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Yvonne Eadon: Courting a college campus

When I first set foot on the campus, I was too nervous to notice the beauty of the school. My real purpose in coming to Pomona College was to interview - it is such a prestigious school, I thought, they must conduct interviews of an intensity matching that of the illustrious school.

November 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Phil Rizzo: Defense spending: The silent coup

If you study the United States' budget since the end of WWII, it is clear that it has gradually become dominated by the military. Defense Department expenditures will exceed three quarters of a trillion dollars this year alone.

November 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Family Fun with Gingerbread

Sweet and slightly spicy, the taste of ginger has a way of stirring up fond memories of the holiday season. Imagine the warm aroma of gingerbread, slip back into childhood and remember fun-filled family gatherings in the kitchen. Embrace this classic flavor by baking up a trio of treats this year. With one basic ginger­bread dough recipe, three festive cookie variations are just a mixing bowl away. Whether the classic ginger­bread man or a fun new interpretation inspired by the introduction of a chocolate "drop," these flavor-packed treats merit a place in tomorrow's memories of this holiday ...

November 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Food


Kenneth W. Keller: Do toxic personalities work for you?

What is an organization? It is, in a very broad sense, nothing more than a collection of people who are, we hope, working toward common objectives. Any organization is no better than the people who work in and for it.

November 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Health care pragmatics

House Democrats, after secretly consulting with the White House, have finally presented their leadership's version of a health-care reform bill. Although it is nearly 2,000 pages long and sets up 111 new federal bureaucracies, boards, commissions and programs, Speaker nancy Pelosi reportedly wanted a vote before the Veteran's Day recess.

November 18, 2009 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Veteran’s Day insult

As I drove down Valencia Boulevard on Veteran's Day, I was appalled to see that neither in front of our Sheriff's Station and library nor opposite it in front of City Hall were there any flags raised.

November 18, 2009 | By Lynn Bates Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Unresponsive local school officials

Last month I had a policy/procedurial question for all the school districts in Santa Clarita. I e-mailed all the elected school board members in Newhall, Saugus, Hart and Sulphur Springs, the superintendents in Newhall and Saugus and called the superintendent in Hart. (I forgot to contact the superintendent of Sulphur Springs).

November 18, 2009 | By Nancy Lee Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Tired of the fighting

Dear President Barack Obama,

November 18, 2009 | By Mariah Grace Lima-Kuderer Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


SCV Interfaith Council hosts Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 19

The SCV Interfaith Council sponsors its 20th Annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 W. McBean Parkway in Valencia (between Rockwell Canyon and Singing Hills).

November 17, 2009 | Source: SCV Interfaith Council | SCV Raw


661Arts meeting set for this Thursday

The 661Arts group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita.

November 17, 2009 | Source: 661Arts | SCV Raw


AP FACT CHECK: Palin's book goes rogue on some facts

WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin's new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time.

November 17, 2009 | By Calvin Woodward Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


New online business network achieves Blastoff

As people scramble to find new sources of income, a small company in the big state of Texas might be able to offer a new revenue stream for individuals and small businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 17, 2009 | By Derek Sedam | SCV Raw


Antonovich blasts state financial cuts

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "Sacramento needs to solve its fiscal crisis by cutting its bloated bureaucracy and uncontrolled spending -- not abandoning young people in the fragile state of transitioning from foster youth to adult," Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in the wake of the State of California's decision to eliminate stipends and other vital support for emancipated foster youth.

November 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonivich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


City launches VoteSantaClarita.com

The city of Santa Clarita recently launched VoteSantaClarita.com, a new Web site designed to keep community members informed about the 2010 Santa Clarita City Council elections slated for April 13, 2010.

November 17, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


TreePeople brings 'Gift of Life' tree dedication program back

LOS ANGELES - TreePeople announces the return of its popular Holiday Tree Dedication program. Through TreePeople's "Gift of Life" Tree Dedication program, holiday shoppers can order a gift that will last for generations and benefit the environment.

November 17, 2009 | Source: TreePeople | SCV Raw


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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


Flooring store tossed usual retail model so that customer service would be its key focus

Santa Clarita wasn't even a city when Brent's Carpet One Floor & Home opened 35 years ago in 1979.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


Community Bank Announces the Appointment of David R. Misch as CEO

PASADENA – The Board of Directors of Community Bank announced that David R. Misch has been appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Community Bank is an independent business bank with 17 business centers located throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Orange counties.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Community Bank | Banking and Finance


Helicopter engine specialists are revving up for their move to the SCV

Begun by their father, Heros Kajberouni in 1988, H.E.R.O.S. Inc. - Helicopter Engine Repair & Overhaul Services Inc. – has so outgrown its space in Glendale that the company is moving to Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Leaving economic growth to chance is risky

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation fills many roles including serving as an information resource as to what's happening in the local economy, and by providing businesses and commercial real estate brokers with an analysis as to whether relocating to the SCV is the right decision for a company.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


College creates supply for local job demand

The Economic Development Division at College of the Canyons understands basic supply and demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


Mortgage brokerage builds base by putting the community first

Practicing a servant leadership business model, American Family Funding built its business by putting Santa Clarita Valley residents' needs first when helping them as a full-service mortgage brokerage firm.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Banking and Finance


The Ivy Day Spa celebrates two years

On behalf of Eric Smith, spa owner, and all of the spa staff, we would like to express our gratitude to the Santa Clarita Valley for all of the love and support we have received during our two years of business. Thank you for allowing us to take care of your well being here at The Ivy Day Spa. We owe our success to our patrons and look forward to continuing to serve and grow our list of happy customers for many more years to come.

February 24, 2014 | By Wendy Whitehead Spa director, The Ivy Day Spa | Health Care


Local doctor has eye for technology, education

At Helm Vision Group on Tourney Road, staff focuses on education, innovation and personal care.

February 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Health Care


Finding the perfect fit

Dale and Joan Sheets have been married for 46 years. Together, they have built and maintained a local music business in Valencia for 45 years.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Meeting the faces of Facey

Whether they're new to the community, longtime residents or slowly establishing local roots, three Facey Medical Group doctors share why they are proud to live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care


Pharmacist driven to improve health care for the community

Always his passion to work with people in a healthcare related field, Moazzem H. Chowdhury decided when he was young that working as a pharmacist would give him the most direct ties to the community he wanted to serve.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Health Care


Chiropractor is helping the SCV improve mood one back at a time

With 22 years in practice, Dr. Linda Chenaur is creating a new standard for helping people in the community solve their back pain problems.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Health Care


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