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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 112 years later.

Is there a Santa Claus?

December 24, 2009 | Source: The New York Sun, 1897 | Columnists


Senate OK's health care bill in 60-39 vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an epic struggle settled at dawn, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed health care legislation Thursday, a triumph for President Barack Obama that clears the way for compromise talks with the House on a bill to reduce the ranks of the uninsured and rein in the insurance industry.

The vote was 60-39, strictly along party lines, one day after Democrats succeeded in crushing a filibuster by Republicans eager - yet unable - to inflict a year-end political defeat on the White House.

December 24, 2009 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Aquatic Center now sells city bus passes

Santa Clarita has started selling passes for public transportation at the Sports Complex Aquatic Center.

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


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town? Take The Signal with you!

December 24, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


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


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Saugus baseball finding its offense

The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.

April 23, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


No stopping Valencia swim

Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.

April 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Save our tax base birthright

Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."

April 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Realtors review topics affecting residents

Realtors gathered last week to ask federal, state, county and local officials and a transportation consultant, to review a number of issues affecting local residents and the community, said a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley

April 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Randy Wrage: Trip exceeded my expectations

In January of this year, I was invited to be a part of a trade delegation visiting Shenzhen, a city in China. The trip was being organized by a gentleman who had worked at the county's economic trade council and had now moved on to greener pastures.

April 23, 2014 | By Randy Wrage SCV Voices | Columnists


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