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Consumers Union warns students to resist credit card trap on campus

SAN FRANCISCO -- Now that college students are heading back to campus for the new school year, so are the credit card companies, which have just five months left to sign up young borrowers before new federal regulations restricting aggressive marketing go into effect.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


Open House launches 2010 ‘Relay For Life’

Local residents who are interested in being involved in the American Cancer Society's SCV Relay For Life 2010 are invited to attend a Committee Open House 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Rd., Valencia.

September 01, 2009 | Source: American Cancer Society | SCV Raw


City accepting applications for Arts Commission positions

The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging eligible residents to apply for a position on the city's newly-established Arts Commission. Five positions are currently available to be filled. Applicants must be city residents, at least 18 years of age and able to attend Arts Commission meetings, held every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Strickland legislation earns unanimous support

Sacramento, CA - Today, Senate Bill 739 authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), which prohibits a spouse or domestic partner of an elected official or candidate from receiving compensation in connection with fundraising, passed the Assembly 74-0.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Senator Tony Strickland R-Thousand Oaks, 19th District | SCV Raw


Antonovich calls prisoner release plan ‘reckless and costly’

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "The Governor needs a wake-up call. Releasing inmates is a threat to public safety and state taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. "Instead of releasing prisoners, Sacramento needs to cut the fat out of the state's bloated bureaucracy."

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonivich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Hart District issues flu information, guidelines

With flu season approaching, the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District has posted an information sheet from the California Department of Education and a Question-and-Answer sheet on the H1N1 Flu on the district Web site, where it is available to parents and staff members.

September 01, 2009 | Source: William. S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Kelley Blue Book claims 'Cash for Clunkers' increased new-vehicle purchase consideration

IRVINE, Calif. -- According to the latest Kelley Blue Book kbb.com Market Intelligence Study, the CARS 2009 program, commonly referred to as Cash for Clunkers, was successful in changing in-market car shoppers' consideration set from 'used' to 'new' vehicles. From the program's official inception in July to late August when Cash for Clunkers ended, a significant percentage of in-market car shoppers said they previously considered buying a used vehicle, but now considered buying new (from 12 percent in July to 20 percent in August).

September 01, 2009 | Source: Kelley Blue Book | SCV Raw


25th 'California Coastal Cleanup Day' celebrated Sept. 19

Tens of thousands of Californians will gather along the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways of the state to celebrate the 25th Annual "California Coastal Cleanup Day" by clearing away the debris that has been deposited over the past year on Saturday, Sept.19, from 9 a.m. to noon.

September 01, 2009 | Source: California Coastal Commission | SCV Raw


CCAC highlights Sept. issues

The Open Space Financial Accountability and Audit Panel will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the Main Conference Room on the 3rd floor.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Canyon Country Advisory Committee | SCV Raw


Smyth calls Democrat prison bill a threat to public safety

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, today voiced his strong opposition to legislation proposed by liberal Democrats that will endanger families throughout California. The Democrat plan paves the way for the early release of thousands of dangerous criminals into communities across the state before they have completed their sentences.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


Red Cross shelters wildfire evacuees, offers safety tips

WASHINGTON-- The American Red Cross is on the scene offering evacuees a safe place to stay as wildfires in California force people from their homes and scorch thousands of acres. Overnight, nearly 200 people took refuge from the smoke and fire in Red Cross shelters.

September 01, 2009 | Source: American Red Cross | SCV Raw


FEMA funding helps fight Station Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help the state of California fight the Station Fire in Los Angeles County.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency | SCV Raw


Bowman senior selected for Leadership Institute

Dylan Calzada, a senior at Bowman High School, is among 50 students in Los Angeles and Orange counties selected to take part in the Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Project's Annual Regional Institute Aug. 28 to 30 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

September 01, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Adult Day Health Care Center announces new contract with Veterans Administration

In an effort to address the challenges and needs of our military personnel and their families, the Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Care Center is proud to announce the expansion of services to veterans. If you are a veteran or caring for a veteran you will find the centers day care therapeutic environment is designed to promote socialization and stimulation and maximize individual potential for independence, dignity and quality of life among functionally impaired adults.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Partners in Care Foundation | SCV Raw


Man arrested on felony gun charges

A known criminal street gang member is behind bars today facing serious felony criminal charges thanks to the efforts of a proactive Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy who put his life on the line to protect our community.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


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Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle, killing two inmates, injuring as many as 150 people, and creating a chaotic scene Thursday after inmates were bussed to hospitals and nearby jails when the crippled building had to be evacuated.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


S. Cal wildfire 10 percent contained

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a thousand-acre wildfire in the foothills east of Los Angeles did not grow overnight and is now 10 percent contained.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Antonovich: Realignment : a dangerous ruse

Editor's note: The following column was written in response to a news story reporting that Gov. Jerry Brown, after touring California counties to determine effects of prisoner realignment, declared, "I can report ... that realignment is working."

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Antonovich SCV Voices | Columnists


Amer Aziz: Seeking religious freedom

The United States government recently launched the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus chaired by veteran Republican Congressman Frank Wolf.

May 01, 2014 | By Amer Aziz SCV Voices | Columnists


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


Honored to serve as your advocate

I've lived in Santa Clarita for decades and I've been privileged to serve you on our City Council.

February 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste City of Santa Clarita Mayor, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Mercedes keeps on growing with the community it supports

Mercedes-Benz of Valencia only opened its doors in December 2005, but it already needs to expand.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Local family-owned flooring maintenance company works hard to ensure quality service

Family owned for 35 years, CBC Cleaning and Restoration has offered the Santa Clarita Valley's residential and commercial homeowners a slew of services to help restore and maintain flooring of all types.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Business and Real Estate


Behind the scenes, the chamber of commerce actively serves to protect business interests

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce reached a significant milestone when it recently marked 90 years of support for local businesses.

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


Property resource for film production predicts even more growth for SCV

When Monica Harrison launched L.A. Film Locations in 2003, the Santa Clarita-based company that serves as a film location property resource for location managers, it was the perfect marriage between Harrison's background in commercial property asset management and coming from a family of film industry professionals.

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


City recycles motor oil for free

If you change your own motor oil and filters, the city of Santa Clarita is asking you to recycle it – for free.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by the city of Santa Clarita | Industry


Salon Combines High Fashion with Community Art

Entourage Hair Studio, a long-time Valencia Town Center tenant, has recently relocated into a new location on Town Center Drive. In the process of creating a brand new, ground-up salon, owner Michael Beck was inspired to combine fine art and hair fashion together to create a whole new experience in art and style.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Entourage Salon | Lifestyle


Ingrained in SCV history

At Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary, history is as ubiquitous as death, remembrance and peace.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


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