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W.E. Gutman: Whiners, killjoys and curmudgeons

"No one likes the bearer of bad news." - Antigone, Sophocles (496-406 B.C.)

Journalists and whistleblowers share common traits. They are perceived as arrogant, insensitive and vexing meddlers. Their exposés are seldom appreciated. Both seek the truth, one in the interest of history, the other in the service of justice.

March 07, 2010 | W.E. Gutman | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: We will win the fight against illegal immigration

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you - then you win."

March 07, 2010 | By Roger Gitlin | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thanks for the trip down memory lane

I just finished reading Phil Rizzo's column "Nostalgia makes you feel good" (The Signal, Feb. 24).

March 07, 2010 | Jennifer Mussenden Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Move on from Kellar

Regarding "Kellar damaging city's image" (The Signal, Feb. 17): I say, "leave Bob alone!"

March 07, 2010 | Casey McMichael Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


No sense of humor?

Regarding the article on Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon's joke at the women's conference ("McKeon apologizes for joke at women's conference," The Signal, Feb. 19):

March 07, 2010 | Vinton M. Lampton Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


The real problem

In response to the Sunday's column ("Strangers in 'paradise,'" The Signal, Feb. 21) by W.E. Gutman regarding our perception on immigration:

March 07, 2010 | Mario Galvez Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A lesson to be learned

Thanks to Andre Hollings ("The taking of America," The Signal, Jan. 15) for a vital lesson of world history.

March 07, 2010 | Glenda Johnson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


No pros in the Olympics

Well, finally the Olympics are over. They were as exciting as a root canal.

March 07, 2010 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: It all comes down to manners

While I spoke to him by phone on Feb. 26, he sounded really shook up.

March 07, 2010 | Tim Myers | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: March 7, 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.

March 07, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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.

March 06, 2010 | Signal Staff | Births


Watters Edge scores 3 local ADDY awards

LOS ANGELES -- When the American Advertising Federation recognized this year's best in advertising, Scott Watters received an ADDY award...or three.

March 06, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Millena Dawn rocks Route 66 Classic Grill March 18

Santa Clarita-based singer Millena Dawn is back and will perform with her new band on Thursday, March 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country.

March 06, 2010 | Source: Millena Dawn | SCV Raw


Smyth rips pay raises for Democratic caucus staff

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement today after a Sacramento Bee report revealed that former Speaker Karen Bass authorized pay raises for twenty Democratic Caucus staff members on her last day as Speaker:

March 06, 2010 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth 38th Assembly District | SCV Raw


Runner, Stricklands host town hall meeting on over-regulation of business

SANTA PAULA - State Sens. George Runner (R-Antelope Valley), Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) and Assemblywoman Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) today hosted a legislative hearing on the impact of regulations on local businesses.

March 06, 2010 | Source: Office of Senator Tony Strickland R-Thousand Oaks, 19th District | SCV Raw


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Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor prods Time Warner to reach Dodger deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chided Time Warner Cable at an industry gathering Tuesday for not reaching deals with other TV providers so all fans of the Dodgers could watch the baseball games.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 29, 2014

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April 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Southern California community loses Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota's announcement Monday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas comes as a major blow not just to this manicured city south of Los Angeles but also to the larger region, which has watched a number of major employers walk away in recent years.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Campus rape addressed by White House task force

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities - "No more turning a blind eye" - in new guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Silicon Valley phone technology battle nears close

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Economists back increased US oil and gas exports

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

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 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shooter wounds 6 at Ga. FedEx station

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot, dry weather ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Craig Ferguson announces late-night retirement

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A few weeks after David Letterman announced he'd be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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