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Join the St. Francis Dam tour

On Sunday, March 13, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam disaster in San Francisquito Canyon. The dam break is the second-worst natural disaster in the state of California: The failure of the St. Francis Dam, on March 12, 1928, killed more than 450 people, leveled farms and homesteads, destroyed property and livestock, and changed the way dam safety was addressed forever.

March 04, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Two women on Wine: Wine forecast -- value and selection

We are frequently asked, "What is going on in the world of wine?" or "What are the newest trends in wine?" Now that we're in the first quarter of the year, we have looked at how 2010 clocked in and what we can expect in 2011. We'll tell you that we're cautiously optimistic that 2011 will ring in better times, deliver more bang-for-the-buck, and offer wine lovers a greater selection of affordably-priced wines.

March 04, 2011 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Police hand hoax charges to D.A.’s Office

Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department handed prosecutors their report into a school police officer and Valencia resident, whose alleged shooting hoax in January sparked a manhunt in the San Fernando Valley, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman confirmed Thursday.

March 04, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Friday, March 4, 2011

Synchronized swimming finals

March 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tom Pattantyus: Are we going to experience a revolution or a tragedy?

We have been witnessing revolutionary waves washing over some South European, North African and Middle Eastern countries. Demonstrations often turn ugly, and bloody, ominous signs, posters and flags are showing up in the crowds.

March 04, 2011 | By Tom Pattantyus | Columnists


Antonovich breaks ground on I-5 HOV lanes

Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich joined other officials Thursday in breaking ground on an 8.8-mile High Occupancy Vehicle, or HOV, lane project on Interstate 5 between State Route 170 and north of Buena Vista Street in Burbank.

March 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon helps eliminate health care paperwork

U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, issued a statement Thursday regarding the House passage of the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act, to repeal the 1099 mandate on small businesses built into President Barack Obama's health care law.

March 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jacki Curcio: Stop factors to premature aging

Since we know that aging is an ongoing process, it makes sense to examine the many contributors.

March 04, 2011 | By Jacki Curcio | Healthy Living


Our View: City protects our funds for redevelopment

The city of Santa Clarita is off to a good start.

March 04, 2011 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Teens driving distracted: Nothing to LOL about

SACRAMENTO -- Everyday activities for teenagers like text messaging, talking on a cell phone or even eating are dangerous, potentially deadly distractions when done behind the wheel of a vehicle.

March 03, 2011 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Formal attire donations wanted for Project Prom

The William S. Hart Union High School District and the Assistance League of Santa Clarita are working together to help students in need make the dream of attending prom a reality.

March 03, 2011 | Source: William S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw


Michael Green: Important changes for your returns

If you have finished your taxes, you're ahead of the game. If you're still working on your taxes, you should make sure you are aware of the important changes the IRS wants you to keep in mind when you file your 2010 federal income-tax return.

March 03, 2011 | By Michael Green | Business Columns


Lynne Plambeck: City ignoring concerns over OVOV

On Tuesday night, the city of Santa Clarita's Planning Commission signaled its approval of the One Valley, One Vision general plan update.

March 03, 2011 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Better uses for Whittaker-Bermite

I am somewhat perplexed about the time and money being spent on a particular piece of real estate in the Santa Clarita Valley. The desire to develop the land that was the former site of the Whittaker-Bermite munitions plant does not make sense. Why is there such urgency to develop one of the few remaining natural hillsides in the valley?

March 03, 2011 | BY Allan Hadley Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Annual tea of tears and laughter

Tears of joy and laughter were plentiful as the 2010-2011 class of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild's Silver Rose Debutantes honored their mothers during the annual tea held on Sunday, Feb. 13.

March 03, 2011 | By Signal Staff | About Town


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Dangers to be aware of when contemplating a tattoo

There's no doubt body art has become increasingly popular over the years - but just because something is popular doesn't mean it's not dangerous. Within a few minutes you could become the proud owner of a great looking tattoo and a lifetime of health issues.

August 20, 2014 | Suzanne Carlile, KSL | Health News


It's easier for dad to get flex time to care for kids, study says

The boss may be more likely to grant a request from dad to work from home so he can care for kids than a similar request from mom, according to new research that refers to the bias as the "fatherhood bonus."

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Who’s winning the war on families?

There is a war going on right now, and it pits anti-family forces against parents.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault investigated

08/17/2014

August 20, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Health News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 20, 2014

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August 20, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!

Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk - a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine - after days of street battles.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST (AP) - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Students were planning a ‘massacre’

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) - Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Water rationing is old thinking

Ah, the 1973–1974 oil crisis. I was 17, driving my blue 1968 VW Bug back and forth from high school and work.

August 20, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


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