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A risk that’s paid off

My first-ever job was at a Dairy Queen. They fired me after one day.

Since then I've delivered pizzas, officiated laser tag matches and assembled electrolysis machines. I've stocked shelves at an office supply store, sold knives in people's living rooms and tried to convince people to agree to refinance their homes over the telephone.

July 31, 2009 | By Andrew Barlam For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Andy Pattantyus: Messina gets the job done

Recently, we have seen several opinion pieces summarizing Joe Messina's chances for election to the Hart district school board. As a result, we now have projected numbers about the potential votes and estimates of the campaign coffers. Even the best pollsters know that predicting the outcome of elections is fraught with hazards.

July 31, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Marsha McLean: State balances budget on backs of local government ... again

While Sacramento lawmakers are busy patting themselves on the back for finally passing their past-due annual budget, local governments throughout California are busy figuring how to absorb the new cuts to their budgets made by the state to achieve the state's "balanced" budget.

July 31, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Keep old politics out

When it comes to a person's health and welfare, old-fashioned politics should not rear its ugly head nor should it play a part in the decision-making regarding one's well-being.

July 31, 2009 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Circuses host abused animals

I'm sure most people have noticed advertisements and commercials with what appears to be happy elephants and tigers in who perform in circuses, put on by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, among others.

July 31, 2009 | By Charmaine Postem Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Working on smiles

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Photo Spotlight, July 24 - 30, 2009: This week through our eyes

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


A sweet tooth that helps SCV Youth

The SCV Youth Project is mixing together a tasty treat for Santa Clarita Valley residents when they hold their first inaugural Sweet Charity Cake Auction and Competition on Saturday, Aug. 8.

July 31, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: July 31, 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:

July 31, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Maru summer recipe

Now that summer is here, the air at the farmers' market is fragrant with pungent herbs and the tables are laden with crisp green beans, otherwise known as haricots vert by Francophiles. Chef Jason Park of Valencia's Maru Restaurant suggests making the most of them with a warm salad of haricots vert, salami, poached egg and flowering thyme. This salad is a mélange of several complex, yet delicate flavors.

July 31, 2009 | For The Signal | Food


These gymnasts are truly something special

Special Olympics gymnastics competition came to the Santa Clarita Valley recently as three dozen athletes gathered for a regional meet at Gymnastics Unlimited in Valencia.

July 31, 2009 | For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


John F. Grannis: Hot-button issues for OSHA in the summer

There are a number of hot topics on the agendas of occupational safety and health agencies as we swing into summer 2009.

July 30, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Poll shows drought a major issue among Californians

A new poll shows drought is the most important environmental issue for nearly 20 percent of Californians, but residents prefer the state focus on water conservation instead of increasing supply.

July 30, 2009 | Source: Environmental Defense Fund | SCV Raw


Historical Society screens 'Wizard of Oz' Saturday night

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will screen the beloved 1939 family classic "The Wizard of Oz" on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the society's "Flickers at the Junction" film series.

July 30, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society | SCV Raw


Eating strawberries boosts brain power

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Strawberries are good for your brain, according to breaking news out of the 2009 Berry Health Symposium. Several of the latest studies, conducted by world-renowned researchers, consistently showed that strawberry consumption is a simple way to improve cognitive function.

For example, one study presented by researchers from the Chicago Healthy Aging Project (CHAP) showed that older adults who consume strawberries at least once per month have less cognitive decline. More specifically, women who consumed more than one serving of strawberries per month had a 16.2% slower rate of cognitive decline versus those who consumed less.

July 30, 2009 | Source: California Strawberry Commission | SCV Raw


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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


Warriors outlast Clippers, force Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.

May 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill softball roundup: Golden Valley wins again

This is starting to look like a theme for the Golden Valley Grizzlies.

May 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Valencia volleyball regains its throne

For the 13th time in the past 14 years, the Valencia Vikings reign supreme over the Foothill League.

May 01, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Puig's 4 hits lift Dodgers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - From the moment Yasiel Puig broke into the big leagues, it's been go, go, go for the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder.

May 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 1, 2014

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May 01, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Joseph Castanon Wins Hart District ROP Outstanding Student of the Year 2014

Outstanding Student Awards were held April 30, honoring the best of more than 2000 ROP students enrolled in William S. Hart Union High School District Regional Occupational Program classes this year. These outstanding students were selected as medal winners in 6 different career clusters.

May 01, 2014 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District ROP | Santa Clarita Valley News


College of the Canyons Selected to Participate in ‘Pathway to Law School’ Initiative

SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons has been selected to participate in a new joint initiative launched by the California Community Colleges and The State Bar of California that will provide community college students a smoother pathway to six of California's top law schools.

May 01, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


California ranked 9th among Bicycle Friendly States

Sacramento – May 1, 2014 – Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, California achieved a #9 ranking nationally, an increase of ten ranks from last year and receiving 53.7 points out of 100.

May 01, 2014 | Source: California Bicycle Coalition | Santa Clarita Valley News


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