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Church concerts celebrate Christmas

For many churches in the Santa Clarita Valley, Christmas isn't all about gifts and toys.

December 25, 2010 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Our View: Community truly blessed this holiday

As Christmas 2010 dawns in the Santa Clarita Valley, we have many gifts for which we can be thankful.

December 25, 2010 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Reader Meter results, Dec. 17-24, 2010

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

December 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


FPPC inquiry to be filed in January

Hart school district board members Joe Messina and Steve Sturgeon will formally ask the Fair Political Practices Commission to look into fellow board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine's potential conflict of interest in January, Messina said Thursday.

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


Horse killed on Sierra Highway

A horse was killed on Sierra Highway on Thursday morning after getting struck by a car and an SUV, authorities said.

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


Two Women on Wine: A sparkling touch to entertaining

Editor's note: This article originally ran on Dec. 8, 2009.

December 24, 2010 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Local activist to receive award

Local resident and activist Lynne Plambeck will be saluted as an "environmental hero" by a statewide conservation group during an event next month.

December 24, 2010 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl KanowsKy: A merlot is a merlot is a merlot — or is it?

Wine is big business in California.

December 24, 2010 | By Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


Local earns professional community association manager designation

Valencia Management Group recently announced that Tina Nakamura has earned the Professional Community Association Manager designation from Community Associations Institute. According to the group, Nakamura is one of more than 1,200 managers nationwide who have earned the recognition.

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


Bill Kennedy: Enterprise zone a gift for our valley

Merry Christmas, all!

December 24, 2010 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


U.S. needs to prevent disease, not just fix it

I couldn't help but sigh at the Dec. 4 headline: "Panel wants more stomach bands." According to this Associated Press article, another 12 million obese Americans "could soon qualify for surgery to implant a small, flexible stomach band designed to help them lose weight ..."

December 24, 2010 | By Dr. Roger De Sesa, De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. Valencia | Letters to the Editor


This year’s Reporter for a Day impressive

I was extremely impressed with the articles that were printed in Dec. 14's edition of Zone for Kids from Reporter for a Day at Santa Clarita's Literacy & Arts Festival.

December 24, 2010 | By Ann Unger,executive director, SCV Education Foundation Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Our society is awash in frivolous lawsuits

I believe it was back in the 1940s when I first found out that Cracker Jack had a small toy somewhere in its box. Seems like I put my hand in the box and kept digging until I found my toy.

December 24, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Dr. Joni Bhutra: How we can help stop teen suicide

During this holiday season, while we are all listening for the material items our children may want, I hope we also listen for the emotional support they may need.

December 24, 2010 | By Dr. Joni Bhutra | Rosemond on Parenting


Samuel Freshman and Heidi Clingen: Be smart at holidays and enjoy New Year’s

During the holiday season, the temptation often is to let budgets and financial goals slide. The festivities and so many gifts to buy are a great excuse.

December 24, 2010 | Samuel Freshman and Heidi Clingen | Rosemond on Parenting


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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


Rundown Philadelphia row home honored with funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral has been held in Philadelphia for a rundown row house seen as a symbol of urban blight.

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


Report faults California prison mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official.

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


California's flawed water system can't track usage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.

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


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