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Analyst: Brown's pension plan bold step to reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state's nonpartisan analyst on Tuesday called Gov. Jerry Brown's public pension proposal a bold first step for controlling the high cost of retirement benefits and urged lawmakers to make significant funding and benefit changes.

November 08, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

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November 08, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: Thanks to good Samaritan at Trader Joe’s

Last week, I left my wallet on the counter at Trader Joe's.

November 08, 2011 | By Sharon Chang Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Jerry Citarella: Protecting your true value through insurance

Cha-ching - cha-ching - cha-ching - cha-ching.

November 08, 2011 | By Jerry Citarella | Business Columns


Polls open for Election Day

Polls open at 7 a.m. today and remain open until 8 p.m. as local voters cast their ballots for school district governing boards and one bond measure.

November 08, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch High faculty observe elementary teachers

For the first time in the history of the William S. Hart Union High School District, the West Ranch High School faculty spent a day observing teachers of various elementary schools on Oct. 18.

November 08, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Rio Vista Elementary is ‘Top Banana’

Rio Vista Elementary, a Saugus Union School District school, held our first annual "Race to the Top" fundraiser.

November 08, 2011 | By Jared Frank For The Signal | SCV Schools


Kevin Buck: GOP plan plays petty politics

Clearly, the still-ailing economy and the jobless recovery from the Bush recession are the most critical issues facing the nation today.

November 08, 2011 | By Kevin Buck | Columnists


Letter: ‘In God We Trust’ not a national priority

Why is the GOP so hell-bent on passing "In God We Trust" as the U.S. national motto?

November 08, 2011 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hart to stage ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Hart High School is celebrating the holidays early this year by mounting a production of Frank Capra's classic story "It's a Wonderful Life" at the school auditorium Nov. 9 through 12 at 7 p.m.

November 08, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Letter: Thanks for helping those in need at Summit Park

On Monday, Oct. 24, my husband and I experienced a grandparent's worst nightmare. We were watching our 5-year-old twins playing on the climbing towers at Summit Park, when we heard a blood-chilling cry from Emma, our granddaughter. She had fallen from the bars, and it was immediately apparent that she had broken her arm.

November 07, 2011 | By Jacqueline Dermer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


CalArts to host performance of 'In the Jungle of Cities'

The California Institute of the Arts School of Theater will host a performance of "In the Jungle of Cities" from Nov. 17 to 19 and Nov 21 at the Valencia art school campus.

November 07, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lindsay Lohan checks in and out of L.A. County jail

LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Lindsay Lohan was released from a Los Angeles County jail early Monday, less than five hours after she arrived at the crowded women's lockup to serve a 30-day sentence for violating probation.

November 07, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michael Jackson's doctor found guilty of manslaughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.

November 07, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


McGrath Elementary schedules fundraiser for Sunday

McGrath Elementary School parents and teachers have organized a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Newhall Park.

November 07, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

HOUSTON (AP) - Oil equals boom - especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Christine Korenthal: Free speech on life support

I have watched helplessly in recent weeks and months with a growing sense of alarm, fearing that our generation is witnessing the death of one of the most vital pillars of liberty: the freedom of individual thought and the free exchange of ideas. While it's true that the First Amendment only protects people from government reprisals for speaking freely, social media and mass media lynch mobs are just as much a danger in a free society as any oppressive government.

May 23, 2014 | By Christine Korenthal | Columnists


Laurene Weste: Stay cool and safe this summer in the SCV

Memorial Day is almost here and that means a three-day weekend for most Americans. The annual holiday in honor of the brave men and women who've died serving our country to keep us safe and free is also considered the unofficial start of summer! Flags will be raised in honor of those we've lost, while families and friends will gather for backyard barbeques, lawn games, and poolside fun.

May 23, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Niese has RBI, Mets beat Dodgers 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) - Mets rookie Eric Campbell earned a start in left field because of his bat. He should be getting even more playing time because of his glove.

May 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


West Ranch softball loses in second round

West Ranch didn't expect to see its season end so early.

May 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


OJ submits new appeal in Vegas robbery conviction

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers submitted a supersized appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, seeking the former football star's release from prison and a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed-robbery case.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


House passes curbs on NSA phone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records Thursday, the most significant demonstration to date of leaker Edward Snowden's impact on the debate over privacy versus security.

May 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


3 things you can't force your children to do

Most parents, but especially first-time parents, are eager to do their best to help their children learn, grow and be happy. Sometimes this responsibility is overwhelming.

May 22, 2014 | By Amy Peterson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

NEW YORK (AP) - The price of gasoline should look familiar to many drivers this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.

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


House defies Pentagon on defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despites warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutors charge 'Shield' actor with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) Prosecutors charged actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the hit TV series "The Shield," with murder on Thursday in the shooting death of his wife in their Los Angeles home.

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


Hundreds of firefighters battle Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - A wildfire that started in a scenic canyon snaked toward Flagstaff on Thursday, prompting residents of outlying areas to prepare to flee and blanketing the city in smoke.

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


Mother persuaded kidnapped daughter to tell police

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Police say a California woman kidnapped 10 years ago recently reunited with her mother, who convinced her to go to authorities after telling her she tried to find her.

May 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 22, 2014

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May 22, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Should we lower the hoop for our kids?

After a lengthy and well-orchestrated campaign by my two young sons, I finally purchased a basketball standard for the driveway. It's the typical rolling model with height adjustment for the rim and a large base to fill with water or sand.

May 22, 2014 | By Jason Wright Deseret News | Hot Topics


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