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Spin not honesty

Unemployment is now at a nationwide rate of 10.2 percent and overall real numbers exceed 16 percent - the worst in a quarter century, and the trend shows monthly decay in numbers. President Barack Obama's spin - "We have stopped the free fall and reversed the trend since I have been in office." What?

November 12, 2009 | By Gary Hebdon Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Size matters

Has anyone noticed that some of the parking spaces at Trader Joe's aren't big enough for anything larger than a golf cart?

November 12, 2009 | By Linda Nikkhoo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


No excuse for Ft. Hood shooting

To purposely harm those who volunteer to serve in uniform to protect our nation is inconceivable and irreconcilable.

November 12, 2009 | By Robert P. Davenport II Palmdale | Letters to the Editor


Lynne Plambeck: In praise of the dreaded NIMBYism

The acronym NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) is often used in a pejorative sense by developers and others trying to promote one project or another over the legitimate concerns of local residents.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 12, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

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


Valencia Water Company joins Operation Gobble

Valencia Water Company is again participating in Operation Gobble, a statewide program initiated by private water utilities throughout California for the benefit of the community during the holidays.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Valencia Water Company | SCV Raw


AmpleHarvest.org helps more than 1,000 food pantries in 150 days

West Milford, NJ - AmpleHarvest.org announces its 1000th food pantry partner in celebration of World Food Day. Since the organization's inception only 150 days ago, AmpleHarvest.org has helped diminish hunger for Americans in every state through a

November 11, 2009 | Source: AmpleHarvest.org | SCV Raw


UPDATED: It's 'Geek Singles Night' at Brave New World Nov. 14

Guys need no more incentives to attend an event that involves girls, comics, food, and live music at the "Geek Singles Night" on Nov. 14 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Brave New World | SCV Raw


New veterans legal-aid program launched

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, today announced the formal launch of the Center for Veterans Advancement - a new legal project at Public Counsel aimed at providing free legal representation to veterans pursuing benefits claims.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Public Counsel | SCV Raw


Firefighters battle brush fire in Acton

Firefighters are responding to a brush fire in Acton, officials said.

November 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City's new survey helps residents determine grant eligibility

The city of Santa Clarita recently launched a five-question survey to help residents determine their eligibility for its Residential and Property Rehabilitation grant program.

November 11, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


California Appliance Rebate Program launches locally in spring

The city of Santa Clarita expects to roll out the California Appliance Rebate program locally in early spring 2010.

November 11, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


McKeon: Remembering America’s Military Families This Veteran’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today released the following statement calling attention to military families as the nation honors its heroes this Veterans Day:

November 11, 2009 | Source: Office of U.S. Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


Armwrestlers pull for SCV Youth Project Nov. 14

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.

November 11, 2009 | By Emily Philpot Signal Intern | SCV Raw


Pew report identifies states, like California, in fiscal peril

WASHINGTON -- A report released today by the Pew Center on the States shows that some of the same pressures that have pushed California toward economic disaster are wreaking havoc in a number of other states, with potentially damaging consequences for the entire country.

November 11, 2009 | Source: Pew Center on the States | SCV Raw


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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


The tragedy in Isla Vista

By now, most of us have heard of the terrible tragedy that happened in Santa Barbara before Memorial Day. A very confused young man committed a series of violent acts that resulted in the deaths of six college students.

June 02, 2014 | Steve Lunetta | Columnists


This April 8, Join Me on the Road to Victory

I take a great deal of pride in living in Santa Clarita. I am a lifelong resident, and I've dedicated myself to serving the community because I believe this is one of the greatest places to live in Southern California.

February 24, 2014 | By Gloria Mercado-Fortine 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Honored to serve as your advocate

I've lived in Santa Clarita for decades and I've been privileged to serve you on our City Council.

February 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste City of Santa Clarita Mayor, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Mercedes keeps on growing with the community it supports

Mercedes-Benz of Valencia only opened its doors in December 2005, but it already needs to expand.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


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