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Know your building's roof, or pay the price

A cursory review of media reports nationwide in recent months revealed an alarming number of instances of costly damages to buildings due to negligence or procrastination with roof repairs. Consider:

December 04, 2008 | By Rod Menzel | Business Columns


It was a day for swapping stories

Eighth-grade teacher Connie Howard gave her students something to think about this semester as she and several other teachers at Placerita Junior High and Old Orchard Elementary schools combined to teach interactive creative writing to more than 100 students.

December 04, 2008 | By Michelle Lovato Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local execs thrown in the slammer - for good

Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station assisted in "arresting" more than 40 local business executives Wednesday to raise money for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

December 04, 2008 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pet photos with Santa Claus

The Pet Assistance Foundation will offer pet photos with Santa to benefit low-cost spay and neutering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pet Stop, at 16522 Soledad Canyon Road. On Dec. 13, the foundation will be at Pet Supply from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road. Photo packages start at $10. For more information call (661) 260-3140.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free screening of 'Stalking Santa' in Newhall

The fourth annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival will host an encore presentation of "Stalking Santa," the 2007 festival's winner of "Best Film" and "Best Screenplay," just in time for the holidays. The complimentary screening will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main Street, Newhall and will include a meet and greet with writer and costar Daryn Tufts. Seating for "Stalking Santa" is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Orthopedic practice slated for Valencia

Commercial Real Estate firm CB Richard Ellis announced Wednesday that the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, one of the largest private orthopedic practices on the West Coast, will occupy 23,329 square feet at the Bridgeport Marketplace, a 170,000 square foot mixed-use development at the intersection of McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road.

December 04, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Alternate escape routes out of our valley

There we were again, completely cut off from going south on the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeways and side roads due to a closure because of a fire. And who can forget the same scenario during the 1994 earthquake?

December 04, 2008 | By Dick Shaw Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Prop. 8 versus the civil rights movement

Proposition 8 opponents are demanding justice, saying that this proposition is discrimination like Loving vs. Virginia. Not so.

December 04, 2008 | By Taylor Jones Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


‘Boy, howdy,’ he’s back!

Boy, howdy. As a loyal John Boston reader, I'm so glad you're back. You can say "boy, howdy" 'til the cows come home.

December 04, 2008 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Welcome back!

As an adoring fan, I just had to say, "Welcome back, John Boston!"

December 04, 2008 | By Jami Kennedy Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Food for thought over the holidays

As we gather with friends and families over the holidays to enjoy the abundance and variety of food our country offers, perhaps we might want to give some thought to how that food is produced.

December 04, 2008 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Golden Valley picks up rebound

After struggling in its opener, Golden Valley responded the way it hopes to bounce back the entire season.

December 04, 2008 | By Joey Gulino Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


The heart and soul

I am so happy John Boston is back.

December 04, 2008 | By Nancy Neill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Toughness tested early

The Saugus girls basketball team is well aware of how physical things can get in the Foothill League.

December 04, 2008 | By Joey Gulino Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


‘It’s like rain on your wedding day’

Regarding Karla Edwards' letter, "Isn't it ironic?" (Nov. 22), I agree!

December 04, 2008 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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Stevenson Ranch / Westridge, Zone 3, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Info

Last week, the following Part 1 crimes occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

April 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Wilk bill providing transparency to State Water Resources Control board passes committee

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Assemblyman Scott Wilk's (R- Santa Clarita) bill requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to post on their web site the external peer review studies when a regional board imposes a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) on a community, passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials committee with a 7-0 vote.

April 30, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rancho Cucamonga wildfire forces evacuations

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Schools and homes were evacuated Wednesday as dry, gusty winds fanned a smoky wildfire in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains in California.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Free HIV screenings offered by SCV Pregnancy Center

The SCV Pregnancy Center (SCVPC) is excited to announce new HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screenings for local residents. SCVPC is a licensed medical clinic, and the first 100 residents calling for a HIV screening receive the service free.

April 30, 2014 | Source: SCV Pregnancy Center | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 30, 2014

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April 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


World's smallest dogs can be a big handful

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Living little carries some big risks.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Protesters seize new building in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews douse fire along I-5

Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.

April 30, 2014 | Photos by Rick McClure | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thursdays @ Newhall lineup announced

The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Mona Lisa' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama "Mona Lisa" to animated fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has died aged 71.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Severe weather brings flooding in South

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 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High lime prices giving US bartenders a hangover

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Winds, hot weather bring fire concerns

Gusty Santa Ana winds, unseasonably high temperatures and low relative humidity are bringing wildfire concerns to Southern California.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix pays Verizon for better Internet access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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