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Memorial Day events

The Santa Clarita Valley has a long history of honoring America's war dead on Memorial Day. Local events planned today include:

May 31, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: The election widget

When I was a kid, my family lived in many exotic locations around the world. My dad worked for the United Nations as a hydrogeologist. Essentially, he found water for people and figured out how to get it to them.

May 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Protecting the right of the peoples

Regardless of your feelings about marriage or your party affiliation, the Office of Attorney General is supposed to protect the rights of the people and uphold the laws of the state.

May 31, 2010 | By Mary Beahm Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat the source

Once again, Santa Clarita residents and businesses are being asked to pay the price for a lack of imagination by county, state and local water and sanitation leaders.

May 31, 2010 | By Kevin D. Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


This may help

Why doesn't the city, state or federal government make a deal with the banks to buy their foreclosures at a large discount and rent them out at a low price to the homeless and people who have lost their jobs?

May 31, 2010 | By Carl A. Woerter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Caring for caregivers and community

No one ever really knows what lies ahead in life. That guaranteed unpredictability is reflected by the many millions of adults who wind up becoming unpaid family caregivers for loved ones who cannot care for themselves. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, strokes, car crashes - these are among the many reasons why men and women require round-the-clock care and assistance.

May 31, 2010 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Graffiti Task Force is keeping Santa Clarita clean

The City's Graffiti Task Force continues to conduct a number of outreach efforts to help wipe out graffiti and maintain the beautiful aesthetics of Santa Clarita.

May 30, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


After another failure, BP scrambles to stem leak

ROBERT, La. (AP) -- With BP declaring failure in its latest attempt to plug the uncontrolled gusher feeding the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the company is turning to yet another mix of risky undersea robot maneuvers and longshot odds to keep crude from flowing into the Gulf.

May 30, 2010 | By Ben Nuckols Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shelley Hann scholarship awarded

It was an exciting end to a rewarding social season for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose debutante Madeline Rosenberger, who won the $2,500 Shelley L. Hann Debutante Scholarship during the program's final event, a farewell brunch.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Assisteens earn grant

The Santa Clarita Valley teen group, Assisteens, was awarded a grant to implement a Global Youth Service Day project addressing hygiene for local children in need.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Births

All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.

May 30, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


It’s time to send them packing

Last Wednesday, a packed house heard Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich pull no punches when he lambasted the state for its $20 billion deficit, and voiced the serious need for significant reform now.

May 30, 2010 | The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Jim Ozella: Where did we go wrong?

Early this past week, I received an e-mail note from a close teaching and coaching friend. The subject of the e-mail - "Jon" - caught my eye.

May 30, 2010 | Jim Ozella SCV Voices | Columnists


Diana Shaw: Salt watter daffy in the SCV

When Jesus said "You are the salt of the Earth," it was a compliment. Fortunately, he missed Tuesday's Santa Clarita City Council meeting. Salt may have been valuable to the ancients, but the SCV has too much.

May 30, 2010 | Diana Shaw SCV Voices | Columnists


Coexist with coyotes

Regarding "Get rid of all those coyotes" (May 21): Once again I find it necessary to address the problem of the "dangerous" coyotes in our neighborhoods.

May 30, 2010 | Donna Farber Castaic | Letters to the Editor


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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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