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Tom Pattantyus: Happy 234th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps

On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that "two battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. Their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas took place in March 1776 under the command of Capt. (later Major) Samuel Nicholas. Nicholas, the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines, is considered to be the first Marine Commandant.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 6, 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 06, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gina MacDonald: Estate taxes: What is a taxpayer to do?

We have had more than a decade of change in the federal estate tax laws. In 1987, the government increased the amount an individual could transfer before estate taxes were owing to $600,000. It stayed at that level until the year 2000 when the amount of exemption increased to $675,000.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kudos to Horton

At last, I have to agree with Gary Horton on his column "Time to shut up and listen" (Oct. 21). I hope he listened to Jay Ambrose on Oct. 22: "Hang on to your 1st Amendment Freedoms."

November 06, 2009 | By Earl Madery Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Isla misrepresents Dobbs’ position

Referring to the Isla commentary of Oct. 24 ("Support for campaign against Dobbs") asking others to support a boycott of Lou Dobbs on CNN, I would like to profer the suggestion that Isla has misrepresented Dobbs' position.

November 06, 2009 | By Paula Heim Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Safely ride the “bullet train” to the holidays

As my friend Carol said on Facebook this morning, we've just boarded the bullet train to the end of the year.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


UPDATED: Tesoro Park hosts Native American art exhibit

The County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation, presents the "The Gathering of Nations - Native American Exhibit and Art Show" through Nov. 14.

November 05, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


CHP uses $1 million grant to enforce seat belt safety

SACRAMENTO - Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading killers in California for children ages 14 years and under, with unrestrained or improperly restrained children being the number one contributing factor.

To combat the problem of improperly restrained passengers, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a $1 million dollar federal grant from the Office of Traffic Safety.

November 05, 2009 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Hart Park slates November, December events

Upcoming William S. Hart Park Events

November 05, 2009 | Source: L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation | SCV Raw


Law enforcement agencies honored

SACRAMENTO - Law enforcement agencies across the state, including California Highway Patrol (CHP) offices, garnered honors for excellence in community traffic safety programs in the 2008 California Law Enforcement Challenge (CLEC).

November 05, 2009 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


'Think SCV' Community Day on Nov. 10

On Think Santa Clarita Valley Community Day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, local dignitaries, business leaders and volunteers will board a "Think Santa Clarita Valley" bus and spend the day visiting local businesses to inform businesspeople and answer questions about the program.

November 05, 2009 | Source: Scott Shepard Think Santa Clarita Valley Committee | SCV Raw


Obama declares November 'Military Family Month'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama pledged his support of military members and their families and said Americans have a "solemn obligation" to preserve their well-being in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month.

November 05, 2009 | Source: Office of the President of the United States | SCV Raw


'HOLLER!' improv comedy team returns to REP Nov. 6

Improv comedy team "HOLLER!" takes the stage for a performance Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall.

November 05, 2009 | Source: HOLLER! | SCV Raw


Tele-town hall on health care tonight

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, will host a tele-town hall conference tonight at 5:50 p.m. to discuss the health care reform bill being pushed by congressional Democrats.

November 05, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Buca di Beppo hosts fundraiser for Project Lifesaver and the Special Needs Registry Nov. 5

Buca di Beppo in Valencia Town Center Mall hosts a fundraiser tonight, Nov 5. from 4:30 to 10 p.m. to raise funds and awareness for Project Lifesaver and the Special Needs Registry.

Buca is generously donating 20 percent of each diner's total food sales (including carry-out) toward this philanthropic endeavor.

November 05, 2009 | Source: Buca di Beppo | SCV Raw


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Kings win another OT game, take 2-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they're walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.

June 07, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bombs kill 52 as gunmen storm university in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.

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


Hundreds of couples rush to marry in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.

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


Triple Crown quest collapses

NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 dead in small plane crash near Paso Robles

TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Chrome fever takes over at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US recovers jobs but comeback incomplete

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.

June 07, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged in Mounties' death obsessed with guns

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.

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


US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions

NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.

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


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


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