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Measure could suspend global-warming laws

California voters this November will determine the fate of a law that requires cities and counties to make drastic cuts to green house gas emissions.

June 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Measure to end state raids makes November ballot

The California Secretary of State announced Wednesday that a measure to prevent Sacramento lawmakers from taking local government money made the Nov. 2 ballot. To fix its $19-billion budget shortfall, the state has been taking money from local governments, including the city of Santa Clarita.

June 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


May home sales down in the SCV

Home sales in the Santa Clarita Valley were down in May, with Realtors pointing to limited inventory and the expiration of federal tax credits.

June 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Man up, McKeon

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the undistinguished career of Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, that he is a member of a group of Republicans who call a "shakedown" the $20 billion escrow fund established at the urging of President Barack Obama by international petroleum giant BP to compensate Americans for the financial devastation they are experiencing as a result of BP's negligent operation of an oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 24, 2010 | By Robert P. Davenport II Palmdale | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, June 24, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

June 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Soroptimists of SCV play to win

The chips were flying in the lounge of the Courtyard Marriott in Valencia as local players worked to knock out the visiting poker champ at the second annual Fiesta Poker Tournament sponsored by Soroptimist International of the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 24, 2010 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Lynne Plambeck: Speak out on campaign-finance reform

SCOPE has long promoted campaign-financing reform. Monied interests have an unbalanced and negative affect on our election process that discourages voter participation and skews the electoral process away from the voice of the community and toward whatever special interest has the most money.

June 24, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Give me a break, Ferry

Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry:

June 24, 2010 | By Sabina Fetter Newhall | Letters to the Editor


What's Good in Education, June 23, 2010

Hart, Valencia Among 'America's Best High Schools'

June 23, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw


City to submit grant proposal for more policing

The city of Santa Clarita will submit a grant application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant offered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, in the amount of $42,879, and is inviting public comments on the proposal.

June 23, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


New Goodwill store opens Friday in Stevenson Ranch

Goodwill Southern California will open a new location at 24840 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch 91381, on Friday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m.

June 23, 2010 | Source: Goodwill Southern California | SCV Raw


Peterson named first exec director of new SCV Economic Development Corp.

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. has hired an award-winning economic development director from Arizona to become the first executive director of the newly established organization.

June 23, 2010 | Source: SCV Economic Development Corp. | SCV Raw


Iraq war vet wins laptop in COC contest

Mike Hoder of Valencia won a new laptop in College of the Canyons' "40 Ways to Change Your Life" contest, which began last fall and ended in May.

June 23, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


U.S. World Cup win triggers coast-to-coast celebrations

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Landon Donovan's decisive goal for the U.S. national team at the World Cup today has triggered hugs and tears of joy in bars, restaurants and offices from coast to coast.

June 23, 2010 | By Chris Jenkins AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


McChrystal out; Petraeus picked for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday, saying that his scathing published remarks about administration officials undermine civilian control of the military and erode the needed trust on the president's war team.

June 23, 2010 | By Anne Gearan and Jennifer Loven Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Bike Safety Month concludes with festival

The city of Santa Clarita will cap off its Bike Safety Month with the Kids Biking and Walking Festival on Saturday.

May 26, 2014 | By Mitch Hacker For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Look at Switzerland

In Charlie Vignola's column ("Sensible about gun control," May 20) Vignola is basically making the intellectually flaccid argument that guns cause their own misuse.

May 26, 2014 | Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Lousy films in SCV

Why do we not get fine films out here in SCV?

May 26, 2014 | Karen Kaplan Valencia | Letters to the Editor


SCV Family YMCA holding blood drive today

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA today from 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 26, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


God bless our veterans

Pulled out the paper this bright Monday morning and started reading. Of course, I have my bagel with strawberry cream cheese, oat bran cereal and tall glass of orange juice at the ready. I know how to start my holiday day.

May 26, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


TMC Insider: Two Mustangs go All-American

This past weekend, two Santa Clarita natives earned The Master's College men's and women's track team's All-American honors at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama while The Master's College men's basketball team gained depth in the form of a transfer player from Michigan State University.

May 25, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Google stalled by European court ruling

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - Europe's moves to rein in Google - including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name - may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'X-Men' dominates holiday box office with $91M

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A team of mutants overpowered one massive mutant monster at the box office during the Memorial Day holiday.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brazil World Cup song fails to strike right tone

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord - the wrong one with many in host country Brazil.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2 fans hurt in robbery, shooting near speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A robbery and shooting left two men injured early Sunday, authorities said, just 24 hours after an Indiana man was fatally shot in the same parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sheriff never saw videos before rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - The threats of suicide and violence captured in Elliott Rodger's online videos were unsettling, even terrifying.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hunter-Reay wins Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The finish at the Indianapolis 500 was worth the wait for Ryan Hunter-Reay.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Beckett pitches no-hitter, Dodgers stop Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Traffic stop leads to "honey oil lab" discovery, arrest of 20-year-old

At approximately 6pm, on Saturday, May 24, 2014, deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Summer Violent Crime Enforcement Program (SVCEP) stopped a vehicle for routine traffic violations. Upon contacting the driver, deputies could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver was detained pending a narcotics investigation, and the vehicle was searched. Inside the vehicle's trunk, deputies found all the makings for a lab, used to extract hash oil (also known as honey oil) from marijuana. Seized were hundreds of cans of butane, laboratory style glassware, a scale, a portable stove ...

May 25, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emma Watson graduates from Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.

May 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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