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Letters: Make use of oil deposits at home

With all the problems facing our country today, none is greater than our dependence on foreign oil. This is an economic problem with far-reaching and potentially disastrous consequences.

March 31, 2011 | Jim Blumel Sr. Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Letters: Academy no-go decision is ridiculous

To the Saugus Union District School Board:

March 31, 2011 | By John Eusebi Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Placerita students dance away with top honors

Placerita Junior High School took home first place during the High Desert Dance Classic in the Dancing Feet Youth Ballroom program held at Antelope Valley College on March 12.

March 31, 2011 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legacy Christian kids raise money for Japan

Students in Legacy Christian Academy's fifth-grade advanced math class participated in "The Entrepreneurs Project" earlier this month.

March 31, 2011 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Helmers students collect 3,000 items for food pantry

During the holidays, food supplies are plentiful at the Santa Clarita Food Pantry but in the spring, the pantry's cupboards usually can't keep up with the demand for food supplies for SCV's needy population. To help remedy this problem, Charles Helmers Elementary students and their families donated and gathered more than 3,000 items of food and toiletry supplies to help the SCV Food Pantry earlier this month.

March 31, 2011 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Funeral, procession for fallen soldier today

UPDATED: Thursday, 1:40 p.m.:

March 31, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Relay For Life fundraiser Saturday

A fundraiser for the first Castaic Relay For Life will take place at Telly's Drive-In in Castaic on Saturday. The Castaic Relay For Life Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. and a band will start at 12:30 p.m.

March 31, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McGrath Elementary receives state honor

McGrath Elementary School of the Newhall School District is one of 209 California public schools selected for the 2010-11 Title I Academic Achievement Award, the state announced Wednesday.

March 31, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Vital law helps protect our environment

Several years ago, in celebration of 35 years of the California Environmental Quality Act, the Planning and Conservation League published a report entitled "Everyday Heroes Protect the Air We Breathe, the Water We Drink and the Natural Areas We Prize."

March 31, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


Pops!

Sweets on a stick are the perfect treat. There's a pop for all seasons, all reasons. For parties, desserts, everyday and special occasions, pops are tops.

March 30, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


McKeon honors Vietnam vets with video statement

Washington, D.C. (March 30) -- In honor of "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day," Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following video and statement:

March 30, 2011 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District, California | SCV Raw


Letter: City needs to show more support for our troops

I am writing to you today to ask how we can get the banners put up around town to honor those who selflessly serve our country.

March 30, 2011 | By Julie Moyna Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Craig Duswalt: When giving back, start local

Sometimes a charity event can change your whole perspective on giving back.

March 30, 2011 | By Craig Duswalt Buzz | Business Columns


Our View: Stand up for a fallen hero

Whatever you have planned for Thursday, we ask you to set aside some time shortly after noon to honor a local fallen hero.

March 30, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Gary Horton: Sometimes we need government help

I envy fellow Signal columnist Steve Lunetta because he has an uncle, and I do not.

March 30, 2011 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


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Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Valley levels Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions slip up late to Simi Valley

The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.

August 29, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart football stunned by Chino Hills in opener

CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.

August 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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