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Why President Obama failed the Syria test

While a lot about Syria remains unsettled, one fact is clear: President Obama has failed to convince the public and the Congress, that attacking the Assad regime is a good idea.

September 19, 2013 | Cokie and Steve V. Roberts Commentary | Columnists


Preschool/childcare center coming to Calif.

A multimillion-dollar preschool and child-care center that education leaders say will help close achievement gaps between low-income and wealthier students is coming to California.

September 19, 2013 | Associated Press | SCV Schools


Computer fundraiser coming to Golden Oak Community School

On Friday, Sept. 27, the students of Golden Oak Community School will walk to raise funds for their school's computer lab.

September 19, 2013 | By Deb Stilson Golden Oak Assistant Principal | SCV Schools


Putting yourself in our troops’ shoes

In response to Jim Horton's Sept. 13 letter to the editor "Pacifism has never proved to be the answer": Have you ever served in the military in a war zone?

September 19, 2013 | Carolyn Adamick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Do your duty

We have just had another mass shooting and gun control advocates are all over it but maybe it would never have happened if someone in the Navy had done their job.

September 19, 2013 | Ted Aquaro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Syria is a major decision

Be not influenced by our horrific experiences in Iraq, for they were the result of a lie. A lie to Congress, its citizens and our allies.

September 19, 2013 | Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Walk-A-Thon set for Plum Canyon

Plum Canyon Elementary will be holding its annual Walk-A-Thon coming up on Oct. 16. This is a fundraising event for the school, and with last year's Walk-A-Thon being so successful (over $17,000 was raised), the school's PTA decided to move the event earlier in the year.

September 19, 2013 | By Rachel Rieckhoff Plum Canyon Elementary PTA | SCV Schools


Elementary school hosts grandparents

On Friday the 13th, Plum Canyon Elementary School was focusing on family and school rather than luck. More than 420 grandparents attended Plum Canyon PTA's Grandparents Day, giving them their highest attendance ever.

September 19, 2013 | From Plum Canyon Elementary School | SCV Schools


Goldschmidt, D-Backs deny Dodgers clincher 9-4

PHOENIX (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks blew the game open late to prevent Los Angeles from clinching the NL West title with a 9-4 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Locals gain top honors

Hart High graduate Tyler Glasnow has been lighting things up this season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates organization officially recognized him this week as their top minor league pitcher.

September 18, 2013 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Gold medalist, IndyCar champion shoot the breeze in Newhall

NEWHALL - A decorated Olympian and a racecar champion united Wednesday for a shooting session at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall.

September 18, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Walk to end Alzheimer’s coming to Bridgeport Park

SANTA CLARITA - A walk to raise money for and awareness about Alzheimer's disease will be held this Saturday at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.

September 18, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Submerged cars found in Okla. may solve cold cases

SAYRE, Okla. (AP) - When three teenagers from this small Oklahoma town disappeared on their way to a high school football game in 1970, rumors swirled as to what happened to the trio.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Occidental College says assault complaint resolved

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Occidental College in Los Angeles says it's resolved a federal complaint filed by current and former students who alleged authorities mishandled sexual assault allegations.

September 18, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mark Wahlberg no longer a high school dropout

BOSTON (AP) - Mark Wahlberg is now a high school graduate - 25 years after dropping out of a Boston high school.

September 18, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Minorities have stronger entrepreneurship interest, new poll says

Who will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? If you judge by who has the most interest in starting a new business, a new Gallup poll suggests it may likely be a minority.

January 18, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 blind men set out to climb mountain

SALT LAKE CITY - Two blind men are pushing the limits of their independence and raising awareness of technology for blindness by climbing Mt. Denali in Colorado in May.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the Internet is about to change after court decision

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue

Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.

January 18, 2014 | By Celia R. Baker Deseret News | Hot Topics


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dealing with a quake: Then and Now

When the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, it was a very different world in terms of communications and news reporting.

January 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | COMMUNITY


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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