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Toastmasters gives tips on holiday toasts

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- When you deliver your holiday toast, what words will you say? What pithy wisdom, humorous thoughts or warm expressions will you share with family and friends?

December 17, 2009 | Source: Toastmasters International | SCV Raw


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society receives research challenge grant

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has recently received a research challenge grant.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | SCV Raw


Chegg.com proposes to save students $1.6 billion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In an open letter today to Governor Schwarzenegger and the leaders of all California universities based on their decision to increase student tuition fees next semester by 32 percent, Chegg.com Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Osman Rashid outlined a compelling strategy designed to help relieve some of the newly-created financial burden placed upon next semester's higher education students in California. As part of his suggested program, Rashid said the state should form a partnership with Chegg.com in an effort to bring down the cost of textbooks for California's 3.2 million undergraduate ...

December 17, 2009 | Source: Chegg.com | SCV Raw


18th annual Principal for a Day set for Feb. 19

Reservations are currently available for parents, business executives and community leaders who would like to spend the morning with a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal or assistant principal in the 18th Annual Principal for a Day sponsored by the SCV Education Foundation.

December 17, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


McKeon blasts $500 million price tag for new terrorist detention prison

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today criticized the Obama Administration's handling of the vital national security issues of closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring some of the terrorists held at the Cuban detention center to the United States.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


SBDC receives three honors

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by the College of the Canyons was recently awarded with "Overall Highest Performer," "Highest Capital Infusion" and "Highest Extended Engagement Clients" honors at the annual Los Angeles Regional SBDC Award and Recognition Dinner.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winter wonderland at Power Chevrolet

Frolick in mounds of real snow as Power Chevrolet hosts a free winter wonderland on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to dusk. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will also be available.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies search for alleged laptop thief

Deputies were searching Wednesday afternoon for a man who allegedly stole a laptop from a Starbucks in Saugus and fled, officials said.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Turn the global warming tide

It is a mystery to me why some people continue to deny the evidence of climate change. While climate and temperature variations may occur from year to year, or decade to decade, the frightening rise of CO2 in our atmosphere is simply undeniable.

December 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


To greener pastures

Kudos to all the compassionate people who shouldered the responsibility of taking on the animals from Six Flags Magic Mountain's defunct petting zoo.

December 17, 2009 | By Jennifer O’Connor, Animals in Entertainment campaign writer People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Norfolk, Va. | Letters to the Editor


Nathan Imhoff: Starbucks' save-the-world marketing scam

During a recent trip to a local Starbucks, I noticed a sign on the bulletin board that stated Starbucks has helped provide 6 million days of medicine for people with AIDS in Africa.

December 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kudos to McKeon

Kudos to Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon.

December 17, 2009 | By Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 17, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:Today is Thursday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2009. There are 14 days left in the year.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


You can keep California

How funny that Gary Horton's column ("Don't mess with Texas," Nov. 25) is the first one I've read that caused me to want to write.

December 16, 2009 | By Brian Richards Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


D.C. UPDATE: Single-payer health care plan dies in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The liberals' longtime dream of a government-run health care system for all died Wednesday in the Senate, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed it will return when the realization dawns that private insurance companies "are no longer needed."

The proposal's demise came as Senate Democratic leaders and the White House sought agreement with Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., to become the 60th supporter of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul - the number needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.

December 16, 2009 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Flooring store tossed usual retail model so that customer service would be its key focus

Santa Clarita wasn't even a city when Brent's Carpet One Floor & Home opened 35 years ago in 1979.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


Community Bank Announces the Appointment of David R. Misch as CEO

PASADENA – The Board of Directors of Community Bank announced that David R. Misch has been appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Community Bank is an independent business bank with 17 business centers located throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Orange counties.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Community Bank | Banking and Finance


Helicopter engine specialists are revving up for their move to the SCV

Begun by their father, Heros Kajberouni in 1988, H.E.R.O.S. Inc. - Helicopter Engine Repair & Overhaul Services Inc. – has so outgrown its space in Glendale that the company is moving to Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Leaving economic growth to chance is risky

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation fills many roles including serving as an information resource as to what's happening in the local economy, and by providing businesses and commercial real estate brokers with an analysis as to whether relocating to the SCV is the right decision for a company.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


College creates supply for local job demand

The Economic Development Division at College of the Canyons understands basic supply and demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


Mortgage brokerage builds base by putting the community first

Practicing a servant leadership business model, American Family Funding built its business by putting Santa Clarita Valley residents' needs first when helping them as a full-service mortgage brokerage firm.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Banking and Finance


The Ivy Day Spa celebrates two years

On behalf of Eric Smith, spa owner, and all of the spa staff, we would like to express our gratitude to the Santa Clarita Valley for all of the love and support we have received during our two years of business. Thank you for allowing us to take care of your well being here at The Ivy Day Spa. We owe our success to our patrons and look forward to continuing to serve and grow our list of happy customers for many more years to come.

February 24, 2014 | By Wendy Whitehead Spa director, The Ivy Day Spa | Health Care


Local doctor has eye for technology, education

At Helm Vision Group on Tourney Road, staff focuses on education, innovation and personal care.

February 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Health Care


Finding the perfect fit

Dale and Joan Sheets have been married for 46 years. Together, they have built and maintained a local music business in Valencia for 45 years.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Meeting the faces of Facey

Whether they're new to the community, longtime residents or slowly establishing local roots, three Facey Medical Group doctors share why they are proud to live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Pharmacist driven to improve health care for the community

Always his passion to work with people in a healthcare related field, Moazzem H. Chowdhury decided when he was young that working as a pharmacist would give him the most direct ties to the community he wanted to serve.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Health Care


Chiropractor is helping the SCV improve mood one back at a time

With 22 years in practice, Dr. Linda Chenaur is creating a new standard for helping people in the community solve their back pain problems.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Health Care


Touching hearts, saving lives

One patient was wheeled down the hallway, stable after an open-heart surgery.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Marsha Mclean: Fighting for our citizens

It is my honor to serve as your councilwoman. I am available full-time and every-day – responding to your concerns – bringing fresh, new ideas to ensure that our city continues to provide the high quality of life we demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Marsha McLean City of Santa Clarita Mayor Pro Tem, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Preserving our valley’s way of life

Scott and Vanessa Wilk have made Santa Clarita Valley their home for nearly 25 years, and last year, he was honored to be elected to the 38th Assembly District.

February 24, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Assemblyman, 38th District | Public Service


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