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UPDATED: Texas man flies plane into office building

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A software engineer furious with the IRS launched a suicide attack on it Thursday by crashing his small plane into an office building housing nearly 200 federal tax employees, setting off a raging fire that sent workers running for their lives.

February 18, 2010 | By Jim Vertuna Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SBDC offers free workshop to businesses affected by Sayre Fire

The Small Business Development Center hosted by College of the Canyons (SBDC) is reaching out to offer assistance to business owners affected by the 2008 Sayre Fire.

February 18, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


SCRWF welcomes McKeon as surprise guest at monthly meeting

California 25th District Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon made a surprise appearance at the Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated (SCRWF) monthly club meeting on the heels of his first annual Women's Conference held on Saturday at Collage of the Canyons.

February 18, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Republican Women Federated | SCV Raw


Science Matters program explores digitizing medical records on Feb. 20

LOS ANGELES -- The California Science Center's Science Matters, a speaker's program that explores current science issues in the forefront of public concern, will present "Your Medical Records Online: The Promises and the Pitfalls" Feb. 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

February 18, 2010 | Source: California Science Center | SCV Raw


Deadline approaching for city's art contest

The city of Santa Clarita is reminding local Middle School and High School students to submit artwork for the Santa Clarita Transit Go Green Art Contest. Open until March 1, the contest offers cash prizes and more for students who illustrate through Traditional Art, Graphic Design or Photography how Santa Clarita Transit helps their family and the community.

February 18, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


AAF-Los Angeles North meets Friday

The AAF-Los Angeles North holds its their next monthly meeting Friday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. in the Newhall Room at the TPC Valencia Golf and Country Club.

February 18, 2010 | Source: AAF-Los Angeles North | SCV Raw


New traffic rules for Saugus, Valencia and Val Verde

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To enhance traffic safety and reduce congestion, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that the Board of Supervisors has adopted the following traffic regulations for the unincorporated communities of Saugus, Valencia and Val Verde:

February 18, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Improvements slated for Santa Clarita storm channel

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Board of Supervisors approved the repair of storm channel walls for Porretta Channel Repair and Invert Access Ramps in Santa Clarita, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

February 18, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


McKeon lauds successful airborne laser test

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, praised the Missile Defense Agency and its industry partners for last week's successful airborne laser test.

February 18, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


McKeon press conference on anniversary of stimulus bill

One year ago tomorrow, Democrats passed a $862 billion stimulus bill that they claimed would immediately spur job creation and economic recovery. Since that time, the nation's economic health has deteriorated and roughly 3.5 million jobs* have been lost. California's unemployment rate is sitting at a painful 12.5%.

Businesses in individual communities across America are suffering. For instance, A-V Equipment Rentals, Inc. in Newhall has suffered greatly despite the "so-called" stimulus.

February 18, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Olympics spoiler alert! Results of women's super-combined downhill

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - After scoring a gold medal in women's downhill Wednesday afternoon, U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn competed for a second Olympic title Thursday in the slalom leg of the super-combined.

February 18, 2010 | By Graham Dunbar AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


AP source: McGrady to Knicks in reported three-way trade

HOUSTON (AP) - The New York Knicks have acquired disgruntled guard Tracy McGrady and his massive expiring contract in a three-team swap with the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings, a person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press.

The person spoke Thursday and requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.

February 18, 2010 | By Chris Duncan AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Black History Month to be celebrated at Hart Park

Los Angeles County and William S. Hart Park, will host the second annual Black History Month celebration this week.

February 18, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Teens nabbed in Newhall vandalism

Sheriff's deputies have arrested four teens suspected of tagging at least 377 times in Newhall over the past 11 months, causing more than $160,000 in damage, officials said.

February 18, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall district cuts deep

Newhall School District has cut summer school and will increase class sizes as a way to help close a $1.5 million budget gap for next year.

February 18, 2010 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


SpaceX unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts

HAWTHORNE (AP) - A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: AP Source: Former Microsoft CEO wins Clippers bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

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


The Open Road Beckons: Healthy and Happy Snacks and Diversions for Your Summer Road Trips

Come away, come away, come away with me!

May 29, 2014 | Pam McMurtry, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Sheriff's Department sponsors essay contest in honor of Maya Angelou

The Sheriff's Youth Foundation (SYF) in its partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department launched today an essay contest to honor the great life and teachings of Dr. Maya Angelou.

May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Wilk Responds to Passage of bill to close Prop 13 loophole

SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released a statement regarding the passage of Assembly Bill 2372 (Ammiano) which closes a loophole in Proposition 13:

May 29, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


Southwest fined $200,000 for deceptive TV ads

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale too good to be true.

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


SCV water safety expo scheduled Saturday

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the city of Santa Clarita will host the fourth annual Water Safety Expo this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valencia Fire Station 126.

May 29, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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