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Alan Ferdman: Neighborhood councils play a vital role

Tim Myers' column, "The problem with districts" (Aug. 1) should have been titled "The problem without districts."

August 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Margaret Donnellan Todd: In defense of the library system

The Signal's recent editorial, "The city should take over the SCV's libraries," (Aug. 3) was wholly inaccurate.

August 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: Cut up that AARP card and send it back

Last April, I read with great interest a column by Paul Strickland titled "Save our seniors" (April 16). Strickland referenced the then-newly passed health-care legislation - aka Obamacare - that cuts some $528 billion from Medicare, that includes $136 billion from Medical Care Advantage.

August 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


John Chiang: I’m doing my job, Sen. Strickland should do his

Contrary to state Sen. Tony Strickland's commentary of Aug. 2 ("Controller Chiang defies governor"), I am fighting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's order to slash state employees' pay to the federal minimum wage for one reason: to save taxpayer dollars.

August 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Shedding light on the chloride issue

There is, of course, considerable debate among Santa Clarita Valley residents about the rate increases proposed by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County.

August 08, 2010 | David Kimbrough Laboratory Supervisor Castaic Lake Water Agency | Letters to the Editor


Dealing with gridlock

If these freeway stoppages become any more frequent, I propose installing vending machines and an Andy Gump portable toilet on the freeway aprons every half-mile to ease our pain. Wi-Fi wouldn't be a bad idea, either.

August 08, 2010 | Kim Rudd Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Bravo to Judge Walker

Thank God for the so-called "activist judge" who had the courage and good sense to affirm the U.S. Constitution's most basic premise, that all citizens are subject to "equal protection under law." This idea is so important, it is written across the very entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

August 08, 2010 | David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Keep libraries the same

The editorial in Sunday's Signal ("The city should take over the SCV's libraries," Aug. 1) makes it clear that the bottom line of the library takeover is cost savings, admirable during these economic times.

August 08, 2010 | Diana Bartley Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The county system works

Librarians are among the most highly educated and poorly paid. Librarians are required to have their master's degrees. It takes years to see results of their influence, as noted in The Signal's Aug. 4 article, "Two sides to the story."

August 08, 2010 | Deanna Hanashiro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hours don’t matter

Many library users borrow books through interlibrary loan. My book group's selections and books in languages not represented in the Santa Clarita libraries come from as far away as Manhattan Beach.

August 08, 2010 | Annette Stiefbold Newhall | Letters to the Editor


In the zone: A local look at the effectiveness of enterprise zones

Terell Lee sat in a black office chair, leaning over a worktable strewn with bronze-colored steel of varying shapes on a recent weekday.

August 08, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ground zero tolerance

August 08, 2010 | By Adam Zyglis The Buffalo News | Editorial Cartoons


Can of worms

August 08, 2010 | By Aislin Montreal Gazette | Editorial Cartoons


Tight-rope walking

August 08, 2010 | By Hajo de Reijger Cagle Cartoons | Editorial Cartoons


Summer family games

August 08, 2010 | By Jeff Parker Florida Today | Editorial Cartoons


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Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LAPD officer killed in hit-and-run car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles police officer has been killed in a hit-and-run crash with an SUV.

May 03, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Canyon baseball sweeps Golden Valley

The Canyon Cowboys baseball team has endured its fair share of struggles this season, but it wasn't about to hand Golden Valley its first league win of the season on Friday afternoon at Canyon High School.

May 02, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Hart shortstop Nick Valiaka hits a walk-off home run

Hart Indians shortstop Nick Valaika redeemed himself in a big way in the series finale against West Ranch.

May 02, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Garden tour

Paul and Barbara Condon tend to the succulent plants hanging in pots in a portion of their vertical garden complete with fountain and irrigation system, extending the length of 30-foot stucco wall at the back of the home in Newhall, thus making creative use of limited space for planting with difficult lighting which extends to a 10X30 foot, common area along a walkway leading to their back patio. Their garden is one of nine gardens available for viewing on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. as part of the Memorial Garden Tour to benefit the Cole William Larsen ...

May 02, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Author visits SCV shopping center

Author Gregory Orfalea will be discussing his book "Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California" on Saturday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita officials stick with Monday deadline for billboard referendum petitions

After some uncertainty Friday, Santa Clarita city officials announced the billboard referendum petition must be turned in to the Santa Clarita City Clerk by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Misplaced loyalties: The dangers of caring too much about work

If time is a measure of love, work has to be at the top of the list. But should it?

May 02, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


'Frozen' songwriters say there is no 'God' ban at Disney

According to Business Insider, "Frozen" songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez say there's no such thing as a Disney-imposed ban on the use of religious expressions like the word "God."

May 02, 2014 | By Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bank of Santa Clarita posts positive Q1 results

The Bank of Santa Clarita's net earnings for the first quarter of 2014 were $248,000, representing a growth of 6 percent over the amount netted in the same period of 2013, the bank reported this week.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


The demise of marriage and how to avoid it

Marriage is one of those remarkable institutions that a vast number of people want to be a part of at some time in their life. The majority of people who marry don't begin their marriage thinking of its demise, yet divorce is all too common.

May 02, 2014 | By Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Hot Topics


'Meet and greet' with artists scheduled Tuesday

The city of Santa Clarita invites local artists to explore the world of public art from a business perspective with a free Panel Discussion on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library, located at 24500 Main Street. No RSVP is required to attend.

May 02, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


California may remove ‘man and woman’ state law

A bill that would strike the traditional definition of marriage from California law was approved by the state Senate this week after the U.S. and state supreme courts allowed same-sex unions to resume last year.

May 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 2, 2014

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May 02, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Jack Bauer's back to save the day in '24' revival

NEW YORK (AP) - Jack's back.

May 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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