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COC Star Party explores Saturn May 21

Saturn. The name has a lot of meanings. To some, Saturn is the Roman God of agriculture. To others, Saturn is a much-beloved, but now-defunct, car company.

April 23, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


‘Their Last Suppers' at Vino 100 tonight, tomorrow

Vino 100

April 23, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, April 16-22, 2010

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff Photos by Francisca Rivas and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Video Games: Nintendo's DSi XL

Over the last few years, Nintendo has discovered a whole new market for video games: seniors. Not a demographic that's known for welcoming new technology, the senior-citizen crowd has nonetheless embraced the Wii console, with its intuitive controls and easy-to-understand interface.

April 23, 2010 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Review: 'The Back-up Plan'

Some movies are no better than second-rate sitcoms. Other movies are no better than third-rate sitcoms. "The Back-up Plan" doesn't deserve comparison with sitcoms. It plays like an unendurable TV commercial about beautiful people with great lifestyles and not a thought in their empty little heads. So timid is this film that when it finally arrives at its inevitable childbirth scene, it bails out after two "pushes!"

April 23, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Death at a Funeral'

Oh, I know a lot of "Death at a Funeral" is in very bad taste. That's when I laughed the most. I don't laugh at movies where the characters are deliberately being vulgar. But when they desperately don't want to be - now that's funny. Consider the scene when Uncle Russell eats too much nut cake and is seized by diarrhea. And Norman wrestles him off his wheelchair and onto the potty, and gets his hand stuck underneath. Reader, I laughed. I'm not saying I'm proud of myself. That's not the way I was ...

April 23, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Tracy Taris: Parenting that promotes character

Ever seen hurt or disappointment in the eyes of your child while you're giving correction to something they've done, and wondered if you've done something wrong?

April 23, 2010 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Karen J. Travis: Know your education rights to help your child succeed

Before the enactment of federal laws providing public-education entitlements to all students with disabilities, large numbers of children failed because they did not receive an education that met their needs, or they received no special help at school.

April 23, 2010 | Karen J. Travis It's The Law | Business Columns


Bank of America hiring fair today

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is hosting a Bank of America recruiting event, today from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Cancer Society fundraiser

The Newhall Land and Farming Co. and Valencia Water Co. are participating in the SCV Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society, May 22-23 at Central Park in Saugus. Both compaines are selling raffle tickets for a gold, sapphire and diamond bracelet - appraised at $3,000 - donated by Classic Designs Jewelry.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Small-business workshops expand

The Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons has partnered with Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce to offer free business consulting and low-cost training services.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Grants for going green

Santa Clarita has launched its green energy incentive program, aimed at providing grants to businesses that meet "green" objectives. The program was created as part of the 21-point stimulus plan approved by the City Council in spring 2009.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Foothill softball: Beginning again

Janelle Lindvall started it. And she ended it, too.

The sophomore catcher hit two home runs, one in the first inning and one in the 10th inning, to break a 4-4 tie and lead the West Ranch softball team to a 6-4 victory over the Canyon Cowboys on Thursday.

April 23, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Bill Kennedy: The power of one in Santa Clarita

"Gents, one of Santa Clarita's own is coming home from Afghanistan, and we need to ensure he gets a proper reception."

April 23, 2010 | Bill Kennedy Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Big ballot problems

Thanks for your letters on voting, candidates and the elections.

April 23, 2010 | By Leah Schweitzer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Bank of Santa Clarita posts positive Q1 results

The Bank of Santa Clarita's net earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $248,000, representing a growth of 6 percent over the amount netted in the same period of 2013, the bank reported this week.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


The demise of marriage and how to avoid it

Marriage is one of those remarkable institutions that a vast number of people want to be a part of at some time in their life. The majority of people who marry don't begin their marriage thinking of its demise, yet divorce is all too common.

May 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Meet and greet' with artists scheduled Tuesday

The city of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a free Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. No RSVP is required to attend.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


California may remove ‘man and woman’ state law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate this week after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 2, 2014

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May 02, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

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


Is Twitter dying?

Has Twitter taken its last 140 character-long breath?

May 02, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


U.S. gains 288k jobs, most in 2 years; rate 6.3 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita hosts community bike ride

Celebrate Bike Safety Month this May with the City of Santa Clarita's FREE Hit the Trail community bike ride, presented by Total Financial Solutions, on Saturday, May 10. The family-friendly ride and rally will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Bridgeport Park.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Would-be teachers face tougher certification tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Franchesca Moreno's work as a student teacher didn't end when the kids went home for the day.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California wildfire 53 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people from their homes was only smoldering on Thursday as gusty winds eased and fire crews were able to halfway surround it, fire officials said.

May 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dante Acosta: Santa Clarita laces up for Wings for Life run

Ever since I moved to Santa Clarita nearly 28 years ago, I've always appreciated our community's clean streets, wide open spaces and active lifestyle.

May 02, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Steve Knight: It’s time for a new approach

In the 1976 movie "Network," Peter Finch delivers the famous line, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

May 02, 2014 | By Steve Knight Right here right now | Columnists


Wine ‘Storage War’ winds down

Wine lovers storing their treasured cargo at Lee's Wine Storage in Santa Clarita have until May 6 at the latest to claim any wine or property stored at the location – or lose it, according to the property owner.

May 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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


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