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Spin not honesty

Unemployment is now at a nationwide rate of 10.2 percent and overall real numbers exceed 16 percent - the worst in a quarter century, and the trend shows monthly decay in numbers. President Barack Obama's spin - "We have stopped the free fall and reversed the trend since I have been in office." What?

November 12, 2009 | By Gary Hebdon Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Size matters

Has anyone noticed that some of the parking spaces at Trader Joe's aren't big enough for anything larger than a golf cart?

November 12, 2009 | By Linda Nikkhoo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


No excuse for Ft. Hood shooting

To purposely harm those who volunteer to serve in uniform to protect our nation is inconceivable and irreconcilable.

November 12, 2009 | By Robert P. Davenport II Palmdale | Letters to the Editor


Lynne Plambeck: In praise of the dreaded NIMBYism

The acronym NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) is often used in a pejorative sense by developers and others trying to promote one project or another over the legitimate concerns of local residents.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 12, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Water Company joins Operation Gobble

Valencia Water Company is again participating in Operation Gobble, a statewide program initiated by private water utilities throughout California for the benefit of the community during the holidays.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Valencia Water Company | SCV Raw


AmpleHarvest.org helps more than 1,000 food pantries in 150 days

West Milford, NJ - AmpleHarvest.org announces its 1000th food pantry partner in celebration of World Food Day. Since the organization's inception only 150 days ago, AmpleHarvest.org has helped diminish hunger for Americans in every state through a

November 11, 2009 | Source: AmpleHarvest.org | SCV Raw


UPDATED: It's 'Geek Singles Night' at Brave New World Nov. 14

Guys need no more incentives to attend an event that involves girls, comics, food, and live music at the "Geek Singles Night" on Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Brave New World | SCV Raw


New veterans legal-aid program launched

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, today announced the formal launch of the Center for Veterans Advancement - a new legal project at Public Counsel aimed at providing free legal representation to veterans pursuing benefits claims.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Public Counsel | SCV Raw


Firefighters battle brush fire in Acton

Firefighters are responding to a brush fire in Acton, officials said.

November 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's new survey helps residents determine grant eligibility

The city of Santa Clarita recently launched a five-question survey to help residents determine their eligibility for its Residential and Property Rehabilitation grant program.

November 11, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


California Appliance Rebate Program launches locally in spring

The city of Santa Clarita expects to roll out the California Appliance Rebate program locally in early spring 2010.

November 11, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


McKeon: Remembering America’s Military Families This Veteran’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today released the following statement calling attention to military families as the nation honors its heroes this Veterans Day:

November 11, 2009 | Source: Office of U.S. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


Armwrestlers pull for SCV Youth Project Nov. 14

John Brzenk, Guinness World Record-holder in armwrestling, is coming to the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, Nov. 14 to help raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project.

November 11, 2009 | By Emily Philpot Signal Intern | SCV Raw


Pew report identifies states, like California, in fiscal peril

WASHINGTON -- A report released today by the Pew Center on the States shows that some of the same pressures that have pushed California toward economic disaster are wreaking havoc in a number of other states, with potentially damaging consequences for the entire country.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Pew Center on the States | SCV Raw


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Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Comedian-actor Tracy Morgan critical after crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Casey Kasem's daughter in charge of care

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Appeals court revives case for art seized in WWII

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gay marriages begin in Wisconsin after ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Milone helps A's win again

BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Supervisor Antonovich sponsors summer beach bus

To encourage residents of Castaic/West Ranch to enjoy the surf, sand, and surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will once again sponsor the Summer Beach Bus.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Supervisoor Antonovich | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, June 6, 2014

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June 06, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: What's known and what's not

WASHINGTON (AP) - That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: State high court says no stricter red-light camera rules required

The California Supreme Court has ruled the red-light camera evidence against a Southern California woman, who challenged a traffic ticket based on camera photos and video, was adequately authenticated and there is no need to adopt stricter evidence rules for red-light camera violations.

June 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Billboard referendum meets minimum signature requirement

Petitions that sought to block a plan for digital billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing older billboards in the center of town have qualified for a referendum, officials said Friday.

June 06, 2014 | By Luke Money and Lila Littlejohn Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Finding the right school for your child

Elementary school enrollment deadlines are just weeks away and it's crunch time on getting your child into the right school.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Hot Topics


Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov't snooping

LONDON (AP) - Government snooping into phone networks is extensive worldwide, one of the world's largest cellphone companies revealed Friday, saying that several countries demand direct access to its networks without warrant or prior notice.

June 06, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Man stages assault on Georgia courthouse

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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