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Get the health care facts, then decide

It should be obvious to anyone who follows the news that health care reform has generated massive opposition, primarily from the health insurance industry which bankrolls conservative lobbyists and encourages talk show pundits to roll out some of the most outrageous misinformation and propaganda.

October 22, 2009 | By Lee Jenkinson Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Cam Noltemeyer: Polluted water: Only time will tell

Water and soil pollution continues to be a huge issue in the Santa Clarita Valley, as it has been for more than a decade. The problem is not limited to the Whittaker-Bermite site.

October 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Volunteers needed for Festival of Trees

The three-day Festival of Trees, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, will be held Nov. 20-22.

October 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Randall D. Armour: Beware of trust mills when planning your estate

Proper planning of your estate requires consideration of your specific needs and family goals as well as extensive knowledge of current laws. Many improperly prepared estate plans have led to disastrous results that could have easily been avoided if the plan had been prepared by a qualified professional.

October 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


An ‘uplifting’ event at TPC

It was an uplifting afternoon in more ways than one when Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley recently hosted the sixth annual "Bras for a Cause" event at the Tournament Players Club in Valencia.

October 22, 2009 | By Alica Dukov For The Signal | About Town


Sport Clips raises cash for Veterans of Foreign Wars

Georgetown, Texas -- Sport Clips stores across the country including the three stores in the Santa Clarita Valley will begin raising money today through Nov. 14 to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Operation Uplink, a program that offers free call days and calling cards for deployed and hospitalized American soldiers.

October 21, 2009 | Source: Sport Clips Haircuts | SCV Raw


Online social networking rises: Good or bad?

SANTA MONICA (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Are social networking Web sites good for our society?

October 21, 2009 | Source: Procon.org | SCV Raw


What's good in education, Oct. 21, 2009

Season of Diversity Coming to Santa Clarita

October 21, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Run Against Hunger set for Sunday, Oct. 25

Runners of all ages and ability levels will take a bite out of hunger Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry's 16th Annual Run Against Hunger.

October 21, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry | SCV Raw


Board approves permit for Carousel Ranch

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Carousel Ranch to provide therapeutic riding programs and equestrian-related activities to developmentally disabled and/or special needs children, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

October 21, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


K-12 arts education program rolls out mobile film classrooms

The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, the Mary Pickford Institute and the Found Penny Foundation are teaming up to bring a mobile, state-of-the-art, digital production studio to three local elementary schools during the next six weeks.

October 21, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Western Filter establishes endowment at COC

The College of the Canyons Foundation has received a donation of more than $13,000 from Western Filter, a division of Donaldson Company, which when combined with matching funds from the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) will establish a permanent scholarship endowment for students pursuing careers in manufacturing technology at the college.

October 21, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Senior Center offers free lectures and clinics in November

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Audiologist Nola Aaronson of Audiology Associates will speak on "Are You Having Trouble Understanding?" from 1 to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street Newhall 91321.

October 21, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


McKeon calls for Obama to OK more troops to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, encouraged President Obama to show leadership and move to authorize additional U.S. troop reinforcements for Afghanistan.

October 21, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


Hospitals launch H1N1 PSA campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As preparations for the H1N1 flu season kick into high gear, California's community hospitals have launched a statewide public education and media campaign.

October 21, 2009 | Source: California Hospital Association | SCV Raw


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Helen Mirren earns Harvard's Hasty Pudding award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren said that given her love of pudding of all kinds, she's thrilled to be named woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

January 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope defrocks 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) - A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's newest city votes to start disbanding

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - California's youngest city has moved closer to disbanding over financial troubles after the state shifted crucial revenue away from municipal coffers.

January 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita WorkSource Center to host two recruitment events

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host two recruitment events in January to seek qualified professionals for immediate employment in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 17, 2014 | Source: city of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


NJ's pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia Zone 5 alert: Burglaries reported

Zone 5-Valencia had fourteen Part-1 Crimes reported during the past week. The criminal incidents included a battery on a person, residential/vehicle burglaries and shoplifting from local businesses.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Explosion hits Bangkok protesters, wounding dozens

BANGKOK (AP) - Dozens of people were wounded in Thailand's capital Friday when a grenade blast ripped through a crowd of marching anti-government demonstrators, an ominous development that raises tensions in the country's political crisis and the specter of more bloodshed to come.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault nvestigated

Good morning Saugus. We had a rise in reported Part-1 crimes over the past week. There was an assault from the 27100 block of Garza Drive on January 8th. After being involved in an argument the victim's wife assaulted him. Deputies responded and arrested the wife without incident.

January 17, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Surgeon general urges new resolve to end smoking

WASHINGTON (AP) - One in 13 children could see their lives shortened by smoking unless the nation takes more aggressive action to end the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Surgeon General said Friday - even as, astonishingly, scientists added still more diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


French president visits hospitalized first lady

PARIS (AP) - President Francois Hollande has visited France's first lady for the first time since she was hospitalized late last week after a gossip magazine reported he was having an affair with an actress.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing the records.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews chase flareups in wildfire

GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

January 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Affordable Care Act: A success story

I am one of those folks who signed up for the Affordable Care Act. It was my first time on the open health care market, since I always had health care provided from employment, either mine or my spouse's.

January 17, 2014 | By Nanette A. Meister Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Did burglaries really rise?

Regarding The Signal's Jan. 6 front-page article, "Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year," I would like to point out that all is not necessarily as it appears.

January 17, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


USA can fall due to greed

I honestly don't believe that Democrats and Republicans will ever sit down and compromise on anything. The simple act of governing for all of the people seems to be impossible.

January 17, 2014 | By Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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