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WWII vet Ed Reiff finally collects overdue honors

Ed Reiff, a Marine veteran of World War II, expected his Oct. 8 evening to turn out to be like most family dinners at the home of his son, Morrie. Instead, he was surprised when he received the long-overdue war medals awarded to him for his service to the country more than 60 years ago.

Morrie Reiff's Calabasas home was filled with family, friends, fellow Marines and veterans as his father was presented six medals from his two tours of duty during World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters.

November 12, 2009 | By Derek Sedam Signal Intern | Santa Clarita Valley News


Registration opens Nov. 16 for Kid’s Night Out

Starting Nov. 16, local parents can register their children ages 4 to 11 to participate in city-sponsored Kid's Night Out to be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Santa Clarita Park's community room.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire in Acton burns four acres

Firefighters put out a brush fire Wednesday afternoon that burned 4 acres in Acton, officials said.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spin not honesty

Unemployment is now at a nationwide rate of 10.2 percent and overall real numbers exceed 16 percent - the worst in a quarter century, and the trend shows monthly decay in numbers. President Barack Obama's spin - "We have stopped the free fall and reversed the trend since I have been in office." What?

November 12, 2009 | By Gary Hebdon Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Size matters

Has anyone noticed that some of the parking spaces at Trader Joe's aren't big enough for anything larger than a golf cart?

November 12, 2009 | By Linda Nikkhoo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


No excuse for Ft. Hood shooting

To purposely harm those who volunteer to serve in uniform to protect our nation is inconceivable and irreconcilable.

November 12, 2009 | By Robert P. Davenport II Palmdale | Letters to the Editor


Lynne Plambeck: In praise of the dreaded NIMBYism

The acronym NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) is often used in a pejorative sense by developers and others trying to promote one project or another over the legitimate concerns of local residents.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 12, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Water Company joins Operation Gobble

Valencia Water Company is again participating in Operation Gobble, a statewide program initiated by private water utilities throughout California for the benefit of the community during the holidays.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Valencia Water Company | SCV Raw


AmpleHarvest.org helps more than 1,000 food pantries in 150 days

West Milford, NJ - AmpleHarvest.org announces its 1000th food pantry partner in celebration of World Food Day. Since the organization's inception only 150 days ago, AmpleHarvest.org has helped diminish hunger for Americans in every state through a

November 11, 2009 | Source: AmpleHarvest.org | SCV Raw


UPDATED: It's 'Geek Singles Night' at Brave New World Nov. 14

Guys need no more incentives to attend an event that involves girls, comics, food, and live music at the "Geek Singles Night" on Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Brave New World | SCV Raw


New veterans legal-aid program launched

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, today announced the formal launch of the Center for Veterans Advancement - a new legal project at Public Counsel aimed at providing free legal representation to veterans pursuing benefits claims.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Public Counsel | SCV Raw


Firefighters battle brush fire in Acton

Firefighters are responding to a brush fire in Acton, officials said.

November 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's new survey helps residents determine grant eligibility

The city of Santa Clarita recently launched a five-question survey to help residents determine their eligibility for its Residential and Property Rehabilitation grant program.

November 11, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


California Appliance Rebate Program launches locally in spring

The city of Santa Clarita expects to roll out the California Appliance Rebate program locally in early spring 2010.

November 11, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


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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


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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


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