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Lynne Plambeck: Who is in charge?

I will never forget stopping into the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department several years ago to discuss an issue with a planner. She told me she didn't have time to talk because she and another planner were due in Supervisor Michael Antonovich's office shortly for their weekly planning briefing, but I could join them on the walk through the basement tunnel to his office to talk, if I wanted to.

March 11, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Fiction over fact

Your editorial ("Look out for criminally misleading junk mail," Feb. 28) was a masterpiece of innuendo and character assassination, a triumph of fiction over fact.

March 11, 2010 | By Tony Newhall Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Buckle your belts, folks!

This is going to be a very historic political year.

March 11, 2010 | By William Light Valencia | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: March 11, 2010

Mean Girls: Helping Daughters Survive

March 11, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Love Is in the Air’ for Creative Guild

The third annual "Love Is in the Air" fundraiser to benefit the Santa Clarita Creative Guild will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Annual 5K run

Knights of Columbus will sponsor the 30th annual 5K run, starting in Mentryville at the west end of Pico Canyon Road, Newhall, run entirely on trail in the park property, 9 a.m., Saturday, $21-$27 pre-registration (parking fees included). Info: (661) 259-4384.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | About Town


On the Road with The Signal

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

Send us a photo of you and your family or friends holding up a copy of The Signal with your exotic locale in the background.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Newsmakers tickets now available

The 2008-2009 Newsmakers of the Year Awards hosted by the SCV Press Club in the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Friday, March 19, 6 p.m. cocktails. 7 p.m. dinner.

March 11, 2010 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Oscars' Avatar snub sparks Green Globe Film Awards voting frenzy

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- The month of Avatar versus Hurt Locker Oscar predictions came to a close on March 7 with the Hurt Locker overtaking Avatar for Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow trumping James Cameron for Best Director, causing environmentalists to see red.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Green Globe Film Awards | SCV Raw


Last chance to save 38 endangered and threatened species

LOS ANGELES -- The Santa Clara River is the last major wild river in Southern California. It provides its neighboring cities with drinking water and it irrigates rich farmland as it meanders 116 miles from the San Gabriel Mountains near Acton to the Pacific Ocean at Oxnard, CA. But it is a lethal combination of public apathy and corporate greed that could kill this preeminent ecosystem. Well over 38 endangered and threatened species inhabit the river, its watershed and tributaries.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Animals on the Edge | SCV Raw


New study shows eating strawberries daily can quickly improve health

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- When it comes to eating healthy, most people know it's a good long-term choice, but what they may not know is that eating certain foods daily can provide immediate health benefits. According to a new UCLA study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the antioxidant power in strawberries becomes "bioavailable" or ready to work in the blood after just a few short weeks of eating, resulting in the potential to improve the body's defense against chronic disease.

March 10, 2010 | Source: California Strawberry Commission | SCV Raw


Man busted on burglary and weapons charges

Roderick Butler, 24, of Canyon Country, was arrested this morning by detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's burglary team and charged with burglary, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of stolen property.

March 10, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Go green, get green

The City of Santa Clarita is gearing up to launch its new Green Energy Incentive Program, which offers grants to local businesses of all sizes that undertake projects designed to achieve eligible "green" objectives.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


City now offering parties in the park

The City of Santa Clarita is now accepting reservations for birthday parties at the City's Skate Park. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays from April through mid-October, the parties allow residents to rent out the popular Skate Park for a private, two-hour birthday bash. Reservations are on a fist-come, first-served basis.

March 10, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita communications division | SCV Raw


McKeon statement on Iraqi parlimentary elections

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement congratulating Iraqis for their embrace of democracy and rejection of violence as a political tool:

March 10, 2010 | Source: Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


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6 birthday ideas for teen girls



Once the pink frills and princess themes are outgrown, how can you make a teen girl's birthday special? Much of her enjoyment comes as she plans her party herself, down to the littlest details, so ask your daughter how she wants to celebrate and get her involved. My oldest daughter loves planning her birthdays. She even likes to bake and decorate her own cake with gobs of colors, swirls and sprinkles.

August 20, 2014 | Leah DeCesare, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


3 family movies to spice up the last days of summer

With August being over half way done, many people are making their way back to places of learning. For those that are heading back to school in the near future, here are three family movies to help you soak up the last few days of summer.

August 20, 2014 | Dylan Cannon, KSL | Hot Topics


Dangers to be aware of when contemplating a tattoo

There's no doubt body art has become increasingly popular over the years - but just because something is popular doesn't mean it's not dangerous. Within a few minutes you could become the proud owner of a great looking tattoo and a lifetime of health issues.

August 20, 2014 | Suzanne Carlile, KSL | Health News


It's easier for dad to get flex time to care for kids, study says

The boss may be more likely to grant a request from dad to work from home so he can care for kids than a similar request from mom, according to new research that refers to the bias as the "fatherhood bonus."

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Who’s winning the war on families?

There is a war going on right now, and it pits anti-family forces against parents.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault investigated

08/17/2014

August 20, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Health News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 20, 2014

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August 20, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!

Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk - a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine - after days of street battles.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST (AP) - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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