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Newhall Halloween Parade, pumpkin carving contest today

The inaugural Old Town Newhall Halloween Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and will begin at 8th and Main streets, and end at 6th Street.

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC trains future entrepreneurs Oct. 27

The power of the entrepreneurial spirit will take the Santa Clarita Valley by storm Tuesday, Oct. 27, when the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour lands at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons.

October 24, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Peace Corps volunteers up by 18 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Peace Corps recruited 15,386 applicants in fiscal year 2009. This represents the largest amount of applications since the agency began electronically recording applications in 1998 and is an 18 percent increase from fiscal year 2008.*

October 24, 2009 | Source: Peace Corps | SCV Raw


Signal hatches new Twitter accounts

Responding to requests from readers who follow The Signal on Twitter, the Santa Clarita Valley's top news source has added new accounts so readers can choose to receive tweets just from specific content categories, or continue to receive all Signal tweets.

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


YouTube is the new MTV

When MTV was launched in 1981, it changed the music industry forever. From that point on, musicians who wanted to be popular needed to worry about their look as well as their sound. For some acts, their look was even more important than their music.

The same kind of change happened on the Internet in 2005. That was the year YouTube was launched. It quickly grew to be one of the most viewed Web sites of all time. Visitors can go to YouTube and watch videos put up by other site visitors.

October 24, 2009 | Source: Craig Duswalt International | SCV Raw


Need ‘pay as you go’ process

In response to Carole Lutness' column ("Economics and the brain," Sept. 15):

October 24, 2009 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 24, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rizzo defames Taylor, Gilbreth’s work

Mr. Rizzo's column ("Always in a hurry to speed things up," Oct. 14) would have you believe that the purpose of Scientific Management was to make people work harder and faster. In so doing I believe he defamed the work of Fredrick Taylor and Frank Gilbreth.

October 24, 2009 | By Paul Allen Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


CORRECTION: Hart plays Canyon tonight in Game of the Week

Hart football will play at Canyon tonight at 7 p.m. at Harry Welch Stadium.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Sports | SCV Prep Sports


MOMS Club holds bake sale for kids' education fund Oct. 27

The MOMS Club of Canyon Country, south will hold a bake sale at Lombardi Ranch on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

October 23, 2009 | Source: MOMS Club, Canyon Country, south | SCV Raw


CTG's 'Phantom' filling up; Halloween performances added

The Canyon Theater Guild's current production of the musical Kopit & Yeston's "Phantom" is a huge hit with audiences and performances are selling out quickly.

October 23, 2009 | Source: Canyon Theater Guild | SCV Raw


Capelli Salon to raise awareness, funds for pancreatic cancer research at Art Walk

Capelli Salon of Newhall will raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer during the Third Thursdays Art Walk event in the newly redeveloped Old Town Newhall on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 23, 2009 | Source: Capelli Salon | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Mountasia hosts Summer Meltdown fundraiser 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart District high schools throws a fundraiser today, Friday, Oct. 23, at Mountasia Family Fun Center to benefit their annual Summer Meltdown music festival concert for autism awareness, set for May 2010 at Golden Valley High School.

October 23, 2009 | Source: Yes I Can | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Environmental group dupes media about U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON - Several news agencies - including Reuters, CNBC and the New York Times - were duped by a group known as The Yes Men Tuesday, as the group staged a fake U.S. Chamber of Commerce press conference backing the new "cap-and-trade" climate legislation.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Power outage hits Newhall

A power outage in Newhall that left more than 2,400 customers in the dark for two hours last Saturday night was caused by an underground equipment failure, Southern California Edison administrators said.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Marsha McLean:Santa Clarita transit is your ticket to better transportation

The demand for public transportation continues to increase as Americans enjoy the freedoms provided by commuter buses and railways.

January 17, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Kings win to snap road skid

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Just like the last two postseasons, Jonathan Quick had the St. Louis Blues' number all night.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


No. 25 UCLA beats No. 21 Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - While many of his UCLA teammates struggled with their shooting touch, Norman Powell had little problem getting his shots to fall.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Man pays bill for couple in remembrance of his late wife

He was at a restaurant by himself for the first time since his wife of 43 years passed away when Lee Ballantyne, 65, of Barrie, Ontario, decided to do something that would make his wife proud.

January 16, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Top 10 best and worst cities to achieve American dream

SALT LAKE CITY - Children born to low income families are more likely to achieve the American dream in Salt Lake City than anywhere else in the United States, according to a recent study.

January 16, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


'Gilligan's Island' professor Russell Johnson dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Firefighters containing blaze

GLENDORA (AP) - Santa Ana winds that fanned a campfire into a wildfire that destroyed five homes and threatened foothill neighborhoods east of Los Angeles relented Thursday afternoon, halting the blaze in its tracks.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. motorist cleared in Google Glass case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's team saves suicidal man from jumping off cliff

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at approximately 10:05am deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station received a call for service regarding a 42-year-old male who was possibly suicidal. A short time later, the man's vehicle was located (parked) at Sierra Highway and Newhall Avenue. Deputies had reason to believe the man was now traveling on foot headed into an off road / rural area to possibly commit suicide.

January 16, 2014 | Deputy Joshua Dubin SCV Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cher Gilmore: Ignorance is not bliss

Fracking has captured the headlines recently, but another, less well-known technique for extracting oil trapped in rock cavities deep underground is increasingly being used in California and is an even bigger threat to health and the environment.

January 16, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore | Columnists


More praise for fracking

I'd like to applaud Sue Hartman's Jan. 10 column in The Signal ("Fracking for a prosperous California") regarding the benefits of fracking. And I'd like to add a couple of thoughts.

January 16, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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