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Proud to be American

I would like to thank the fine people of the Santa Clarita area.

March 16, 2010 | By Mike Abraham Thousand Oaks | Letters to the Editor


Oh, the irony

That lying quitter former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has gone to great lengths to hype the supposed dangers of a big government takeover of American health care, admitted over the weekend that she used to get her treatment in Canada's single-payer system.

March 16, 2010 | By Paul Henry Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


What about English?

How sad it is that for your recent Reader Meter poll question, "What's the most important language for high school students to learn?" you did not list the most important language - English.

March 16, 2010 | By Scott Knudsen Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Doctor says Beckham's Achilles' tendon 'totally torn'

TURKU, Finland (AP) - The doctor who performed surgery on David Beckham says his left Achilles' tendon was "totally torn."

Surgeon Dr. Sakari Orava says Beckham "is doing well" and that Monday's operation lasted just under an hour at the clinic in Turku, southwestern Finland.

March 15, 2010 | By Marius Turula Associated Press Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


The Signal's SCV Emergency Winter Shelter 411 page

March 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

March 15, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Think before you speak

Bob Kellar and now Buckaroo McKeon suffer from a disorder that affects most all politicians.

March 15, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: March 14, 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.

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


Steve Lunetta: A broken system?

At the end of 2007, my wife Trish and I decided to take the kids on a fun family vacation. Being one of the few families that owns a timeshare and actually enjoys it, we decided to exchange our week for a resort in scenic Manson, Wash. by beautiful Lake Serial Killer.

March 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brian Roney: Recycled water plan is another boondoggle

The Castaic Lake Water Agency implemented a plan in 2002 to develop a recycled water program. This $70 million system was designed to treat water from the Valencia Water Reclamation Plant, located on The Old Road, and provide it for primarily landscaping needs throughout the valley.

March 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Shouldn’t they be at military tribunals?

James Q. Wilson's article in the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 22 reported that estimates of the cost of civilian trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other four terrorists will cost New York City hundreds of millions of dollars for just the first trial. Appeals are almost automatic.

March 15, 2010 | By Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Whitman a Republican?

Regarding "Whitman cuts ties with Kellar" (The Signal, Jan. 31).

March 15, 2010 | By Vinton M. Lampton Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


Are you embarrassed?

Which Santa Clarita City Council member is an embarrassment to the city? I have been following the many articles regarding Bob Kellar's statement that he is a "proud racist." I know Kellar and he is not a racist. He used that divisive statement as irony.

March 15, 2010 | Jim Pilarski Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Newhall boy suffers ‘severely’ broken leg

A 5-year-old boy fell from a second-story balcony at a Newhall apartment complex Saturday afternoon and had to be airlifted by paramedics to Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

March 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


When feelings bubble to surface

Maybe it's a sad movie or listening to a friend's battle with cancer, and slowly you feel your throat tighten. When emotions bubble to the surface, many people push those feelings right back down. "C'mon, heart, be still."

March 14, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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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


Saugus softball picks up where it left off

Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


American idols: When a nation falls in love with itself

Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.

April 17, 2014 | By Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock Deseret News | Hot Topics


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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