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Mardi Gras: A celebration of New Orleans flavors

While most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, you can throw your own Fat Tuesday fest wherever you live. Let the good times roll with authentic New Orleans-style food to make your party as genuine as the Big Easy celebration. Mardi Gras is actually part of a larger celebration, Carnival, that begins 12 days after Christmas (January 6) and ends Fat Tuesday, 46 days before Easter, so the celebration can extend beyond just one day.

February 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Food


Economic picture mixed

The city's economic snapshot for December 2009 shows a market trying to right itself during the Great Recession: More homebuilding permits were pulled and fewer homeowners defaulted in December than any month in the previous year, according to city documents released Tuesday.

February 17, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kenneth W. Keller: Managers: It’s time to provide leadership or leave

When a company is underperforming, the owner looks first at the employees for improvement and not in the mirror. The employees, however, look to the owner for leadership.

February 17, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kellar damaging city’s image

By now, Bob Kellar's views on immigration policy are no longer important. What is important is that he is being shown all over the country as an elected official of the city of Santa Clarita declaring that he is "a proud racist."

February 17, 2010 | By Richard Kratz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Patrick Henry and Kellar similarities

After Patrick Henry finished enumerating the failures of the government, he was called a traitor for his statements.

February 17, 2010 | By Jim Carroll Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Two sides to every story

Regarding "Being responsible is our agenda" (The Signal, Feb. 14):

February 17, 2010 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Camby headed to Blazers; Blake, Outlaw to Clippers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers are picking up needed help on the interior, acquiring Marcus Camby from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw.

The team announced the trade on Tuesday. ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports were the first to report the deal, which also includes cash going to the Clippers.

February 16, 2010 | By Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


No safe place to stand, watch at Cypress Mountain

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The roughly 20,000 fans who bought tickets to stand and watch the remaining events on Cypress Mountain are out of luck.

February 16, 2010 | By Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


COC’s Silver Spur Award to honor community service

The College of the Canyons Foundation's Silver Spur Award for community service is one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most prestigious honors and the annual Silver Spur dinner event itself has achieved "must attend" status for many community-minded individuals.

February 16, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Castaic Lake clean up

More than 150 volunteers helped clean up Castaic Lake from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Friends of Castaic Lake run a Pride in the Lake event on the second Saturday of every month. The February and September events also include a hot dog lunch for all of the volunteers. The Friends of Castaic Lake is a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to enhancing Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. For more information visit www.castaiclake.net.

February 16, 2010 | Courtesy photos | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire hydrant water geyser

A car hit and ruptured a fire hydrant at the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard in front of McDonald's about 8:15 a.m. Firemen stopped the water about a half hour after the collision.

February 16, 2010 | Frank McMahan | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students help Haiti

The North Park Student Council has concerns for the terrible earthquake in Haiti. The members wanted to help.

February 16, 2010 | By Leandra Theron and Taylor Halperin For The Signal | SCV Kids


What does it mean to be a good citizen?

First Place

February 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


Students get active to raise funds

Students at Meadows Elementary School combined fitness with fundraising during the school's inaugural triathlon to support school programs.

February 16, 2010 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Kids


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 16, 2010

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:

February 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions

NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critical after crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Casey Kasem's daughter in charge of care

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court revives case for art seized in WWII

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Milone helps A's win again

BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Supervisor Antonovich sponsors summer beach bus

To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Supervisoor Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 6, 2014

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June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: What's known and what's not

WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


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