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Maria Gutzeit: Food for thought on pensions, entitlements

And then what? That's a question that isn't coming up in the recent dialog about public employee and labor union benefits.

March 13, 2011 | By Maria Gutzeit | Columnists


David Hegg: Choosing the value of joy over happiness

Now that football has ended, we baseball fans are enjoying spring training and preparing for the undiluted joys of another Major League Baseball season.

March 13, 2011 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Hassan Amini: Local cleanup official takes a look at perchlorate risks

Ms. Mary Berg's concerns about perchlorate ("The fallout from our toxic 'donut hole,'" March 6) are no doubt shared by other Santa Clarita Valley residents; I am sure that she is not the only one who wonders about toxic chemicals in our environment and their potential effect on our health.

March 13, 2011 | By Hassan Amini | Columnists


Bob Kellar: City enhances opportunities for local businesses

The city of Santa Clarita relies upon strong community partnerships to help shape a prosperous environment for sustainable and successful local business growth. As many know, this effort has proved to be particularly challenging during the Great Recession, posing many difficulties for our local businesses community and the city alike.

March 12, 2011 | By Bob Kellar | Local Columns


Janice France-Pettit:Financial literacy a lifelong endeavor

Today, many consumers are experiencing some sort of financial challenge that may be causing stress in their everyday lives.

March 12, 2011 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


Where is my $250K?

Recently, the city's redevelopment agency paid two business owners approximately $250,000 each to "mitigate" moving expenses on property the city wants to develop.

March 12, 2011 | Brian Richards Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Big government not always the answer

Those who advocate big government never admit failure.

March 12, 2011 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


St. Stephen’s inclusive

Regarding Mr. Tony Miano's March 6 letter, "St. Stephen's wrong to ordain openly gay priest":

March 12, 2011 | Dr. Donald Rimac Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A focus on the finish line

There's a phrase Kevin Sarkissian often tells his high school runners as they prepare for marathons and races.

March 12, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students grieve classmate’s death

Child psychologists, counselors and school staff helped Newhall Elementary School students this week cope with the death of a sixth-grader, officials said Friday.

March 12, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Caltrans announces road closures

The California Department of Transportation will close a handful of lanes on Interstate 5 and Highway 14 from Sunday through Friday as part of $161-million project to add carpool lanes and relieve congestion, officials said Friday.

March 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash in Newhall traps two

Emergency medical technicians treat and transport a man who drove a pickup truck that overturned on Newhall Avenue and Meadowridge Drive in Newhall early Friday afternoon. Two people were temporarily trapped in the truck after it drove up an embankment and flipped over onto Newhall Avenue on Friday, authorities said. The driver was transported by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, but the extent of both passengers' injuries was not immediately available, authorities from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Deputies and paramedics arrived at the crash site between Judah Lane and Meadow Drive at about 1 p ...

March 12, 2011 | Rick McClure For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters to help Japan rescue

A Los Angeles County Fire Department search and rescue team will travel to northern Japan to rescue and recover victims of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, officials announced Friday.

March 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Call for physical fitness award nominations

The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is accepting nominations for the 2011 Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.

March 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CSUN holds information session

The Tseng College at California State University, Northridge is holding a free information session on March 30 for its certificate program in mediation and conflict resolution.

March 12, 2011 | —Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him.

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


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