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Andy Pattantyus: Freedom to fail — the greatest gift

For most of human history, the life of children was tough, an almost daily stream of sharp elbows, bullies, getting knocked down, getting smacked and hearing harsh words from overworked parents.

July 02, 2010 | Andy Pattantyus | Columnists


West Ranch Year in Review: On the upswing

In just a short time, West Ranch has become competitive in nearly every sport.

July 02, 2010 | By Ernest Stone For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


The pattern starts small

A microcosm of what is occurring in national politics could be seen by observing the June 22 Santa Clarita City Council meeting. I refer to the "yes" vote for a large increase in the (non-political action committee) campaign donations to a $1,000 cap for our local political candidates.

July 02, 2010 | Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Why should we have to pay?

Why should we have to pay outrageously expensive sewer bills for a treatment facility that really shouldn't be our responsibility in the first place? Since a high percentage of the salt is introduced by users upstream from us, shouldn't they also be made to pay their fare share?

July 02, 2010 | Todd Hoover Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Mason Rashtian: What the law says about dog attacks

According to a 2007 statistic, about 37 percent of U.S. households owned a dog. More specifically, that is about 43,021,000 households in the United States that owned an average of 1.7 dogs. With so many dogs residing in the U.S., dog attacks are not uncommon. But what happens when a dog attacks and bites a person? How does the law treat dog-bite cases?

July 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


2Day in the SCV: Friday, July 2, 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 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Secrets to poolside confidence

"It would be great to get a shot of you by a pool or in the pool." This request in a recent e-mail I received from the assistant features editor at The Signal newspaper when we were discussing this article made me think: "Who me?! When you say in the pool - you mean in a bathing suit?! Huh?! No way!"

July 02, 2010 | By Rachel Cosgrove results fitness | Healthy Living


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Creative paths to meditation

The challenges and pace of our modern lives create a habit of continually engaging with the outer world while we neglect - or even ignore our inner world.

July 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


McKeon lauds Petraeus confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R- Calif.). The Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement praising the Senate's swift confirmation General David Petraeus as the new commander of U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan:

July 01, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Art Walk, Farmer's Market on Main Street tonight till 8

Come out tonight, July 1, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and support the Art Walk on Main Street.

July 01, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Drivers still violate cell phone law, CHP says

Sacramento, Calif. - Although California's hands-free law went into effect two years ago, statistics indicate that many motorists still fail to adhere to the law, the California Highway Patrol said today.

July 01, 2010 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Man sentenced to 38 years in 2009 shooting

On Wednesday, April 8, 2009, Michael Ray Garcia was identified as the primary suspect in the shooting when the COBRA Unit joined forces with the Community Interaction Team (CIT) and served a search warrant in the 23000 block of Via Gayo, Valencia, at 9:30 a.m.

July 01, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


UPDATED: JCI in SCV to host charity poker tournament

Jaycees in the Santa Clarita Valley will host the 5th BMCF/Debbie Templeton "Texas Hold'em Charity Poker Tournament" on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at the city of Santa Clarita's Activities Center at 23920 Valencia Boulevard, 91355.

July 01, 2010 | Source: Junior Chamber International | SCV Raw


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, July 1, 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 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Corrected phone number

A brief published last week in The Signal announcing a July 24 magic show to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Santa Clarita Valley contained an incorrect contact phone number. The correct number is (661) 254-2582, or information can be found at www.scvbgc.org.

July 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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UPDATE: Palmdale man sentenced to prison for Newhall bank robbery

A Palmdale man convicted of robbing a Newhall bank last May was sentenced to at least seven decades in state prison this week, court officials said Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rollover in Valencia on Friday

A Chevrolet Tahoe rolled over in a collision Friday at Valencia Boulevard and Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia man, alleged Armenian Power gang leader, among those convicted in racketeering conspiracy

A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Suspect in 1976 killings has LA-area roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chance of showers today in SCV

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Projects encouraging biking, walking to get boost from Caltrans

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Signal AP


Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marsha McLean: Cowboy Festival continues to grow

Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

April 18, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Scott Wilk: Keep the cameras rolling

California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.

April 18, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants 2-1 to avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart grad Shields picks up first win of '14

HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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