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Lynne Plambeck: Water testing required to ensure safety

Starting in the 1930s, and continuing into the '70s, the area known as Whittaker-Bermite, in the center of our city, was a testing site for bombs and rockets for U.S. war efforts. These activities left both the soil and water on this 996-acre site contaminated with a variety of chemicals.

August 11, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


SCV Business Education: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Monday, Aug. 15

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Beazer Homes sees increase in home orders

Beazer Homes, with residential community developments in the Antelope Valley, reported results for the fiscal quarter ending June 30.

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Letter: Where’s the apology for Mercado-Fortine?

I have been waiting, but it hasn't appeared.

August 11, 2011 | By Michele Lecrivain Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: There’s good reason why Texas is beating California

In the Aug. 6 opinion section, Mr. Warburton wrote, "Texas is the GOP run amok. ... I am proud of California's climate of regulation and taxation because it fosters so many good things for its citizens. ... I'll stay right here, where people are put (at least for the time being, Mr. Kennedy and those like him notwithstanding) ahead of profit."

August 11, 2011 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Fallen soldiers deserve more recognition, respect

I was extremely disappointed with the fact that The Signal relegated the tragic news story about the U.S. Army Chinook helicopter that was apparently shot down on Aug. 6 by the Taliban, killing 38, including 22 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden in May, to page five of Aug. 7's newspaper.

August 11, 2011 | By Dennis C. Bartash Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Cutting social benefits is not the answer for debt

There's a national conflict between corporate America and the working class: the quest for lower wages and more profits for shareholders versus a quest for living wages and a more sustainable society.

August 11, 2011 | By Gerald Staack Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Hoefflin gala offers Temptation

Michael Hoefflin was only 11 in 1996 when he died from brain cancer.

August 11, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Painted Turtle Camp raises green

The "magic of camp" attracted patrons to a fabulous '50 beach party to support the Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes.

August 11, 2011 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


Henry Mayo contracted for Aetna

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital announced that, as of Aug. 1, it became a contracted hospital for all Aetna PPO and HMO members.

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Today in the SCV: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Blood drive

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Emotions of Sports 411 Page

From July 30 through Aug. 8, the Signal sports department published a series that focused on the emotions of sports.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Sports Staff | Pro Sports News


Lifeguard sees Castaic Lake riches through lens

To the untrained eye, the shores of Castaic Lake may not seem to be teeming with wildlife as they bake under the summer sun.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Auditions set for fall productions

The College of the Canyons theater department will hold three days of auditions this month for students and community members interested in joining the casts of two upcoming fall semester productions.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City email updates available

Anyone interested in receiving a monthly email update from the mayor and city manager may do so with a click of the mouse.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Valencia, Zone 5, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Information

During the past week, the criminal incidents reported in Valencia included, vehicle burglaries, theft from an unlocked vehicle and numerous shoplifting reports from local businesses.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


California Legacy License Plates will be pressed

Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to do something nice for those who preserve California's classic-car heritage.

June 06, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A. police chief knows drones are hot button issue

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle Police Department.

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


DUI checkpoint planned in SCV tonight

On Friday, June 6th, 2014, The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 pm and conclude at approximately 2:30 am Saturday, June 7th, 2014.

June 06, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


VA head says 18 vets left off wait list have died

PHOENIX (AP) - In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs' scandal, the organization's acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died.

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


World remembers D-Day 70 years later

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) - Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. On Friday, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and modern history.

June 06, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Deputy was wounded by partner

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy wounded during a confrontation with a cyclist was a victim of friendly fire.

June 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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