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‘A trade show for kids’

It was a tough choice for any kid deciding where to go first at the sixth annual Kid Expo in Canyon Country on Sunday. To the left, kids are cautiously reaching out to pet a long, checkered gopher snake. To the right, kids with glittery hearts painted on their cheeks are doing cartwheels on a mat.

December 21, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Special to The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Be grateful for Cameron Smyth

In the budget-bickering, bananas world of Sacramento politics, be grateful for Cameron Smyth.

December 21, 2008 | By Paul B. Strickland Sr. | Columnists


Premiere for 'The Women' a ripoff

My wife and I attended a premiere held in Canyon Country for the opening of "The Women." Now, the movie was cute, and we enjoyed it. The theater staff was great, and they worked hard on their end.

December 21, 2008 | By Patrick Tremblay Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Society hosts rose show

Rose exhibitors and rose show visitors enjoyed over 600 blooms at the 15th annual rose show of the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society Oct. 11 at William S. Hart Park.

December 21, 2008 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Should’ve stuffed it in the mattress

If the U.S. government has to bail out all the banks and lending companies with taxpayers' money, then I think they should have to feel part of the pain by losing a part of their overpaid salaries and all of the perks.

December 21, 2008 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


All in the Family

On a late September night, mother and daughter were playing a game of Scrabble.

The competitive mother knew her daughter shared the same trait. But she didn't know the ferocity of it.

December 21, 2008 | Cary Osborne For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Cougars cruisin’

GLENDALE -- Forever.

That's how much time the College of the Canyons offensive line gave quarterback Brad McClellan to find wide receiver Jovan Leacock during three game-turning plays in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's 43-23 victory over Glendale Community College.

December 21, 2008 | Craig Leener For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Jackson would give Dems majority in Senate

They say that insanity is defined by doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. If this is true, why would we send another tax-and-spend liberal to Sacramento? Hannah-Beth Jackson has a long record of increasing taxes and growing government. If she were to become our next state senator, Democrats would essentially hold a two-thirds majority in the senate, thereby eliminating the need to negotiate on how much of our money they can take and giving them the ability to override a veto of the governor. While some things need to be streamlined, the ability ...

December 21, 2008 | By James Riske Simi Valley | Letters to the Editor


An Arctic tall tale brought to you by oil

A tall tale from Big Oil has been floating around the media recently. Big Oil's mission is to make destroying pristine wilderness sound reasonable. They tell us: "We're only going to drill in 2,000 acres of the Arctic Refuge. We swear!"

December 21, 2008 | By Anna Theresa Raner Tujunga | Letters to the Editor


Community notes

Hanukkah menorah lighting at mall

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Anniversary: Deasons celebrate 61 years

Morris and Geri Deason of Saugus celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary with a cruise on the Sapphire Princess to the Mexican Rivera.

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Wedding: Sickles - McNicoll

Jennifer Dawn Sickles and Christopher Francis McNicoll were married on Oct. 4 at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica.

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


SCV Births

Dec. 18, 2007

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


McGrath overcomes poverty

McGrath Elementary School was named a Title I-achieving school by State Superintendent of Instruction Jack O'Connell.

December 21, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 21, 2008

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:

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Truck drivers plan 2-day strike at area ports

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach say they plan a two-day strike beginning Monday.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia forces free 1 Western military observer

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russia insurgents on Sunday freed one of the eight European military observers being held prisoner in eastern Ukraine. Earlier in the day, all eight appeared in public for the first time and, under armed guard, gave assurances they weren't being mistreated.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creature that shimmers like an opal in the seawater.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Popes John XXIII and John Paul II become saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Two 20th-century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday as Pope Francis honored John XXIII and John Paul II in a delicate balancing act aimed at bringing together the conservative and progressive wings of the church.

April 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


DUI checkpoint: There are more effective ways to catch drunks

Regarding Friday night's DUI checkpoint: Here we go again - another traffic checkpoint where a thousand or so drivers will be inconvenienced so one or two people can be cited for a DUI.

April 27, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


U.S. needs to maintain partnership with UN

A new poll released this week by the Better World Campaign has found that even during this polarizing political time, there is one issue that voters agree on: the U.S. can't go it alone to solve the world's problems.

April 27, 2014 | Dan Frye Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The race for Buck McKeon’s congressional seat

I think it's great that there are a lot of people running to replace Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon.

April 27, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: Making sense of your success

I often attend conferences where the attendees are given name tags that boldly announce who they are. This creates a phenomenon rarely seen elsewhere. As we walk the halls of the conference center or hotel, our eyes are fixed on the name tags of those we pass. We're anxious to see if they are "somebody." Is he a well-known speaker?

April 27, 2014 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Bob Kellar: Santa Clarita will continue to thrive

Now that our city has survived another local election, I thought it would be appropriate to make some comments regarding elections and city hall. After all, things can get pretty exciting, or should I say concerning around election time in Santa Clarita.

April 27, 2014 | By Bob Kellar SCV Voices | Columnists


Ken Keller: Lists you need to make

I don't do it as often as I should, but one of my favorite tools is asking thought-provoking questions of my clients.

April 27, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


The Quiet Afternoon

As I look back I can see them just as so many years ago.

April 27, 2014 | By Cal Greenfield Newhall Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


An Open Letter To My Father

Mother's Day is May 11 and we have some great stories being readied for publication that readers sent us.

April 27, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Seen Around SCV

April 27, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


West Ranch Dance team Spring Showcase

The West Ranch High School Dance Team Spring Showcase, "The Hunger Games" was April 19 in the school's gymnasium.

April 27, 2014 | By Carol Magalski Stevenson Ranch Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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April 27, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


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