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Cameras deter reckless drivers

Since the installation of red light cameras in 2004 and 2006 at seven major Santa Clarita intersections, there have been no fatal traffic accidents at those intersections, city officials said Thursday.

February 04, 2011 | By Laura Dixon and the Associated Press Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl Kanowsky: The cut of non-competition agreements

When The Signal asked me to write this column, they also suggested that I paste a vision of my smiling countenance alongside it. So I knew that I had to give in to The Signal's suggestion.

February 04, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


Healthy hearts and minds in February

Imagine you are standing across the room from a baby who is just beginning to pull themselves up and walk.

February 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Healthy Living


UPDATED: Bones found in Placerita Canyon not human

City of Santa Clarita workers found dog bones wrapped in carpeting along a dirt road near Walker Ranch nature area Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

February 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City gets smart on irrigation

The city of Santa Clarita expects to save more than 180 million gallons of water each year thanks to a recent landscape-irrigation partnership.

February 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Eat chocolate, stay single, live to 104

Santa Clarita resident Marie Barnett celebrated her 104th birthday last week.

February 03, 2011 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Toy Story’ auditions

D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy is holding auditions for "A Toy Story" - the stage adaptation of the popular movies.

February 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michael Green: Whether to lease, sell or rent

As most of us know, the housing market is unpredictable.

February 03, 2011 | By Michael Green | Business Columns


Lynne Plambeck: Water plan needs closer examination

After the devastating California drought of the 1970s, legislators realized that water planning in our state was sadly lacking. They wanted to make sure that cities and other planning agencies were well-informed about the local water supply, since droughts in the west are cyclical and do re-occur.

February 03, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Local water officials tout new, efficient digs

Back before the census even started tracking population statistics for Santa Clarita, more than a decade before the city incorporated, a Spanish-style building sitting just off Soledad Canyon Road was built specifically for the Santa Clarita Water Division in 1973.

February 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


EPA sets new standard for rocket-fuel toxin

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is setting the first federal drinking-water standard for a toxic rocket-fuel ingredient linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and young children, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.

February 03, 2011 | By Associated Report | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011

Chamber breakfast

February 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


City continues ‘cautious’ game plan for budget

The city of Santa Clarita expects a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year, with no new budget cuts for the first time in three years and a near-moratorium on new spending requests.

February 03, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dancer seeks support for Stars event

The third annual Dancing with Our Stars charity event will be held Saturday, April 2 at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.

February 03, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features EditorFeatures | About Town


Councilwoman Laurie Ender presents library plan

Councilwoman Laurie Ender presented the city of Santa Clarita Library Plan at the Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Jan. 19.

February 02, 2011 | Source: Canyon Country Advisory Committee | SCV Raw


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America's middle class no longer world's richest

The American middle class has been the wealthiest in the world for a long time, but no longer.

April 29, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Let it go: Creating new family traditions to end clutter

It keeps coming into homes with the full backing of traditions, holidays, celebrations, rituals and even the search for happiness. Millions of marketing dollars encourage it. The economy depends on it. Kids demand it.

April 29, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


Time is running short to save Rosie's plant

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Loraine Osborne is a Rosie.

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


11 hurt in blast at La Habra metal-polishing shop

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - An explosion and fire possibly caused by a dust buildup at a metal-polishing shop injured 11 people Tuesday, including two men who were critically burned, fire officials said.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor prods Time Warner to reach Dodger deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chided Time Warner Cable at an industry gathering Tuesday for not reaching deals with other TV providers so all fans of the Dodgers could watch the baseball games.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


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

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


Southern California community loses Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota's announcement Monday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas comes as a major blow not just to this manicured city south of Los Angeles but also to the larger region, which has watched a number of major employers walk away in recent years.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Campus rape addressed by White House task force

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities - "No more turning a blind eye" - in new guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Silicon Valley phone technology battle nears close

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Economists back increased US oil and gas exports

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

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 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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