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Mardi Gras: A celebration of New Orleans flavors

While most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, you can throw your own Fat Tuesday fest wherever you live. Let the good times roll with authentic New Orleans-style food to make your party as genuine as the Big Easy celebration. Mardi Gras is actually part of a larger celebration, Carnival, that begins 12 days after Christmas (January 6) and ends Fat Tuesday, 46 days before Easter, so the celebration can extend beyond just one day.

February 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Food


Economic picture mixed

The city's economic snapshot for December 2009 shows a market trying to right itself during the Great Recession: More homebuilding permits were pulled and fewer homeowners defaulted in December than any month in the previous year, according to city documents released Tuesday.

February 17, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kenneth W. Keller: Managers: It’s time to provide leadership or leave

When a company is underperforming, the owner looks first at the employees for improvement and not in the mirror. The employees, however, look to the owner for leadership.

February 17, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kellar damaging city’s image

By now, Bob Kellar's views on immigration policy are no longer important. What is important is that he is being shown all over the country as an elected official of the city of Santa Clarita declaring that he is "a proud racist."

February 17, 2010 | By Richard Kratz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Patrick Henry and Kellar similarities

After Patrick Henry finished enumerating the failures of the government, he was called a traitor for his statements.

February 17, 2010 | By Jim Carroll Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Two sides to every story

Regarding "Being responsible is our agenda" (The Signal, Feb. 14):

February 17, 2010 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Camby headed to Blazers; Blake, Outlaw to Clippers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers are picking up needed help on the interior, acquiring Marcus Camby from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw.

The team announced the trade on Tuesday. ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports were the first to report the deal, which also includes cash going to the Clippers.

February 16, 2010 | By Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


No safe place to stand, watch at Cypress Mountain

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The roughly 20,000 fans who bought tickets to stand and watch the remaining events on Cypress Mountain are out of luck.

February 16, 2010 | By Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


COC’s Silver Spur Award to honor community service

The College of the Canyons Foundation's Silver Spur Award for community service is one of the Santa Clarita Valley's most prestigious honors and the annual Silver Spur dinner event itself has achieved "must attend" status for many community-minded individuals.

February 16, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Castaic Lake clean up

More than 150 volunteers helped clean up Castaic Lake from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Friends of Castaic Lake run a Pride in the Lake event on the second Saturday of every month. The February and September events also include a hot dog lunch for all of the volunteers. The Friends of Castaic Lake is a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to enhancing Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. For more information visit www.castaiclake.net.

February 16, 2010 | Courtesy photos | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire hydrant water geyser

A car hit and ruptured a fire hydrant at the corner of Bouquet Canyon Road and Valencia Boulevard in front of McDonald's about 8:15 a.m. Firemen stopped the water about a half hour after the collision.

February 16, 2010 | Frank McMahan | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students help Haiti

The North Park Student Council has concerns for the terrible earthquake in Haiti. The members wanted to help.

February 16, 2010 | By Leandra Theron and Taylor Halperin For The Signal | SCV Kids


What does it mean to be a good citizen?

First Place

February 16, 2010 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


Students get active to raise funds

Students at Meadows Elementary School combined fitness with fundraising during the school's inaugural triathlon to support school programs.

February 16, 2010 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Kids


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 16, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

February 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Nancy Reagan commemorates husband's death

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Nancy Reagan has visited the California grave of her husband, President Ronald Reagan, on the 10th anniversary of his death.

June 05, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Spurs beat Miami in the heat, take 1-0 series lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Engine catches fire on Metrolink commuter train

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say fire broke out in the engine of a Southern California commuter train and the nearly 60 people aboard were moved to the last car.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Seattle police: 4 victims in university shooting

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say a Seattle Pacific University student on Thursday disarmed a lone gunman who entered a building and shot three people.

June 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


In Capitol, Los Angeles mayor seeks state aid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made his first official visit to the Capitol on Thursday to make his case for getting state aid to help revitalize California's most populous city.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Local sheriff's deputies carry out probation sweep

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Special Assignment Team (SAT) and the Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) conducted a multiple-location parole/probation compliance operation during the early morning hours. The deputies were accompanied by a Los Angeles County Probation Officer. This morning's operation included locations in Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, and Val Verde.

June 05, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Actor accused of shooting in 911 call

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace, who is charged with killing his wife, called and told his father-in-law about the shooting and asked him to come for the couple's two young children soon after it happened, a 911 call released Thursday indicates.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report of man annoying students near Hart High

Parents and students were warned of a man annoying students near Hart High School today, a spokeswoman for the William S. Hart Union High School District said.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Copper thefts reported

Local sheriff's detectives are investigating their second case of grand theft involving copper in less than two weeks after $2,000 worth of copper wiring was stolen from a construction site in Castaic this week.

June 05, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Signal AP


Why would gay ally Jonah Hill let fly with a slur?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonah Hill is winning points for what appears to be a sincere apology for hurling a gay slur at a paparazzo he says was harassing him.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Francisco buses run again, sick claims eyed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cable cars, light- rail trains and buses were running again on Thursday as transit officials in san Francisco sought confirmation from drivers involved in a three-day sickout that they were actually dealing with health issues.

June 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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