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The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Feb. 19-26, 2010

February 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nathan Imhoff: More empty words from Gitlin

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." - Noam Chomsky

While observing all the talking, shouting and letters to the editor in recent days on the topic of free speech, I was reminded of the many chats I had with my dad in our family garage while I was growing up.

February 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The loss of Bristol Farms

I'm sorry to hear that Bristol Farms in the Valencia Bridgeport Marketplace is closing, but my first and utmost concern is the roughly 100 employees who are going to lose their jobs.

February 26, 2010 | Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Just a proud American

As a third-generation Hispanic man, I applaud Bob Kellar for his stand on illegal immigrants and stating that if being an American and standing up for his fellow Americans makes him a racist then he is a "proud racist."

February 26, 2010 | Lee Chavez Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Louise Elerding: Etiquette — embarrass you and me no more

Embarrassment - let's talk about it now and get it behind us.

February 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


Chris S. Jacobsen: Is your business ready for the upturn?

The sluggish economy has hit businesses across the board. While some businesses have started to see light at the end of the tunnel, others are still waiting for signs of encouragement.

February 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Bill Kennedy: What’s the cost of honor?

"Sir, are you listening to the radio?"

Catching me at home at 6:45 a.m. as I was preparing to leave for my job as base commander of Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, I knew instantly this was not an idle inquiry from my executive officer.

February 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Condescending, not persuading

Diana Shaw's column ("Two-thirds or not two-thirds," The Signal, Jan. 19) takes on a more condescending than persuasive tone with statements like "the People of Arkansas are eminently more rational than Californians" and "Guess what? We live in a democracy."

February 26, 2010 | John Fortman Valencia | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 26, 2010

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:

Today is Friday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2010. There are 308 days left in the year.

February 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Laurie Ender: Graffiti group chalks up a win

The city of Santa Clarita's Graffiti Task Force celebrated another banner year in 2009, with 177 arrests made and more than 7,500 tags removed from Santa Clarita streets.

February 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Kings headed to SCV

As part of their 2010 Rink Tour, members of the Los Angeles Kings will make a stop at Ice Station Valencia on Saturday.

February 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Pro Tracker


Health summit wrap: No accord at health debate; Dems to try last push

WASHINGTON (AP) - Giving no ground, President Barack Obama and Republican leaders fought forcefully for their competing visions of historic health care reform Thursday in an exhausting, often-testy live-on-TV debate.

February 25, 2010 | By Charles Babington Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Olympics wrap: Canada beats US 2-0 for gold in women's hockey

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Gold was the only option for both Canada's women's hockey team and South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na. For the U.S. Nordic combined squad, any medal in any color would do.

All of them were quite pleased with the way things turned out Thursday.

February 25, 2010 | By Jaime Aron AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Strickland announces California Healthcare Protection Act

(Sacramento, CA) Today, Senator Strickland (R- Thousand Oaks), joined by Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and John Graham, Director of Healthcare Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, held a press conference to announce the introduction of Senate Constitutional Amendment 29.

February 25, 2010 | Source: Office of Senator Tony Strickland R-Thousand Oaks, 19th District | SCV Raw


Nike sticking by Woods despite off-course problems

LONDON (AP) - Nike will continue to support Tiger Woods even though the world's best player has taken an indefinite leave from golf to deal with personal issues.

February 25, 2010 | By Stuart Condie Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


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Drought cancels Sacramento's Gold Rush Days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans and CHP Warn Drivers of Maximum Enforcement Around Construction Work Zones

SACRAMENTO – Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.

July 28, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Judge rules against Sterling paving way for Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father sentenced to 2 years in prison for son’s stabbing

A 56-year-old man accused of stabbing his son in a Saugus home five months ago has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said today.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: More riding LA trains than have tickets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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