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Unions take aim at statewide volunteers

From fires and earthquakes in the West to tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes in the East, the United States has to contend with many different types of natural disasters. The one constant to all these disasters is that the aid of volunteers greatly enhances the ability of our local, state and federal governments to respond to these crises.

November 30, 2008 | By Cameron Smyth Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Sarah Palin has a genuine presence

I met Sarah Palin in spring 2007 in Fairbanks, Alaska, when I attended the Alaska State Bar Convention. Sarah Palin was at the Thursday night dinner and sat with the Alaska State Supreme Court Chief Justice, who also was a very smart lady.

November 30, 2008 | By Andrew Edward Briseno Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Palin sounds like Bush

Less than a week after subpoenaed witness no-shows, and balking at the Alaska Legislature's Oversight Commission (eight Republicans and four Democrats) investigating her alleged abuse of power regarding her ex-brother-in-law in Troopergate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former lipsticked-pitbull-turned-reporter-'fraidy cat and the Republican vice presidential hopeful has indicated she will cooperate with a separate probe started by her and being run by the three-member Governor Appointed Personnel Board (aka, people she can fire.)

November 30, 2008 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


What about us?

Shame on The Signal. The Signal repeatedly ignores Santa Clarita Christian School's sports.

November 30, 2008 | By John Sanna Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Race, help seniors, ride!

Ensuring no senior in need ever goes hungry. That noble goal will be supported on Sunday when the Kiwanis Club of Santa Clarita's 17th annual Six Flags Magic Mountain 5K Run is held. Beginning at 8 a.m. and winding through the promenades of the 260-acre amusement park, the fun and challenging event raises funds for the SCV Senior Center's Home-Delivered Meal Program and other Kiwanis charities.

November 30, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Senior Living


Chock full of holiday cheer

Just in time for the holidays, a U.S. soldier overseas will soon open a small greeting card that reads, "Dear Friend: Merry Christmas. Thanks for saving the U.S.A.," written in a child's crooked penmanship.

November 30, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


As coyote population grows, what you should know

Coyotes are becoming increasingly comfortable with living and breeding close to neighborhoods in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 30, 2008 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to watch

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November 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Take it like a Republican

I sure am proud to be a conservative Republican. Yes, I voted for Senator John McCain and was disappointed with his loss. However, on Jan. 20, President-elect Barak Obama will be my president and I will respect that no matter what and will pray every day for him. His success equals ours.

November 30, 2008 | By Mary Berg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Troops' holidays

My son Jimmy Ceballos recently returned home after serving three tours of duty in Iraq. This holiday season will be very special to our family.

November 30, 2008 | By Sandra Ceballos Valencia | Letters to the Editor


That old political game

Gary Horton ("Free at Last! At least for the majority," Nov. 11) lamented the passage of Proposition 8 and lambasted the Mormon and Catholic churches for supporting it. He suggests that neither church has the moral authority to participate in an election concerning marriage.

November 30, 2008 | By Ray Davis Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Parking issue

When I read the article in The Signal about the Goldstein family and their parking complaint (Nov. 15) I laughed for five minutes. Then I decided to set the record straight.

November 30, 2008 | By Spencer Dunkirk Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Bizarre to some but delicious to others

Cow's urine tonic. Grilled cave bat. Raw camel with spice sauce. Donkey penis soup. Braised pig's tongue with hair moss. Barbecued bat. Roasted crickets. Flame-broiled guinea pig. Fried chicken uterus. Cup 'o fresh goat's blood. Cow vein stew. Crispy fried grasshoppers. Lamb eyeballs. Steamed wasp larvae. Duckling on a stick. Live beating frog heart. Sperm chowder. Snail caviar. Toasted tarantulas.

November 30, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian Out of My Head | Columnists


Stucky-Deaton Wedding

Danielle Marie Stucky and Travis Owen Deaton were married on April 26 in Las Vegas.

November 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Weddings


Garage sale benefits SCV Food Pantry

Cynthia and Melissa Conmay of Re/Max of Santa Clarita recently sponsored a neighborhood garage sale and collection to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Neighbors of the Stonecrest and Mountain View East tract of Canyon Country participated in the event.

November 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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CBS' '2 Broke Girls' called out for vulgarity in more than 100 FCC complaints

After three seasons on CBS, the TV show "2 Broke Girls" has failed to reach the numbers producers and critics had in mind after its premiere in 2011, and the future doesn't look bright.

January 18, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Minorities have stronger entrepreneurship interest, new poll says

Who will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? If you judge by who has the most interest in starting a new business, a new Gallup poll suggests it may likely be a minority.

January 18, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 blind men set out to climb mountain

SALT LAKE CITY - Two blind men are pushing the limits of their independence and raising awareness of technology for blindness by climbing Mt. Denali in Colorado in May.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the Internet is about to change after court decision

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue

Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.

January 18, 2014 | By Celia R. Baker Deseret News | Hot Topics


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dealing with a quake: Then and Now

When the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, it was a very different world in terms of communications and news reporting.

January 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | COMMUNITY


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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