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Dean Paradise: It’s a high school site only a contractor could love

In the past six months since the William S. Hart Union High School District board decided to take a closer look at the Rasmussen-Romero high school site in Castaic, we have learned lots of things about this site. Mainly that it has more problems than a Charlie Sheen YouTube Video.

March 24, 2011 | Dean Paradise | Columnists


Lynne Plambeck: Japan’s nuclear troubles show U.S. issues

As the nuclear disaster in Fukushima continues to unfold, communities all over the world are rethinking the safety of their own nuclear facilities. California is no exception. With two nuclear plants, San Onofre, near San Clemente, and Diablo Canyon, in Avila Beach, both located near earthquake faults - questions and concerns are abound.

March 24, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


SOS prepares the parties in the SCV

SOS Entertainment has been servicing Santa Clarita's entertainment scene for 10 years as a production company.

March 24, 2011 | By Noelle Chadbourne For The Signal | Local Business News


Ten things to know about the child- and dependent-care credit

If you paid someone to care for your child, spouse or dependent last year, you may be able to claim the child and dependent care credit on your federal income-tax return. Below are 10 things the IRS wants you to know about claiming a credit for child and dependent-care expenses.

March 24, 2011 | For The Signal | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Newcomers and friends

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


Cause unknown in teen’s death

Kern County Sheriff's officials hope toxicology results will reveal how an 18-year-old Valencia High School student died this week, officials said Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch High readies for Nationals

For the first time ever, West Ranch High School's dance team received first-place awards for its Intermediate, Officers, Character and Small Jazz dances during its five-week-long competition season.

March 23, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


Newhall District Spelling Bee champ

Stevenson Ranch Elementary School fourth-grader Cole Costello recently won first place in the Newhall School District Spelling Bee. A couple of weeks earlier, Cole competed against fourth-, fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, when he tied for fourth place. His next competition is today. Cole will be competing in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee.

March 23, 2011 | Courtesy | SCV Schools


Canyon hosts student-run drive

Girls, are you in need of a prom dress? Well, you're in luck, because Canyon High School's National Honor Society has an ongoing, student-run project called Operation Cinderella.

March 23, 2011 | By Maral Sakayan For The Signal | SCV Schools


Man arrested for Castaic robbery

A man was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly struggled with gas-station workers while trying to make off with beer, officials said Tuesday.

March 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fundraising seminar slated for April 6

Local nonprofit leaders can sign up for College of the Canyons' seventh annual Meet the Grant Makers fundraising seminar and panel discussion April 6. The presentation from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will include representatives from various foundations speaking about grant proposals and funding requests.

March 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cyclists to pedal again

Cyclists of Santa Clarita Valley are tuning up their bikes and getting back in shape in preparation for the largest local cycling event of the year: the third annual Santa Clarita Century Ride & Family Fun Event.

March 23, 2011 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rioux Park walking group

March 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students work for children’s rights

"Are children's rights protected in the United States?"

March 23, 2011 | By Audrey Abergel & Shanley Newman For The Signal | SCV Schools


County passes law on library-system approval

County supervisors approved a motion supporting state legislation that would require cities to gain voter approval before withdrawing from a county library system during their meeting Tuesday.

March 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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5 parenting lessons learned from movies

Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.

August 31, 2014 | Kurt Hanson Deseret News | Health News


Northern California wildfires show slower growth

HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.

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


Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

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


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


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