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Open letter to Smyth

As I write this, I understand you are enjoying yourself in Hawaii. I understand that no taxpayer dollars were used to pay for your trip. I also understand that a large group of lobbyists paid for the trip, fun and enjoyment.

November 22, 2010 | By Henry Miller Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Around the SCV: Kings alumni to face locals

The Los Angeles Kings Alumni Association will play a game against the Ice Station All-Stars on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Ice Station Valencia.

November 22, 2010 | By Cary Osborne and Paul Putignano Signal Staff Writers | Community/Youth Sports


Old jokes, new tricks

Back in the day, Jerry Lench would do stand-up for clients and colleagues during his successful career in advertising and public relations.

November 22, 2010 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Senior Living


Senior Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

November 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Nov. 22, 2010

La Leche League play date

November 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


What is the most interesting thing you have learned in science?

Alan Kurt

November 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


Our View: Shop locally: Protect your local economy

Get on your mark ... get set ... go!

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Reusable bags best

I agree with the Los Angeles County supervisors and think that we should make the switch to reusable bags.

November 21, 2010 | By Corey Dobbs, Boy Scout Troop 491 Castaic | Letters to the Editor


A library critic responds

"I've always thought of heaven as a kind of library."

November 21, 2010 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


High time for ban

So I guess plastic grocery bags in the unincorporated areas of our fair valley are going to be a thing of the past. I say it's high time.

November 21, 2010 | By Dennis James Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Why I voted no on the plastic-bag ban

This past Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1, with Supervisor Don Knabe absent, to ban plastic shopping bags in all markets and convenience stores in the county's unincorporated areas - home to 1.5 million residents.

November 21, 2010 | By Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Fifth District supervisor | Letters to the Editor


Marsha McLean: The jewel of Elsmere Canyon finally saved forever

Editor's note: On Nov. 12, Santa Clarita city dignitaries, elected officials and their representatives from around Southern California and community activists gathered on a windy hilltop in the Newhall Pass to dedicate more than 800 acres of land in Elsmere Canyon to the city's Open Space Preservation District. It was a remarkable ending to a saga that began more than 20 years ago with the conviction that Elsmere Canyon would make an ideal location for the world's largest dump. Following are excerpts from a speech delivered at the ceremony by City Councilwoman Marsha McLean, one of the ...

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Signal editorial insulting

Regarding "Our View: An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14:

November 21, 2010 | Judi Diamant Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Try siding with the citizens

Did you catch the irony of The Signal's homage last week to all the activists, including Marsha McLean, who saved Elsmere Canyon, while at the same time, it vilified and marginalized the concerned Santa Clarita citizens who are outraged about the City Council's ill-advised decision to privatize our wonderful public libraries?

November 21, 2010 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Don Ricketts: A word from Save Our Library

Your editorial ("An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14) sets forth a fuller recitation of the facts leading up to the (Santa Clarita City) Council's Aug. 24 vote to create the Santa Clarita Public Library and have it operated by Library System & Services LLC, or LSSI, than has been forthcoming from the city to date - voluntarily or in response to Public Records Act requests by several individuals.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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Former Dodgers manager Torre among those enshrined

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels win third straight game

ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Scott says he is new Lakers coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

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


'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

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


Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

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


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

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


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

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


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