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Election: Boxer wins, Dems save Senate majority, Reid; GOP grabs 6 seats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats narrowly held their Senate majority Tuesday but suffered at least six stinging losses, including the Illinois seat once held by President Barack Obama.

November 02, 2010 | By Charles Babington The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Proposition 19, legalize-marijuana measure, defeated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warned of dangers and legal chaos, California voters Tuesday rejected a measure that would have made their state the first to legalize the use and sale of marijuana.

The spirited campaign over Proposition 19 had pitted the state's political and law enforcement establishment against determined activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot.

November 02, 2010 | By David Crary & Lisa Leff The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: AP -- Brown wins another turn as governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have returned Democrat Jerry Brown to the governor's office 28 years after he left it.

With his win Tuesday, the 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.

November 02, 2010 | By Juliet Williams The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


County department to stream public meetings online

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning will broadcast all regularly scheduled Regional Planning Commission and Hearing Officer Meetings online.

November 02, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning | SCV Raw


City hosts Enterprise Zone workshop Nov. 10

The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center.

November 02, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Knott's Berry Farm grants free admission to military personnel through Nov. 25

BUENA PARK - Knott's Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military, both past and present, with free admission during its 21st annual Military Tribute, today through Nov. 25.

November 02, 2010 | Source: Knott's Berry Farm | SCV Raw


Do your homework

November 02, 2010 | By David Fitzsimmons Arizona Daily Star | Editorial Cartoons


What is the most interesting thing you have learned in science?

The following essays are from fourth-grade students at Newhall Elementary School.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita needs more help for homeless

I was leaving Rite-Aid in the cab, per my usual morning outing, when I saw two of our homeless in the back of a cop car. They were stealing to eat.

November 02, 2010 | By Allison McCormick Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Jim Lentini: Five retirement-planning mistakes

When the market is volatile and discouraging, people make investment mistakes.

November 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Bruce McFarland: Remember, if Democrats vote, Democrats win

Editor's note: The Signal planned to cut off partisan election-related columns before Tuesday, as usual. However, since a partisan "Right About Now" column on Meg Whitman ran Monday, we offer the following partisan election-related "Democratic Voices" today.

November 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Election: Dems hold on to key state offices

Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Debra Bowen, John Chiang, Bill Lockyer, Steve Cooley, Dave Jones, Tom Torklason, George Runner, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Cameron Smyth and John R. Noguez all won key races in California Tuesday night.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire snarls traffic

Firefighters put out two small brush fires near Highway 14 north of Soledad Canyon that snarled Monday night's northbound commuter traffic.

November 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stater Bros. offers diabetes medications for free

Beginning in November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies will offer the following diabetes medications for free:

November 01, 2010 | Source: Stater Bros. Markets | SCV Raw


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'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia state officials were still trying Thursday to determine the environmental impact of a train derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into the James River in downtown Lynchburg.

May 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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