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Health care gains start soon — bigger ones later

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The first changes under the new health care law will be easy to see and not long in coming: There'll be $250 rebate checks for seniors in the Medicare drug coverage gap, and young adults moving from college to work will be able to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26.

March 22, 2010 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


It's 'Teen Safe Driving Week' statewide

SACRAMENTO - Impact Teen Drivers worked with the California Legislature, Senator Alan Lowenthal and Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani to declare this week March 21-27 "California Teen Safe Driving Week."

March 22, 2010 | Source: CHP/Impact Teen Drivers | SCV Raw


COC Theatre provides ‘New Works’ and ‘Delightful Disorientations’

Community members looking to have a laugh, or add a little "drama" to their lives need look no farther than the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) and College of the Canyons theatre department's schedule of spring performances.

March 22, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Local students join "Involvement in History" day in L.A.

AZUSA, Calif. -- Students from 4th through 12th grades including students from the Saugus Union School District attended "History Day L.A." at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa on Saturday, March 13.

March 22, 2010 | Source: Saugus Union School District | SCV Raw


Lutheran Social Services pancake breakfast April 24

Lutheran Social Services is inviting the community to attend a pancake breakfast to raise funds for case management working with homeless people in the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 22, 2010 | Source: Lutheran Social Services | SCV Raw


Obama to sign health bill, take it on the road

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is poised to sign the landmark health care bill ushering in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the nation's history - and then he'll hit the road to resume selling it to a reluctant public.

Obama will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday, the White House said, as he turns to seeing a companion bill through the Senate and talking up the overhaul's benefits on behalf of House members who cast risky votes.

March 22, 2010 | By Erica Werner Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon rips Dems for 'ignoring will of the people' on health care legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C - Late Sunday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Democrats' health care bill, H.R. 3590. Subsequent to the 219-212 vote, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) made the following statement:

March 22, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Woods: 'A little nervous' about return at Masters

Tiger Woods acknowledged "living a lie," saying he alone was responsible for the sex scandal that caused his shocking downfall from global sporting icon to late-night TV punchline.

March 22, 2010 | By Jim Litke AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


States line up to challenge health care overhaul

States are already lining up to sue the federal government over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Officials in at least 10 states have agreed to file a lawsuit challenging the legislation.

March 22, 2010 | By Denise Lavoie Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: March 22, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

March 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

March 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Senior Living


All talk and no answers

The Social Security Bill (HR 7260) was passed in 1935. Medicare and Medicaid was signed into law July 30, 1965.

March 22, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Not what the PACs want

You will get mailers, mailers and more mailers from the incumbents.

March 22, 2010 | By Annette Lucas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: Silence is golden

Steve Lunetta is on vacation this week. Leaving no alternative, this letter was shoved under the front door of The Signal office. Since Steve is not around to say otherwise, Silence Dugood will take his column space.

March 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


UPDATED: Congress passes historic health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.

"This is what change looks like," Obama said a few moments later in televised remarks that stirred memories of his 2008 campaign promise of "change we can believe in."

March 21, 2010 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


College of the Canyons Unveils New ‘Skills4Success’ Campaign For Fall Semester

College of the Canyons has unveiled a new two-part 'Skills4Success' campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new institution-wide student support strategies which COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

August 22, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Governor signs two Wilk bills

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon Governor Brown signed two bills by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita:

August 22, 2014 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Scott Wilk | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama's vacations in line with US average

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama is criticized whenever he goes on vacation but travel industry data show he's taken about as much vacation this year as most Americans do.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Officer shot, suspect killed in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - An officer was shot twice and gravely wounded during an early morning patrol and his partner killed the gunman during an ensuing shootout in a residential area of San Bernardino, authorities said Friday.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies.

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

DAVYDO-MYKILSKE, Ukraine (AP) - Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."

August 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Betty Arenson: California’s crazy train

Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari pegged it: The high-speed rail is Jerry Brown's Crazy Train. Equally, The Signal named it "the high speed hoodwink" (July 13, 2014).

August 22, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here, right now | Columnists


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 21, 2014

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August 21, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Angels complete the sweep of Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.

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


Kershaw pitches another gem for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.

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


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