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Ken Keller: Closing the expectation gap

The Gallup Organization measures levels of employee engagement. A recent survey shows that in world-class organizations, the ratio of engaged employees (productive, loyal) to actively disengaged employees (internal terrorists) is 9.57-to-1. In average organizations, the ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees is 1.83-to-1.

November 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Chamber seeks new executive

The SCV Chamber of Commerce is conducting a nationwide search for president and CEO.

November 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

RSVP for charity portraits

November 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gary Horton: ‘The Rent is Too Damn High’: More wise than not

This week's column has the privilege falling on the Wednesday after Election Day. And while the author is enlightened, he is not omniscient. As of Tuesday, I have only hunches of outcomes. On Wednesday, you have the happy or sad facts.

November 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Exceptional concert, exceptional community

The concert on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts' new indoor/outdoor music venue, The Wild Beast and the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard, was a joy to listen to. Santa Clarita is lucky to have the artists, musicians and this facility for the community to enjoy.

November 03, 2010 | By Dennis C. Bartash Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Just not the same

It is sad to see the Do it Center close. It has been our source for home-repair materials, gardening tools, plants and other necessities for over a decade.

November 03, 2010 | By Sam Murray Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Should we worry?

Now that the City Council has signed a $19.1 million contract assigning control of the libraries to an out-of-state entity without opening the process to competitive bids or negotiating with the county for a better allocation of funds, do we need to worry about what else the City Council will allow without due process?

November 03, 2010 | By M. Knight Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Election: Brown governor again; Smyth keeps seat amid strong GOP gains

Democrat Jerry Brown has capped a political journey in California that began the year man landed on the moon, defying an era of term limits to return to the office he held 28 years ago.

The 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire former chief executive of eBay who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.

November 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Red Tuesday shifts House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

November 02, 2010 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Boxer wins, Dems save Senate majority, Reid; GOP grabs 6 seats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats narrowly held their Senate majority Tuesday but suffered at least six stinging losses, including the Illinois seat once held by President Barack Obama.

November 02, 2010 | By Charles Babington The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Proposition 19, legalize-marijuana measure, defeated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warned of dangers and legal chaos, California voters Tuesday rejected a measure that would have made their state the first to legalize the use and sale of marijuana.

The spirited campaign over Proposition 19 had pitted the state's political and law enforcement establishment against determined activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot.

November 02, 2010 | By David Crary & Lisa Leff The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: AP -- Brown wins another turn as governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have returned Democrat Jerry Brown to the governor's office 28 years after he left it.

With his win Tuesday, the 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.

November 02, 2010 | By Juliet Williams The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


County department to stream public meetings online

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning will broadcast all regularly scheduled Regional Planning Commission and Hearing Officer Meetings online.

November 02, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning | SCV Raw


City hosts Enterprise Zone workshop Nov. 10

The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center.

November 02, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Knott's Berry Farm grants free admission to military personnel through Nov. 25

BUENA PARK - Knott's Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military, both past and present, with free admission during its 21st annual Military Tribute, today through Nov. 25.

November 02, 2010 | Source: Knott's Berry Farm | SCV Raw


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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


Saugus butterfly sculpture to return in September

After being hit by a car on Bouquet Canyon Road, the Saugus butterfly sculpture - the object of both criticism and admiration - is due to make a triumphant return in September, according to a Santa Clarita city official.

August 27, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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