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The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Nov. 6-13, 2009: This week through our eyes

November 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frank Ferry: Stimulus dollars already at work in Santa Clarita

On Oct. 30, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stood beside Vice President Joe Biden as he announced that nearly 1 million jobs had either been created or retained, as a result of the approximately $160 billion that had thus far been appropriated to state and local governments, businesses, school districts and other nonprofit organizations from the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

November 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Send a message

Early this morning I went into my garden and picked up the Sunday morning paper, and was greeted with the headline that the House passed the most sweeping health-care plan since the creation of Medicare 44 years ago. This is the first time in more than a hundred years that Congress has had the moral fortitude to pass a comprehensive health insurance reform.

November 13, 2009 | Derrick Coy Granada Hills | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for voting

The November 2009 elections have passed and it's time to move forward, but not without me saying "Thank you" to family, friends and supporters from throughout the community for their commitment and dedication to a campaign we can all be proud of.

November 13, 2009 | By Suzan Solomon Governing board member, Newhall School District | Letters to the Editor


Andre Hollings: There is a better way for California

This past Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger estimated that on top of the existing $7.4 billion budget shortfall projected for fiscal year 2010-11, California will suffer a budget gap of $5 billion to $7 billion this fiscal year.

November 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Buck, I’m counting on you

Dear Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon,

November 13, 2009 | By Virginia Stewart Valencia | Letters to the Editor


’Cats fall in round 2

The West Ranch girls volleyball team lost 3-1 to the visiting Marymount Sailors in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs Thursday night.

November 12, 2009 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


John F. Grannis: Homeowner association meetings

A "meeting" of a homeowner association (HOA) board is defined as any congregation of a majority of board members, at the same time and place, to hear, discuss or deliberate upon HOA business.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


'SillyWalk' fundraiser online Nov. 19 celebrates Monty Python's 40th anniversary

GLENDALE (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Monty Python fans all over the world have enjoyed more than a few belly-aching laughs thanks to the famous Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch entitled "The Ministry of Silly Walks," wherein an entire government agency (headed by John Cleese) is dedicated to the development of ways to walk silly.

November 12, 2009 | Source: MashCast | SCV Raw


Gentle Barn hosts 'Winter Wonderland' fundraiser Dec. 13

The Gentle Barn will host its third annual "Winter Wonderland" fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barn, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita 91390.

November 12, 2009 | Source: The Gentle Barn | SCV Raw


Volunteers needed for SMO 'Adopt-a-Family'

Single Mother's Outreach is in full swing with its "Adopt-a-Family" campaign for the 2009 holiday season.

November 12, 2009 | Source: Single Mothers Outreach | SCV Raw


Holiday Festival of Trains visiting Nixon Library through Jan. 10

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- A Holiday Festival of Trains at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is taking visitors on a magical journey through the world of miniature trains through Jan. 10.

One of the largest such collections ever assembled, this spectacular display features a breathtaking landscape of toy trains whistling through tiny snow-covered turn of the century villages, a 1890 Bavarian castle, and forested, mountain passes with more than 5,000 miniature trees.

November 12, 2009 | Source: Richard Nixon Foundation | SCV Raw


Magic Mountain employees to give back Friday

More than 200 full-time Six Flags Magic Mountain employees will take part in a range of community service projects Friday as part of the company's first ever day of service, known as Project 6. Employees will give back at various locations including the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, Carousel Ranch, the SCV Boys & Girls Club, the SCV Senior Center and the SCV YMCA.

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arm-wrestling competition Saturday

John Brzenk, Guinness World Record-holder in armwrestling, is coming to the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, Nov. 14 to help raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project.

From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m, professionals, amateurs and first-time armwrestlers are invited to the Residence Inn on The Old Road for some friendly competition. Participants will compete in their own weight class and fight for the champion title.

November 12, 2009 | By Emily Philpot Signal Intern | Santa Clarita Valley News


VIA Star topic during luncheon

Student teams winning top honors as part of the 2009 Valley Industrial Association Star will present their project at the next Valley Industrial Association luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 17 beginning at the Valencia Country Club located at 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Missouri AG: State could make lethal injections

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The growing suspicions surrounding where states obtain lethal injections have motivated the Missouri attorney general to propose something never previously tried - establishing a lab where the state can make its own execution drugs.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


East Ukraine quiet raises leadership questions

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - The scruffy rebels who normally wander about the headquarters of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic were mostly out of view on Friday, replaced by a disciplined new faction who showed up a day earlier with an armored personnel carrier and anti-aircraft gun.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Army Corps to recommend Los Angeles River project

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 11-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River would see restored wildlife habitats, new wetlands and longer bike trails under a $1 billion proposal that has received a key boost.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, May 30, 2014

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May 30, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Santa Clarita Valley News


Google faces up to image problem in Europe

AMSTERDAM (AP) - As Google bowed to a European court ruling to consider users' claims to remove embarrassing search results, the company took the first step toward preventing any more such punishing decisions - acknowledging it has an image problem in Europe.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fan-fueled red carpets present security challenge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Movie premieres are just like they look on TV: Throngs of fans competing with photographers and reporters for stars' attention. Cameras flash as beefy bodyguards escort couture-clad celebrities into the maelstrom.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Zuckerberg gives $120 million to public schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki resigns amid VA health care scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

May 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


How Google got states to legalize driverless cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - About four years ago, the Google team trying to develop cars driven by computers - not people - became convinced that sooner than later, the technology would be ready for the masses. There was one big problem: Driverless cars were almost certainly illegal.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Police knew about killer's videos during check

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office deputies checking on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware of, but didn't view, disturbing videos that prompted calls about his well-being, the agency disclosed Thursday.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate approves tying minimum wage to inflation

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate has approved a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage and tie it to inflation.

May 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Betty Arenson: The counterfeit mask

You're familiar with the noise America has heard for a long time. It will continue, but it's easily unmasked.

May 30, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


Dante Acosta: Camp Clarita provides summer fun

The official arrival of summer is just weeks away. If you listen closely, you will soon be able to hear kids all over town chanting that classic phrase: "school's out for summer!"

May 30, 2014 | By Dante Acosta Live from city hall | Columnists


Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

May 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


SpaceX unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts

HAWTHORNE (AP) - A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


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