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UPDATED: ‘Western State Police & Fire Games' held June 13-20

The city of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station proudly welcome more than 5,000 police, sheriff, and fire personnel from 417 emergency public service agencies to the Santa Clarita Valley June 13-20 for the 2009 "Western States Police and Fire Games" (WSPFG).

June 12, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


City unveils new eco-friendly maintenance truck

The city of Santa Clarita will unveil its new VACTOR maintenance truck on Thursday, June 18. The new vehicle will be used to maintain the city's extensive storm drain system, allowing staff to safely take on several more jobs to meet the growing needs of the city's storm drain maintenance program.

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Senior Center offers artistic summer classes

Don't let summer school cutbacks cut back on your artistic expression.

June 12, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Newhall Pool opens with new slide June 12

The city of Santa Clarita's Newhall Pool will officially open to the public Friday, June 12 at 1 p.m. with a brand new 11 foot long, 9 foot tall yellow slide.

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Senators Feinstein, Boxer vote to protect kids from tobacco

WASHINGTON -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for voting this week to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids.

June 12, 2009 | Source: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, June 5-12, 2009

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 189 votes from late afternoon Friday, June 5 to mid-afternoon Friday, June 12, 2009.

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Republicans call for promised military benefits to be paid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN), the Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, called on Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) to utilize the "reserve funds" he embedded in the House Budget Resolution to pay for key benefits that were promised to and are so richly deserved by America's military personnel and their families, military retirees and veterans.

June 12, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. Congressman, California, 25th District | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita credit rating upgraded to AA+

The city of Santa Clarita's Standard & Poor's credit rating was upgraded this week from AA to AA+, characterizing the city as having "very strong wealth and income levels."

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Door-to-door subscription solicitors not legit

Door-to-door sales people who describe themselves as high-school students reportedly are attempting to sell subscriptions to The Signal in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons unveils new season

To mark College of the Canyons' 40th anniversary and the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center's fifth, the 2009-2010 season will be filled with music that defined the five decades following 1969, when COC opened.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Cherry pickin’ time

Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms, in Leona Valley, California, is the largest you-pick cherry orchard in Southern California, with more than 3,600 trees.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series kicks off tonight (June 12) on Town Center Drive

By Signal Staff

They're going be partying again on Town Center Drive in Valencia tonight, and every Friday night after that for quite awhile.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl this weekend (June 13 and 14)

Sax legend Wayne Shorter, Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin, soprano sax superstar Kenny G, Latin-jazz kings Pete Escovedo and Oscar Hernandez, New Orleans favorite sons The Neville Brothers and New Birth Jazz Band, and Jimmy Cobb's all-star 50th anniversary tribute to Miles Davis' epochal "Kind of Blue" album are just a few highlights from the stellar lineup performing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend as part of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival.

June 12, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor/Escape Writer | Food and Fun


Review: 'Imagine That'

Eddie Murphy's new family comedy is a pleasant and unassuming fantasy in which a high-powered investment adviser gets advice from his daughter's imaginary friends. We never see the friends, but we see a great deal of the daughter, and it's a charming performance from newcomer Yara Shahidi.

June 12, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3'

There's not much wrong with Tony Scott's "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" except that there's not much really right about it. Nobody gets terrifically worked up except the special effects people. Oh, John Travolta is angry and Denzel Washington is determined, but you don't sense passion in the performances. They're about behaving, not evoking.

June 12, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


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The tragedy in Isla Vista

By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.

June 02, 2014 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Dodgers lose game, series to Pirates

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clutch hitting from Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez helped the Pittsburgh Pirates finally win a series in Dodger Stadium after a seven-year drought.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Foothill League Softball Team

When the Foothill League softball coaches met to vote on the 2014 Pitcher of the Year, there wasn't much surprise in who came out on top.

June 01, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Kings win in OT to advance to Stanley Cup finals

CHICAGO (AP) - Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Brady Bunch' actress Ann B. Davis dies in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became the country's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San Antonio hospital. She was 88.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will unveil a plan Monday to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal.

June 01, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV sheriff's deputies to conduct exercise at mall

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, from about 6:00PM- 11:00PM, an emergency response exercise will be held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia.

June 01, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group says Calif. mining operation threatens snail

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group says a mining company's plan to extract more than a billion dollars' worth of gold and silver from a mountain near the desert town of Mojave threatens a snail's existence and must be halted.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP primary race for governor a dead heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown heading into Tuesday's primary election with a huge lead while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


HBO's Silicon Valley finds fans in tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fabien Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather's films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he's adding to his family's sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Jersey commissioner's wife among dead in crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States move to blunt Obama carbon plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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