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Back to the future

Kudos to The Mighty Signal for a brilliant as well as comical editorial, "No one goes back to Sacramento" on Aug. 2.

August 15, 2009 | By Joan Warden Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Welcome the Shabbat

August 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 15, 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:

Today is Saturday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2009. There are 138 days left in the year.

August 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Oscar Dominguez: How to determine if you can afford a home

In today's challenging economic climate, it is all the more important for Santa Clarita Valley residents considering the purchase of a home to determine the price range they can afford prior to their search.

August 15, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Illogical answers

Regarding Peter Kavounas' opinion column, "Got questions about water rates? Logical answers await," Aug. 2:

August 15, 2009 | By Kevin Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Reader Meter results, Aug. 7-14, 2009

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

August 14, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


McKeon to host health care town hall phoner tonight at 7

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) is set to host a health care tele-town hall on Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. PT for constituents of the 25th Congressional District of California to discuss current proposals being debated in Congress to reform the nation's health care system.

Fellow Member of Congress, Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), will also be a participant in the tele-town hall and available to serve as a medical resource for concerned citizens. The tele-town hall forum has extraordinary benefits, allowing over 67,000 constituents to be called throughout the district over the ...

August 14, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Calif., 25th District | SCV Raw


College of the Canyons auditions

The College of the Canyons Theatre Department is holding auditions for five of next season's biggest productions, which include Broadway, Shakespeare and a variety of other genres.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


SCV's Most Talented

D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy is hosting a talent search for Santa Clarita's "Most Talented Performer." The contest is open to vocalists, musicians and actors. There are four age categories: 5 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up (including seniors). This year's Grand Prize includes: a $2,000 cash award and a recording session valued at $1,000 (for a winner who is a vocalist or musician) or a screen test (if he/she is an actor). Additionally, first place in each of the other age categories will receive a ...

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


24 Hour Theatre at REP Sunday

Twenty Four Hour Theatre kicks off at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall this Sunday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. Contrary to what the name might indicate, this is a roughly hour-long show of short comedic plays. The actors and directors are given their scripts the night before the show, and they have 24 hours to prepare. The theme for the scripts is "You've found it," which should provide a great opportunity for laughs.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


'Beyond Therapy' opens at the REP tonight

The Repertory East Playhouse will continue its 81 Series on Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. with the critically acclaimed comedy, "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang. The opening night wine reception begins at 7 p.m. with the curtain at 8 p.m.

August 14, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Video Game Review: 'Wii Sports Resort'

How do you create a sequel to a product that changed the way people think about video games?

August 14, 2009 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Two Women on Wine: Wine country trips

We just returned from five great days in the Napa-Sonoma wine country. If you have a trip planned or are even thinking about it sometime down the road, we'd like to offer a few suggestions to enhance your experience.

August 14, 2009 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'District 9'

I suppose there's no reason the first alien race to reach Earth shouldn't look like what the cat threw up. After all, they love to eat cat food. The alien beings in "District 9," nicknamed "prawns" because they look like a cross between lobsters and grasshoppers, arrive in a spaceship that hovers over Johannesburg. Found inside, huddled together and starving to death, are the aliens, who benefit from a humanitarian impulse to relocate them to a location on the ground.

August 14, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

Clare is in love with a man who frequently disappears into thin air, leaving behind his clothing in a pile on the floor. "It can be a problem," he observes. Henry is a time traveler, and his trips are out of his control. Another problem is that whenever he arrives at another time, or even returns to the present (whenever that may be for him), he is naked. Well, that makes sense. You wouldn't expect his clothes to travel.

August 14, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


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More heat records set in Southern California

Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it's summer.

January 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chamber holds its 90th installation

Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.

January 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Joe Klocko: Criteria for business success

When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.

January 22, 2014 | By Joe Klocko Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Gary Horton: The Buck now stops

Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.

January 22, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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