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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

Resume review

August 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jerry Citarella: Keeping emotions out of your decisions leads to better results

If you say you've never done what I'm about to mention, you're lying.

August 16, 2011 | By Jerry Citarella | Business Columns


MannKind stock rises on FDA test approval

Shares of MannKind Corporation stocks rose after the company confirmed approval by the US Food and Drug Administration of the company's clinical trials for Afrezza, a drug designed to treat types I and II diabetes. Afrezza is a next-generation inhaler treatment approach.

August 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Currently filming

Film and TV productions bring revenue and jobs to Santa Clarita and you just might run into a film crew any day. Here are some productions that are currently shooting around town.

August 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Saugus Union leads elementary school districts in exam gains; Castaic Union sees mixed bag

Two Santa Clarita Valley elementary school districts excelled on statewide standardized testing last spring, one held its own against high standards and a fourth had mixed results, according to information released by the state Monday.

August 16, 2011 | By Natalie Everett Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Commission releases its final maps

Local advocates who called on redistricting commissioners to keep Santa Clarita Valley whole can now reflect on a mission largely accomplished with the release Monday of the commission's final electoral maps.

August 16, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Officials: SCV heroin use popular

Heroin is a dangerous drug that's become popular with Santa Clarita Valley youth and young adults - and it's killing them, Sheriff's Department and city officials said Monday.

August 16, 2011 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lori Rivas: Scavenging through trash is not a crime

Today, I was watching my kids play in the front yard, when a lady walked up and asked, "Do you remember me? About seven months ago, I was collecting bottles and cans from the recycling bins, and you gave me lunch."

August 16, 2011 | By Lori Rivas | Columnists


Letter: Canyon Country needs redevelopment to thrive

Your editorial about redevelopment on Soledad Canyon Road was right on point ("Redevelopment vital to success," July 31).

August 16, 2011 | By Jennifer Abrams Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Thank you, COC, for all you’ve done in the valley

College of the Canyons has always been a pioneer in our proud community and has left a mark on many lives across the valley and beyond, including mine.

August 16, 2011 | By Elia Baida Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Please exercise safety on Sierra Highway

In Jim Holt's Aug. 9, article, "A quest for street safety," Robert Skerstonas presented a petition for highway improvements to the 10-mile stretch of Sierra Highway between Vasquez Canyon Road and Caprock Road in Agua Dulce.

August 16, 2011 | By Denise Jens Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Valencia power outage affects about 1,000 residents

About 1,000 residents remain affected by a power outage in Valencia on Monday night, officials said.

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


STAR test results released

Standardized testing results for last school year show students improving statewide, California Department of Education officials announced today.

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Deputies search for Canyon Country burglary suspect

Sheriff's deputies are looking for a burglary suspect accused of stealing medical supplies from a Canyon Country apartment Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

August 15, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Elon Musk to unveil spacecraft to ferry astronauts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - SpaceX, which has flown unmanned cargo capsules to the International Space Station, planned to unveil a new spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry astronauts to low-Earth orbit.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) - In another devastating blow to Ukraine's armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt has reputation for stunts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - He tried to kiss Will Smith in Moscow, attempted to steal Adele's spotlight at the Grammys, dove under America Ferrera's dress at Cannes and now, police say, accosted Brad Pitt on the red carpet of a Hollywood premiere.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


IG: Phoenix VA hospital missed care for 1,700 vets

WASHINGTON (AP) - About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Apple's Beats buy joins tech and street-wise style

NEW YORK (AP) - Beats Electronics' colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: Too little info about youth concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called Thursday for more robust research into youth concussions, saying there remains deep uncertainty over both the scope of the troubling issue and the long-term impacts on young people.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 29, 2014

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May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Hearing set in beating victim's case vs. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Opening statements were expected to begin Thursday in a lawsuit brought by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its former owner, Frank McCourt.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calmer weather returns to California wildfire zone

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather was expected to be friendlier for firefighters Thursday as they look to fully contain a Central California wildfire that led to the destruction of two homes.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is - just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Voters in California contemplate forming new state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and out of sync with major urban areas.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 28, 2014

Data and information are provided for informational purposes only. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of this data. The county of Los Angeles and the Sheriff's Department provide no warrant, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data. In no event shall the county of Los Angeles or its Sheriff's Department be liable for any errors in the content of this information, or for any damages, costs, or actions arising in any way out of reliance on the information provided. By accessing address information of arrested individuals, the user ...

May 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


US eyes training moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. will increase assistance to the Syrian opposition, opening the way for the likely training and possibly equipping of moderate rebels fighting to oust leader Bashar Assad.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


LeVar Burton makes a 'Reading Rainbow' plea

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeVar Burton's fundraising effort to bring "Reading Rainbow" to the online masses is a by-the-book success.

May 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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