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Wish doctor at your service

My wife, 5-year-old son and I passed a water fountain, and sure enough my boy wanted a coin so he could make a wish. This wasn't your typical fountain for wishing. It was a drinking fountain.

December 13, 2008 | By Michael Picarella | Columnists


The SawStop can help prevent accidents

Mr. Lamoureux:

December 13, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Ditch the DMV

With California state government spending reportedly jumping some $20 billion in the past four years, Democrats in the Legislature are reportedly seeking to triple automobile registration fees that could cost $1,000 per family.

December 13, 2008 | By Ed Nemechek Adelanto | Letters to the Editor


Faith calendar

Evening of Christmas music

December 13, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Reader Meter results, Nov. 29-Dec. 12, 2008

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 532 votes from Saturday afternoon, Nov. 29 through Friday night, Dec. 12, 2008.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Deputies seek alleged robbers

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station are seeking suspects in a reported armed robbery of a resident in the 23000 block of Fresca Drive in Saugus, according to Sgt. Derrick Valentine.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smart Growth will not ‘pursue litigation’ against hospital expansion

Leaders of Smart Growth SCV, which campaigned for modifications to the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital expansion plan, will not file a lawsuit over the plan's approval, they announced late Friday.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bandit facing 16 months in prison

Dennis Franklin pleaded guilty to forgery and identity-theft charges in San Fernando Superior Court on Tuesday. Franklin's crime spree included eight victims and more than 20 banks between San Diego and Sacramento, according to a sheriff's statement.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita's new mayor sworn in

City Clerk Sharon Dawson swears in Frank Ferry as Santa Clarita mayor for 2009 during a Santa Clarita City Council organizational meeting Tuesday. Councilwoman Laurene Weste was appointed mayor pro tem.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Radon, C02 meters unneeded in most homes

Hello Robert,

December 12, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


‘Tis the season for diversity

As the change of seasons turns the nights chilly in the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita launches its "Season of Diversity" program, which runs through February.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Strickland is the one

I just read that State Senate candidate Tony Strickland received the endorsement of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. The article included the California Chamber ratings for both Strickland and his opponent, Hannah-Beth Jackson. During their final year in the legislature, Strickland received a 100 percent rating from the chamber and Jackson had an abysmal 6.67 percent. At a time when local businesses struggle to survive and keep people employed, how can we afford to elect someone with such a poor record of supporting local businesses? We need someone who will put our state back on the right track and ...

December 12, 2008 | By Kimble Ouerbacker Ventura | Letters to the Editor


Skating around the truth

Young skateboarders of the Santa Clarita Valley have sparked the attention of a few local church members.

December 12, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Faith / Religion


The water’s fine

Cam Noltemeyer's "Environmentally Speaking" column in the Oct. 2 edition contained several inaccurate and misleading statements regarding the Santa Clarita Valley's water supply.

December 12, 2008 | By Dirk Marks Castaic lake Water Agency | Letters to the Editor


Unitarians donate to Genocide Library

Members of the Unitarian Universalists of Santa Clarita Valley donated several hundred dollars to a Rwanda Genocide Library in Kigali, Rwanda, in September. The Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center in Rwanda launched an ambitious book donation drive to have 1,000 books on the shelves in time for the library's grand opening on April 1. Kathy Carbone, Performing Arts Librarian at California Institute of the Arts, informed the church about the library's needs during Sunday church services on Sept. 28. All proceeds collected that Sunday were donated to the center's efforts.

December 12, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


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Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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