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Our local roads are an embarrassment to us all

A couple of days ago, I had business on Lyons Avenue. As I traversed that asphalt line, I had an out-of-mind, but not out-of-body, experience. All of a sudden it was 1950, and I was in the rumble seat of Grandpa's 1929 Ford. The old car was jumping in and out of dirt ruts in the road. It brought back so many old memories.

January 26, 2011 | By Jim Petett Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Nina Grooms Lee: Working for the future of business

When Andrew Acda was 16, he came to the Small Business Development Center during a Young Entrepreneurs Program meeting with an idea for a business, because he had heard the program might be able to help.

January 26, 2011 | Nina Grooms Lee | Business Columns


Deputies go digital with data

Crime reports at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station can now be filed and tracked digitally.

January 26, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Going for a bite at Castaic Lake

Vlad Sok, 73, of Los Angeles, fishes at Castaic Lake on Tuesday. Sok said he has been fishing the lake for the last three years, and he has seen some big catches, but this year has been quiet for him so far.

January 26, 2011 | By Jonathan Pobre | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gary Horton: Our choices determine future success

It's Monday, and Carrie and I may have the last Christmas tree standing in Santa Clarita. There's no rush to tear it down - it's not like it's dying. Ours was never alive in the first place.

January 26, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


Don’t end carpool lane in the middle of Castaic

I read The Signal's Jan. 9 editorial about the improvement project on Interstate 5 in this area. I have been following this issue and attended meetings where it was discussed over the past few years.

January 26, 2011 | By John Kunak Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Golden Valley High School staff serve students at Chilis

What better way is there for the principal and his senior staff of a local high school to show his support for arts and music education than waiting on students tables and bussing dishes?

January 25, 2011 | Source: Golden Valley High School | SCV Raw


Street maintenance on Lyons Avenue at the I-5 freeway

The City of Santa Clarita is scheduled to start street maintenance construction on Jan. 26 at the intersection of Lyons Avenue and the I-5 freeway over a two day period. This work will be accomplished both at night and during the day in order to reduce the inconvenience to the traveling public.

January 25, 2011 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Gas company fixes Castaic leak

The Southern California Gas Company repaired a gas leak at a single residence on the 28000 block of Big Oaks Lane in Castaic on Monday morning. The leak was reported at 10:30 a.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said. Gas company workers came to the house and fixed the leak at 11 a.m. No homes were evacuated, authorities said.

January 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lyons gets smoothed

Local motorists can soon expect a smoother ride on Lyons Avenue as they make their way onto Interstate 5 northbound.

January 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Citizens only ones who can ask right questions

The Jan. 13 letter in The Signal refuting the concerns expressed by "Environmentally Speaking" columnist Lynne Plambeck regarding the cost of the salt cleanup in her Jan. 6 column, "Groups filed suit to help save our river," did not really get my attention until I saw the source of the letter.

January 25, 2011 | By Allen Hadley Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Santa Clarita man named vice president of operations for Togo’s

Rand Ferris, a resident of Santa Clarita, has been named vice president of operations for Togo's Sandwiches. Ferris will assume all responsibilities for operations including: franchised and company-owned restaurant operations, training and new restaurant construction.

January 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Big corporations are robbing us of our voice

The deplorable Citizens United 5-4 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court was handed down one year ago Friday. Now corporations are continuing to claim even more rights of "personhood" by saying they can be "embarrassed" by what is said about them, which is another way of squelching citizens' voices protesting the power of the superrich controlling the corporations and banks.

January 25, 2011 | By Carole Lutness Chair, SCV Fair Elections Committee, Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Bruce McFarland: It’s difficult to support GOP agenda

I'm not anti-Republican. I believe most local Republicans have sincere concerns. I can't believe many of those Republicans support what our local Republican leaders are trying to do in Santa Clarita.

January 25, 2011 | By Bruce McFarland | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011

Coat drive

January 25, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan launches Afghan airstrikes after attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American suicide bomber grew up in Central Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters vexed by California corruption probes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mickelson says he's cooperating in probe

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In US and abroad, new focus on anti-women violence

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Only US soldier held in Afghanistan is freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sport Chalet hosts free fishing seminar

Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 truck lanes project

The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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