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Libraries: A refuge from recession

Moments after signing up for a library card at the Valencia Library, Bobbi Bina hauled off seven books, free of charge.

August 24, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tom Pattantyus: My life as a 12-year-old billionaire, Part 1 of 2

The worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and the ballooning deficit we face have heightened the risk of hyper-inflation to levels not seen since post-World War II Europe, when many bank notes weren't worth the paper on which they were printed virtually overnight.

August 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Dr. Bruce Hector: Health care reform inching toward consensus

As of mid-August 2009, the health care insurance reform debate has produced as much vocal public response as any recent social problem - and rightfully so, since it will affect us all sooner or later.

August 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Espinosa all wrong

Dear Mrs. Espinosa,

August 23, 2009 | By Marion Bruessel Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Parents and cells make school zones dangerous

OK, I give up. It must be that my life is more empty or less important than other Santa Clarita Valley parents.

August 23, 2009 | By Paul Collins Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Trot on over to support Heart of the West

Carousel Therapeutic Riding Ranch is inviting community members to saddle up and follow the trail to a good time when they hold their 13th annual Heart of the West fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Held on the spacious grounds of the Blomgren Family Ranch estate on Sierra Highway, the event will benefit the nonprofit organization which has provided equestrian therapy to children with special needs since 1997.

August 23, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Correcting Kraut on health care

Addressing Jonathan Kraut's Aug. 18 opinion piece ("Reformers vs. hate and rage"), I have to say that Mr. Kraut is up to his same old tricks.

August 23, 2009 | By Kevin Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Your Community: Upcoming Events

Saturday

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 23, 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:

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community Scrapbook: Dustin G. Lucas

Air Force Airman Dustin G. Lucas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Community Scrapbook: Daniel J. Henchey

Air Force Airman Daniel J. Henchey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: Healthy living starts in the home

Going to bed without dessert.

August 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Community Scrapbook: Jonathan Casebolt

Air Force Airman Jonathan D. Casebolt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

August 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Oscar Dominguez: Choosing the best credit card to fit your needs

Whether you've just received your first credit card offer or are looking to add an additional credit card to your wallet, there are some key factors to consider when choosing the best credit card to meet your needs.

August 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Headin’ OutWest for music and poetry

August 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


In your words: The day of the quake

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences in the Jan. 17, 1994, Northridge earthquake. Here's what they said.

January 17, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alice Khosravy: Role of government on display

Recently, the community of Santa Clarita has been buzzing over potential billboard removals and the possibility of sign ordinance changes. It began when the Metro Group, who owns the land on which the billboards in question reside, approached the city with a proposal to remove every billboard in the Metro (railroad) right-of-way, within the Soledad Canyon Road and Railroad Avenue corridors, in the center of the city. This amounts to the permanent removal of 118 billboards on 62 structures along the Metro right-of-way in exchange for a change to the current sign ordinance that would allow them to build three ...

January 17, 2014 | By Alice Khosravy Right here right now | Columnists


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


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