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2Day in the SCV: Friday, June 24, 2011

Underwater hockey

June 24, 2011 | by Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Letter: Removing God from pledge is un-American

Everything that's wrong with America was recently on display by NBC. The conscious omission, twice, of the phrase "under God," from the otherwise patriotic montage of events on the coverage of the U.S. Open last weekend was inexcusable, deliberate, sly and a backhand to the face of every American.

June 24, 2011 | By Bill Creitz Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Common mistakes made by many employers

With all of the press and publicity over sensational cases like Congressman Anthony Weiner (unfortunate last name, that) and Wal-Mart, you'd think that employers throughout the United States would have learned from the bonehead mistakes of their predecessors.

June 24, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Boston Scientific develops new catheter

Boston Scientific announced the launch of a new product called the Mustang PTA Balloon Catheter, designed for a wide range of peripheral angioplasty procedures.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


U.S. HealthWorks complete refinancing

U.S. HealthWorks, one of the nation's largest providers of healthcare for on-the-job injuries and urgent care, said it has completed a $205 million refinancing initiative. The refinancing was arranged with the assistance of a lending group led by GE Capital, Healthcare Financial.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Chili’s raising funds for Domestic Violence Center

Chili's of Stevenson Ranch is donating 15 percent of all sales on Monday, June 27, to the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita. The proceeds include sales from dine-in, take out, catering and alcoholic beverages. The fundraiser runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


IRS raises gas mileage deduction starting July 1

The Internal Revenue Service increased the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers use the rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating a vehicle for business and other purposes.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


COC is readying for ‘tough two years’

Without a state budget, the Santa Clarita Valley's only community college adopted a tentative spending plan this week that prepares for tough state cuts.

June 24, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Senior Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Blaze claims mobile home

A fire damaged a mobile home in Canyon Country on Thursday, but nobody was hurt in the blaze, according to fire officials.

June 24, 2011 | By Jonathan Pobre Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District OKs hires

The Hart district has named Chad Powell and Melanie Hagman as junior high school assistant principals for the 23,000-student school district, officials said Thursday.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Chiang is on the side of Californians

For all of you out there who, over the years, have wanted to hold California politicians' feet to the fire when it comes to making legislative progress, you have a champion in the form of state Controller John Chiang.

June 24, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Bill Kennedy: Let’s work to get the valley whole again

"Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption." - James Garfield, former U.S. president.

June 24, 2011 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


100 acres of fire

By Signal Staff

June 24, 2011 | By Natalie Everett | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters fight car fire in Newhall

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on The Old Road near Highway 14 in Newhall at around 6 p.m. Thursday.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dogs lend a paw for reading fun

Angel Castro of Newhall pets Sparky and settles in to read to the Great Dane. Sparky is curled up next to Castro on a blanket at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall. The third-grader, who reads at a fifth-grade level, enjoys this bi-weekly ritual.

June 24, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Rosemond on Parenting


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Springsteen picture book out in November

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boss is getting into the picture book business.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: How to deal with police per Earl

"I just don't get it!" Being on the receiving end of many of my Uncle Earl's tirades, I am now familiar with the lead-in to one of his standard diatribes.

August 28, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Setting the record straight on some drought misinformation

The state's emergency drought regulations (watering-day restrictions and more) happened before local water agencies could adequately inform customers of which regulations apply to them.

August 28, 2014 | Maria Gutzeit Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Foley killer identified, fears capture

British Intelligence has identified the killer of American journalist James Foley. Known as "Jihad John," the man who appeared on the video with Foley appeared to have a British accent, and after looking at voice prints of possible sympathizers a match was made.

August 28, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Kershaw gets 16th win for Dodgers

PHOENIX (AP) - Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Trout hits 30th homer in Angels win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USC's Shaw admits his story was a lie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Walk-on coach at West Ranch arrested on DUI charge

A 45-year-old "walk-on" soccer coach at West Ranch High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hart district officials confirmed Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV deputies seek help in identifying woman

On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives.

August 27, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


COC student takes home $7,500 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Award

College of the Canyons graduate Jessie Warme has been named a recipient of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, joining a select group of just 10 community college students from across the nation to receive this prestigious award.

August 27, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Aug. 27, 2014

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August 27, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor, lawmakers agree on Hollywood tax credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown say they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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