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McKeon: Congress spending less

Congressional spending is down $227 million so far this year because of cutbacks imposed by the current Congress, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Monday.

November 21, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon vows to fight automatic defense budget cuts

Across-the-board cuts in military spending triggered by a congressional committee's failure to craft an alternative spending plan would devastate the U.S. military, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said Monday, vowing to fight the cuts with legislation.

November 21, 2011 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coalition proposes revamping California tax system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California would revamp its tax structure to bring in about $10 billion more annually under a bipartisan government reform proposal put forward Monday by some of the state's most prominent political and business leaders and backed by a billionaire investor.

November 21, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Bicycle expects double the number fed on Thanksgiving

As they have every year for the past five years, Roger and Shannon Hasper expect to serve double the number of people they served last year for Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


This just in from Congressman McKeon's office

Washington - Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon released the following statement today regarding sequestration:

November 21, 2011 | Signal news sources | Santa Clarita Valley News


University police chief on leave after pepper spraying

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The president of the University of California system said he was "appalled" at images of protesters being doused with pepper spray and plans an assessment of law enforcement procedures on all 10 campuses, as the police chief and two officers were placed on administrative leave.

November 21, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


$1.4B renovation of L.A. County jails proposed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposed $1.4 billion plan to modernize two Los Angeles County jails, including the huge downtown lockup where there have been allegations of inmate abuse, is being promoted as a way to increase safety and lower operating costs.

November 21, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgers bankruptcy judge cancels hearing

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge has canceled a hearing on a request by Fox Sports to delay consideration of the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell media rights to future games.

November 21, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Today in the SCV: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Want your event listed? Email calendar@the-signal.com with your event's details. Include the time, date, location and contact information with your submission.

November 21, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: McKeon’s new app not what we asked for

Cool! Just got the latest email from the "honorable" Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. He introduces a new app for smartphones.

November 21, 2011 | By Sue Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Returning vets need our help

We face many difficult challenges as aging veterans from the past conflicts face increasingly complex medical issues.

November 21, 2011 | Harry Gratz Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Dave Bossert: This could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance

Sometimes great ideas can often take a circuitous and bumpy path to completion and in doing so can overlook their origin. So it has been the case with the I-5/Lyons Avenue/Pico Canyon interchange beautification project, which breaks ground today, as a partnership between Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita and the West Ranch Town Council.

November 21, 2011 | By Dave Bossert | Local Columns


Steve Lunetta: The terrible Tim Tebow

For our new house, my family just got satellite-dish service. We've never had that before. One of the big bonuses we got with the dish was free NFL Sunday Ticket - or something like that. What this means is that I get to watch Tim Tebow every week.

November 21, 2011 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Letter: Enjoying, appreciating ‘Ethically Speaking’

Pastor Hegg,

November 21, 2011 | Kirk F. Smith Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Letter: What are your sources, Hunt?

"Don't believe everything you read" is an old saw that I should have followed when I read Greg Hunt's Nov. 6 editorial "Public pensions - the hidden problem."

November 21, 2011 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Santa Clarita seeks public feedback on grant proposal

The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Miss. Senate race a near draw

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 Things to Know from California's primary

1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The best for others, in 2 flavors

Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).

June 04, 2014 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hillary’s sad Benghazi strategy

As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.

June 04, 2014 | Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Pitch in and keep our valley beautiful

Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.

June 04, 2014 | Lisa Williams Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Embracing a fire that still burns us today

A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.

June 04, 2014 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Abreu homers again in Chicago's win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


New York vs. LA can be as big as it gets

The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


On the Beat Swim: Open Waters are on deck

The Open Water Nationals are on deck over at Castaic Lake.

June 03, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Storms hit Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Homes and cars in parts of Nebraska and Iowa were pummeled Tuesday by baseball-sized hail and damaging winds as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including the Omaha area, where flooding left dozens of drivers stranded and prompted home evacuations.

June 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


COC voting lawsuit set to move ahead

In a two-hour closed-door session Tuesday, College of the Canyons trustees wrangled over a lawsuit against the Santa Clarita Community College District alleging violations of the California Voting Rights Act.

June 03, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by a woman who alleges that while she was employed by him, they had a romantic relationship and that he subjected her to racially and sexually offensive comments.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Local street food vendors inspected

A joint sweep of Santa Clarita Valley street food vendors last week resulted in inspectors confiscating more than 10 food carts, sheriff's officials said.

June 03, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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