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Lynne Plambeck: Ramping up the rogue rhetoric

I opened the June 1 edition of The Signal only to find that according to Santa Clarita City Councilman Frank Ferry, many of us are now, in his view, "developmental terrorists" when we exercise our civic rights and express our opinions at City Council or Planning Commission meetings.

June 03, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Where are the fables?

Are Aesop's fables not taught in school anymore? Shouldn't they be required reading for holding a political office? Better yet, for voting for someone running for a political office?

June 03, 2010 | Walt Watson Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Zonta honors contributors Thursday

The Santa Clarita chapter of the Zonta Club will hold a special "Yellow Rose Ceremony" to commemorate the honor roll of donors and contributors between 2004-2009 on Thursday, June 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Keyes Lexus of Valencia showroom, 24033 Creekside Road, Valencia 91355.

June 02, 2010 | Source: Zonta Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Insurance industry spends $17M-plus on election, consumer group says

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insurers and the political action committees they fund have spent more than $17 million on candidates and one ballot initiative to quietly influence the outcome of Tuesday's election, according to a new analysis released today by Campaign for Consumer Rights.

June 02, 2010 | Source: Campaign for Consumer Rights | SCV Raw


Lexus Jazz and Blues summer concert series talent unveiled

Summit West Public Relations and Marketing will stage its 12th annual "Lexus of Valencia Jazz and Blues" concert series from Friday, June 11 to Friday, Aug. 27.

June 02, 2010 | Source: Summit West | SCV Raw


What's Good in Education, June 2, 2010

Bowman Celebrates Artists, Poets

June 02, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw


COC ETI provides training at Boston Scientific

The College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute (ETI) has received a $150,000 grant from the state Chancellor's Economic and Workforce Development program to provide training services to more than 100 Boston Scientific employees in the company's economically burgeoning neuromodulation division.

June 02, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Gene Dorio: We need a professional debate

As oil continues to leak in the Gulf of Mexico, fingers are being pointed in every direction, looking for blame due to the lack of preparedness in predicting such a catastrophe. If appropriate precautionary measures had been anticipated, this problem could have been minimized.

June 02, 2010 | Gene Dorio | Columnists


Serena Williams loses to Stosur at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Early on, Serena Williams knocked dirt from her shoes by angrily whacking them with her racket, as if punishing the clay that keeps tripping her up at the French Open.

June 02, 2010 | By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Engineer’s discoveries live on

Richard Tibbetts Frankian, a groundbreaking engineer whose calculations and discoveries shaped much of the state building code for decades to come, died May 22 of a heart ailment in Port Alberni, British Columbia. He was 81.

June 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carrying the torch

With a big grin, Ryan Latner, 23, took off from the starting line Tuesday with the Special Olympics torch in hand.

June 02, 2010 | Keely Hopkins For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ken Keller: Suggested summer reading

In the best-selling book "Talent Is Overrated," author Geoff Colvin states that everyone can learn, but suggests an education program that makes sense on an individual basis.

June 02, 2010 | Ken Keller | Business Columns


Gary Horton: So what if there are mosquitoes?

Christopher, my 28-year-old son, kneels with his back to me as he carefully arranges logs, and lights the fire in the big iron stove in his living room.

June 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Jealous of my tamales

Regarding "Lighten up" (May 8): Thank you to The Signal for publishing my letter, which was timely. Thank you for recognizing and addressing the essential meaning of the letter.

June 02, 2010 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mysterious jet noise

I was lucky enough to be outside with my wife during the low passing of the mysterious jet that did a "doughnut" over the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 02, 2010 | By James Richardson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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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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