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Six Flags job fair

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor will host its annual job fair at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 and 20. Interested applicants must be 14 years old or older and must apply online at sixflagsjobs.com before attending the job fair.

February 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Andy Pattantyus: Cutting redevelopment agencies a worthy goal

Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has proposed a state budget deficit reduction of $1.7 billion by eliminating redevelopment agencies funded by tax increment financing.

February 04, 2011 | By Andy Pattantyus | Columnists


Seven officials from Hart district awarded

Seven William S. Hart Union High School District principals and administrators recently picked up awards from the Association of California School Administrators Region 15.

February 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man arrested for allegedly stealing from home

A Canyon Country man was in jail Thursday after he allegedly stole a computer, cellphone and camera from a home on the 27100 block of Hidaway Avenue, authorities said.

February 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jaywalker arrested with knife, drugs

A Canyon Country man was arrested Wednesday night for carrying a concealed knife and drugs after deputies stopped him for crossing Soledad Canyon Road illegally, authorities said.

February 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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Paper owner's jet crew had flown together 10 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California Chrome's story may never repeat

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


How to make this summer the best yet

Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...

June 02, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News | Hot Topics


First lady's fashions raise question: who pays?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon

A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California's state universities hiring 700 faculty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A courageous and magnificent misfit

My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.

June 02, 2014 | By W.E. Gutman | Columnists


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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