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Lynne Plambeck: Overstating water supplies won't make it rain, people

State legislators have long seen an urgent need to provide adequate water supply information to planners. It was obvious to everyone that increased population in California would escalate pressure on the state's water resources.

January 14, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Day After: Intrigue on opening day

Judgments shouldn't be made by just one game, but the opening day of the Foothill League winter season definitely had its share of interesting moments.

January 14, 2010 | By Cary Osborne and Paul Putignano Signal Staff Writers | SCV Prep Sports


Cops catch teen taggers, despite taunt

Not everything you read is true.

January 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Holocaust survivor speaks at forum tonight

Elaine Gellar, a Holocaust survivor who became one of the youngest survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II, will share stories from her childhood and offer inspiration and insight into her personal experience in a special presentation Wednesday, Jan. 13 starting at 6 p.m. at the Rio Norte Junior High School auditorium.

January 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Judge orders $500K for each of Tony Alamo's victims

TEXARKANA, Arkansas (AP) - Five young women who testified last year that evangelist Tony Alamo took them as "wives" and sexually assaulted them when they were minors are entitled to $500,000 each from his multi-million-dollar ministry, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes ordered restitution after a government witness said the women suffered physical and mental pain at the hands of Alamo, who is serving a 175-year prison sentence for taking the women when they were underage across state lines for sex.

January 13, 2010 | By Jill Zeman Bleed Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Zonta offers free home ownership workshop Feb. 13

When is it advantageous for a woman to consider buying a home and how should she go about doing it?

January 13, 2010 | Source: SCV Zonta Club | SCV Raw


Local artist Kirby Heyborne featured in Microsoft's Playlist 7

Santa Clarita resident Kirby Heyborne's song, "Keep It Inside", is the number one downloaded song and is now one of seven featured songs on this week's Playlist 7 by Microsoft!

January 13, 2010 | Source: Kirby Heyborne | SCV Raw


City installs new directional signage

The city of Santa Clarita began installing eight directional signs on four local roadways today to assist the public in locating two of the most frequented commercial destinations in Santa Clarita.

January 13, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Clippers lose Griffin for the season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin's first season with the Los Angeles Clippers is over before it even began.

January 13, 2010 | By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Consumers Union offers tips to consumers on rebate cards

SAN FRANCISCO -- If you got a rebate from holiday shopping this year, there's a good chance it came in the form of a rebate card. More and more retailers are switching from issuing rebate checks to providing rebates on prepaid cards that look like gift cards. But rebate cards come with fees and other restrictions that can diminish their value, according to Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports.

January 13, 2010 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


Massive aid effort begun for Haiti quake victims

GENEVA (AP) - Sniffer dogs, high-energy biscuits and tons of emergency medical aid were heading to Haiti on Wednesday as governments and aid groups launched a massive relief effort for the estimated 3 million people reeling from a devastating earthquake.

Aid officials in the impoverished Caribbean nation worked to clear rubble from roads, build makeshift hospitals and remove bodies from the rubble despite transportation problems and broken phone lines.

January 13, 2010 | By Bradley S. Klapper & Frank Jordans Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Power Hour jams at Santa Clarita Skate Park Jan. 14

The city of Santa Clarita encourages local skaters of all ages to come and whip out their hardest tricks at the Santa Clarita Skate Park Thursday, Jan. 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a chance to win a prize package from Active Ride Shop.

January 13, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


California OKs requirement for fire sprinklers in new homes

PATTERSON, N.Y., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., announced that California has adopted building code changes that will require all new one- and two-family homes and townhouses built in the state starting Jan. 1, 2011, to be equipped with life-saving fire sprinkler systems.

January 13, 2010 | Source: National Fire Sprinkler Association | SCV Raw


Smyth responds to adoption of green building standards

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) today issued a statement following the Building Standards Commission's adoption of the nation's first statewide green building standards.

January 13, 2010 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth 38th Assembly District | SCV Raw


Google improves security of Gmail connections

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- In the wake of cyber attacks from China, Google has announced it will improve security for consumers connecting to its Gmail service over the Internet by encrypting data traveling to its servers, a move Consumer Watchdog called on the Internet giant to make more than a year ago.

January 13, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


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Reader Feedback

Editor's note: We asked our newspaper, website and Facebook readers to tell us about their experiences on Jan. 17, 1994. Here's what they said.

January 19, 2014 | Signal Staff | COMMUNITY


Dominick and the Boys from Africa

About three years ago, a young 7-year old was hanging out at his mom's store in Old Town Newhall. We were folding material into 2-yard lengths to tie into blankets for children having surgery in Third World countries.

January 19, 2014 | By Naomi Carmona-Morshead Valencia Community Contributor | COMMUNITY


Suburbs cancel out cities' efforts to improve environment

BERKELEY, Calif. - Even when highly populated cities make an effort to cut back on greenhouse-gasses, the continued use of energy in suburbs may cancel out any benefit to the environment, according to a new study.

January 19, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics


I love you, but I don't have to like you right now

In a scene from the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, the main character states, "I love you Binky, but I don't have to like you right now." Sometimes this is how we feel about our children, of course we love them, but in certain moments, we do not like them.

January 19, 2014 | By Amy Asper FamilyShare | Hot Topics


What are breastfeeding rights under ACA?

SALT LAKE CITY - Women across the nation are fighting against employers that they claim are not providing appropriate breastfeeding facilities for working mothers.

January 19, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Meet the new movies, same as the old movies

What with Sunday's Golden Globes and the Academy Award nominations that were announced on Thursday, along with the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, it's hard not to have movies on your mind this week.

January 19, 2014 | By Chris Hicks Deseret News | Hot Topics


Disney's 'Frozen' to become a Broadway play

Disney's latest hit "Frozen" will now not only be seen on the screen. Disney's CEO Robert Iger announced that the hit movie will become a Broadway play as well.

January 19, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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