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Letter: An example of wasteful spending

On Aug. 31, the commission on wartime contracting submitted a report (see www.wartimecontracting.gov) that shows that our federal government has blown $30 billion to $60 billion in Iraq and Afghanistan.

September 06, 2011 | By Jeff Miladin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Letter: The SCV needs its own art house theater

I read an article on the new "indie" cinema in Lancaster, and wondered why such a cinema could not be constructed here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

September 06, 2011 | By Leslie Bennett Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


John Zaring: A reminder to put country before party

Monday, all across our country, Americans participated in Labor Day barbecues, picnics, pool parties and parades. For many, the holiday marks the symbolic end to summer and the start of the traditional school year.

September 06, 2011 | By John Zaring | Columnists


UPDATE: Full containment expected on Agua Dulce fire by Wednesday morning

With a 500-acre brush fire in Agua Dulce nearly contained, Los Angeles County firefighters were hunting through the deep brush of rural canyons Tuesday to prevent any flare-ups, fire officials said.

September 05, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Senior Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Living Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

September 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Letter: McKeon puts party loyalty ahead of SCV

I am sitting here with my mouth wide open after reading the story in The Signal regarding Sen. Barbara Boxer's visit to Santa Clarita ("Boxer takes jab at mine," Aug. 30).

September 05, 2011 | David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Cost of war is expensive away from the battlefield

Today, we remain a nation at war, as we have been for the past 10 years, which produces new sick and disabled veterans every day.

September 05, 2011 | By Harry Gratz Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Let’s issue a tax for the smooth-talkers

I support the creation of a new tax to help us crawl out of this financial abyss we are in. Let's call this "The Inflated Value Tax," a tax on those that have charming looks, smooth talk but are not required to produce any results.

September 05, 2011 | By Gary Hebdon Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Is the current debt situation really a surprise?

Is this any surprise? I mean, really? Think about it.

September 05, 2011 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Today in the SCV: Monday, Sept. 5, 2011

Around the SCV

September 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: Good work on the city library system

What a pleasant surprise to learn that the city's new libraries are all open Sundays, and the Canyon Country library now opens at 9 a.m. weekdays instead of 10 a.m. I also just learned that the city takeover of our three libraries in Santa Clarita came with Sunday hours, too.

September 04, 2011 | By Crystal Propst Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: What happens when the chessboard gets flipped?

I don't talk much about geopolitics in these columns, though I do read the Economist cover to cover each week and consider myself fairly well informed about events world-wide, but I like to bring them into play here when they match up with local events.

September 04, 2011 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Today in the SCV: Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011

Around the SCV

September 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV: Helping Hand: Family used to aiding others is now in need

This week's Helping Hand recipient: Robert and Cynthia Conner

September 04, 2011 | By Samantha Cheatham | Santa Clarita Valley News


Engagements: Kenny-Beebe

Patrick and Diane Kenney of Valencia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristina D. Kenney to Matthew I. Beebe of Santa Clarita.

September 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Engagements


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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


Streep, Bullock, Tomlin, Diaz celebrate Jane Fonda

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women.

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


Help! My car's engine cut off: Here's what to do

WASHINGTON (AP) - The faulty General Motors ignition switches blamed for dozens of crashes, some fatal, aren't the only reason a moving car can suddenly stall. It happened to Bill Van Tassel a couple of weeks ago, as he was steering his Mazda Miata around a turn on an Interstate onramp.

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


US employers add 217K jobs; rate stays at 6.3 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.

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


Texas GOP advances 'therapy' for gays

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Gay Republicans in Texas said Friday they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


7 ideas to turn an acquaintance into a friend

You are at the ball field watching your son's baseball game. You cheer him on as he rounds home plate. The crowd cheers. You look around as everyone rises to their feet and even though the stands are full, you feel alone.

June 06, 2014 | Nicole Carpenter Deseret News | Hot Topics


Prediction: who will and should win at the Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a year on Broadway so unpredictable that the only thing for certain at the Tony Awards on Sunday is that Hugh Jackman will be the host. There have been no clear juggernauts - although some wonderful performances - and critics have largely bemoaned the lack of strong new good musicals and plays. In fact, the best revival categories this year easily overshadow anything new.

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


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