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Our View: Welcoming aboard the new Hart district ‘super’

As the newly hired superintendent of the Hart district, Rob Challinor is jumping right into the fire.

August 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Reader Meter results, July 31 - Aug. 14, 2010

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Local doctor calls for school supplies, offers backpack assessments Aug. 28

De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. invites community members to donate a backpack with school supplies on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its office in Valencia.

August 14, 2010 | Source: De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. | SCV Raw


Consumer Watchdog: Google-Verizon broadband proposal undermines Internet

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Google and Verizon's new joint broadband proposal pays lip service to the idea of "net neutrality," but actually would completely undermine the open and free Internet we enjoy, Consumer Watchdog said today.

August 14, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


McKeon calls on Gates to justify defense cuts

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today called on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to provide Armed Services Committee Members with detailed information to justify the Secretary's proposed cuts to many Department of Defense programs, commands and authorities.

August 14, 2010 | Source: House Armed Services Committee Republicans | SCV Raw


Interstate 5 lane closures next week

One southbound traffic lane near the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 interchange will be closed from Sunday to Friday for construction, according to the California Department of Transportation. A southbound traffic lane will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from I-5 to the Highway 14 connector. One traffic lane on the I-5 northbound truck collector road will also be closed 5-9 a.m. next week.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts series wrapping up

There are only three "Concerts in the Park" left. Durell Colemon, a Motown, classic R&B and current dance tunes band, will take the stage today and California Transit Authority, featuring Chicago founding member Danny Seraphine, will perform on next Saturday. Don't Stop Believing, a Journey cover band, will conclude the series on Aug. 28. All concerts take place at

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s checks this weekend

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies will be performing boating-under-the-influence checks at Castaic Lake today and Pyramid Lake on Sunday. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Parks Bureau will be conducting the checks in an attempt to reduce drug- and alcohol-related boating accidents and fatalities and discourage the use of drugs and alcohol at the two lakes, authorities said.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Give us a full summer

What is the Saugus Union School District thinking when it puts together its calendar for the year? Instead of starting later and allowing our families to have a full summer that comes close to being coordinated with Los Angeles Unified School District, it stuffs the year full of days off and minimum days that are a nightmare for working families.

August 14, 2010 | By Janice Frew Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for cleaning up

As a Van Nuys transplant, I want to give a shout-out to those who are removing hand-applied tagging from areas throughout this beautiful city.

August 14, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Building an inferno

It is the season of wildfires. As a disaster-relief nurse, I will work in the shelters for victims affected by these fires. It is therefore incomprehensible that the proposal for the Entrada development even exists.

August 14, 2010 | By Catherine Kendryna Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Soft water’s environmental benefits

When you think of soft water, the first thing that probably comes to mind is lustrous, easy-to-manage hair. Another benefit is washing clothes in soft water leaves them softer and saves a significant amount of detergent. Best of all, when cleaning, you don't get that ugly bathtub ring.

August 14, 2010 | ARAContent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boosting home-energy efficiency

When it comes to making your home more energy efficient, you may have to spend a little to save a lot. And, like most good investments, energy-efficient home improvements may require you to be in it for the long haul in order to see the maximum return on your investment.

August 14, 2010 | ARAContent | Your Home


Janice France-Pettit: Facts about retirement planning

Saving for retirement can seem like an enormous task, but with the right planning and help from your financial team it can become easier to accomplish.

August 14, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Valencia Acura sales team honored

In a blind audit of Acura dealerships by the Acura division of American Honda Motor Co., four members of the Valencia Acura sales team achieved national recognition in the Council of Sales Excellence program.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business 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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