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Peace Corps volunteers up by 18 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Peace Corps recruited 15,386 applicants in fiscal year 2009. This represents the largest amount of applications since the agency began electronically recording applications in 1998 and is an 18 percent increase from fiscal year 2008.*

October 24, 2009 | Source: Peace Corps | SCV Raw


Signal hatches new Twitter accounts

Responding to requests from readers who follow The Signal on Twitter, the Santa Clarita Valley's top news source has added new accounts so readers can choose to receive tweets just from specific content categories, or continue to receive all Signal tweets.

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


YouTube is the new MTV

When MTV was launched in 1981, it changed the music industry forever. From that point on, musicians who wanted to be popular needed to worry about their look as well as their sound. For some acts, their look was even more important than their music.

The same kind of change happened on the Internet in 2005. That was the year YouTube was launched. It quickly grew to be one of the most viewed Web sites of all time. Visitors can go to YouTube and watch videos put up by other site visitors.

October 24, 2009 | Source: Craig Duswalt International | SCV Raw


Need ‘pay as you go’ process

In response to Carole Lutness' column ("Economics and the brain," Sept. 15):

October 24, 2009 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 24, 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:

October 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rizzo defames Taylor, Gilbreth’s work

Mr. Rizzo's column ("Always in a hurry to speed things up," Oct. 14) would have you believe that the purpose of Scientific Management was to make people work harder and faster. In so doing I believe he defamed the work of Fredrick Taylor and Frank Gilbreth.

October 24, 2009 | By Paul Allen Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


CORRECTION: Hart plays Canyon tonight in Game of the Week

Hart football will play at Canyon tonight at 7 p.m. at Harry Welch Stadium.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Sports | SCV Prep Sports


MOMS Club holds bake sale for kids' education fund Oct. 27

The MOMS Club of Canyon Country, south will hold a bake sale at Lombardi Ranch on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

October 23, 2009 | Source: MOMS Club, Canyon Country, south | SCV Raw


CTG's 'Phantom' filling up; Halloween performances added

The Canyon Theater Guild's current production of the musical Kopit & Yeston's "Phantom" is a huge hit with audiences and performances are selling out quickly.

October 23, 2009 | Source: Canyon Theater Guild | SCV Raw


Capelli Salon to raise awareness, funds for pancreatic cancer research at Art Walk

Capelli Salon of Newhall will raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer during the Third Thursdays Art Walk event in the newly redeveloped Old Town Newhall on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 23, 2009 | Source: Capelli Salon | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Mountasia hosts Summer Meltdown fundraiser 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart District high schools throws a fundraiser today, Friday, Oct. 23, at Mountasia Family Fun Center to benefit their annual Summer Meltdown music festival concert for autism awareness, set for May 2010 at Golden Valley High School.

October 23, 2009 | Source: Yes I Can | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Environmental group dupes media about U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON - Several news agencies - including Reuters, CNBC and the New York Times - were duped by a group known as The Yes Men Tuesday, as the group staged a fake U.S. Chamber of Commerce press conference backing the new "cap-and-trade" climate legislation.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Power outage hits Newhall

A power outage in Newhall that left more than 2,400 customers in the dark for two hours last Saturday night was caused by an underground equipment failure, Southern California Edison administrators said.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival Saturday

The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival will be held at Hart Park and at Heritage Junction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Sheriff’s Halloween Carnival Sunday

October 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Brown to face Kashkari for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.

June 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nephew of President Kennedy clears primary hurdle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita seeks public feedback on grant proposal

The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Miss. Senate race a near draw

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 Things to Know from California's primary

1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The best for others, in 2 flavors

Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).

June 04, 2014 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hillary’s sad Benghazi strategy

As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.

June 04, 2014 | Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Pitch in and keep our valley beautiful

Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.

June 04, 2014 | Lisa Williams Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Embracing a fire that still burns us today

A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.

June 04, 2014 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Abreu homers again in Chicago's win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


New York vs. LA can be as big as it gets

The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Open Waters are on deck

The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.

June 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Storms hit Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


COC voting lawsuit set to move ahead

In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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