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Diana Shaw: First, they came for Ferdman

When many locals want to know what's going on at City Hall, they rely on the Canyon Country Advisory Committee. For eight years, Al Ferdman has been the civic organization's president.

August 17, 2010 | Diana Shaw | Columnists


What would George do?

In the beginning, America was led by great men of vision who served their newly formed country with a hard-fought passion for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They viewed public service as exactly that - service for the public good, not their own gain.

August 17, 2010 | By Walt Watson Saugus | Letters to the Editor


The real jokers

As my wife and I drove to the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Saturday, we passed the local post office where the usual "Obama haters" had once again set up shop to spew their vitriol, as they do every Saturday. They like to post cartoons of the president depicting him as "the Joker" from the Batman comics. As we drove on, we noticed a fellow posting more "Joker" drawings of President Barack Obama on telephone poles in that same area.

August 17, 2010 | By David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Freedom, not oppression

Regarding David Hegg's column "When world views collide," (Aug. 15): There are many different Christian interpretations of the Bible - from conservative to progressive. So I wonder, why would Pastor Hegg's interpretation of God's rules - his world view - be the one that the entire state must make its laws by?

August 17, 2010 | By Susan Wachter Saugus | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

August 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jim Lentini: Protection for good times and bad

As the Great Recession ends, generations that never experienced the Great Depression of 1929 now see reasons for cushioning their income from the uncertainties of life, including disability, illness and accidents. It was a year of reckoning for Americans in 2009. The dependency on credit and excessive spending, which characterized much of the previous decade, has been replaced by a greater emphasis on saving money and preparing for the unexpected.

August 17, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Local biopharmaceutical company to sell shares

MannKind Corporation, a Valencia biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Seaside 88, a private investment limited partnership, for the sale of 700,000 shares of common stock to Seaside 88 every two weeks over the course of a year, for up to a total of up to 18.2 million shares of MannKind common stock. The initial sale is expected to close on Sept. 22.

August 17, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Smyth lauds Santa Clarita for commitment to clean energy

SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Local Government, sent a letter to the Santa Clarita City Council and issued the following congratulatory statement today after the city of Santa Clarita was designated a 2010 Smarter City by the Natural Resources Defense Council:

August 16, 2010 | Source: Assemblyman Cameron Smyth California Assembly, 38th District | SCV Raw


Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival puts kids in the zone

The city of Santa Clarita will host the Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Central Park.

August 16, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Registration open for downed officer support ride

The 15th Annual Downed Officers Support Ride, an event cosponsored by the city of Santa Clarita and other local businesses, is accepting pre-registration for this year's motorcycle ride.

August 16, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Pine Mountain Club sets Oktoberfest for Labor Day weekend

Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association (PMCPOA) will host its 35th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at 11 a.m in Lampkin Park, located west of the Village Center.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association | SCV Raw


Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting set for Aug. 18

The Canyon Country Advisory Committee will host a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Kaiser survey: Gulf oil spill worse than Katrina for area residents

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an increasing majority of the city's residents says the rebuilding process is going well, but substantial majorities still report that the city has not recovered and feel the nation has forgotten them, according to a new comprehensive survey of the lives and attitudes of New Orleans residents by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Kaiser Family Foundation | SCV Raw


State releases STAR test data

The California Department of Education just released its annual STAR test results, which every public school student locally and across the state takes each year.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deadline day for Bryce Harper

WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals and No. 1 overall draft pick Bryce Harper faced a deadline to get a deal done Monday.

August 16, 2010 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


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Brown to lay out vision for state in speech

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In just a few years, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped turn California's budget deficits into surpluses, persuaded Californians to raise taxes and quieted the complaints of many political opponents.

January 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Emergency drought bill to be introduced in Calif.

FRESNO (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit the Central Valley of California on Wednesday, joining three Republican colleagues to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief, a congressional aide said Tuesday.

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Today

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

January 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Chamber holds its 90th installation

Members said farewell to an outgoing chairman, and hello to the 2014 chairman of the board of directors at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's 90th annual installation ceremonies Friday night.

January 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Joe Klocko: Criteria for business success

When you think of California do words like innovative, leading-edge and trendy come to mind? A place where new ideas first take root before they become woven into the very fabric of the national culture and industrial base before becoming recognized around the world as being uniquely "American". If so, you may be surprised to learn that in one area, the critical business process of selecting and hiring new employees, California is lagging behind the rest of the country.

January 22, 2014 | By Joe Klocko Entrepreneur's Corner | Business Columns


Gary Horton: The Buck now stops

Energizer Bunnies keep going and going and going – and for a time, it looked like Buck McKeon would be equally perpetual in motion to those furry little drumbeaters. The man is after all, 75, and still beating war drums while running circles around most of us. Yet now it seems that both Buck the man, and his underlying message of perpetual militarism may be running down, with time well deserved for some R and R away from the military industrial complex.

January 22, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


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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