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Selling social media clicks becomes big business

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.

January 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Concerning the Disney ranch expansion

Disney's Golden Oak Ranch in Placerita Canyon is going to be an enormous boost to the economy of the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 06, 2014 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Santa Clarita to hold hearing on billboards

A public hearing will be held Tuesday in front of the Santa Clarita Planning Commission to discuss a proposal to construct three new electronic billboards in Santa Clarita in exchange for eliminating more than half of the billboards currently up around the city.

January 06, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obamacare needs to be made voluntary

Just before Christmas, the Obama administration issued a blanket waiver for millions of Americans from the individual mandate requiring purchase of government-approved health insurance. The waiver, whose announcement was choreographed to give political credit to Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, was limited to individuals and families whose health plans were canceled by Obamacare. As Washington Post liberal blogger Ezra Klein put it: "Obamacare itself is the hardship" that qualifies cancelees for a hardship exemption.

January 06, 2014 | By Phil Kerpen Commentary | Columnists


About that roundabout...

I have to honestly admit that I thought that I would never witness Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum at work.

January 06, 2014 | By Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: A diplomatic blunder by U.S.

Inept. The 2014 Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this word as "showing lack of skill or ability: not done well."

January 06, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year

Final crime numbers for 2013 won't be available until later this year, but one Part I crime showed a marked increase in the Santa Clarita Valley in late-year reports: burglaries.

January 06, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


TMC Insider: Hoops teams back in action

The men's and women's basketball teams from The Master's College were back in action this past week, closing out 2013 and welcoming in a new year by extended winning streaks.

January 05, 2014 | By Don Gilmore For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Lakers continue slumping ways

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 Sunday night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


San Francisco wins in the cold

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Chargers take over in secod half

CINCINNATI (AP) - Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Rapid fall for Army general accused of sex crimes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - With a single star studded on each shoulder of his immaculate dress blues, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair waited his turn to go through the metal detectors at the federal courthouse at Fort Bragg, just like everyone else.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen plane crash

DENVER (AP) - A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions Sunday from the Dakotas to Missouri to Delaware ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero - and possibly record-breaking - temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eusebio, Portugal's beloved soccer giant, dies

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A half century later, Eusebio's goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Milestones set at Stepping Stones

When Nancy Grunbok purchased the center in 1995, her goal was to provide the Santa Clarita Valley a safe and enriching environment for children of the community to learn and play during child care services, as well as working one-on-one with families to meet their needs.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Education


Music to a community’s ears

The Master's College in Santa Clarita offers a variety of instructional programs and open-to-the-public performances, including concerts, theatre, a music summer camp and a semester-long piano course for community members.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Education


An exercise in friendship

Standing in the hallway before a workout, three women chatted easily, filling the gym with laughter and pausing only to say hello to friends passing through their conversation.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Lifestyle


Industry group connects businesses with success

For more than three decades, the Valley Industry Association has served as a collective body of, and voice for, businesses located in the manufacturing and industrial geographic pockets and business parks operating throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


With new online programs from Charter College, advancing a career or beginning a new one is just a c

In today's fast-paced, multi-tasking world, it can be hard to find time for a lunch break-much less commute to a crowded campus, fighting traffic, all in an attempt to arrive on time and sit down to take a college course.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Charter College | Education


Sunshine Learning Centers in Valencia

With campuses in Wiley Canyon and North Valencia, Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers is a private preschool that is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Sunshine Child Care & Learning Centers | Education


With tax season underway, Liberty Tax is at its peak

With the IRS Tax filing deadline just around the corner, many taxpayers are working to submit on time.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


Total Financial Solutions is helping the community protect their money

For Total Financial Solutions, giving back to the community is an important goal and focus.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Banking and Finance


Quality schools in your neighborhood

Hart School District aims to prepare students for a successful future.

February 24, 2014 | By Gail Pinsker For The Signal | Education


Choice and Location Highlight LivingSmart Homes Fair at Oaks Ranch

Convenient location and quality designs continue to draw buyers to Fair Oaks Ranch in Santa Clarita, where award-winning Pardee Homes invites shoppers to see its "LivingSmart Homes" neighborhood.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Pardee Homes | Business and Real Estate


Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor announce season-long lineup of thrills for 2014

It is going to be yearlong thrills for all ages at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor in 2014.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Six Flags Magic Mountain | Lifestyle


Flooring store tossed usual retail model so that customer service would be its key focus

Santa Clarita wasn't even a city when Brent's Carpet One Floor & Home opened 35 years ago in 1979.

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


Community Bank Announces the Appointment of David R. Misch as CEO

PASADENA – The Board of Directors of Community Bank announced that David R. Misch has been appointed as the Bank's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Community Bank is an independent business bank with 17 business centers located throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Orange counties.

February 24, 2014 | Submitted by Community Bank | Banking and Finance


Helicopter engine specialists are revving up for their move to the SCV

Begun by their father, Heros Kajberouni in 1988, H.E.R.O.S. Inc. - Helicopter Engine Repair & Overhaul Services Inc. – has so outgrown its space in Glendale that the company is moving to Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Leaving economic growth to chance is risky

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation fills many roles including serving as an information resource as to what's happening in the local economy, and by providing businesses and commercial real estate brokers with an analysis as to whether relocating to the SCV is the right decision for a company.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


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