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Local thanked for help in fight against graffiti

Dan Rasper has a notebook full of tally marks that keep track of all the graffiti he's cleared.

February 06, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


David Hegg: Society’s traditional denial of self-denial

Among ancients, the greatest honor was given to those who, seeing the greater good of the greater number, chose valiantly to deny themselves certain rights and pleasures in order improve those around them.

February 06, 2011 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Is your earthquake kit updated?

Editor's note: The Northridge Earthquake of Jan. 17, 1994, devastated portions of the Santa Clarita Valley. The 6.7 earthquake was caused by a previously unknown fault. How many of us in the Santa Clarita Valley are really aware of the sleeping giant that lies nearly beneath our feet? The San Andreas Fault runs nearly through the SCV. The area known as the "Big Bend" - near Fraizer Park - has caused earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.5 or greater at intervals between 45 and 144 years. Have you updated your earthquake kit?

February 06, 2011 | By Peter C. Gray For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Love history? See the Questers at Hart Hall

The Questers, Oak of the Golden Dream #381, are seeking new members interested in the preservation and restoration of historical sites, artifacts and the study of antiques.

February 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Hoffman repeats for hospital auxiliary

A gavel was passed to familiar hands as Estelle Hoffman was sworn in for a second term as president of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

February 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Klassen Corporation announces CADD scholarship awards

Klassen Corporation announced today that it will be awarding five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each in 2011 to California Community College students who are enrolled in construction, construction management or computer aided design/CADD programs.

February 05, 2011 | Source: Klassen Corporation | SCV Raw


Eternal Valley donates more than 1,200 in hats

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the communities it serves, Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, a Dignity Memorial® provider in Newhall, delivered 500 hats for children battling cancer last week at the conclusion of its second annual Holiday Hat Drive.

February 05, 2011 | Source: Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary | SCV Raw


Robert Lamoureux: Pass the salt for a concrete finish

Mr. Lamoureux,

February 05, 2011 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


An eye-opening mission

As part of a recent mission trip, a group of 20 Valencia United Methodist Church members and leaders visited Nicaragua, where they toured Managua dump, a shanty town home to some of the country's poorest families.

February 05, 2011 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Ordination ceremony Feb. 12

The Right Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, will ordain Susan Dell Hathaway Bek and Cynthia Lynne Jew to the Sacred Order of Priests during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

February 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Church organizes concert for Haiti

With the goal to help the struggling people of Haiti, Alicia Richardson Lamb has organized a benefit concert with her musician friends Feb. 13 at First Presbyterian Church of Newhall.

February 05, 2011 | For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Prostitution sting nets 18 arrests

County law enforcement arrested more than a dozen people during a prostitution sweep in Castaic on Thursday night.

February 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jobs report boosts hope for economy

A growing number of Santa Clarita job-seekers may be dusting off resumes in 2011.

February 05, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


TalkBack!

Caption of the Week: "Mildred, Ralph and I are so embarrassed that you are nursing Junior in public!"

February 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Foothill boys basketball: West Ranch’s skid ends

West Ranch boys basketball's pressure proved too much for Golden Valley to handle Friday night at West Ranch High School, as the Wildcats defeated the Grizzlies 62-39.

February 05, 2011 | By Jon Stein For the Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - In another devastating blow to Ukraine's armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.

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


Man who accosted Pitt has reputation for stunts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He tried to kiss Will Smith in Moscow, attempted to steal Adele's spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes and now, police say, accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere.

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


IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

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


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

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


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 29, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

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


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

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


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

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


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 28, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Blackhawks beat Kings in 2OT to stay alive

CHICAGO (AP) - Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.

May 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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