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Schools turn to parents

As state officials have whittled away at funding for public schools, parent organizations have stepped in across the Santa Clarita Valley to fill in the shortfalls, covering everything from field trips to basic classroom supplies.

October 04, 2010 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Smyth, Shaw vie for seat

Both Assemblyman Cameron Smyth and challenger Diana Shaw agreed there's a mess in California that needs cleaning up; they just have different takes on how to do it as election day draws closer.

October 04, 2010 | By Josh Premako Signal Senior Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Following up on the Tesoro HOA board meeting

Annexation was the hot topic at Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Tesoro Del Valle homeowner's association board meeting. The board made an effort to inform the homeowners why they decided to go against the vote and the poll that indicated homeowners overwhelmingly wanted to annex now into the city of Santa Clarita.

October 04, 2010 | Linda Storli and Dennis Koontz | Columnists


Isn't there anyone who's worthwhile?

I've been thinking about the election. I've been a registered Libertarian, Democrat and now a Republican. None of these parties represent how I feel about our elected officials now.

October 04, 2010 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


A great fundraiser

While it unfortunately did not have too much advance press, the benefit concert to raise funds for the Community Hiking Club last week was fabulous. It was held at the Canyon Theatre Guild and featured three artists including the headliner

October 04, 2010 | By Nikki Dail Saugus | Letters to the Editor


That's the problem

October 04, 2010 | By Pat Bagley The Salt Lake Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


In the service

Christopher Aaron

October 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Showers fall on the SCV

Scattered rain showers soaked the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday morning, and while there is a chance of rain today, skies in the valley should remain sunny for the rest of the week, forecasters said.

October 03, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community scrapbook

Eric Waschack

October 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: Just say 'no' to Prop. 19

It's 1972 all over again. A call to legalize marijuana in California is back, 38 years after it first appeared on the November ballot.

October 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Our View: A vote against dysfunction

Two measures on the November ballot provide opposing answers to these questions:

October 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Roger Gitlin: Boxer and Fiorina are a study in opposites

Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh was delivering testimony on the Louisiana restoration process in the wake of Hurricane Katrina when Sen. Barbara Boxer interrupted the deposition after the general referred to the junior senator from California as "Ma'am."

October 03, 2010 | Roger Gitlin | Columnists


The City Council made a mess

What a mess those folks on our City Council have made of our library system. Oh yeah, blame it on the county.

October 03, 2010 | By Catherine Flynn Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Leave it alone

I read in today's issue of The Signal that a group is critical of the City Council's actions regarding procedures prior to its vote to leave the Los Angeles County library system ("Library move prompts legal threat," Sept. 29).

October 03, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Where are the Birds?

Perhaps it's nothing, or perhaps it's an early warning that here in Valencia there is an absence of our feathered friends.

October 03, 2010 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Paper owner's jet crew had flown together 10 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The flight crew that died in a fiery crash aboard Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz's private plane this weekend had flown for the millionaire businessman and philanthropist for a decade, and among them was a pilot who survived an earlier fatal crash, relatives said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California Chrome's story may never repeat

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


How to make this summer the best yet

Summer is a time for lemonade, swimsuits and sunscreen. Days are longer, and no school means there is more time to spend together as a family. Every year, I have set a goal to accomplish a list of things I want to do over the course of the summer with my family. Unfortunately, by the time summer rolls to an end, my list isn't even near completion. Year after year, I realize that I wasted my summer and didn't take full advantage of the extra sunlight and warm weather that I could enjoy with the people I care ...

June 02, 2014 | Courtnie Erickson Deseret News | Hot Topics


First lady's fashions raise question: who pays?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits?

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon

A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

June 02, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California's state universities hiring 700 faculty

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's state universities plan to hire 700 full-time faculty members, putting the skids on years of class and staff reductions prompted by state budget cuts.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Big power-plant pollution cuts are ordered

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third by 2030. But it delays the deadline for some states to begin complying until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Retiring royalty: Kings and queens can just quit?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The decision of Spanish King Juan Carlos to step down in favor of his son, Felipe, makes him the latest European monarch to decide to end his days in retirement and not on the throne.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pro-Russia rebels attack Ukrainian border guards

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) - Hundreds of pro-Russia insurgents attacked a border guard base in eastern Ukraine on Monday, with some firing rocket-propelled grenades from the roof of a nearby residential building. At least five rebels were killed when the guards returned fire, a spokesman for the border guard service said.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama carbon rule gives states more time to comply

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday that cuts carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, but pushes the deadline for some states to comply until long after President Barack Obama leaves office.

June 02, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival

CHICAGO (AP) - A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.

June 02, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


A courageous and magnificent misfit

My late father, a European-trained physician, did everything himself without benefit of nurses, clerical staff or drafty assembly-line consultation cubicles.

June 02, 2014 | By W.E. Gutman | Columnists


A salute to Maya Angelou

Perhaps the most difficult task to make a financial living at is that of being a poet. Yet, if one is great enough and has a measure of luck - like Maya Angelou - it is not impossible.

June 02, 2014 | Robert W. Burton Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Concerning our local charter schools

I read with interest the article in the May 26 issue of The Signal ("Pavley's bill would change charter school law") about the bill introduced by California Sen. Fran Pavley regarding charter schools.

June 02, 2014 | Erika Schwartz Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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