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What's good in education, Sept. 25, 2009

Teacher Receives Governor's Gold Medal

September 25, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Horace Mann holds "Win$Win" Sweepstakes for educators

Educators in Santa Clarita Valley School District have a chance to win up to $10,000 for themselves and a matching $10,000 for their school in Horace Mann Educators Corporation's (NYSE: HMN) "Win$Win" Sweepstakes.

September 25, 2009 | Source: Horace Mann Educators Corp. | SCV Raw


TV stars appear together in PSA to promote volunteerism

LOS ANGELES -- Eight stars from the four major broadcast networks - ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC - join together in new public service announcement that encourages viewers to tune in to an unprecedented week of television, Oct. 19 -25, as part of EIF's iParticipate national initiative to promote service and volunteering.

September 25, 2009 | Source: Entertainment Industry Foundation | SCV Raw


Verizon ups 3G wireless coverage in SCV

IRVINE, Calif. -- Los Angeles County residents, businesses and visitors are enjoying improved service thanks to a new Verizon wireless cell site. The site expands 3G wireless coverage northeast of Santa Clarita along Bouquet Canyon Road. The increase in network coverage and capacity means more calls, emails, text and picture messages for locals, plus expanded wireless access to the web.

September 25, 2009 | Source: Verizon Wireless | SCV Raw


Saugus High screens documentary about kids in Uganda Oct. 12

Students at Saugus High School will be invited to learn more about the unseen war in northern Uganda and its effect on children of that country when the school screens "Invisible Children: Rough Cut" on Monday, Oct. 12.

September 25, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Pow Wow at Hart Park Saturday and Sunday

The Friends of William S. Hart Park & Museum and the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation present the 16th annual "American Indian Pow Wow and Native American Craft Fair" Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

September 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Two Women on Wine: Demystifying food and wine parings

Finding the perfect partner isn't always easy but when it happens, it can be magical. We're not talking about the next season of the "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette." Rather, we're talking about the explosion of flavors and the senses when food is properly paired with wine and perfection achieved.

September 25, 2009 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'Love Happens'

We'll have to take their word for it (that "Love Happens").

September 25, 2009 | By Christy Lemire Associated Press | Movies


Review: 'Fame'

Why bother to remake "Fame" if you don't have a clue about why the 1980 movie was special? Why take a touching experience and make it into a shallow exercise? Why begin with an R-rated look at plausible kids with real problems and tame it into a PG-rated after-school special? Why cast actors who are sometimes too old and experienced to play seniors, let alone freshmen?

September 25, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Good-guy 'Phantom' comes to Canyon Theatre Guild

This Halloween theatergoers can experience the thrill of "Phantom" at the Canyon Theatre Guild's playhouse in Old Town Newhall.

September 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Comedy for Canines at JR's Comedy Club Oct. 2

Comedian Paul Ogata, winner of the 2007 San Francisco International Comedy Competition, will headline "Comedy for Canines," a fundraiser to benefit The Brittany Foundation, at Valencia's JR's Comedy Club on Friday, Oct. 2.

September 25, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Door-to-door solicitors not students at COC

College of the Canyons officials have received notice from some local residents that solicitors, representing themselves as COC students, have been going door-to-door in Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods allegedly selling magazine subscriptions and claiming that sales will help them defray the high cost of college textbooks.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


16th annual West Pow Wow

Friends of Hart Park and Museum will host their 16th annual Hart of the West Pow Wow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Pow Wow will feature dancers, drummers and numerous displays of arts and crafts at William S. Hart Park at 24151 Newhall Avenue.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


DUI checkpoints tonight

Newhall California Highway Patrol officers will be on the lookout for drunk drivers tonight.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gunshots Reported

Members of the SCV Sheriff's Department enter the Tony Alamo Christian Church after gunshots were reported near the compound Thursday afternoon. Officers checked the building but did not find any suspects or injured persons. The surrounding areas were also investigated but turned out inconclusive.

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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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