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Thanks for voting

The November 2009 elections have passed and it's time to move forward, but not without me saying "Thank you" to family, friends and supporters from throughout the community for their commitment and dedication to a campaign we can all be proud of.

November 13, 2009 | By Suzan Solomon Governing board member, Newhall School District | Letters to the Editor


Andre Hollings: There is a better way for California

This past Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger estimated that on top of the existing $7.4 billion budget shortfall projected for fiscal year 2010-11, California will suffer a budget gap of $5 billion to $7 billion this fiscal year.

November 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Buck, I’m counting on you

Dear Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon,

November 13, 2009 | By Virginia Stewart Valencia | Letters to the Editor


’Cats fall in round 2

The West Ranch girls volleyball team lost 3-1 to the visiting Marymount Sailors in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs Thursday night.

November 12, 2009 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


John F. Grannis: Homeowner association meetings

A "meeting" of a homeowner association (HOA) board is defined as any congregation of a majority of board members, at the same time and place, to hear, discuss or deliberate upon HOA business.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


'SillyWalk' fundraiser online Nov. 19 celebrates Monty Python's 40th anniversary

GLENDALE (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Monty Python fans all over the world have enjoyed more than a few belly-aching laughs thanks to the famous Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch entitled "The Ministry of Silly Walks," wherein an entire government agency (headed by John Cleese) is dedicated to the development of ways to walk silly.

November 12, 2009 | Source: MashCast | SCV Raw


Gentle Barn hosts 'Winter Wonderland' fundraiser Dec. 13

The Gentle Barn will host its third annual "Winter Wonderland" fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barn, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita 91390.

November 12, 2009 | Source: The Gentle Barn | SCV Raw


Volunteers needed for SMO 'Adopt-a-Family'

Single Mother's Outreach is in full swing with its "Adopt-a-Family" campaign for the 2009 holiday season.

November 12, 2009 | Source: Single Mothers Outreach | SCV Raw


Holiday Festival of Trains visiting Nixon Library through Jan. 10

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- A Holiday Festival of Trains at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is taking visitors on a magical journey through the world of miniature trains through Jan. 10.

One of the largest such collections ever assembled, this spectacular display features a breathtaking landscape of toy trains whistling through tiny snow-covered turn of the century villages, a 1890 Bavarian castle, and forested, mountain passes with more than 5,000 miniature trees.

November 12, 2009 | Source: Richard Nixon Foundation | SCV Raw


Magic Mountain employees to give back Friday

More than 200 full-time Six Flags Magic Mountain employees will take part in a range of community service projects Friday as part of the company's first ever day of service, known as Project 6. Employees will give back at various locations including the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, Carousel Ranch, the SCV Boys & Girls Club, the SCV Senior Center and the SCV YMCA.

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arm-wrestling competition Saturday

John Brzenk, Guinness World Record-holder in armwrestling, is coming to the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, Nov. 14 to help raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project.

From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m, professionals, amateurs and first-time armwrestlers are invited to the Residence Inn on The Old Road for some friendly competition. Participants will compete in their own weight class and fight for the champion title.

November 12, 2009 | By Emily Philpot Signal Intern | Santa Clarita Valley News


VIA Star topic during luncheon

Student teams winning top honors as part of the 2009 Valley Industrial Association Star will present their project at the next Valley Industrial Association luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 17 beginning at the Valencia Country Club located at 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


WWII vet Ed Reiff finally collects overdue honors

Ed Reiff, a Marine veteran of World War II, expected his Oct. 8 evening to turn out to be like most family dinners at the home of his son, Morrie. Instead, he was surprised when he received the long-overdue war medals awarded to him for his service to the country more than 60 years ago.

Morrie Reiff's Calabasas home was filled with family, friends, fellow Marines and veterans as his father was presented six medals from his two tours of duty during World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters.

November 12, 2009 | By Derek Sedam Signal Intern | Santa Clarita Valley News


Registration opens Nov. 16 for Kid’s Night Out

Starting Nov. 16, local parents can register their children ages 4 to 11 to participate in city-sponsored Kid's Night Out to be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Santa Clarita Park's community room.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire in Acton burns four acres

Firefighters put out a brush fire Wednesday afternoon that burned 4 acres in Acton, officials said.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


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


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