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Tim Myers: My hero: Don Ricketts

"Now, this needs to be kept secret until I file the lawsuit and the city is served," said the gravelly voice of Don Ricketts through the telephone, with a conspiratorial tone that I knew revealed a twinkle in his eye.

October 10, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Library lawsuit cites privacy

In The Signal's article on Save Our Library's suit to block privatization of the libraries ("City sued over libraries," Oct. 5), the city attorney assured the public that the proposed contract with Library Systems & Services LLC (LSSI) will fully protect library patrons' privacy.

October 10, 2010 | Donald W. Ricketts, General Counsel Save Our Library Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Am I right, Gitlin?

Regarding "Boxer and Fiorina are a study in opposites," Oct. 3: I'm not sure how Roger Gitlin attained op-ed column status in your Sunday edition, but so it goes. However, I cannot allow his support for Carly Fiorina (for U.S. Senate) to go unanswered.

October 10, 2010 | By David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: The importance of being modest

I often wonder just when, and at whose insistence, the great virtues of modesty and humility became detrimental to the human condition. They seem not only to be in short supply, but increasingly their absence is applauded and even intentionally sought after.

October 10, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Rick Ryan: Tesoro board: Annexation? Maybe; but it all depends...

The Board of Directors for Tesoro del Valle homeowners' association would like to correct some misconceptions that surround the city of Santa Clarita's attempt to prematurely and only partially annex the Tesoro community.

October 10, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Humboldt Squad to rock Feed SCV

Humboldt Squad, a band based in the Santa Clarita Valley, will host Feed the SCV, a concert to raise funds and gather food for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry on Nov. 6.

October 10, 2010 | Francisca Rivas | Signal Lifestyle


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town?

October 10, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Santa Clarita Valley Community Expo

Residents turn out to support more than 100 local businesses that had exhibits at the 26th annual Santa Clarita Community Expo held at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex in Santa Clarita. The show continues today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit facebook.com/scvchamberexpo.

October 10, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: McKeon is the choice for the 25th Congressional District seat

With many pollsters predicting the Republican Party is poised to take back the House of Representatives in November, the Santa Clarita Valley finds itself with a unique opportunity.

October 10, 2010 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Scholarship awarded by Zonta International District 9

Linda Magara, 2010 Santa Clarita Valley Club winner of the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business award, will be presented with the 2010 Zonta International District 9 JMK award on Wednesday at the Club business meeting held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Valencia.

October 10, 2010 | For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Pensions and politics

So many in our community work hard for their money and for us: firemen, police, teachers, etc. Their reward is not just a good salary, but also a promise of benefits in their old age - pensions.

October 10, 2010 | By Moira Cleary Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


The waiting game

As a longtime resident of Santa Clarita (I was here when it was Newhall, Valencia and Saugus), I have learned to be patient when driving here.

October 10, 2010 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

October 10, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Old guard vs. new blood in Nov. election

On Nov. 2, voters will decide who represents one of the largest Congressional districts in California - incumbent Republican Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, or second-time Democratic challenger Jackie Conaway.

October 10, 2010 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


National Commission Report aftermath

October 10, 2010 | By Bob Englehart The Hartford Courant | Editorial Cartoons


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Hunt on for Canadian suspected in police killings

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it emerged from a half-century of military rule and isolation.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Witnesses: Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange

BRUSSELS (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NYC officials: 34 injured in Staten Island fire

NEW YORK (AP) - Fire tore through three townhouses on Staten Island early Thursday, injuring 34 people including two young children who were tossed out of a smoke-filled second-floor window into the arms of neighbors below, authorities and witnesses said.

June 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Dodgers bats quiet in 2-1 loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Danks and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, Leury Garcia hit his first major league home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


3 teens hit in intersection

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three 14-year-old girls were hospitalized Wednesday after a car crashed into them at a North Hollywood crosswalk.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dancing hamster faces fraud charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who played a dancing hamster in Kia car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna has been charged with California disability fraud.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Military jet crashes into neighborhood

MPERIAL, Calif. (AP) - A Marine jet crashed into a residential area in a Southern California desert community Wednesday, exploding and setting two homes on fire. The pilot ejected safely, and there was no immediate word of any injuries on the ground.

June 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Williams puts LA past Rangers in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup finals opener.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Families invited to apply for Habitat for Humanity homes

Veterans and their families are invited to apply for affordable housing in a new neighborhood to be located in Santa Clarita.

June 04, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Long Beach police chief nearly sweeps sheriff’s position

Jim McDonnell, the Long Beach police chief and former second in command of the Los Angeles Police Department, came very near to winning outright the Los Angeles County sheriff's post in Tuesday's election.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McCain, Sanders push for VA health care deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A half dozen key lawmakers were struggling Wednesday to quickly craft a compromise bill to help veterans facing long appointment waits at VA hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


June movies for each member of the family

THE THEATER - May gave us some great flicks in the form of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and "Maleficent," but June seems to be offering even more.

June 04, 2014 | John Clyde, KSL | Signal Lifestyle


UPDATE: Canyon Country driver arrested in fatal Valentine's Day crash

Following an "extensive investigation," a 27-year-old Canyon Country man was jailed Wednesday on $1.1 million bail after his arrest in connection with a Valentine's Day collision that killed another motorist.

June 04, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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