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Alternative Gift Fair: Taking commercialism out of holiday gift-giving

This weekend's Alternative Gift Fair offers local residents a chance to find creative holiday gifts for their loved ones while supporting others in need either locally, nationally or internationally.

November 06, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sunday’s Santa Clarita ‘Marathon’ includes a Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk and Kid K Fun Run

The Santa Clarita Marathon, which is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will test the physical boundaries of the human body this Sunday, Nov. 8. The day will include a full Marathon, a Half Marathon, a 5K Run/Walk and a Kid K run. All races will begin at 7 a.m., with the exception of the Kid K Fun Run, which will begin at 8:30 a.m.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Catch The Society at REP

The Society is an improv comedy troupe based right here in the Santa Clarita Valley, performing monthly at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall. But for the last 12 weeks, The Society (short for the Societal Preservation Society) have competed at Hollywood's legendary iO West Theater in a no-holds-barred Improv Cage Match. And, they've emerged victorious every week.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Marsha McLean: Santa Clarita marathon hits the road

On your mark, get set - go!

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tom Pattantyus: Happy 234th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps

On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that "two battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. Their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas took place in March 1776 under the command of Capt. (later Major) Samuel Nicholas. Nicholas, the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines, is considered to be the first Marine Commandant.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 6, 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:

November 06, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gina MacDonald: Estate taxes: What is a taxpayer to do?

We have had more than a decade of change in the federal estate tax laws. In 1987, the government increased the amount an individual could transfer before estate taxes were owing to $600,000. It stayed at that level until the year 2000 when the amount of exemption increased to $675,000.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kudos to Horton

At last, I have to agree with Gary Horton on his column "Time to shut up and listen" (Oct. 21). I hope he listened to Jay Ambrose on Oct. 22: "Hang on to your 1st Amendment Freedoms."

November 06, 2009 | By Earl Madery Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Isla misrepresents Dobbs’ position

Referring to the Isla commentary of Oct. 24 ("Support for campaign against Dobbs") asking others to support a boycott of Lou Dobbs on CNN, I would like to profer the suggestion that Isla has misrepresented Dobbs' position.

November 06, 2009 | By Paula Heim Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Safely ride the “bullet train” to the holidays

As my friend Carol said on Facebook this morning, we've just boarded the bullet train to the end of the year.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


UPDATED: Tesoro Park hosts Native American art exhibit

The County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation, presents the "The Gathering of Nations - Native American Exhibit and Art Show" through Nov. 14.

November 05, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


CHP uses $1 million grant to enforce seat belt safety

SACRAMENTO - Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading killers in California for children ages 14 years and under, with unrestrained or improperly restrained children being the number one contributing factor.

To combat the problem of improperly restrained passengers, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a $1 million dollar federal grant from the Office of Traffic Safety.

November 05, 2009 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Hart Park slates November, December events

Upcoming William S. Hart Park Events

November 05, 2009 | Source: L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation | SCV Raw


Law enforcement agencies honored

SACRAMENTO - Law enforcement agencies across the state, including California Highway Patrol (CHP) offices, garnered honors for excellence in community traffic safety programs in the 2008 California Law Enforcement Challenge (CLEC).

November 05, 2009 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


'Think SCV' Community Day on Nov. 10

On Think Santa Clarita Valley Community Day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, local dignitaries, business leaders and volunteers will board a "Think Santa Clarita Valley" bus and spend the day visiting local businesses to inform businesspeople and answer questions about the program.

November 05, 2009 | Source: Scott Shepard Think Santa Clarita Valley Committee | SCV Raw


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Santa Clarita officials stick with Monday deadline for billboard referendum petitions

After some uncertainty Friday, Santa Clarita city officials announced the billboard referendum petition must be turned in to the Santa Clarita City Clerk by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Misplaced loyalties: The dangers of caring too much about work

If time is a measure of love, work has to be at the top of the list. But should it?

May 02, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


'Frozen' songwriters say there is no 'God' ban at Disney

According to Business Insider, "Frozen" songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez say there's no such thing as a Disney-imposed ban on the use of religious expressions like the word "God."

May 02, 2014 | By Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bank of Santa Clarita posts positive Q1 results

The Bank of Santa Clarita's net earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $248,000, representing a growth of 6 percent over the amount netted in the same period of 2013, the bank reported this week.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


The demise of marriage and how to avoid it

Marriage is one of those remarkable institutions that a vast number of people want to be a part of at some time in their life. The majority of people who marry don't begin their marriage thinking of its demise, yet divorce is all too common.

May 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Meet and greet' with artists scheduled Tuesday

The city of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a free Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. No RSVP is required to attend.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


California may remove ‘man and woman’ state law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate this week after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 2, 2014

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May 02, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Is Twitter dying?

Has Twitter taken its last 140 character-long breath?

May 02, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


U.S. gains 288k jobs, most in 2 years; rate 6.3 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita hosts community bike ride

Celebrate Bike Safety Month this May with the City of Santa Clarita's FREE Hit the Trail community bike ride, presented by Total Financial Solutions, on Saturday, May 10. The family-friendly ride and rally will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Bridgeport Park.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


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