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$1.4B renovation of L.A. County jails proposed

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposed $1.4 billion plan to modernize two Los Angeles County jails, including the huge downtown lockup where there have been allegations of inmate abuse, is being promoted as a way to increase safety and lower operating costs.

November 21, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgers bankruptcy judge cancels hearing

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge has canceled a hearing on a request by Fox Sports to delay consideration of the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell media rights to future games.

November 21, 2011 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Today in the SCV: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Want your event listed? Email calendar@the-signal.com with your event's details. Include the time, date, location and contact information with your submission.

November 21, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: McKeon’s new app not what we asked for

Cool! Just got the latest email from the "honorable" Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. He introduces a new app for smartphones.

November 21, 2011 | By Sue Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Returning vets need our help

We face many difficult challenges as aging veterans from the past conflicts face increasingly complex medical issues.

November 21, 2011 | Harry Gratz Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Dave Bossert: This could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance

Sometimes great ideas can often take a circuitous and bumpy path to completion and in doing so can overlook their origin. So it has been the case with the I-5/Lyons Avenue/Pico Canyon interchange beautification project, which breaks ground today, as a partnership between Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita and the West Ranch Town Council.

November 21, 2011 | By Dave Bossert | Local Columns


Steve Lunetta: The terrible Tim Tebow

For our new house, my family just got satellite-dish service. We've never had that before. One of the big bonuses we got with the dish was free NFL Sunday Ticket - or something like that. What this means is that I get to watch Tim Tebow every week.

November 21, 2011 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


Letter: Enjoying, appreciating ‘Ethically Speaking’

Pastor Hegg,

November 21, 2011 | Kirk F. Smith Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Letter: What are your sources, Hunt?

"Don't believe everything you read" is an old saw that I should have followed when I read Greg Hunt's Nov. 6 editorial "Public pensions - the hidden problem."

November 21, 2011 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Senior Living calendar - Nov. 14 -21

Senior lunch menu

November 21, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Letter: Some suggestions for Super Committee

I have a proposal for the congressional Super Committee; the one that has to come up with an agreement on deficit reduction, or "draconian" cuts, to the Defense Department and the rest of the government taking place next year.

November 20, 2011 | By Bruce Ambrose Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Two killed, two injured in Castaic crash

Two Newhall residents are dead and two more have major injuries after their car crashed in Castaic on Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

November 20, 2011 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Seats still available for SCV Senior Center Thanksgiving meal

Seats for the free Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Thanksgiving Feast, scheduled for 10 a.m., Nov. 24, at the center on 22900 Market Street in Newhall, are still avaialble.

November 20, 2011 | By Signal staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal's Photo Spotlight: Nov. 13 to Nov. 20

This week in photos in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 20, 2011 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Priests dance for building fund

In what may be the first Dancing with the Priests event in the United States, three Catholic priests and their professional dance partners performed the waltz, a swing dance and a dance of their own choosing before more than 300 guests during a dinner gala fundraiser held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

November 20, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


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U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV sheriff's deputies to conduct exercise at mall

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, from about 6:00PM- 11:00PM, an emergency response exercise will be held at the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia.

June 01, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Group says Calif. mining operation threatens snail

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) - An environmental group says a mining company's plan to extract more than a billion dollars' worth of gold and silver from a mountain near the desert town of Mojave threatens a snail's existence and must be halted.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP primary race for governor a dead heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown heading into Tuesday's primary election with a huge lead while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


HBO's Silicon Valley finds fans in tech

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - When HBO rolled out a mockumentary poking fun at high tech this spring, Silicon Valley checked it out.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fabien Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) - Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather's films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he's adding to his family's sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


New Jersey commissioner's wife among dead in crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


States move to blunt Obama carbon plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.

June 01, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Rundown Philadelphia row home honored with funeral

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A funeral has been held in Philadelphia for a rundown row house seen as a symbol of urban blight.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report faults California prison mental health care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is providing haphazard, inadequate psychiatric treatment to its most severely mentally ill inmates, according to a new report by a federal court official.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California's flawed water system can't track usage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


6 Cleveland officers indicted in deadly car chase

CLEVELAND (AP) - A police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets is part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into the Cleveland Police Department's use of deadly force and its pursuit policies.

June 01, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Valencia High Student Wins Thousands in Scholarships

Sabrin Sidhu, a senior at Valencia High School, has competed in the 77th Annual student speaker contest which is sponsored by the Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation.

June 01, 2014 | Submitted by the Castaic Lions Club | COMMUNITY


For The Love Of Writing

The SCV Writers' Group is an association of local writers who meet regularly to share their current fiction projects.

June 01, 2014 | By Toni Hawks Floyd Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


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