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Copenhagen goes ‘kerplunk’

Barack, Michelle and Oprah - 18. The rest of the world - 76.

October 15, 2009 | Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Paul Brotzman: Setting the record straight on the ‘One Valley One Vision’ effort

It is not only unfortunate, but also a disservice to the community that Lynne Plambeck's Environmentally Speaking column ("One Valley, One Vision: A closer look," Oct. 1) contains numerous inaccuracies.

October 15, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: One Valley, One Fantasy?

Many of the proposed General Plan updates for both the city of Santa Clarita and surrounding areas are based on a projected huge population increase - more than double our current population - in the next decade. Such a projection will require densification and subsequent zoning changes that will increase property values for developers, but could destroy the quality of life in many neighborhoods.

October 15, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


State Senate passes funding bill for domestic violence centers

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate has passed Senate Bill 13xxx, giving approval for the Domestic Violence Program to take a $16.3 million loan from the Alternative and Renewal Fuel and Vehicle Technology Fund.

October 14, 2009 | Source: Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


Summer drive nets 2,000 pounds of food, $3K for SCV Food Pantry

The city of Santa Clarita recently received the results of its SCV Food Pantry's 2009 Summer Food Drive.

October 14, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


McKeon urges Obama to speed Afghanistan policy review

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House Armed Services Committee Tuesday held a hearing with outside experts, including the former Vice Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army, to gather strategy recommendations for the war in Afghanistan.

October 14, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon | SCV Raw


UPDATED: VIA hosts candidates forum at business luncheon

The Valley Industrial Association will host a special forum at the Oct. business luncheon offering candidates for the William S. Hart Union High School District and Santa Clarita Community College District an opportunity to address members of the organization at the next business luncheon on Oct. 20, beginning at 11:45 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club.

October 14, 2009 | Source: Valley Industrial Association | SCV Raw


"Shop for a Cause" supports Junior Achievement Oct. 17

This year, Macy's is partnering with Junior Achievement to help raise money to provide programs for students in Santa Clarita with a "Shop for a Cause" event Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 14, 2009 | Source: Sabrina MacDougall, District Manager, Junior Achievement | SCV Raw


Supervisor rips United Way report on homelessness

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- Responding to the United Way's most recent report on homelessness, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said, "The disinformation created by this study is a step backward in our effort to address the homelessness problem at its core. Fundamental reform of our state's dysfunctional mental health laws must be accomplished to effectively address homelessness.

October 14, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


'Halloween Trick or Trunk' event at Rioux Park set for Oct. 31

On Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the city of Santa Clarita invites residents of all ages to participate in a "Halloween Trick or Trunk" event.

October 14, 2009 | Source: L.A. County Department of Parks & Recreation | SCV Raw


SCV Mothers of Twins host annual holiday boutique Dec. 5

SCV Mothers of Twins Club is holding their 8th annual holiday boutique on Saturday, Dec. 5 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

October 14, 2009 | Source: SCV Mothers of Twins Club | SCV Raw


Valencia resident earns Distinguished Alumna Award

Elizabeth Yost, a resident of Valencia and vice president of development for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, will be honored as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award from Southern Connecticut State University.

October 14, 2009 | Source: Southern Connecticut State University | SCV Raw


Castaic throws community fest Oct. 30 to Nov. 1

The Castaic Sports Complex will host a giant community festival with carnival rides, free live entertainment, a Battle of the Bands contest, food booths, arts and crafts booths, a Farmer's Market and a car show from Friday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Nov. 1.

October 14, 2009 | Source: L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation | SCV Raw


Hart High AP program scores on Newsweek best-of list

There is good reason the Hart High School Advanced Placement Program is nationally recognized. The school placed among the top 1,500 schools in the nation, according to "Newsweek" magazine, based on the percentage of students taking AP courses and exams.

October 14, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart School District | SCV Raw


Governor signs bill adding Elsmere Canyon to Rim of the Valley corridor

One of the 200 bills signed late Sunday night by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was AB 110, authored by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and supported by the city of Santa Clarita, to add Elsmere Canyon back into the Rim of the Valley corridor.

October 14, 2009 | Source: city of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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11 hurt in blast at La Habra metal-polishing shop

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - An explosion and fire possibly caused by a dust buildup at a metal-polishing shop injured 11 people Tuesday, including two men who were critically burned, fire officials said.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor prods Time Warner to reach Dodger deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chided Time Warner Cable at an industry gathering Tuesday for not reaching deals with other TV providers so all fans of the Dodgers could watch the baseball games.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


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

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


Southern California community loses Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota's announcement Monday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas comes as a major blow not just to this manicured city south of Los Angeles but also to the larger region, which has watched a number of major employers walk away in recent years.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Campus rape addressed by White House task force

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities - "No more turning a blind eye" - in new guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Silicon Valley phone technology battle nears close

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Economists back increased US oil and gas exports

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.

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


Shooter wounds 6 at Ga. FedEx station

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot, dry weather ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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