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On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town? Take The Signal with you!

Send us a photo of you and your family or friends holding up a copy of The Signal with your exotic locale in the background.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Newsmakers tickets now available

The 2008-2009 Newsmakers of the Year Awards hosted by the SCV Press Club in the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Friday, March 19, 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Oscars' Avatar snub sparks Green Globe Film Awards voting frenzy

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The month of Avatar versus Hurt Locker Oscar predictions came to a close on March 7 with the Hurt Locker overtaking Avatar for Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow trumping James Cameron for Best Director, causing environmentalists to see red.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Green Globe Film Awards | SCV Raw


Last chance to save 38 endangered and threatened species

LOS ANGELES -- The Santa Clara River is the last major wild river in Southern California. It provides its neighboring cities with drinking water and it irrigates rich farmland as it meanders 116 miles from the San Gabriel Mountains near Acton to the Pacific Ocean at Oxnard, CA. But it is a lethal combination of public apathy and corporate greed that could kill this preeminent ecosystem. Well over 38 endangered and threatened species inhabit the river, its watershed and tributaries.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Animals on the Edge | SCV Raw


New study shows eating strawberries daily can quickly improve health

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- When it comes to eating healthy, most people know it's a good long-term choice, but what they may not know is that eating certain foods daily can provide immediate health benefits. According to a new UCLA study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the antioxidant power in strawberries becomes "bioavailable" or ready to work in the blood after just a few short weeks of eating, resulting in the potential to improve the body's defense against chronic disease.

March 10, 2010 | Source: California Strawberry Commission | SCV Raw


Man busted on burglary and weapons charges

Roderick Butler, 24, of Canyon Country, was arrested this morning by detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's burglary team and charged with burglary, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of stolen property.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Go green, get green

The City of Santa Clarita is gearing up to launch its new Green Energy Incentive Program, which offers grants to local businesses of all sizes that undertake projects designed to achieve eligible "green" objectives.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


City now offering parties in the park

The City of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash. Reservations are on a fist-come, first-served basis.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


McKeon statement on Iraqi parlimentary elections

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement congratulating Iraqis for their embrace of democracy and rejection of violence as a political tool:

March 10, 2010 | Source: Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


McKeon statement on U.S. Air Force aerial refueling program

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement following the announcement by Northrop Grumman that the company would not compete to build the U.S. Air Force's KC-X aerial refueling tanker:

March 10, 2010 | Source: Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


County welfare for kids of illegal aliens tops $50 million in January

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released figures from the Department of Public Social Services showing that illegal aliens' children born in the United States collected more than $50 million in welfare benefits (CALWORKS + Food Stamps) for the month of January.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Saugus Swap Meet hosts canned food drive in April

Saugus Swap Meet will hold a canned food drive during April on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Saugus Speedway and Swap Meet | SCV Raw


Clothes for community launches this month

The City of Santa Clarita Waste Management and the Salvation Army are preparing to launch Clothes for Community, an innovative program allowing residents to donate gently used clothing to those in need with greater ease.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


Zonta offers scholarship for women in business

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is now accepting scholarship applications from local area women majoring in business-related studies for the Jane M. Klausman Scholarship for Women in Business.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Zonta Club of SCV | SCV Raw


City opens Disc Golf Course this Friday

The city of Santa Clarita will officially open a new nine-hole Disc Golf Course for play at Central Park in Saugus on Friday, March 12.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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Local audiologist shares passion with community

For as long as she can remember, Dr. Patrice Rifkind wanted to help people.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Pitching a new kind of little league

While the task is not small, Canyon Country Little League is undergoing a large transformation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Hearing the needs of the community

It's all about family at Advanced Audiology.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Celebrating 25 years of service

Chartered in 1989, the Assistance League of Santa Clarita is now helping 3,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Lifestyle


Milestones set at Stepping Stones

When Nancy Grunbok purchased the center in 1995, her goal was to provide the Santa Clarita Valley a safe and enriching environment for children of the community to learn and play during child care services, as well as working one-on-one with families to meet their needs.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Education


Music to a community’s ears

The Master's College in Santa Clarita offers a variety of instructional programs and open-to-the-public performances, including concerts, theatre, a music summer camp and a semester-long piano course for community members.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


An exercise in friendship

Standing in the hallway before a workout, three women chatted easily, filling the gym with laughter and pausing only to say hello to friends passing through their conversation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Industry group connects businesses with success

For more than three decades, the Valley Industry Association has served as a collective body of, and voice for, businesses located in the manufacturing and industrial geographic pockets and business parks operating throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


With new online programs from Charter College, advancing a career or beginning a new one is just a c

In today's fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it can be hard to find time for a lunch break-much less commute to a crowded campus, fighting traffic, all in an attempt to arrive on time and sit down to take a college course.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Charter College | Education


Sunshine Learning Centers in Valencia

With campuses in Wiley Canyon and North Valencia, Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers is a private preschool that is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers | Education


With tax season underway, Liberty Tax is at its peak

With the IRS Tax filing deadline just around the corner, many taxpayers are working to submit on time.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


Total Financial Solutions is helping the community protect their money

For Total Financial Solutions, giving back to the community is an important goal and focus.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


Quality schools in your neighborhood

Hart School District aims to prepare students for a successful future.

February 24, 2014 | By Gail Pinsker For The Signal | Education


Choice and Location Highlight LivingSmart Homes Fair at Oaks Ranch

Convenient location and quality designs continue to draw buyers to Fair Oaks Ranch in Santa Clarita, where award-winning Pardee Homes invites shoppers to see its "LivingSmart Homes" neighborhood.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Pardee Homes | Business and Real Estate


Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor announce season-long lineup of thrills for 2014

It is going to be yearlong thrills for all ages at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor in 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Six Flags Magic Mountain | Lifestyle


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