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The perks of being a drama student

Joining the Placerita Theatre Arts Program was one of the best choices I have made.

March 17, 2009 | By Daniel Kummer For The Signal | SCV Kids

No stimulus money

Santa Clarita should not go after stimulus money. With all due respect to my friend Ken Pulskamp, I must forcefully disagree with the decision that the city has made to pursue money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

March 17, 2009 | By Kevin D. Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

Bush warning unheeded

In your Signal Daybreak column on Feb. 28, you mentioned the fact that apparently Bush said about a year ago that we were not "recession bound" and that Obama said we were "on the brink of a recession."

March 17, 2009 | By Karen Andrizzi Newhall | Letters to the Editor

Odor in D.C.

The pork-laden federal budgets include such things as taxpayers spending millions of dollars on such things as quelling pig manure and odor in Iowa.

March 17, 2009 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor

No phone enforcement

On Wednesday, March 4, on my trip to the doctor from Valencia to Burbank, I observed 67 cars that had either no headlights on or the driver was talking on a hand-held cell phone.

March 17, 2009 | By Jim Avery Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Adult stem-cell research

Embryonic stem-cell research has not cured anything and has no current human trials, simply because the method so far has only produced tumors in animals. Yet, President Barack Obama has, by executive order, fulfilled his campaign promise to lift the ban on federally funded embryonic stem-cell research.

March 17, 2009 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor

Shrink government

I hope you politicians that approved the tax hike never receive another vote from an honest member of the Society of California Voters.

March 17, 2009 | By Scott Ebeling Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor

Cemex, take six?

I read in Tuesday's paper (March 10) that "everything is right on track" (on the Cemex legislation front), according to Lindsey Mask, spokeswoman for Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon.

March 17, 2009 | By Kevin Eliason Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

What would you invent?

First place

March 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone

Locks of love

I am currently an eighth-grade student at Rio Norte Junior High School. Last September, I heard on the morning announcements during homeroom that the Resourceful River Hawks Community Service Club was having their first meeting of the year at lunch time. I decided since I was not in the club last year that maybe I could be in it this year.

March 17, 2009 | By Kristen Solano For The Signal | SCV Kids

Students connect with parents

"I love to read," said Luis Sebastion, a third-grader at Canyon Springs Elementary School.

March 17, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Kids

Zonta offers free LifeForward workshop

How does one create a menu of balanced meals on a budget? What are some simple steps to incorporate exercise into your life? Managing stress with some simple, effective techniques. Getting out of the "overwhelmed" move by calming mind and body?

March 16, 2009 | Source: Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw

National Poison Prevention Week runs from March 15-22

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to poison control centers across the country. In California, the California Poison Control System (CPCS) is dedicated to providing residents with the most up-to-date information and 24-hour assistance relating to poisoning.

March 16, 2009 | Source: California Poison Control System | SCV Raw

Saugus High celebrates 'Women in History'

Famous women in history from Cleopatra to Sally Ride will tell their stories "in person" when the American Association of University Women (AAUW) brings its "Women in History" program to Saugus High School.

March 16, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw

Consumer Watchdog: AIG bonuses should be delivered by FBI

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Consumer advocates said that federal law enforcement agencies should create a special investigative unit dedicated to unearthing any fraud or misconduct attributable to AIG employees paid bonuses since taxpayers bailed out the company.

March 16, 2009 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw

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Hart swim picks itself back up

The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports

Cowboys volleyball controls Grizzlies

Battling through adversity is another sign of the improvement the Canyon Cowboys boys volleyball team has made throughout the season.

April 22, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports

Foothill softball roundup: West Ranch takes advantage; Golden Valley wins second ever game

It's unlikely softball purists would have been satisfied with the way things ended between defending Foothill League champion West Ranch and title-contender Saugus on Tuesday. But the Wildcats aren't about to complain.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports

On the Beat Swimming: Valencia's forgotten victory

Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports

Computer savvy volunteers needed for local information session

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.

April 22, 2014 | Source: State Sen. Steve Knight's office | Santa Clarita Valley News

2 Santa Clarita Valley officials to speak at L.A. Water Summit

Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

April 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News

Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 22, 2014

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April 22, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports

Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News

COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News

'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP

Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP

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