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Ken Keller: Advice on getting from here to there

A great deal of my material for this weekly column comes from my own personal experiences or from observation.

August 04, 2010 | Ken Keller | Business Columns


Gary Horton: We’ve got to float our national boat

There are few things a boat full of Democrats, Republicans and independents can agree upon besides "Want another beer?" But when night comes and you're out in the dark in the deep blue sea, that's when conversation turns more serious.

August 04, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Thank you, McFarland

In response to "An unholy alliance at city hall" (July 27): Thank you, Bruce McFarland. Your good citizenship is helping us all by giving a view of what you see. Thank you for taking the time to attend these meetings and keeping the rest of us informed of your observations. It will be in interesting to see the other side.

August 04, 2010 | Lynne Winner Castaic | Letters to the Editor


An orchestra of media, opinion

Has anybody read the hatred and other dubious ideas depicted in JournoList? It's pretty outrageous. The slavish behavior these journalists have shown is amazing.

August 04, 2010 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Reject private libraries in SCV

I strongly oppose the proposal for the city to take over the three county libraries in Santa Clarita. What's the point? There is no way a new city library can provide the vast array of books, magazines, professional journals, CDs, DVDs, microfilm, etc. now available to Santa Clarita residents through the Los Angeles County library system, let alone do so at a cost savings.

August 04, 2010 | Ed Carstens Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


There’s a problem

You don't have to be a constitutional lawyer to realize there's a problem in America when the federal government defines to the last detail what a health-insurance policy must look like - and then forces every citizen to buy one.

August 04, 2010 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Don’t give him a chance

In July 4's issue, Ron Smith wrote a letter castigating Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, for his support of efforts to require a balanced budget ("Dear Congressman").

August 04, 2010 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


County sets aside $12.5M for fire station

Los Angeles County officials set aside $12.5 million Tuesday to build a new fire station on Golden Valley Road east of Highway 14 to accommodate a growing population on the east side of the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 04, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP enforces Kaitlyn's Law against leaving kids in cars

SACRAMENTO - As the summer heat continues, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has a warning for the motoring public: Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.

August 03, 2010 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Supervisors OK new Golden Valley fire station

Los Angeles County - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the construction of the new Fire Station 150 at 19190 Golden Valley Road in Santa Clarita Tuesday, to provide vital fire protection, emergency medical and life safety services, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said.

August 03, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Audit approved for county's child protection safety net

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- A motion by Supervisors Michael D. Antonovich and Don Knabe ordering an independent audit of the recently implemented safety enhancements by the Department of Children and Family Services and all county departments involving abused and neglected children and their families was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors.

August 03, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Armstrong lawyers say USADA offering riders deals

Austin, Texas - Lance Armstrong's attorneys say the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is offering cyclists a "sweetheart deal" if they testify or provide evidence that the seven-time Tour de France winner cheated by doping.

August 03, 2010 | By Jim Vertuno AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Local nurse practitioners hold monthly dinner

The Tri-Valley Chapter of the California Assocation for Nurse Practitioners will hold their monthly dinner in Woodland Hills on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Nurse practitioners, students and health professionals are welcome to the event.

August 03, 2010 | Source: California Association for Nurse Practitioners | SCV Raw


Dog found in Stevenson Ranch

A dog was found Saturday, July 31 about 9:30 p.m. running around Old Ranch Road in Stevenson Ranch near the Macaroni Grill restaurant.

August 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


First SCV Improv Festival draws comics, laughs Sept. 20-26

The inaugural SCV Improv Festival will be staged Sept. 20 through Sept. 26 at The SCV Space in Saugus.

August 03, 2010 | Source: SCV Improv Festival | 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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