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Backpacks are donated by Scouts

Daniel Otto of the Lightning Patrol is buried under filled backpacks ready for donation to the Department of Children and Family Services. Old Glory Boy Scout Troop 499 recently donated 18 new backpacks filled with school supplies to the local DCFS for children in need. This service project was sponsored by the Lightning Patrol in its effort to earn the BSA National Honor Patrol award. As part of the requirements, the Scouts also spent a morning working at the Children's Hunger Fund warehouse in Pacoima bagging beans for care packages to be sent to needy families locally and around ...

August 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

August 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


David Hegg: When world views collide

Since the announcement of Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling on Proposition 8, the media has been blanketed with commentary and insightful responses written by better men and women than me. The central thrust of the ruling, its legal and philosophical shortcomings and its possible consequences for our society don't need to be rehashed here.

August 15, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: My money is on Meg Whitman for governor

Who is Meg Whitman? Is she your typical bored billionaire looking to buy her way into office? I don't really know, and quite frankly, I don't really care if she spends millions of her own money to be California's next governor. If nothing else, her money helps the economy, creates lots of employment and plenty of jobs in media and advertising that wouldn't necessarily be there if a pauper like me were running for the state's top office.

August 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Columnists


SCV residents are uninformed

John Krist

August 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Letters to the Editor


The libraries are fine

A recent editorial, "The city should take over the SCV's libraries" (Aug. 1), stated that "Santa Clarita is the biggest city in Los Angeles County not to have its own library system." That comes off like "all the other kids have one." We don't need our own library; we are part of a library system that provides services the city can never hope to match.

August 15, 2010 | Elaine Braddock Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: Talk about a bust

In case you missed it, the entire world just endured the bursting of an incredible asset bubble, this time associated with residential real estate in the United States and several European countries.

August 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Leave the library be

Along with Dianne Bartley in her recent letter to The Signal ("Keep libraries the same," Aug. 8), I would be less concerned over the city's proposal to take over operation of our local libraries were I not concerned about a subsequent loss of service.

August 15, 2010 | Marian Smith-Subbarao Newhall | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 15, 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.

August 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Martial arts: Local split decision

It was a night of hard hits and loud music at Santa Clarita's Saugus Speedway Saturday.

August 15, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | Community/Youth Sports


SCV Scouts celebrate at Jamboree

Thousands of Scouts and visitors recently flooded into the arena at the National Scout Jamboree located at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America at the "Shining Light Across America" show.

August 15, 2010 | By James Wilson, Troop 827 For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


One last summer splash

Although many local children have already headed back to school, they splashed along with family members for one last summer hurrah Saturday in the form of a 116-foot-long Slip 'N Slide event hosted at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.

August 15, 2010 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

July 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Health News


5 secrets for getting rid of debt

Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Some types are more easily justified than others. Some are planned and others are a result of giving in to an impulse. One thing is for sure, though. Debt is the enemy. Of course, it wasn't always that way. In the beginning, debt acts like it's a friend, allowing you to buy that extra outfit or a television with just a swipe of a card, or that much-needed SUV down at the car dealership; or a solid education. It isn't difficult to get into debt, but once you want out ...

July 31, 2014 | By Ben Luthi FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Hilton hotels switch to smartphones

The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.

July 31, 2014 | By Madeleine Richards KSL | NEWS 4 U


U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

July 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff holds "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014.

#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.

July 31, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control

I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.

July 31, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Take it to heart and conserve water

Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.

July 31, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat refugees with compassion

The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.

July 31, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Angels fall to Baltimore again

BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service men and women receive thousands of minutes of call time

Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.

July 30, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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