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Marsha McLean: State balances budget on backs of local government ... again

While Sacramento lawmakers are busy patting themselves on the back for finally passing their past-due annual budget, local governments throughout California are busy figuring how to absorb the new cuts to their budgets made by the state to achieve the state's "balanced" budget.

July 31, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Keep old politics out

When it comes to a person's health and welfare, old-fashioned politics should not rear its ugly head nor should it play a part in the decision-making regarding one's well-being.

July 31, 2009 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Circuses host abused animals

I'm sure most people have noticed advertisements and commercials with what appears to be happy elephants and tigers in who perform in circuses, put on by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, among others.

July 31, 2009 | By Charmaine Postem Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Working on smiles

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photo Spotlight, July 24 - 30, 2009: This week through our eyes

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


A sweet tooth that helps SCV Youth

The SCV Youth Project is mixing together a tasty treat for Santa Clarita Valley residents when they hold their first inaugural Sweet Charity Cake Auction and Competition on Saturday, Aug. 8.

July 31, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: July 31, 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:

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Maru summer recipe

Now that summer is here, the air at the farmers' market is fragrant with pungent herbs and the tables are laden with crisp green beans, otherwise known as haricots vert by Francophiles. Chef Jason Park of Valencia's Maru Restaurant suggests making the most of them with a warm salad of haricots vert, salami, poached egg and flowering thyme. This salad is a mélange of several complex, yet delicate flavors.

July 31, 2009 | For The Signal | Food


These gymnasts are truly something special

Special Olympics gymnastics competition came to the Santa Clarita Valley recently as three dozen athletes gathered for a regional meet at Gymnastics Unlimited in Valencia.

July 31, 2009 | For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


John F. Grannis: Hot-button issues for OSHA in the summer

There are a number of hot topics on the agendas of occupational safety and health agencies as we swing into summer 2009.

July 30, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Poll shows drought a major issue among Californians

A new poll shows drought is the most important environmental issue for nearly 20 percent of Californians, but residents prefer the state focus on water conservation instead of increasing supply.

July 30, 2009 | Source: Environmental Defense Fund | SCV Raw


Historical Society screens 'Wizard of Oz' Saturday night

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will screen the beloved 1939 family classic "The Wizard of Oz" on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the society's "Flickers at the Junction" film series.

July 30, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society | SCV Raw


Eating strawberries boosts brain power

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Strawberries are good for your brain, according to breaking news out of the 2009 Berry Health Symposium. Several of the latest studies, conducted by world-renowned researchers, consistently showed that strawberry consumption is a simple way to improve cognitive function.

For example, one study presented by researchers from the Chicago Healthy Aging Project (CHAP) showed that older adults who consume strawberries at least once per month have less cognitive decline. More specifically, women who consumed more than one serving of strawberries per month had a 16.2% slower rate of cognitive decline versus those who consumed less.

July 30, 2009 | Source: California Strawberry Commission | SCV Raw


Hart district launches new TV show, revamped Web site

Local residents will find it easier to get information about the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District, thanks to a newly designed Web site and a new "Education Today" program on Public Access Television, both of which are launching this week.

July 30, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Ride NoHo bus free for first two weeks

The city of Santa Clarita's Transit Division will offer free rides on its new "NoHo Express" route to North Hollywood the first two weeks of operation, from Sunday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 16.

July 30, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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What It Means To Be A Dad

As I sit at my desk wondering what to write and what category I fall into, I can't help to think of what it really means to be a dad.

June 08, 2014 | By Louis Perry Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Dad Helped Me Become the Woman I Am Today

My father was my hero and I am so very proud to tell everyone that.

June 08, 2014 | By Gail Muzzey Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


'A Change Is Gonna Come'

Have you have ever had an extraordinary moment of any kind that really struck you because of the coincidence or surprise that it presented, or perhaps an unusually realistic dream you experienced, or even an instinct – that little voice in your head – that you listened to and it paid off?

June 08, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Living Through D-Day

I was 17 and living 120 miles west of London when the Invasion of Europe began.

June 08, 2014 | By Veronica Pinckard Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Valencia choir travels around the globe

Valencia High School Choir has been accepted to perform in Europe.

June 08, 2014 | By Christine Tavares-Mocha Valencia High School | COMMUNITY


Daddy

A little bitty tear rolled down her very pretty cheek

June 08, 2014 | By Bob McMeekin Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


On the Beat Softball: Highlights of 2014 season

Now that the 2014 season is officially over at both the high school and college levels, let's take a look at the highlights and a predictions for the 2015 season.

June 07, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Boys & Girls club of Santa Clarita Valley

Outgoing Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley CPO Jim Ventress reflects on his 29 years of service to the club at the organization's annual benefit auction Saturday night. The event's theme was "When in Rome" where many people attending dressed up in costumes of ancient Rome. Photo by Kristine Alfaro/For The Signal

June 07, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriffs seeking help in annoyance cases

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is seeking information on two cases of possible child annoyance that have occurred recent weeks.

June 07, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mother of 3 shot outside her home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators searched Saturday for two men who fatally shot a mother of three outside her home as she returned home with her husband from his birthday celebration.

June 07, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kings win another OT game, take 2-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they're walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bombs kill 52 as gunmen storm university in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.

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


Hundreds of couples rush to marry in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.

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


Triple Crown quest collapses

NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in small plane crash near Paso Robles

TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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