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Summer camp might qualify for tax credit

Summer day camp may qualify as a tax deduction for working parents, the Internal Revenue said. Parents who work, or are looking for work, might be eligible for a tax credit for the expenses related to the care of a child under age 13 during the summer vacation.

July 07, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Business Education

The Business Education calendar has moved to a new day. Look for it every Thursday in the business section.

July 07, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Sal Aranda: Housing market offers rare openings, challenges

The capacity crowd of real estate professionals, business leaders and elected officials who attended a recent housing forecast were eager for positive news, which an economist was happy to provide, along with, of course, doses of reality.

July 07, 2011 | By Sal Aranda Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


County reduces parking fee for Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts visiting Castaic Lake were given a break by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, when supervisors approved a motion to reduce the cost of parking for scouting volunteers.

July 07, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Road plans canceled

County supervisors abandoned plans for an easement on an Agua Dulce road this week after five years of inactivity on the proposal.

July 07, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Summer concert series schedule announced

Pack up the family, picnic basket and a blanket - it's time again for the city's popular live music summer series Concerts in the Park, which debuts with Eagles tribute band Hotel California at 7 p.m. Saturday.

July 07, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: Community is big loser in court ruling

In a recent Signal article "Court dismisses suit over hospital addition (July 2)," City Attorney Joe Montes is quoted as saying, "I think the city is very pleased that the Court of Appeals upheld the determination of the trial court indicating and validating the city's environmental analysis for the project."

July 07, 2011 | By Cam Noltemeyer | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, July 7, 2011

Breast-feeding support group

July 07, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supermarkets, union still negotiating

Negotiators for the union that represents Southern California grocery store employees are still in talks with supermarket representatives, a source said today.

July 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Local nurses honored

Two local nurses received an Award of Excellence from Valley Presbyterian Hospital, it was announced today.

July 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Missing man found

Deputies found a Castaic man about an hour after he was reported missing Independence Day, sheriff's deputies said Tuesday.

July 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Scoop on Sundaes

Family Features

July 06, 2011 | Family Features | Food


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rioux Park walking group

July 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don Mullally: After flower theft, be vigilant against nature crime

During the Memorial Day holiday, we lost nearly all of the wildflowers known as mariposa lilies growing in two areas of Ed Davis Park. They were stolen while in gorgeous full bloom.

July 06, 2011 | By Don Mullally | Columnists


Truck overturns near forest

A truck driver escaped unhurt after the box truck he was driving rolled over and landed on its side on San Francisquito Canyon Road on Tuesday.

July 06, 2011 | By Jonathan Pobre Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Father's Day gifts from the heart, not the wallet

On Father's Day, I gave 40 small children at church paper ties. I asked them to write or draw words of wisdom from their fathers. They looked confused so I explained. I said, "Write or draw what your father tells you. What advice does he give you?" They wrote and colored vigorously for a few minutes until I asked someone to share.

June 02, 2014 | By Shannon Symonds FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


Intel executive among climbers presumed dead

SEATTLE (AP) - One of the six climbers presumed dead after a fall on Mount Rainier was a vice president of Intel Corp. in Southeast Asia.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Paper owner's jet crew had flown together 10 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.

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


California Chrome's story may never repeat

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


How to make this summer the best yet

Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...

June 02, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News | Hot Topics


First lady's fashions raise question: who pays?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?

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


CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon

A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

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


US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California's state universities hiring 700 faculty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.

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


Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

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


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A courageous and magnificent misfit

My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.

June 02, 2014 | By W.E. Gutman | Columnists


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