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Our View: Intersection cameras at a crossroad

With the recent news that those in Los Angeles County caught by red-light camera aren't legally required to appear in court or pay their infraction fines, it's painfully obvious that the system, though beneficial, is flawed.

August 12, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Tammy Messina: It’s a negotiation — not a hostage situation

I'm tired of hearing Democrats say they are being "held hostage" by Republicans. They have mastered the art of the 30-second sound bite for maximum impact and shock value. Unfortunately, this tactic does nothing to further intelligent debate to arrive at real solutions.

August 12, 2011 | By Tammy Messina | Columnists


Letter: Representatives should serve more than their base

I have a problem with our representatives taking the Grover Norquist pledge.

August 12, 2011 | By Gordon Uppman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Let’s use 2012 to restore liberty to the U.S.

Over the last 10 years, the federal government doubled in size in terms of spending. Doubled!

August 12, 2011 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: School board members shouldn’t take raises

I am disgusted by the Hart district board members giving themselves a raise, as well as giving the superintendent a 2-percent raise and changing his benefit package a few weeks prior.

August 12, 2011 | By Pam Smith Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Hart board member raises were poorly timed

In response to "School board OKs raise," July 21:

August 12, 2011 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Blood drive held for injured firefighter

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills is hosting a blood drive today and Friday to benefit an injured firefighter.

August 11, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tickets on sale for Sean’s Night

Tickets are now available for Sean's Night, a benefit dinner slated for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 to raise money for the California Youth Chess League and local chess programs.

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Grocers, union debate deal

Representatives for three major Southern California grocers say they've made a new offer, but a union spokesman Wednesday said employees might vote on the possibility of a strike as early as next week.

August 11, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Luxury dinner theater arrives in Lancaster

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Lynne Plambeck: Water testing required to ensure safety

Starting in the 1930s, and continuing into the '70s, the area known as Whittaker-Bermite, in the center of our city, was a testing site for bombs and rockets for U.S. war efforts. These activities left both the soil and water on this 996-acre site contaminated with a variety of chemicals.

August 11, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


SCV Business Education: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Monday, Aug. 15

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Beazer Homes sees increase in home orders

Beazer Homes, with residential community developments in the Antelope Valley, reported results for the fiscal quarter ending June 30.

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Letter: Where’s the apology for Mercado-Fortine?

I have been waiting, but it hasn't appeared.

August 11, 2011 | By Michele Lecrivain Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: There’s good reason why Texas is beating California

In the Aug. 6 opinion section, Mr. Warburton wrote, "Texas is the GOP run amok. ... I am proud of California's climate of regulation and taxation because it fosters so many good things for its citizens. ... I'll stay right here, where people are put (at least for the time being, Mr. Kennedy and those like him notwithstanding) ahead of profit."

August 11, 2011 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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Home tweet home: How social media is giving the homeless a hand up

R.D. Plasschaert credits one main thing for pulling her out of homelessness: Twitter.

May 30, 2014 | Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Signal AP


What I've learned as a stay-at-home dad

You know the term "jack of all trades?" My wife would say I'm a "jack of all jobs." She's still waiting for me to find a career that sticks. I've been a school bus driver, a retail employee, a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., a pharmacy school student and pharmacist intern, I've worked in call centers, and I had a job offer in Hawaii as a mortgage loan officer (I even passed all the licensing tests).

May 30, 2014 | Chad Christofferson, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Missouri AG: State could make lethal injections

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The growing suspicions surrounding where states obtain lethal injections have motivated the Missouri attorney general to propose something never previously tried - establishing a lab where the state can make its own execution drugs.

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


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


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