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Two cents for McFarland

Regarding "Getting rid of developer kissers," (July 6), columnist Bruce McFarland sings the praises of the Democrats and says that they're natural allies of the tea party. Well, I'll skip the obvious jabs at the free-spending Democrats in Sacramento and Washington he helped elect who are bankrupting our country. Many other Signal readers will send that message, I'm sure.

July 13, 2010 | Patricia Lester Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Patricia Skinner Sulpizio: Rest in peace, Sen. Byrd

Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-West Virginia, the longest-serving member of Congress, died June 28 at age 92. Born in poverty in Appalachia, he rose to third in succession to the president. Once a Ku Klux Klan leader, vehement 1964 Civil Rights Act opponent and Vietnam War supporter, he acknowledged, apologized and learned from his mistakes.

July 13, 2010 | Patricia Skinner Sulpizio | Columnists


Let’s build this school, already

In a July 15, 2009, article ("Castaic high needs unity"), Jaime Castellanos, who retired two weeks ago after serving as superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District for five years, said, if Castaic wants a high school, the entire community - residents, businesses and elected officials - have got to stand with the Hart district to help make it happen.

July 13, 2010 | John Kunak Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Cameron Smyth: What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate

In recent years, our community has gone to great lengths to reduce chloride levels in the water we send downstream into Ventura County. First, we banned the installation of new salt-based water softeners, and then we approved a measure that expanded the ban to existing water softeners.

July 13, 2010 | Cameron Smyth | Columnists


Latest ‘Discovery’: City celebrates new park in Canyon Country

Isabelle Hernandez, 9, was on her way to visit her grandmother in Canyon Country when she saw the balloons and sign for the grand opening of Discovery Park. Along with her little sister and her aunt, she decided to see what it was all about.

July 13, 2010 | By Keely Hopkins For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

July 13, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jimenez, Price to start All-Star game

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the National League in the All-Star game while the AL will counter with Tampa Bay's David Price.

July 12, 2010 | By Janie McCauley AP Baseball Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Kudos to McLaughlin

Regarding "Insurance isn't care," (June 27), Sean McLaughlin's letter was right on regarding health care in Canada. I just spent two months at one of Montreal's largest hospitals.

July 12, 2010 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: The cultural tie that binds us together

This summer, we have a female college student living with us. This young lady is the daughter of some very good friends of ours who happen to be African. Going to the University of California, Santa Barbara and having no cash to travel home, it was natural that she would stay with us.

July 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Senior Calendar

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July 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


2Day in the SCV: Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

July 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Church helps the Garnica family

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church parishioner Mercedes Cruz, center, serves a traditional Mexican meal to Jose Perez, left, and his wife, Irma, second from left. More than 35 volunteers arrived at the church's Parish Hall at 7 a.m. to prepare for hundreds of guests who came to Newhall to help the Garnica family, after mother Matilde Garnica died in a fatal crash on the Fourth of July.

July 12, 2010 | By Bruce McFarland For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tim Myers: Piling on in the Internet age

The first electronic message came via text message at 10:06 p.m. on July 4: "Hey, r u guys safe and sound at hm?"

July 11, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, July 11, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

July 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Safety is vital

Regarding safety for the Fourth of July fireworks at Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall: A large church in Chatsworth funded a grand Fourth of July fireworks display at 9 p.m. close to the large residential Porter Ranch area and many nearby large businesses in the Chatsworth-Northridge area of San Fernando Valley.

July 11, 2010 | By Barbara Haire Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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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


Part I crimes, grand theft auto decline in city

Santa Clarita, CA – The City of Santa Clarita saw a significant decline in Part One and Grand Theft Auto crimes during the first three months of 2014 compared to 2013, according to a preliminary report filed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

April 22, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 22, 2014

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April 22, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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