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Local sentenced for embezzlement

A federal judge this week sentenced a Castaic man to 41 months in prison for embezzling more than $830,000 from the Lockheed Federal Credit Union while he served as a vice president to the organization.

February 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don Ricketts: What are the limits on medical marijuana?

In 1996, California voters passed the Compassionate Use Act, which decriminalized the cultivation, possession and use of "medical marijuana" by adults who held a recommendation for use from a medical doctor - a "prescription," so to speak.

February 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Water woes aren’t over

Rain and snowfall don't end water woes.

February 12, 2010 | By Kevin D. Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


District seeks public input in search for new chief

Community members who would like to offer their input on the selection of a new superintendent for the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District are invited to attend one of two forums scheduled next week by the search firm which has been hired to find a replacement for retiring Superintendent Jaime Castellanos.

February 11, 2010 | Source: Wm. S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Seven Green Globe nominations make Clint Eastwood's day

HOLLYWOOD (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- The legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood, who will be 80 years young on May 31, continues to excel among Hollywood's top filmmakers, receiving seven nominations for the Mar. 23 Green Globe Film Awards, whose Viewers' Choice Awards are selected through an online voting system.

February 11, 2010 | Source: Green Globe Film awards | SCV Raw


McKeon, Turner call for tougher sanctions against Iran

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Michael R. Turner (R-Ohio), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, today issued the following statement on the Iranian regime's announcement that Iran is now a "nuclear state" after producing enriched uranium at higher levels:

"A nuclear Iran threatens the security and stability of the Middle East and the rest of the world. With today's announcement, Tehran takes one step closer to a nuclear weapon.

February 11, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Smyth named top legislator by anti-domestic violence group

SACRAMENTO - The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence has named Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) Legislator of the Year for 2009.

February 11, 2010 | Source: Office of Cameron Smyth California Assemblyman, 38th District | SCV Raw


Runner to speak at 'tea party' rally Feb. 27

State Senator George Runner will speak at a "tea party" rally in Valencia on Saturday, Feb. 27.

February 11, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Princess Cruises revives old bon voyage tradition

Santa Clarita, Calif.-based Princess Cruises is debuting a new program giving passengers the opportunity to invite their friends and family aboard their ship on embarkation day to wish them "bon voyage" and get a taste of the onboard experience.

Passengers and their guests will be able to spend approximately four hours together on the ship before it sets sail, enjoy a four-course dining room lunch with wine, a ship tour and a souvenir photo.

February 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


SCV's Lamsco West to begin work with Boeing

Santa Clarita, Calif.-based Lamsco West, Inc. has been selected by the Boeing Company to support its nationwide team to compete for the U.S. Air Force's new fleet of aerial refueling tankers.

Lamsco West, Inc. has been supplying engineered details, standards, laminated sheet and aerospace parts categorized as shims, stampings and flat pattern parts to Boeing for more than 40 years.

February 11, 2010 | Source: Lamsco West, Inc. | SCV Raw


Next Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting Feb. 17

The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350.

The series of "Meet the City Council Candidate" sessions continues, featuring council candidates David Gauny, Daniel Henriquez, Kenneth Mann and Marsha McLean.

February 11, 2010 | Source: Canyon Country Advisory Committee | SCV Raw


Dealership’s future remains uncertain

Saturn of Santa Clarita will never again sell a new vehicle.

February 11, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Five Americans to watch at Winter Olympics

Here's a look at five of the hottest United States athletes who will be spinning, skating and skiing for gold at the Winter Olympics:

February 11, 2010 | By Chuck Stark Scripps Howard News Service | SCV Pro Tracker


Chilling aerial photos of Sept. 11 attack released

NEW YORK (AP) - A trove of aerial photographs of the collapsing World Trade Center was widely released this week, offering a rare and chilling view from the heavens of the burning twin towers and the apocalyptic shroud of smoke and dust that settled over the city.

February 11, 2010 | By Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Charter College students get high pass rate

Charter College in Canyon Country has recorded a 100 percent pass rate in the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, August through September 2009. This high pass rate has been ongoing since the program first started in February 2007. The institution's Vocational Nursing program is recognized by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. The program has been designed to prepare students with nursing skills for direct patient care. Students receive training in pediatrics, mental health, hospice, home health, rehabilitation and family nursing/obstetrics. Charter College is a private, post-secondary institution which is owned and operated by ...

February 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


This April 8, Join Me on the Road to Victory

I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.

February 24, 2014 | By Gloria Mercado-Fortine 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Honored to serve as your advocate

I've lived in Santa Clarita for decades and I've been privileged to serve you on our City Council.

February 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste City of Santa Clarita Mayor, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Mercedes keeps on growing with the community it supports

Mercedes-Benz of Valencia only opened its doors in December 2005, but it already needs to expand.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Local family-owned flooring maintenance company works hard to ensure quality service

Family owned for 35 years, CBC Cleaning and Restoration has offered the Santa Clarita Valley's residential and commercial homeowners a slew of services to help restore and maintain flooring of all types.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Business and Real Estate


Behind the scenes, the chamber of commerce actively serves to protect business interests

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce reached a significant milestone when it recently marked 90 years of support for local businesses.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


Property resource for film production predicts even more growth for SCV

When Monica Harrison launched L.A. Film Locations in 2003, the Santa Clarita-based company that serves as a film location property resource for location managers, it was the perfect marriage between Harrison's background in commercial property asset management and coming from a family of film industry professionals.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


City recycles motor oil for free

If you change your own motor oil and filters, the city of Santa Clarita is asking you to recycle it – for free.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by the city of Santa Clarita | Industry


Salon Combines High Fashion with Community Art

Entourage Hair Studio, a long-time Valencia Town Center tenant, has recently relocated into a new location on Town Center Drive. In the process of creating a brand new, ground-up salon, owner Michael Beck was inspired to combine fine art and hair fashion together to create a whole new experience in art and style.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Entourage Salon | Lifestyle


Ingrained in SCV history

At Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary, history is as ubiquitous as death, remembrance and peace.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Local audiologist shares passion with community

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Patrice Rifkind wanted to help people.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Pitching a new kind of little league

While the task is not small, Canyon Country Little League is undergoing a large transformation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Hearing the needs of the community

It's all about family at Advanced Audiology.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Celebrating 25 years of service

Chartered in 1989, the Assistance League of Santa Clarita is now helping 3,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Milestones set at Stepping Stones

When Nancy Grunbok purchased the center in 1995, her goal was to provide the Santa Clarita Valley a safe and enriching environment for children of the community to learn and play during child care services, as well as working one-on-one with families to meet their needs.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Education


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