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Serving up Thanksgiving in Val Verde

November 25, 2009 | By Dan Watson Signal Staff Photographer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Antonovich calls for reforms to address state budget deficit

"As a new $21 billion state deficit looms, I urge you to develop, implement and support structural reforms to address our immediate crisis and provide a long term solution for future generations," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in a letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urging the immediate implementation of the following recommendations:

November 25, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonivich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Holiday air travel tips from FlyersRights.org

NAPA, Calif. -- In response to recent travel tips which say the same old thing, Kate Hanni, president of FlyersRights.org, decided to provide air travelers travel tips that they won't hear from other "travel experts" to help better prepare them for the more insidious and inevitable occurrences during this holiday air travel season. Planes are over booked, entirely full so flyer's beware:

November 25, 2009 | Source: FlyersRights.org | SCV Raw


Kick the habit of using plastic bags with ‘Brag about Your Bag’ event

The city of Santa Clarita invites community members to participate in Los Angeles County's "Brag About Your Bag" initiative.

November 25, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Shelter seeks volunteers, sets open house for Nov. 30

With the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter opening its doors for the season Dec. 1, the local Thriving Lutherans chapter is hosting a volunteer open house Monday, Nov. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

November 25, 2009 | Source: Thriving Lutherans/Santa Clarita Community Development Corp. | SCV Raw


NASA's WISE spacecraft launches Dec. 9

WASHINGTON -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled to occur between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

November 25, 2009 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


NALEO urges swift confirmation of Lt. Gov. appointment

LOS ANGELES -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's nomination of State Senator Abel Maldonado to serve as California's Lt. Governor:

November 25, 2009 | Source: National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials | SCV Raw


Castaic school site meeting encores on local cable TV

For those who missed the William S. Hart Union High School Governing Board meeting on Nov. 18 when studies on a Castaic high school site were presented, the meeting will re-broadcast at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, Saturday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m.

November 25, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Antonovich expands cross-reporting of child abuse cases to city attorneys

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To enhance the prosecution of abusers and prevent future child abuse, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to expand cross-reporting to nine additional cities; Burbank, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, Pasadena and Redondo Beach.

"With this vital partnership between the Department of Children and Family Services, law enforcement, the Dependency Court, and these additional City Attorney's Offices, we can more effectively protect the children of Los Angeles County," Antonovich said.

November 25, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Where you can lend a helping hand this Thanksgiving

Where you can give

November 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kenneth W. Keller: You have a lot to be thankful for

Tomorrow begins a weekend that starts with the national holiday of Thanksgiving. It has been a trying year - for many, perhaps the most challenging in a long time.

November 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


SCV Boys & Girls Club receive 25 turkeys

As part of Operation Gobble, Valencia Water Co. also donated 195 turkeys to four other SCV organizations including: SCV Food Pantry, SCV Mental Health Services, Domestic Violence Center and Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers.

November 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to Watch & Upcoming Events

Dates to watch

November 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Gary Horton: Don't mess with Texas

Last week, all-around good guy and Signal business columnist Frank Norton wrote that perhaps it's time we give up on our Golden State for the greener pasture "low tax" states of Texas, Nevada and locales further afield.

November 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


What ‘changes’ can we afford?

Can you think of a federal government service or mandated program that has succeeded in your lifetime?

November 25, 2009 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Protesters seize new building in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews douse fire along I-5

Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.

April 30, 2014 | Photos by Rick McClure | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thursdays @ Newhall lineup announced

The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Mona Lisa' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama "Mona Lisa" to animated fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has died aged 71.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Severe weather brings flooding in South

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 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High lime prices giving US bartenders a hangover

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Winds, hot weather bring fire concerns

Gusty Santa Ana winds, unseasonably high temperatures and low relative humidity are bringing wildfire concerns to Southern California.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix pays Verizon for better Internet access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Janice France-Pettit:Use your tax refund wisely

If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.

April 30, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Anne Marie Whalley: The world can be a beautiful place

The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.

April 30, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: American medicine has become a joke

Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.

April 30, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Jordan, Paul lead LA over Warriors

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

April 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Calm before the storm

This will probably be a long week for Foothill League swimmers, as they look ahead to next week's Foothill League prelims and finals where, quite literally, anything might happen.

April 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


SCCS baseball beats SCV rival Trinity

Time off can give players a chance to recuperate.

April 29, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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