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Locals use laughs to fight homelessness

J.R.'s Comedy Club hosted its second annual Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit the Santa Clarita Homeless Shelter on Monday at Robinson Ranch Golf Course.

May 25, 2011 | By Pamela Wells For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCVi goes to Washington

Editor's note: Paige Guarino was one of 50 Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School students who spent a week in Washington, D.C., as part of a field trip organized by the school. The inaugural trip included visits to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, monuments and memorials (Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean), Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Ford's Theatre, Newseum, a Kennedy Center performance and the White House. The students also got a chance to meet with U.S. Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and take a photo with him on the east steps of the Capitol Building. The ...

May 25, 2011 | By Paige Guarino | SCV Schools


Valencia students help Haitians buy new home

A group of 74 Valencia High School students recently raised $3,682 to buy a poor family in Haiti a new home.

May 25, 2011 | For the Signal | SCV Schools


Local students earn scholarships

Placerita Junior High School seventh-graders Kelly Ficarra, Heather Moylan, Emily Rieck and Jessy Serrano were awarded scholarships to attend the American Association of University Women's Tech Trek Science Camp for Girls.

May 25, 2011 | For the Signal | SCV Schools


Your Community: Dates to watch and upcoming events

Dates to Watch

May 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Get your grill on!

Backyard chefs, get ready to fire up the grills and cook up some flavor.

May 25, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


Phil Rizzo: The SCV Food Pantry needs help

When choosing an organization you may want to support, consider the benefits of giving to local needs. By doing so, you can actually go and look over the operation and meet the people benefiting from your donation. You also can meet other donors, who may be giving their time, and possibly money, too.

May 25, 2011 | By Phil Rizzo | Columnists


Letter: Please be aware of nature when driving

It was Wednesday, exactly 9:11 a.m. On my way to my workout on Lyons Avenue, as I exited the Vista Village parking lot on Tournament Road, there to my utter horror, lying in the middle of the road, was a pregnant female duck with her one small egg protruding from her now-lifeless body, while her husband was frantically squawking and walking around her to wake her up.

May 25, 2011 | By Kathleen Butler Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Jerry Citarella: Determine the details to make the best investment choices

If you were asked to coach a sports team, and that opportunity excited you, would you immediately run out and stock up on equipment and coaching aids? Your answer is probably,"Well, of course."

May 24, 2011 | By Jerry Citarella | Business Columns


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Enterprise zone orientation

May 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: Bush’s paychecks for speaking unbelievable

Since 2009, George W. Bush (remember him?) has made a cool $15 million on the speakers circuit. He gets $100,000 to $150,000 per speech.

May 24, 2011 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Israel issues run deeper than borders

On the eve of a visit to the U.S. by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama chose to make an unprecedented demand by calling for Israel to redraw its borders and move its citizens to where they were in 1967, before the Six Day War, when he was but a child in Indonesia.

May 24, 2011 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: No new taxes to pay for teachers

Thank you, thank you, Tony Corliss and Brian Baker. Both of your letters were perfect. I am so glad I am not the only one who is sitting here trying to figure out how to make ends meet as our government tries to trick us again and raise our taxes.

May 24, 2011 | By Laura Tapia Valencia | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Monday, May 23, 2011

Zonta Golf Tournament

May 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tour of California comes to Santa Clarita

THOUSAND OAKS, (AP) - Chris Horner won the Tour of California with a solid performance in the final stage on Sunday, holding off RadioShack teammate Levi Leipheimer by 38 seconds.

May 23, 2011 | By Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


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'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Cal wildfire 10 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


Kings cap comeback with win vs Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill swim roundup: Saugus picks up momentum

Saugus overcame a slow start on Wednesday to sweep Canyon in both the varsity boys and girls meets at Santa Clarita Aquatics Center and enter next week's Foothill League prelims and finals with some momentum.

April 30, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Special Closure Note: Through late May 2014, a temporary bypass lane will be implemented on southbound I-5 between Smokey Bear Road and one mile south of Vista Del Lago Road while crews pave the two left lanes of southbound I-5.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigned Wednesday after less than two seasons on the job.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


UPDATE: Winds continue to topple trees in SCV

Winds continued to buffet the Santa Clarita Valley throughout the day Wednesday, leading to a second straight day of uprooted trees and downed limbs, Santa Clarita city officials said.

April 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Famous bidders already lining up for LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included domestic violence, grand theft auto, petty theft, and numerous shoplifting from various businesses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


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