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Taxes make the country work

Having a couple of days to clear my mind regarding tax time and the "tea parties," I thought about the unbelievable good fortune and bounty many of us have.

April 24, 2009 | By Dennis C. Bartash Canyon Country | Columnists


Vakay insightful

Regarding Lynn Vakay's opinion column "Tea parties and prayer are American tradition" (The Signal, April 17): I was impressed by the simplicity and simple facts that make me feel I am part of the problem.

April 24, 2009 | By Jack Beaver Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Combat Somali pirates

The Somali pirates continue to wreak havoc on commercial shipping off the coast of Africa. There are about 20 ships with more than 300 hostages being held by the pirates for ransom.

April 24, 2009 | By Donald A. Moskowitz Londonderry, NH | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: April 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:

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


Bill Kennedy: Taxation vs. tolerance

We humans have a natural inclination to be tolerant.

April 24, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kevin Yeam: Plan for long-term care and estate-asset protection

People are living longer than ever. As a result, they are incurring more expenses related to their older years (nursing homes averaged about $5,500 per month per person).

April 24, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Honda plays major role in IndyCar

No matter who crossed the finish line first in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, Honda was going to have a winning car.

April 24, 2009 | By Tim Haddock For The Signal | SCV Pro Tracker


Real adults don’t give kids alcohol

Joanne and Tony throw the best keg parties in town. The beer flows and a designated teen collects car keys at the door. Teens mill around, shouting over the pounding music, hugging and "high-fiving" Joanne and Tony. They are so popular, they could have been voted Prom King and Queen.

April 24, 2009 | Cary Quashen ACTION | Rosemond on Parenting


Get in tune with free SCV summer concerts

The city of Santa Clarita's summer 2009 "Concerts in the Park" schedule features a lineup of popular tribute bands, several returning for encore performances by popular demand.

April 23, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Knights host benefit golf tourney to benefit firefighters

The Santa Clarita Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will host its fifth annual golf tournament in memory of Jack Dunn Friday, April 24, at 12 p.m. to benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

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


Santa Clarita's Economic Development effort named best in California

For the third year in a row, the city of Santa Clarita was named the Best Economic Development Program in the State of California from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED).

April 23, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Cam Noltemeyer: A perfect storm for water woes in the SCV

Managers of Castaic Lake Water Agency have often stated that drought does not occur in northern and southern California at the same time, so we would always have an adequate water supply. And for this year anyway, they were right. The Santa Clarita Valley has enjoyed slightly better than average rainfall, while diminished snow packs in Northern California have severely reduced our access to water from the State Water Project.

However, a massive building spree that ignored future water supply problems and a polluted ground water source has created a "perfect storm" of problems.

April 23, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Incomplete reporting

Regarding the "Tossed paper causes incident at Canyon High" story published April 1: This "incident" allegedly happened in front of other students (witnesses) whose statements should have been taken at some point for the "crime" report.

April 23, 2009 | Jeff Springs Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Cut the carbon

In our government today, there is a lot of corruption. Everything is based upon money and not the consequences of their actions.

We need to cut our carbon footprint before it starts looking like China's air. Companies will benefit from clean energy because with the installation of energy-efficient appliances, their bills will go down.

April 23, 2009 | Jack Stotler Northridge | Letters to the Editor


Church group to do cleanup

Hard work. Humanitarianism. Put those endeavors together and one can do a lot of good in this world. Such combined synergy is behind the Mormon Helping Hands project, which will be held Saturday in the Santa Clarita Valley and statewide as 20,000 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members volunteer to help spruce up their communities.

In all, 15 projects will be undertaken by 800 Church members in the SCV. Tasks will include graffiti clean-up, planting groundcover in parks and painting the SCV Senior Center's exterior. Approximately 450 church members, along with U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck ...

April 23, 2009 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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East Ukraine quiet raises leadership questions

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - The scruffy rebels who normally wander about the headquarters of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic were mostly out of view on Friday, replaced by a disciplined new faction who showed up a day earlier with an armored personnel carrier and anti-aircraft gun.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Army Corps to recommend Los Angeles River project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 11-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River would see restored wildlife habitats, new wetlands and longer bike trails under a $1 billion proposal that has received a key boost.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 30, 2014

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May 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Google faces up to image problem in Europe

AMSTERDAM (AP) - As Google bowed to a European court ruling to consider users' claims to remove embarrassing search results, the company took the first step toward preventing any more such punishing decisions - acknowledging it has an image problem in Europe.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fan-fueled red carpets present security challenge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Movie premieres are just like they look on TV: Throngs of fans competing with photographers and reporters for stars' attention. Cameras flash as beefy bodyguards escort couture-clad celebrities into the maelstrom.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Zuckerberg gives $120 million to public schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki resigns amid VA health care scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


How Google got states to legalize driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police knew about killer's videos during check

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office deputies checking on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware of, but didn't view, disturbing videos that prompted calls about his well-being, the agency disclosed Thursday.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate approves tying minimum wage to inflation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage and tie it to inflation.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Betty Arenson: The counterfeit mask

You're familiar with the noise America has heard for a long time. It will continue, but it's easily unmasked.

May 30, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Dante Acosta: Camp Clarita provides summer fun

The official arrival of summer is just weeks away. If you listen closely, you will soon be able to hear kids all over town chanting that classic phrase: "school's out for summer!"

May 30, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


SpaceX unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts

HAWTHORNE (AP) - A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: AP Source: Former Microsoft CEO wins Clippers bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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