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Thanks for voting

The November 2009 elections have passed and it's time to move forward, but not without me saying "Thank you" to family, friends and supporters from throughout the community for their commitment and dedication to a campaign we can all be proud of.

November 13, 2009 | By Suzan Solomon Governing board member, Newhall School District | Letters to the Editor


Andre Hollings: There is a better way for California

This past Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger estimated that on top of the existing $7.4 billion budget shortfall projected for fiscal year 2010-11, California will suffer a budget gap of $5 billion to $7 billion this fiscal year.

November 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Buck, I’m counting on you

Dear Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon,

November 13, 2009 | By Virginia Stewart Valencia | Letters to the Editor


’Cats fall in round 2

The West Ranch girls volleyball team lost 3-1 to the visiting Marymount Sailors in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs Thursday night.

November 12, 2009 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


John F. Grannis: Homeowner association meetings

A "meeting" of a homeowner association (HOA) board is defined as any congregation of a majority of board members, at the same time and place, to hear, discuss or deliberate upon HOA business.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


'SillyWalk' fundraiser online Nov. 19 celebrates Monty Python's 40th anniversary

GLENDALE (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Monty Python fans all over the world have enjoyed more than a few belly-aching laughs thanks to the famous Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch entitled "The Ministry of Silly Walks," wherein an entire government agency (headed by John Cleese) is dedicated to the development of ways to walk silly.

November 12, 2009 | Source: MashCast | SCV Raw


Gentle Barn hosts 'Winter Wonderland' fundraiser Dec. 13

The Gentle Barn will host its third annual "Winter Wonderland" fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barn, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita 91390.

November 12, 2009 | Source: The Gentle Barn | SCV Raw


Volunteers needed for SMO 'Adopt-a-Family'

Single Mother's Outreach is in full swing with its "Adopt-a-Family" campaign for the 2009 holiday season.

November 12, 2009 | Source: Single Mothers Outreach | SCV Raw


Holiday Festival of Trains visiting Nixon Library through Jan. 10

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- A Holiday Festival of Trains at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is taking visitors on a magical journey through the world of miniature trains through Jan. 10.

One of the largest such collections ever assembled, this spectacular display features a breathtaking landscape of toy trains whistling through tiny snow-covered turn of the century villages, a 1890 Bavarian castle, and forested, mountain passes with more than 5,000 miniature trees.

November 12, 2009 | Source: Richard Nixon Foundation | SCV Raw


Magic Mountain employees to give back Friday

More than 200 full-time Six Flags Magic Mountain employees will take part in a range of community service projects Friday as part of the company's first ever day of service, known as Project 6. Employees will give back at various locations including the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, Carousel Ranch, the SCV Boys & Girls Club, the SCV Senior Center and the SCV YMCA.

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


Arm-wrestling competition Saturday

John Brzenk, Guinness World Record-holder in armwrestling, is coming to the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, Nov. 14 to help raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project.

From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m, professionals, amateurs and first-time armwrestlers are invited to the Residence Inn on The Old Road for some friendly competition. Participants will compete in their own weight class and fight for the champion title.

November 12, 2009 | By Emily Philpot Signal Intern | Santa Clarita Valley News


VIA Star topic during luncheon

Student teams winning top honors as part of the 2009 Valley Industrial Association Star will present their project at the next Valley Industrial Association luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 17 beginning at the Valencia Country Club located at 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.

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


WWII vet Ed Reiff finally collects overdue honors

Ed Reiff, a Marine veteran of World War II, expected his Oct. 8 evening to turn out to be like most family dinners at the home of his son, Morrie. Instead, he was surprised when he received the long-overdue war medals awarded to him for his service to the country more than 60 years ago.

Morrie Reiff's Calabasas home was filled with family, friends, fellow Marines and veterans as his father was presented six medals from his two tours of duty during World War II in both the Pacific and European theaters.

November 12, 2009 | By Derek Sedam Signal Intern | Santa Clarita Valley News


Registration opens Nov. 16 for Kid’s Night Out

Starting Nov. 16, local parents can register their children ages 4 to 11 to participate in city-sponsored Kid's Night Out to be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Santa Clarita Park's community room.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brush fire in Acton burns four acres

Firefighters put out a brush fire Wednesday afternoon that burned 4 acres in Acton, officials said.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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TMC Insider: Bracing for a big week

The men's and women's soccer teams of The Master's College prepare for a busy week of home matches, while Mustang women's volleyball takes a breather after competing at the 2014 Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic in Irvine. Meanwhile, TMC men's and women's cross country teams gear up to start their season next weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.

August 31, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Why school should start later

As the summer days of waking up just before noon yield to pre-sunrise first period classes, so comes chronic sleep deprivation among American teens.

August 31, 2014 | Nicole Shepard Deseret News | NEWS 4 U


Junk food addictive, stifles willingness to try new foods

Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.

August 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News


5 parenting lessons learned from movies

Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.

August 31, 2014 | Kurt Hanson Deseret News | Health News


Northern California wildfires show slower growth

HAPPY CAMP (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.

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


Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

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


UPDATE: Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

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


Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah - thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.

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


Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's finance minister says his country and other regional powers should work together to rebuild the Gaza Strip and disarm Hamas militants that rule the territory.

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


Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.

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


House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

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


Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.

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


Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

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


Made in America festival rocks LA

OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.

August 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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