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Assemblyman Smyth reads to kids for a cause

The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) kicked off their 2009-10 "What a Difference a Book Makes" literacy campaign and book drive.

December 16, 2009 | Source: Child Care Resource Center | SCV Raw


Roy Disney, Walt Disney nephew, dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose powerful behind-the-scenes influence on The Walt Disney Co. led to the departure of former chief Michael Eisner, has died. He was 79.

The company announced that Disney died Wednesday in Newport Beach, Calif., after a yearlong bout with stomach cancer.

December 16, 2009 | By Sandy Cohen AP Entertainment Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local high school, youth sports group win equipment grants from USA Football

USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, has awarded football equipment grants to youth leagues and high school programs throughout California, including Golden Valley High School and the Santa Clarita Youth Sports Association.

December 16, 2009 | Source: USA Football | SCV Raw


McKeon: 'Demanding issues await Hill action”

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tuesday's edition of Roll Call included an op-ed written by U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, which outlines some of the challenging national security issues facing the second session of the 111th Congress.

December 16, 2009 | Source: House Armed Services Republicans | SCV Raw


'Crimestoppers' tips program launched in L.A. County

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined Sheriff Lee Baca, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and police chiefs from more than 20 cities to launch a new public-private partnership that will offer rewards to anonymous tipsters who provide information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of criminals.

December 16, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Local woman sentenced in ID theft case

A Canyon Country woman has been sentenced to two years in prison after she forged the signature of senior citizen on insurance documents for a commission, authorities announced Wednesday.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frontier Toyota/Scion food drive to help the SC Food Pantry

Frontier Toyota/Scion in the Valencia Auto Center, located in the city of Santa Clarita, is sponsoring a Christmas food drive for the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. Starting Dec. 14 and ending Dec. 20, Frontier Toyota/Scion invites the public to drop off non-perishable food items in turn for raffle tickets. On Dec. 20 at 3 p.m., the dealership will draw winning tickets for some great prizes.

December 16, 2009 | Source: Frontier Toyota/Scion | SCV Raw


COC holds training exercise today

College of the Canyons will hold a training exercise from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Valencia campus. The drill serves as a way to train COC's staff in case of a real emergency.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Snow falls on Creekside Saturday for 'Winter Wonderland'

Power Chevrolet will host a free Winter Wonderland from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local man starts outreach toy program for foster youth

A caravan of 20 United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks, led by Santa himself, will make its annual holiday delivery of toys Wednesday morning to the San Fernando Valley and Chatsworth offices of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lombardi reward extended

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday kept a $10,000 reward in place for anyone with information leading to a conviction or an arrest in a mysterious Valencia slaying last year.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health Care Holiday Party

The Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Care presents its Holiday Party for participants, families and friends at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. The festive event features a meal cooked by staff and a visit from Santa.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Save a Stray’

Locals will have a chance to "Save-A-Stray for the Holidays" at reduced prices from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Castaic Animal Shelter. The Castaic Animal Shelter's address is 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road in Castaic.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pardee ditches holiday lunch for philanthropy

One home development company has opted to ditch its holiday luncheon in order to help victims of domestic violence and more than 100 special needs children.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Yes I Can is ‘all-around awesome’

To a room full of bright-eyed students ready to learn, Lisa Lamedman, the Yes I Can instructor at Canyon High School, teaches things that normal high school classes do not always cover.

December 16, 2009 | By Juliana Menchaca For The Signal | SCV Schools


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'Wounded Warrior' laughs way to recovery

In February, I wrote an open letter to a soldier I encountered en route from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. I shared my regret at crossing paths several times and not thanking him for his service. Though I don't know whether he ever stumbled on the column, I promised I wouldn't make the same mistake again. When opportunity knocked, I'd be ready.

June 04, 2014 | Jason Wright, Deseret News | Hot Topics


LATEST PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

CONGRESS 25th District

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rebels in Ukraine seize another border guard base

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Rebels have seized another border guard base in eastern Ukraine, the third such military facility taken over the last day.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Brown to face Kashkari for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.

June 04, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Nephew of President Kennedy clears primary hurdle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Santa Monica, California, Mayor Bobby Shriver, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, faces a former state lawmaker in November for a Los Angeles County supervisor seat.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita seeks public feedback on grant proposal

The city of Santa Clarita is seeking the public's feedback on a grant proposal for the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Under the JAG program, the city is eligible to receive $26,749.

June 04, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Miss. Senate race a near draw

WASHINGTON (AP) - Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 Things to Know from California's primary

1. JERRY BROWN SEEKS TO MAKE HISTORY

June 04, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


The best for others, in 2 flavors

Let's stipulate that both sides of the political spectrum want the best for others (a fair assumption, especially since both sides insist that is so).

June 04, 2014 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hillary’s sad Benghazi strategy

As Hillary Clinton prepares for her Democratic coronation as the next Democratic presidential candidate, she's decided to try dealing with the inconvenience of the Benghazi tragedy through her new book.

June 04, 2014 | Gil Mertz Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Pitch in and keep our valley beautiful

Recently on my daily walk with the dogs I really noticed how much trash is being discarded on our streets and in the gutters.

June 04, 2014 | Lisa Williams Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Embracing a fire that still burns us today

A friend of mine surprised me with an unexpected opinion the other day. Like me, he had recently traveled to India and came away stunned by the immensity poverty prevailing there.

June 04, 2014 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Abreu homers again in Chicago's win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game and Tyler Flowers also went deep to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


New York vs. LA can be as big as it gets

The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.

June 03, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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