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Small-business loan measures extended

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 enhanced loan packages and terms for small businesses. Included in the act were improved loan provisions, such as a 90-percent guarantee and reduced fees for small-business owners securing loans.

January 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Jeff Norquist of Stay Green promoted

Jeff Norquist of Stay Green Inc. has been promoted as the new operations manager for the Santa Clarita-based company's clients in the Los Angeles area.

January 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


CHP celebrates Amber Alert Awareness Day

Today is Amber Alert Awareness Day, according to a statement by the California Highway Patrol.

January 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

Luncheon RSVP deadline

January 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winners named at SCV Film Fest

The sixth annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival attracted nearly 40 films from all categories of filmmakers, from elementary school-age children to independent professionals.

January 13, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Global warming a hoax perpetrated by liberals

Curt Scott's sarcastic letter in Sunday's edition, responding to Jeff Scott's Jan. 5 letter, clearly illustrates one thing: The now-laughable global-warming mantra has been changed to climate change. That's a pretty safe bet, too, since the climate isn't static. It's a dynamic system, which means it's always changing. So global-warming proponents have found a great way to cover their bets.

January 13, 2011 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Cost for development paid for by residents

This letter is in response to comments made in a Jan. 6 Signal opinion column from Lynne Plambeck titled "Groups filed suit to help save our river."

January 13, 2011 | Thomas J. Lebrun Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts | Letters to the Editor


College of the Canyons Art Gallery exhibits local talents

Linda Skvarna, left, and Shelly Coleman discuss a sculpture titled "Journey" by artist Idelle Tyzbir, one of six local sculptors with works on display through Jan. 27 at the Art Gallery on College of the Canyons' Valencia campus Wednesday.

January 13, 2011 | By Dan Watson The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Peking Acrobats promise to make PAC audiences flip

This month, the Peking Acrobats - a troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts - will bring their country's 2,000-year-old tradition of stunning acrobatics to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons, as part of their limited 40-city North American tour.

January 12, 2011 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Six Santa Clarita sculptors exhibit works at COC Art Gallery

As the first exhibition of 2011, the College of the Canyons Art Gallery is showcasing the talents of six local sculptors in the aptly titled exhibition "Six Santa Clarita Sculptors."

January 12, 2011 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


National AMBER Alert Awareness Day Jan. 13

SACRAMENTO -- California joins other states nationwide in recognizing Thursday, Jan. 13 as National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, a day to acknowledge the collaborative efforts and successes of the AMBER Alert program to assist in the recovery of abducted children.

January 12, 2011 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Public Library system teams with Inland Library Network

The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously agreed to join the Inland Library Network, a collaboration of eight independent library systems totaling 76 branches, allowing for more than one million unique titles to be available to Santa Clarita library visitors.

January 12, 2011 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


COC Theatre Department to hold spring auditions

In February the College of the Canyons theatre department will hold a pair of open auditions for students and community members interested in participating in either the department's spring production of "Death of a Salesman" or the college's annual New Works Festival (NWF).

January 12, 2011 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Murder trial set Jan. 24

The murder trial of a woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter six years ago is scheduled to be heard in San Fernando Superior Court on Jan. 24.

January 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart lawyer reviews board member

William S. Hart Union High School District district board member Joe Messina said Tuesday has asked the school district's legal counsel to review information about conflict-of-interest concerns involving fellow board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine.

January 12, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Local family-owned flooring maintenance company works hard to ensure quality service

Family owned for 35 years, CBC Cleaning and Restoration has offered the Santa Clarita Valley's residential and commercial homeowners a slew of services to help restore and maintain flooring of all types.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Business and Real Estate


Behind the scenes, the chamber of commerce actively serves to protect business interests

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce reached a significant milestone when it recently marked 90 years of support for local businesses.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Business and Real Estate


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