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New officers for the hospital guild

Comparing its efforts to a finely woven tapestry, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation president Diana Vose recently swore in officers of the hospital's guild for 2011-2012 at New Moon Restaurant in Valencia.

May 08, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


George Runner: Republicans show courage in opposing Brown’s taxes

Conventional wisdom in California's perennial budget crisis is that lawmakers who support tax increases are courageous, while those who refuse to go along are, well, cowards.

May 08, 2011 | By George Runner | Columnists


SCV Helping Hand: Giving a hand to community service

This week's Helping Hand recipient:

May 08, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ken Keller: The not-so-obvious obstacle to growing sales

There are two types of people: those who make things happen, and those who try to stand in their way.

May 08, 2011 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Higby-Haghighi

Bobbe and John Higby III, of Canyon Country, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Higby to Saba Haghighi, of Woodland Hills.

May 08, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Engagements


Time to increase U.S. energy production

This has been a historic week in America, with the capture and demise of the mastermind behind the attacks of 9/11, Osama bin Laden.

May 08, 2011 | By Howard P. "Buck" McKeon Guest Commentary | Columnists


George Runner: Republicans show courage in opposing Brown’s taxes

Conventional wisdom in California's perennial budget crisis is that lawmakers who support tax increases are courageous, while those who refuse to go along are, well, cowards.

May 08, 2011 | By George Runner California Board of Equalization | Columnists


Wes Storch: Public schools are an asset to the SCV

Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown had a meeting in Santa Clarita with local law enforcement, local public safety and local education leaders from around the Santa Clarita Valley. He did so to call attention to the ongoing budget crisis that our state continues to face, and the budget stalemate that has ensued.

May 08, 2011 | By Wes Storch | Columnists


Tim Myers: Political landslides and other tales of incumbency

Psephology: noun - The study of elections and voting, and their statistical analysis in the prediction of results.

May 08, 2011 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Letter: An alternative to proposed high-speed rail

The trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco is about a 350-mile drive in your car. At 70 mph, that is at least a five-hour drive.

May 08, 2011 | By Tom Hanson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Let’s ditch plastic bags, switch to paper

On a recent trip to Maui, I found there was a pleasant absence of plastic shopping bags. When you check out at a market, you get a paper bag or use a bag of you own.

May 08, 2011 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


New faces for regional royalty

It was an evening of tears and long goodbyes, but also an evening of celebration.

May 07, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman | Signal Lifestyle


Fire danger level being raised in Angeles National Forest

ARCADIA, Calif. - With warmer weather and relative humidity expected to be in the single digits, the Angeles National Forest is raising its Fire Danger Level from "low" to "high" effective Sunday, May 8.

May 07, 2011 | Source: USDA Forest Service | SCV Raw


COC presents Greek comedy 'Lysistrata'

The College of the Canyons theatre department will present Greek playwright Aristophanes' bawdy, politically inspired comedy "Lysistrata," on the main stage of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC), May 19-22.

May 07, 2011 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Park-and-Ride improvement workshop set for May 18

The City of Santa Clarita is hosting a community workshop on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, to gather community feedback on proposed improvements to the McBean Regional Transit Center (MRTC) Park-and-Ride. The workshop will be held in the Century Room, Suite 150, at City Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

May 07, 2011 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Hart district graduation rate remains above state average

Graduation rates in the William S. Hart Union High School District continued to far outpace the average rates in the county and the state, according to numbers released this week.

April 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Employee opens fire at FedEx sorting center

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide, police and witnesses said.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Clippers owner banned for life by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Issuing about the strongest rebuke that he could, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for making racist comments in a recorded conversation, the first step toward forcing a sale of the club and permanently removing Sterling from the league.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


L.A. mayor prods Time Warner to reach Dodger deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti chided Time Warner Cable at an industry gathering Tuesday for not reaching deals with other TV providers so all fans of the Dodgers could watch the baseball games.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate committee approves bills to modernize state water system

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills in a package of legislation by committee chair Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) to modernize California's water system.

April 29, 2014 | Source: Office of State Sen. Fran Pavley | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 29, 2014

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April 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Southern California community loses Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Toyota's announcement Monday that it is moving its U.S. headquarters from Torrance to Texas comes as a major blow not just to this manicured city south of Los Angeles but also to the larger region, which has watched a number of major employers walk away in recent years.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Campus rape addressed by White House task force

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities - "No more turning a blind eye" - in new guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Silicon Valley phone technology battle nears close

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Silicon Valley court battle between Apple and Samsung is entering its final phase.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Economists back increased US oil and gas exports

NEW YORK (AP) - Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Latest weather wallop: Florida, Alabama flooding

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In the latest blow from a dayslong chain of severe weather across the South and Midwest, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast were hit with widespread flooding early Wednesday, with people stranded in cars and homes waiting for rescuers to find a way around impassable roads and others abandoning vehicles to walk to safety.

April 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shooter wounds 6 at Ga. FedEx station

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - A shooter described as being armed with an assault rifle and having bullets strapped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta, wounding at least six people before police found the suspect dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hot, dry weather ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last days of April will feel like August in Southern California.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Google: Driverless cars are mastering city streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

April 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tornado death toll rises to 30

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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