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Important definitions

My interest lies in the "non-education" (and impending massive jobs program "fix") of America's failing school system. As a result, I look up words in a good dictionary. With the looming takeover of our health care industry, I have compared words such as corruption versus subversion, socialism, fascism, communism and progressivism.

January 05, 2010 | By Donna Kirkpatrick Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The battle over cable TV

It has been interesting to watch the fight between Fox and Time Warner. Fox claimed Time Warner must pay more for the Fox channels it broadcasts. Time Warner claimed to be fighting for consumers, to prevent a huge increase in cable TV rates.

January 05, 2010 | By Richard Varenchik Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


McGrath Project throws two CD release parties Jan. 16 and Jan. 18

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January 04, 2010 | Source: The McGrath Project | SCV Raw


BCS Championship preview: Texas vs. Alabama Thursday

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Here's the strangest part of the fallout from the Texas offensive line giving up nine sacks in the Big 12 title game: There wasn't any.

January 04, 2010 | By Jaime Aron AP Sports Writer | SCV College Sports


Schools to participate in ‘Principal for a Day’ event

Want to know what it takes to be a school principal or administrator?

January 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 4, 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:

January 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Desperate Somalis seek ‘back-door’ route to U.S.

LANCASTER - The asylum seeker from Somalia hung his head as an immigration judge grilled him about his treacherous journey from the Horn of Africa. By air, sea and land he finally made it to Mexico, and then a taxi delivered him into the arms of U.S. border agents at San Diego.

January 04, 2010 | By Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


We need to make choices

The health bills being considered by Congress would expand government intervention in health care and create an even more monopolistic system of price-fixing while ignoring quality improvement and tort reform.

January 04, 2010 | By Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


‘Let the latkes roll'

Regarding "Hanukkah began at sundown" (The Signal, Dec. 11):

January 04, 2010 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Vakay’s plagiarism isn’t a surprise

I don't understand why everyone is so upset about Lynn Vakay's alleged plagiarism.

January 04, 2010 | By Lynn R. Wright Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Wake up, America

President Barack Obama hailed and cheered the recent passage of the health care bill; however, he selectively failed to disclose the double-dealing, slimy tactics used to accomplish the garnering of the votes in the U.S. Senate.

January 04, 2010 | By Frank Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Coat drive held for SCV emergency winter shelter

The Saugus Speedway and Swap Meet has started a month-long coat drive with donations going to the homeless or needy at the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter and the San Fernando Valley Rescue Center.

January 03, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care 'reform'

J. Ethan Jewell wrote a letter ("Why conservatives should be supporting health care reform," Dec. 27) supporting the liberals' "health care reform" proposals.

January 03, 2010 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Knowledge is freedom

One of the biggest problems with regard to rising health care costs is people will go to the doctor when they don't need it just because their insurance covers it.

January 03, 2010 | By Michael Salgarolo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Something is fishy

The most pressing concern for Californians is unemployment. At last glance, approximately 40,000 of those on the unemployment payroll were from the Sacramento Valley farm belt that boasts some of the richest soil around.

January 03, 2010 | By Gary Hebdon Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


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Ex-mayor of Bell get 1-year sentence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Israel informational meeting set for Sunday in Newhall

The Jewish congregations of the Santa Clarita Valley are inviting all local residents to join them Sunday for an informational meeting on Israel and the situation in Gaza.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidate for Calif. governor goes homeless

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the working poor in the nation's most populous state.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Invasive Species Action Week kicks off

Non-native plants and animals that have invaded California over the decades will be the focus of the state Department of Fish and Game's annual California Invasive Species Action Week, which kicks off on Saturday.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Green vs. brown: Saving SCV lawns

With restricted watering schedules for Santa Clarita Valley's lawns and gardens looking likely, local water officials and garden experts have some recommendations for homeowners in need of a lawn survival guide.

July 31, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


A's trade Saugus grad Tommy Milone to Twins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander and Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City to host 'Pills Kill' symposium

The City of Santa Clarita will host the Pills Kill: Prescription to Addiction Symposium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.

July 31, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


County to conduct licensing enforcement in the Santa Clarita Valley

Officers from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will conduct enforcement efforts in unincorporated areas of Canyon Country, Saugus and Valencia in August.

July 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant

TOKYO (AP) - American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.

July 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

July 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Health News


5 secrets for getting rid of debt

Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Some types are more easily justified than others. Some are planned and others are a result of giving in to an impulse. One thing is for sure, though. Debt is the enemy. Of course, it wasn't always that way. In the beginning, debt acts like it's a friend, allowing you to buy that extra outfit or a television with just a swipe of a card, or that much-needed SUV down at the car dealership; or a solid education. It isn't difficult to get into debt, but once you want out ...

July 31, 2014 | By Ben Luthi FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Hilton hotels switch to smartphones

The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.

July 31, 2014 | By Madeleine Richards KSL | NEWS 4 U


U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

July 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


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