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Today in the SCV: Friday, July 29, 2011

Vacation Bible School

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl Kanowsky: The scream that was heard ’round the world

As some of you know, my wife, Terry, and I have hosted three annual wine tastings to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

July 29, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky It's The Law | Business Columns


Featured Pets: The eager sweetheart and the affectionate gal

Red (A4209071), a 2-year-old Staffordshire terrier mix, isn't just handsome - he's a total sweetheart! Like most bully breeds, Red loves people and as such, is eager to please and easy to train (he already knows "sit"). He'd be a great running companion, camping buddy or couch potato at the end of the day. Red's eagerly waiting for a home to call his own; would that be yours? (Visit Red in kennel No. 8).

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: DUI arrests too common in the valley

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies made roughly 100 arrests for drunken driving this month. That comprises nearly half of all arrests for July in the valley.

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Letters: Amazon tax is a bad idea for California

There has been a lot of talk lately, including right in these pages, about how it's so unfair that Amazon.com and Overstock.com don't collect California state sales taxes.

July 29, 2011 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Devon Cormier: Dems have a history of lying about history

"Republicans are all rich, old, white men."

July 29, 2011 | By Devon Cormier Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


SCV Business Planner: July 29, 2011

Tuesday, Aug. 2

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Letters: Patrols more efficient than DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints - like the one recently held in Santa Clarita - often fail to make even a single drunk driving arrest, despite stopping hundreds of vehicles ("DUI checkpoint planned for tonight," July 15).

July 29, 2011 | By Sarah Longwell managing director of American Beverage Institute | Letters to the Editor


Letters: Veterans deserve more respect, recognition

We have not found a way to give our veterans the respect they earned.

July 28, 2011 | By Harry Gratz By Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Food Pantry drive to begin next week

The city and the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry will launch a month-long food drive Monday, giving local residents a chance to help the valley's less fortunate through the city's Fourth Annual Summer Food Drive.

July 28, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jane Newhall dies at 97

Jane Newhall, a prominent member of the Newhall family and benefactor of many institutions in the Santa Clarita Valley, died Wednesday in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. She was 97.

July 28, 2011 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


August could bring cases of West Nile

Santa Clarita Valley residents were warned to prepare for West Nile virus season, which generally hits the valley in August, a county Vector Control District official said Wednesday.

July 28, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frank Ferry: Let’s not play drug dealer to the SCV youth

Recently, a speaker came to our City Council meeting, asking the council to reconsider its ban on marijuana dispensaries in our city. As an avid opponent of marijuana use and dispensaries, I feel compelled to share some opinions I have as a parent and school administrator.

July 28, 2011 | By Frank Ferry | Columnists


Hicken is honoree

James D. Hicken, president and CEO of Bank of Santa Clarita, has been selected as the honoree for the 2011 Celebrity Tribute Dinner sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

July 28, 2011 | By Pat Willett For The Signal | About Town


Lynne Plambeck: Changes in climate aren’t melodrama

Many decades ago, we began debating whether climate change was really occurring.

July 28, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


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UPDATE: Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

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


Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.

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


Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.

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


Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.

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


House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

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


Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.

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


Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

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


Made in America festival rocks LA

OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.

August 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Sam, first openly gay player, cut from Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Madison apartments for sale as condos

Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.

August 31, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The amateur manager

Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.

August 31, 2014 | Ken Keller: The amateur manager Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Outlaw robo calls and give us all some peace

So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.

August 31, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s go for lawn-less front yards

Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.

August 31, 2014 | David R. McCann Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The way of humanity

While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.

August 31, 2014 | Richard Myers Valencia | Signal Editorials


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