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Cameron Smyth: 'Race to the top' plan leaves students behind

Recently, legislators were called back to Sacramento to vote on legislation to make California more competitive for "Race to the Top," a $4 billion federal program announced by President Barack Obama earlier this year to encourage innovation in our public schools.

December 13, 2009 | Cameron Smyth SCV Voices | Columnists


Dirk Marks: Saving water and saving some green on the green belts

There are many things that attract us all to the Santa Clarita Valley as a place to call home - great schools, a low crime rate and excellent dining and recreational opportunities.

December 13, 2009 | Dirk Marks SCV Voices | Columnists


The answer is in the numbers when it comes to Whitman

In a letter to the editor ("Republican candidate already lying, Dec. 7"), Paul Sibek accuses Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman of "peddling falsehoods" with her statements of California's (addictive) overspending while The Signal's editorial staff compounds the assertion entitling it as "Republican candidate already lying."

December 13, 2009 | By Frank Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Canyon High keeps the quality coming

Last weekend the Canyon High School Thespian Society/Drama Class put on a production called "Flowers for Algernon" by David Rogers, based on the novel by David Keys.

December 13, 2009 | By Jeff Prata Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Obama is showing some leadership in Afghanistan war

President Barack Obama and many of his followers have dwelled on the past and attempted to blame former President George W. Bush for the country's ills.

December 13, 2009 | By Donald Moskowitz Londonberry, NH | Letters to the Editor


Why should Congress not take the public option?

Though it is reportedly more unpopular than "Hillarycare" was 20 years ago, the politicians in Washington are working weekends to force through Congress an ill-conceived, un-studied entitlement program.

December 13, 2009 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates To Watch

December 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 13, 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 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Breast cancer survivor needs community help

The spirit of the holidays have brought the employees of Har-Bro - Paul Waddell, Kathy Lawler, Connie Molina, Lindsey Lassak, Jeff Swenson, Armando Lopez, Gabriel Bonilla, Seane Eifert and Payman Bahman - to the aid of Oanth "Kim" Thi Le and her family.

December 13, 2009 | By T. Katz For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Petersen International has holiday spirit

In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, employees of Petersen International Underwriters located in Valencia since 1993, have donated a truckload of food items for the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.

December 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Master Chorale begins 10th season with carols

December 13, 2009 | Courtesy photo | Signal Lifestyle


Births in the SCV, Oct. 4-Nov. 8, 2009

October 4, 2009

December 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Births


Dan and Debbie Goetz are serious about trains

December 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Fatality on Interstate 5 in multi-vehicle collision

The California Highway Patrol confirmed a person had been killed Saturday evening in a multi-car collision on Interstate 5 near Templin Highway in Castaic.

December 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Everybody's talkin': Woods' time-out to hurt Tiger Inc.

Everybody's talkin' about the millions of dollars in endorsement deals Tiger Woods risks losing by giving up golf for an "indefinite" period of time. Some say he'll suffer; others say he's already a billionaire, so BFD. What's your take? Leave a comment below the article. -- Ed.

December 12, 2009 | By Emily Fredrix AP Marketing Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

PHOENIX (AP) - A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senator facing additional charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


New trial ordered in newborn death

SANTA ANA (AP) - A California appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Orange County woman who was convicted of killing her baby after giving birth in a restaurant bathroom.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza sides agree to 12-hour cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Getting up when you're down

Life is full of events that can knock you down. Sometimes it's an actual tumble or accident that lands you in the hospital. Sometimes it's a death of someone you love dearly and can't quite imagine life without. Maybe it's the tragedy of being abused as a child.

July 25, 2014 | By Gary and Joy Lundberg | Hot Topics


Women must feel trauma to get settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Bell councilwoman gets 2 years for corruption

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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