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Our View: Welcoming aboard the new Hart district ‘super’

As the newly hired superintendent of the Hart district, Rob Challinor is jumping right into the fire.

August 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Reader Meter results, July 31 - Aug. 14, 2010

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Local doctor calls for school supplies, offers backpack assessments Aug. 28

De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. invites community members to donate a backpack with school supplies on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its office in Valencia.

August 14, 2010 | Source: De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. | SCV Raw


Consumer Watchdog: Google-Verizon broadband proposal undermines Internet

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Google and Verizon's new joint broadband proposal pays lip service to the idea of "net neutrality," but actually would completely undermine the open and free Internet we enjoy, Consumer Watchdog said today.

August 14, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


McKeon calls on Gates to justify defense cuts

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today called on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to provide Armed Services Committee Members with detailed information to justify the Secretary's proposed cuts to many Department of Defense programs, commands and authorities.

August 14, 2010 | Source: House Armed Services Committee Republicans | SCV Raw


Interstate 5 lane closures next week

One southbound traffic lane near the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 interchange will be closed from Sunday to Friday for construction, according to the California Department of Transportation. A southbound traffic lane will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from I-5 to the Highway 14 connector. One traffic lane on the I-5 northbound truck collector road will also be closed 5-9 a.m. next week.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts series wrapping up

There are only three "Concerts in the Park" left. Durell Colemon, a Motown, classic R&B and current dance tunes band, will take the stage today and California Transit Authority, featuring Chicago founding member Danny Seraphine, will perform on next Saturday. Don't Stop Believing, a Journey cover band, will conclude the series on Aug. 28. All concerts take place at

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s checks this weekend

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies will be performing boating-under-the-influence checks at Castaic Lake today and Pyramid Lake on Sunday. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Parks Bureau will be conducting the checks in an attempt to reduce drug- and alcohol-related boating accidents and fatalities and discourage the use of drugs and alcohol at the two lakes, authorities said.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Give us a full summer

What is the Saugus Union School District thinking when it puts together its calendar for the year? Instead of starting later and allowing our families to have a full summer that comes close to being coordinated with Los Angeles Unified School District, it stuffs the year full of days off and minimum days that are a nightmare for working families.

August 14, 2010 | By Janice Frew Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for cleaning up

As a Van Nuys transplant, I want to give a shout-out to those who are removing hand-applied tagging from areas throughout this beautiful city.

August 14, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Building an inferno

It is the season of wildfires. As a disaster-relief nurse, I will work in the shelters for victims affected by these fires. It is therefore incomprehensible that the proposal for the Entrada development even exists.

August 14, 2010 | By Catherine Kendryna Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Soft water’s environmental benefits

When you think of soft water, the first thing that probably comes to mind is lustrous, easy-to-manage hair. Another benefit is washing clothes in soft water leaves them softer and saves a significant amount of detergent. Best of all, when cleaning, you don't get that ugly bathtub ring.

August 14, 2010 | ARAContent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boosting home-energy efficiency

When it comes to making your home more energy efficient, you may have to spend a little to save a lot. And, like most good investments, energy-efficient home improvements may require you to be in it for the long haul in order to see the maximum return on your investment.

August 14, 2010 | ARAContent | Your Home


Janice France-Pettit: Facts about retirement planning

Saving for retirement can seem like an enormous task, but with the right planning and help from your financial team it can become easier to accomplish.

August 14, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Valencia Acura sales team honored

In a blind audit of Acura dealerships by the Acura division of American Honda Motor Co., four members of the Valencia Acura sales team achieved national recognition in the Council of Sales Excellence program.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


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Saugus baseball finding its offense

The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.

April 23, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


No stopping Valencia swim

Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.

April 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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