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Mixed emotions over charter idea

Officials at two local juvenile probation camps for high school girls continue to wrestle with a request approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to make the camps charter schools.

December 01, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


We haven't seen much change yet

"Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved."

December 01, 2008 | By John F. Grannis Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Packed and ready for anything

With the Southern California Regional ShakeOut earthquake drill, raging wildfires and heavy rains still fresh in many community members' minds, disaster preparedness training is certainly a relevant topic - especially for seniors.

December 01, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Senior Living


Benefit: Singing songs for Stephen Sorenson

This could be Stephen Sorenson's last Christmas, but on Sunday night, he didn't dwell on his poor prognosis.

December 01, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lady Mustangs get shot down

College Women's Basketball

December 01, 2008 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


Senior calendar

Senior lunch menu

November 30, 2008 | Signal Staff | Senior Living


Local girl still missing

Rebecca Rathstone is still missing and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is looking for help. The 14-year-old Santa Clarita girl went missing Sept. 15, according to a report.

November 30, 2008 | By The Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, Sept. 23-29, 2008

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

Signal online visitors cast a total of 363 votes from early Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 23 to early Monday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2008.

November 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Bailout bill, stock market bomb

The U.S. House of Representatives today defeated a proposed $700 billion bailout bill designed to rescue and stabilize the nation's financial system.

November 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concern is not extremism

When asked whether Santa Clarita would employ eminent domain for the seizure of private residential property as a means of furthering the Newhall Redevelopment Project, Paul Brotzman expressly stated that the city "doesn't have the legal authority to acquire private property."

November 30, 2008 | By Andre Hollings SCV Voices | Columnists


Unions take aim at statewide volunteers

From fires and earthquakes in the West to tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes in the East, the United States has to contend with many different types of natural disasters. The one constant to all these disasters is that the aid of volunteers greatly enhances the ability of our local, state and federal governments to respond to these crises.

November 30, 2008 | By Cameron Smyth Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Sarah Palin has a genuine presence

I met Sarah Palin in spring 2007 in Fairbanks, Alaska, when I attended the Alaska State Bar Convention. Sarah Palin was at the Thursday night dinner and sat with the Alaska State Supreme Court Chief Justice, who also was a very smart lady.

November 30, 2008 | By Andrew Edward Briseno Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Palin sounds like Bush

Less than a week after subpoenaed witness no-shows, and balking at the Alaska Legislature's Oversight Commission (eight Republicans and four Democrats) investigating her alleged abuse of power regarding her ex-brother-in-law in Troopergate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former lipsticked-pitbull-turned-reporter-'fraidy cat and the Republican vice presidential hopeful has indicated she will cooperate with a separate probe started by her and being run by the three-member Governor Appointed Personnel Board (aka, people she can fire.)

November 30, 2008 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


What about us?

Shame on The Signal. The Signal repeatedly ignores Santa Clarita Christian School's sports.

November 30, 2008 | By John Sanna Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Race, help seniors, ride!

Ensuring no senior in need ever goes hungry. That noble goal will be supported on Sunday when the Kiwanis Club of Santa Clarita's 17th annual Six Flags Magic Mountain 5K Run is held. Beginning at 8 a.m. and winding through the promenades of the 260-acre amusement park, the fun and challenging event raises funds for the SCV Senior Center's Home-Delivered Meal Program and other Kiwanis charities.

November 30, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Senior Living


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Initial report on Calif. FedEx-bus crash released

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.

April 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Late season storm hits California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state's ongoing drought.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

April 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.

April 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurene Weste: City and county host low-cost dog vaccination

In many American households, and certainly in my home, pets are members of the family. According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association, our dogs are the nation's favorite pet, with approximately 43 million households owning one or more of our four-legged friends.

April 25, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Tammy Messina: Time to exercise those rights

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ~ U.S. Constitution, Amendment 1.

April 25, 2014 | By Tammy Messina Right here right now | Columnists


This April 8, Join Me on the Road to Victory

I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.

February 24, 2014 | By Gloria Mercado-Fortine 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Honored to serve as your advocate

I've lived in Santa Clarita for decades and I've been privileged to serve you on our City Council.

February 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste City of Santa Clarita Mayor, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Mercedes keeps on growing with the community it supports

Mercedes-Benz of Valencia only opened its doors in December 2005, but it already needs to expand.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Local family-owned flooring maintenance company works hard to ensure quality service

Family owned for 35 years, CBC Cleaning and Restoration has offered the Santa Clarita Valley's residential and commercial homeowners a slew of services to help restore and maintain flooring of all types.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Business and Real Estate


Behind the scenes, the chamber of commerce actively serves to protect business interests

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce reached a significant milestone when it recently marked 90 years of support for local businesses.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


Property resource for film production predicts even more growth for SCV

When Monica Harrison launched L.A. Film Locations in 2003, the Santa Clarita-based company that serves as a film location property resource for location managers, it was the perfect marriage between Harrison's background in commercial property asset management and coming from a family of film industry professionals.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


City recycles motor oil for free

If you change your own motor oil and filters, the city of Santa Clarita is asking you to recycle it – for free.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by the city of Santa Clarita | Industry


Salon Combines High Fashion with Community Art

Entourage Hair Studio, a long-time Valencia Town Center tenant, has recently relocated into a new location on Town Center Drive. In the process of creating a brand new, ground-up salon, owner Michael Beck was inspired to combine fine art and hair fashion together to create a whole new experience in art and style.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Entourage Salon | Lifestyle


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