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SCV’s Newsmakers nominees announced

Nominations for the 14th annual Newsmakers of the Year awards have been announced. The award nominations were voted on by a committee of community leaders and the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Press Club.

January 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dan Portillo: ‘Finn’ prepares students for real life

The debate rages on over whether high schools across the United States should clean up the N-word from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or ban the book altogether from the literary canon.

January 23, 2011 | Dan Portillo | Columnists


Tony Strickland: Don’t penalize citizens with ‘crash tax’

Suppose you and your family take a vacation to our state Capitol. You pay for plane tickets up to Sacramento. You pay for a rental car for the week. You pay for a hotel. Every day, you pay for food and entertainment for your family. You pay for all this, including the local sales tax imposed by the city.

January 23, 2011 | Tony Strickland | Columnists


Lorrie Wood: Changing ‘Finn’ rewrites history

In the wake of Arizona's recent tragedies and the ensuing debate over the literal interpretation of political rhetoric, the question begging to be asked is: How does the general public recognize figurative language and interpret meaning beyond the confines of literal interpretation?

January 23, 2011 | Lorrie Wood | Columnists


Grant Horner: Don’t judge ‘Finn’ by use of one word

If satire needs to be explained to you, you do not deserve its riches.

January 23, 2011 | By Grant Horner | Columnists


Hold-ups at crime scenes

As thousands watched the Fourth of July fireworks show above Westfield Valencia Town Center, an Infiniti sedan crashed into an SUV, and was launched into a crowd of spectators gathered at Valencia Boulevard and Mall Entrance in Valencia.

January 23, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart High School screens 'Race to Nowhere' Feb. 9

Hart High School will host a screening of "Race to Nowhere," an education documentary, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

January 22, 2011 | Source: Reel Link Films | SCV Raw


What's Good in Education, Jan. 19, 2011

State Distinguishes Bowman High School as an Outstanding School

January 22, 2011 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Laurene Weste: A big year for open space

Just over the hill from Santa Clarita live more than 10 million people, but thanks to a very special Open Space Preservation District purchase last year in Elsmere Canyon, our valley will be forever protected and buffered from the bustling metropolitan area.

January 22, 2011 | By Laurene Weste | Local Columns


Week in Review

Did you miss these stories?

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Business Education

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January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011

Santa Clarita Street Fair

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Janice France-Pettit: Financial planning for the new year

With each new year, people often reflect on the choices they make in their lives and resolve to make smarter ones. Be sure to include a financial plan in your list of resolutions.

January 22, 2011 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


UPDATED: Detectives seek further victims in alleged molestation by martial arts instructor

UPDATED STORY, Jan. 22, 2011:

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents question library committee

Residents have raised concerns over the city of Santa Clarita's library advisory committee, adding to a flurry of criticisms already lobbed at the city over creating a city-run library system.

January 22, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Protesters seize new building in eastern Ukraine

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Protesters demanding more power for Ukraine's regions stormed the government building in Luhansk with baseball bats Tuesday, seizing control of a key site in one of the largest cities in Ukraine's troubled east.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews douse fire along I-5

Fire crews work to knock down a quarter-acre brush fire alongside the south-bound Interstate 5 at McBean Parkway. The No. 3 and 4 southbound lanes were shut down briefly, but reopened at about 8 p.m., a CHP official said.

April 30, 2014 | Photos by Rick McClure | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thursdays @ Newhall lineup announced

The Thursdays @ Newhall series, presented by Galpin Subaru, snaps back into action this May with the third installments of Art Slam, JAM Sessions and Senses.

April 30, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Mona Lisa' actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

LONDON (AP) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from noir drama "Mona Lisa" to animated fantasy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" has died aged 71.

April 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Severe weather brings flooding in South

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 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High lime prices giving US bartenders a hangover

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Winds, hot weather bring fire concerns

Gusty Santa Ana winds, unseasonably high temperatures and low relative humidity are bringing wildfire concerns to Southern California.

April 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix pays Verizon for better Internet access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix will pay Verizon Communications to help clear up some of the congestion that has been bogging down its Internet video service.

April 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Janice France-Pettit:Use your tax refund wisely

If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.

April 30, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Anne Marie Whalley: The world can be a beautiful place

The world as we see it in our own eyes can be stressful, enigmatic, or blessed. Mine is a wonderful place to be.

April 30, 2014 | By Anne Marie Whalley SCV Voices | Columnists


Gary Horton: American medicine has become a joke

Let me let you in on a joke I recently experienced.

April 30, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | 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


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