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Today in the SCV: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

Around the SCV

October 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Scholarship deadline Nov. 10

Local community college students enrolled in construction, construction management, architecture or computer aided design/CADD programs have until Nov. 10 to apply for a scholarship through Klassen Corporation. The winners of the five scholarships, worth $1,000 each, will be announced on Dec. 2.

October 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City seeks artists for 2011 holiday card

Submissions of original artwork for the city's 2011 holiday-card contest will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday. The holiday-card theme is "Peace on Earth." Selected artwork will be displayed at in the First Floor Gallery at Santa Clarita City Hall from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. The winning submission will be included on the city of Santa Clarita's 2011 holiday card.

October 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies foil escape attempt

An inmate at the Pitchess Detention Center-North County Facility was apprehended by deputies Tuesday shortly after trying to escape.

October 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


John Zaring: The great awakening of the 99 percent

The right had its bottom-up populist movement and, regardless of if you like them, the tea-party crowd has made an impact on Washington. Now it's the left's turn.

October 11, 2011 | By John Zaring | Columnists


Letter: Jazz festival was a great event

My family and I have been residents of Santa Clarita for more than 30 years. We live in Bridgeport and our business PMB Sales, LLC is also based here in the SCV.

October 11, 2011 | By Philip M. Baron Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Dream Act wastes our money on illegal immigrants

They force us to pay higher college tuitions, cut classes and lay off professors; now they have so much of our tax dollars, they just can't seem to figure out what to do with it.

October 11, 2011 | By Laura Tapia Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sulphur Springs teachers endorse incumbents

The Sulphur Springs District Teachers Association's Executive Council has endorsed incumbents Shelley Weinstein and Denis DeFigueiredo to the Sulphur Springs District School board race Nov. 8, the association said Monday.

October 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Elementary hosts inaugural Tri-A-Thon

The Newhall Elementary Parent-Teacher Association held its inaugural Tri-A-Thon on Sept. 23, and students collected $10,000 worth of pledges for completing the three "R's" of reading, running and 'rithmetic.

October 11, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


Northlake Hills breaks blood drive record

Northlake Hills Elementary School broke the national record for the most pints of blood collected at an American Red Cross blood drive in September.

October 11, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


Zone for Kids essays page returns

The Signal is again starting up its Zone for Kids essay page. The first essay question will be: "What costume will you be wearing for Halloween?" Send in your essays ASAP! Essay submissions should be between 50 and 200 words. Please include your full name, school and grade and drop essays off at The Signal's offices or send them by mail to: Kids Zone, 24000 Creekside Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. You can also email essays to Escape Editor Jim Walker at jwalker@the-signal.com. If you email, please include "Kids Zone" in the header. Essays will be published ...

October 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Julie Weith Smith: Job descriptions essential tools to manage employees

I met with a client last week to review the findings of an assessment that my company performed on its human resources practices.

October 11, 2011 | By Julie Weith Smith | Business Columns


Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Around the SCV

October 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Eternal Valley invites public to Day of the Dead celebration

Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary in Newhall is extending an open invitation to the community to join in its Day of the Dead Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 30.

October 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Woman killed in crash is remembered

Devon Marie Murth's future seemed to be unfolding on many fronts, but all of those prospects came to an end last weekend in a single-vehicle crash that claimed her life.

October 10, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Ex-mayor of Bell get 1-year sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel informational meeting set for Sunday in Newhall

The Jewish congregations of the Santa Clarita Valley are inviting all local residents to join them Sunday for an informational meeting on Israel and the situation in Gaza.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidate for Calif. governor goes homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Invasive Species Action Week kicks off

Non-native plants and animals that have invaded California over the decades will be the focus of the state Department of Fish and Game's annual California Invasive Species Action Week, which kicks off on Saturday.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Green vs. brown: Saving SCV lawns

With restricted watering schedules for Santa Clarita Valley's lawns and gardens looking likely, local water officials and garden experts have some recommendations for homeowners in need of a lawn survival guide.

July 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A's trade Saugus grad Tommy Milone to Twins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander and Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City to host 'Pills Kill' symposium

The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

July 31, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


County to conduct licensing enforcement in the Santa Clarita Valley

Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will conduct enforcement efforts in unincorporated areas of Canyon Country, Saugus and Valencia in August.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

July 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Health News


5 secrets for getting rid of debt

Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Some types are more easily justified than others. Some are planned and others are a result of giving in to an impulse. One thing is for sure, though. Debt is the enemy. Of course, it wasn't always that way. In the beginning, debt acts like it's a friend, allowing you to buy that extra outfit or a television with just a swipe of a card, or that much-needed SUV down at the car dealership; or a solid education. It isn't difficult to get into debt, but once you want out ...

July 31, 2014 | By Ben Luthi FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Hilton hotels switch to smartphones

The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.

July 31, 2014 | By Madeleine Richards KSL | NEWS 4 U


U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

July 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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