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UPDATED: CHP SigAlert: Big-rig crash injures 3, closes Highway 14 till 3:30 p.m.

UPDATED 3:15 p.m.:

August 25, 2010 | By Jim Holt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


City updates trail map with mileage markers

The city of Santa Clarita launched its updated trail map, now available on the city's website at santa-clarita.com/trails.

August 25, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


We're underwater

August 25, 2010 | By Pat Bagley The Salt Lake Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


COC names Silver Spur honoree

The College of the Canyons Foundation has given Diana Cusumano the college's 2011 Silver Spur Community Service award for her volunteer efforts in education.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Magic Mountain president to leave

Jay Thomas is leaving Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor as park president, potentially taking a position at the theme park's corporate office in Dallas, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

August 25, 2010 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Remember our values

Do you give added value to the lives of others? What should others expect from me, and what should I expect of myself?

August 25, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks, Egg Plantation

A heartfelt "thank you" to Newhall's Egg Plantation for starting to switch its eggs to cage-free. Egg Plantation joins a growing movement of restaurants across the country that have taken action on this important animal welfare and sustainability issue.

August 25, 2010 | By Kristie Middleton Outreach manager, Humane Society of the U.S., Washington, D.C. | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for the laughs

Jim Walker's article and "rap" about the loan-modification process ("The 2010 rap - loan modification and self-mutilation," Aug. 20) had me bursting out with laughter. What a creative and clever piece of writing. He hit the nail on the head about the merry-go-round of these loan departments.

August 25, 2010 | By Alison O. Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Puzzled

The Signal is a very good, informative local paper. I enjoy it, but why can't we have a crossword puzzle on Sundays? I work it every day while having breakfast - but not on Sunday?

August 25, 2010 | By Wesley L. Roberts Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Gary Horton: Land of the free, home of the slaves

Lady Liberty peers outward from behind bars with tears in her eyes. A close look shows she's locked behind the red stripes of a vertically hanging American flag. The Economist cover reads: "Why America locks up too many people." The message? The Land of the Free has inadvertently become the world's largest prison state.

August 25, 2010 | Gary Horton | Columnists


Employment workshop in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training

The city of Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host a free workshop in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training to assist individuals with a job search and brush up on skill sets Friday, Aug. 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Mixed job picture in Los Angeles County

According to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), figures released last week showed California's July unemployment rate remained unchanged from June, at 12.3 percent. Joblessness in California continues to be higher than the nation, a trend since September 2008. Only two other states rank higher, Nevada with 14.4 percent and Michigan at 13.1 percent. The loss of thousands of Census workers contributed to the job-loss picture.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Ken Keller: Help me ... keep you employed

This column has been written in one form or another every week for 14 years. The intended audience is business owners. The mission of "Brain Food for Business Owners" is to educate, motivate and provide tools to help successful owners be more successful.

August 25, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Recipe remix

Family Features

August 25, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food


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State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Save our tax base birthright

Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."

April 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Realtors review topics affecting residents

Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley

April 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Randy Wrage: Trip exceeded my expectations

In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.

April 23, 2014 | By Randy Wrage SCV Voices | Columnists


Sharks beat Kings in OT, take 3-0 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart swim picks itself back up

The Hart swim team wasn't wasting any time in moving on from last week's disappointing finishes against Valencia.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Cowboys volleyball controls Grizzlies

Battling through adversity is another sign of the improvement the Canyon Cowboys boys volleyball team has made throughout the season.

April 22, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Foothill softball roundup: West Ranch takes advantage; Golden Valley wins second ever game

It's unlikely softball purists would have been satisfied with the way things ended between defending Foothill League champion West Ranch and title-contender Saugus on Tuesday. But the Wildcats aren't about to complain.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


On the Beat Swimming: Valencia's forgotten victory

Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.

April 22, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Computer savvy volunteers needed for local information session

SACRAMENTO, CA - Senator Steve Knight (R-Antelope Valley) is proud to announce that the Microsoft YouthSpark TEALS program will be implemented in five local high schools in the coming school year. TEALS, which stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools, bridges the gap between the shortage of skilled computer science graduates and the growing demand for computer science job opportunities by bringing technology professionals into local classrooms.

April 22, 2014 | Source: State Sen. Steve Knight's office | Santa Clarita Valley News


2 Santa Clarita Valley officials to speak at L.A. Water Summit

Two local water officials - one representing wholesale services and one representing retail - will be panelists Thursday for the L.A. Water Summit presented by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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