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D. Frank Norton: More tax benefits with more tax return complexity

Well, it seems we have more tax benefits coming our way when we file our tax returns for 2009. Along with those benefits come more tax forms, more phaseouts of tax benefits to calculate and more all-round frustration regarding filing.

December 24, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Forgiveness and playing pretend

These things are always true:

December 24, 2009 | By Ada K. Moore Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Tribute to our boys and girls

In regards to essays written by the third- and fifth-graders in the Dec. 15 edition, I was pleased to see how many were written saying that one of the holidays that they enjoyed most was Christmas, along with Thanksgiving and New Years.

December 24, 2009 | By Gerry Dennis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Lynne Plambeck: Stand up for those who dare to lead

One choice that must be made by anyone in public life is whether to lead or follow. It is a legitimate question, since in a democracy an elected public official, of course, wants to stand for the ideas and goals of the people he or she represents.

December 24, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 24, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

December 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Probation sweep nets 6 adults, 6 minors

Six adults and six minors were arrested Wednesday morning by deputies who swooped on 55 locations in the Santa Clarita Valley in search of probation violators.

December 23, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


New year brings new traffic and vehicle laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - January not only rings in a new year, but also new laws for 2010.

December 23, 2009 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Kids discover their magic for helping patients and familes

SAN DIEGO - I AM Magic and Kids for Peace, two international non-profit organizations, are hosting an event to bring peace and wellness to children and their loved ones everywhere.

December 23, 2009 | Source: I AM Magic | SCV Raw


NASA flight tests new jumbo jet with opening in side

EDWARDS, Calif., - A NASA jumbo jet that will help scientists unlock the origins of the universe with infrared observations reached a milestone Friday when doors covering the plane's telescope were fully opened in flight.

December 23, 2009 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Metrolink train hits truck; three critically injured

Three people were critically injured in a collision between a Metrolink train and a pickup truck in Sylmar that shut down the tracks for hours this morning, before crews cleared the wreckage and reopened service to the Santa Clarita Valley, officials said.

December 23, 2009 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coach Smelser to be honored

College of the Canyons men's basketball team will retire jersey No. 1 in recognition of former longtime head coach Lee Smelser and his more than 30 years of service to the college.

December 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kindergarten packets available

The Newhall School District's kindergarten registration materials will be available in the school offices on Feb. 16, 2010, for students eligible to begin kindergarten in the 2010/2011 school year.

December 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC campus closed

College of the Canyons offices will be closed through Jan. 3. Offices will reopen Jan. 4. For more information, visit www.canyons.edu.

December 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Polar bear plunge set Jan. 1

The fourth annual Glacier Slide Polar Bear Swim will begin at 9 a.m. on New Year's Day at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway.

December 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart district employees perform for students

Staff members from the William S. Hart Union High School District's administrative center turned into musicians for the holidays, thanks to the efforts of Lorraine King, the superintendent's administrative assistant.

December 23, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


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Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


What it takes for final equality

In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:

April 22, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Thanks to my guardian angel

Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.

April 22, 2014 | Mary Gallant Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Cher Gilmore: Let’s see our climate as half full on Earth Day

It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

April 22, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore SCV Voices | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Forgiving our failed justice system

The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.

April 22, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ibanez's 3-run double leads Angels over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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