

It was an exciting end to a rewarding social season for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose debutante Madeline Rosenberger, who won the $2,500 Shelley L. Hann Debutante Scholarship during the program's final event, a farewell brunch.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Assisteens earn grant

The Santa Clarita Valley teen group, Assisteens, was awarded a grant to implement a Global Youth Service Day project addressing hygiene for local children in need.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Births

All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


It’s time to send them packing

Last Wednesday, a packed house heard Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich pull no punches when he lambasted the state for its $20 billion deficit, and voiced the serious need for significant reform now.

May 30, 2010 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Jim Ozella: Where did we go wrong?

Early this past week, I received an e-mail note from a close teaching and coaching friend. The subject of the e-mail - "Jon" - caught my eye.

May 30, 2010 | Jim Ozella SCV Voices | Columnists


Diana Shaw: Salt watter daffy in the SCV

When Jesus said "You are the salt of the Earth," it was a compliment. Fortunately, he missed Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council meeting. Salt may have been valuable to the ancients, but the SCV has too much.

May 30, 2010 | Diana Shaw SCV Voices | Columnists


Coexist with coyotes

Regarding "Get rid of all those coyotes" (May 21): Once again I find it necessary to address the problem of the "dangerous" coyotes in our neighborhoods.

May 30, 2010 | Donna Farber Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Solar issues

As the Castaic Lake Water Agency and dozens of other municipalities around California begin planning to roll out thousands of acres of solar panels, a little reality check might be warranted.

May 30, 2010 | Kevin Korenthal Canyon Country | Columnists


If Eisenberg is serious...

If Lois Eisenberg ("Good riddance to bad rubbish," May 14) is serious about wanting to rid this country of negative and hateful people, maybe she will do us all a big favor and buy a one-way ticket to France, where her vitriol would probably be greeted with glorious cheers.

May 30, 2010 | VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Put the meaning back into Memorial Day

It is easy to celebrate Memorial Day and allow its true meaning to escape us.

May 30, 2010 | James R. Rowoldt Sacramento Veteras of Foreign Wars, Department of California, state adjutant/quartermaster | Letters to the Editor


All-Foothill League baseball: Trey bien

After a breakout freshman season, Valencia sophomore shortstop Trey Williams didn't sneak up on anyone this spring.

May 30, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday.

April 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Job fair draws crowd at COC

Hundreds of job-searchers attended Wednesday's Job & Career Fair at College of the Canyons, where more than 60 firms and agencies provided information about careers and accepted resumes.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nissan of Valencia gives big

Nissan of Valencia gave away more than $21,800 in gifts - ranging from scholarships to a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan - during its annual Nissan Car Giveaway this week for local Hart district 11th- and 12th-graders.

April 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


Stars beat Ducks, even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Saugus baseball finding its offense

The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.

April 23, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


No stopping Valencia swim

Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.

April 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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