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Banned to Alaska

Luckily, we came across this notion of moving all the folks Ms. Eisenberg finds distasteful ("Alaska should secede," Letters, March 3) off to the frozen tundra of Alaska before it was too late to cancel my gym membership and paper delivery.

March 19, 2009 | By S. Nolan Stillmore Newhall | Letters to the Editor


GOP reality show

The best reality show of the new season is the sorry state of the GOP. Watching them cannibalize themselves almost seems scripted.

March 19, 2009 | By Paul Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Obama ‘Tonight’

I just read that Obama is going to be on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (tonight). He is the first sitting president ever to hit the late night talk show circuit.

March 19, 2009 | By Kim Anderson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Oscar Dominguez: Make your debt manageable in 2009

As it becomes more difficult for consumers to manage debt amid job losses and the downturn in the housing and financial markets, more and more Santa Clarita Valley residents may find themselves examining their finances in 2009.

March 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


The Master's College sets music events in April and May

The Master's College has scheduled the following music events for April and May:

March 18, 2009 | Source: The Master's College | SCV Raw


The Master's College Wind Ensemble concert set for April 2

The Master's College hosts their Wind Ensemble concert on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of musical contrast. From the "Star War Trilogy" by John Williams (and arranged by Donald Hunsberger) to the piece "Were You There?" by John P. Lynch, the repertoire highlights music from both famous and lesser-known composers.

March 18, 2009 | Source: The Master's College | SCV Raw


Recycle e-waste at Senior Center March 29

The GRANDS Project, "Giving Respect and Nurturing to Deserving Seniors," is going green with an e-waste recycling program to benefit the SCV Senior Center on Sunday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


McKeon praises House passage of GIVE Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following today's bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Claria), the House Education Committee's top Republican, issued the following statement:

March 18, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


West Ranch robotics team goes for 'lunacy' in L.A. competition

The robotics team from West Ranch High School journeyed to Long Beach March 13 and 14 to compete in the Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

March 18, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


McKeon gathers support for passage of public lands bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a press conference held earlier today in Washington, D.C., Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (CA-25) and three other Members of Congress joined together with hunters and anglers from across the country to support passage of the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 (S. 22), which includes McKeon's Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Mountains Wild Heritage Act.

March 18, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


Visually impaired support group moves meeting location

Beginning in April, the Visually Impaired Assistance Services group will move their meeting location to Bouquet Canyon Seniors apartment complex at 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road. The group meets monthly on the second and fourth Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

March 18, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


State Water Project delivery projections increase five percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The State Water Contractors welcomed the California Department of Water Resources' announcement that State Water Project (SWP) delivery projections have increased from 15 percent to 20 percent, but the organization says that the overall picture remains unchanged. The state continues to face a three-year drought and a deep and growing water crisis. The cumulative impacts of drought and ongoing regulatory restrictions have led to water rationing, fallowed farm lands, job losses and water rate increases throughout the state.

March 18, 2009 | Source: The State Water Contractors | SCV Raw


Historic bird records give insight into climate change

On Nov. 1, 1933, Mrs. Bruce Reid recorded seeing both a male and female ivory-billed woodpecker in Texas. And on May 28, 1938, Oscar McKinley Bryans observed a ruby-throated hummingbird in Michigan, noting that the birds were most common when apple trees were blooming.

March 18, 2009 | Source: U.S. Geological Survey | SCV Raw


City to buy SDI land

If all goes as planned, this May the Santa Clarita City Council could give final approval for its purchase of 140 acres of open space in Placerita Canyon.

March 18, 2009 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Preschool teacher award nominations due Friday

March 20 is the deadline for nominations of all eligible preschool teachers for the Los Angles Universal Preschool (LAUP) Preschool Teacher of the Year Award.

March 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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35 feared dead in Quebec retirement home fire

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left about 35 people feared dead and cast such a pall over the village of 1,500 that psychologists were sent door to door.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 adults, 3 kids hit by car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say five members of a family, including three children, were rushed to a hospital after being struck by a car near a Los Angeles elementary school.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boehner: No to any presidential bid

BURBANK (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana winds raise fire danger

A red flag warning for fire danger is posted for much of Southern California as dry and gusty Santa Ana are once again expected to blow through the region.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurene Weste: Centered on fun: SCV community centers

As a former parks commissioner for the city of Santa Clarita, I am deeply passionate about ensuring our residents enjoy quality recreation facilities, beautiful outdoor space and a healthy way of life.

January 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Betty Arenson:Affordable Care Act in practice

Ask yourself the honest question: Did you truly believe The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, or ACA, was going to work as promised? If the answer is "yes," then did you earnestly think through the practical workings of the program?

January 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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