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Cabaret & Cabernet fundraiser

The talented singers of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale will serve up two decades of music this year at the Cabaret & Cabernet fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

November 06, 2011 | By Kimberly Gail Ayers For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal's Photo Spotlight Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2011

November 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Fraud against COC costs us all

Recent incidents of student fraud against College of the Canyons and the state have administrators scrambling to find ways to stop students from taking advantage of past lax oversight and poor money management on behalf of the state, leading to roughly $1 million in unpaid fees.

November 06, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Saburo Matsumoto: A much better immigration experience

I have a contradiction in my wallet - my permanent resident card, also known as the "green card," which, by the way, is not really green.

November 06, 2011 | By Saburo Matsumoto | Columnists


Letter: Good Samaritan’s death is a tragedy

What a tragedy this is. It's incomprehensible that Alex would lose his life over a Nintendo game system.

November 06, 2011 | By Lisa Gray Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: Defining religious freedom

As the leaves start to turn, I always get a little bit more lighthearted with the holidays in view. This is my favorite season. By that, I mean my favorite season is looking forward to the holiday season.

November 06, 2011 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Letter: Social Security and political pensions

The politicians say Social Security is going to run out in '36.

November 06, 2011 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


SCV Helping Hand: Recipient’s desire is to have better quality of life

Recipient: Ira Horowitz

November 06, 2011 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Don’t be an owner in denial about your business

Bette Hiramatsu, a Los Angeles-based "turnaround" consultant, recently made the suggestion that far too many business owners are in d-e-n-i-a-l. She said that the word stands for "Don't Even Know I Am Lying."

November 06, 2011 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Bow-Wows & Meows find homes

They came from all over Los Angeles, dozens of homeless dogs and cats seeking a family of their own. One hundred and sixty one pets found just that during the 11th annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair at Newhall's Hart Park on Oct. 9.

November 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Third Thursdays, ongoing

November 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Today in the SCV: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

Around the SCV

November 06, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


A final look at choices for Tuesday

After months of forums, mailers, phone calls and campaigning, local voters who haven't already mailed in ballots will decide Tuesday on one school bond measure and several school board elections in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 06, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Senior Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: Bruce Fortine will keep COC on the right track

As an alumnus of College of the Canyons and a proud business member of this community, I am greatly indebted for the education I received at COC. Because of this, I choose to be involved and serve as a member of the college's Foundation Board.

November 05, 2011 | By Peggy Cannistraci Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Inspired by tragedy to share

Christopher Evanson, 20, and Tyrell Nielsen, 20, have been friends since they were 7 years old. They both grew up in Taber, a small town in Alberta, Canada, and attended the same high school in Canada.

November 05, 2011 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


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Tennessee brings back electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.

May 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews foresee some containment of Arizona wildfire

KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Hundreds of firefighters worked Thursday to protect communities on the edge of Flagstaff from a wildfire that is chewing up a scenic Arizona canyon with towering flames and burning entire trees down to nothing but ash.

May 23, 2014 | 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 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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