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SCV School Food Services Agency brings back Harvest

The Santa Clarita Valley School Food Service Agency is again implementing Harvest of the Month, a program that connects to core curricular areas and provides educators with materials and resources to motivate students to make healthy choices through hands-on experience with fruits and vegetables and physical activity. The program extends from the classroom and cafeteria to the home and community, promoting healthier habits and futures for students.

October 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Sierra Vista teacher honored for P.E. program

George Velarde, head of the Physical Education department at Sierra Vista Junior High School, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness in a Sports Spotlight Award ceremony in Sacramento this week. As a Gold Medalist, Velarde will receive $10,000 for his school's P.E. program.

October 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thinking History: Ruiz Cemetery tells tragic story of dam disaster

I downloaded the directions and climbed in the car. Soon, I found myself 2.1 miles north of the intersection of Copper Hill and San Francisquito Canyon in Saugus. I had a picture of the site and it matched what I was seeing. Towards the west in the distance was the clump of trees I was aiming for, and if I squinted just right I could make out a white marker underneath. This was the place.

October 18, 2009 | By E.J. Stephens For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Vote Solomon Nov. 3

On Nov. 3, voters will have the opportunity to elect an outstanding candidate to the William S. Hart Union High School District board.

October 18, 2009 | Diane Trautman Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Valdes is the way to go

The residents of the Santa Clarita Valley deserve to know there is someone here who truly cares for our children and that someone is Linda Valdes. She is running for the William S. Hart Union High School District board and I cannot emphasize how lucky I feel that she is.

October 18, 2009 | Sandra Pratt Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Christopher’s the one

On July 31 ("A school board election like no other"), The Signal blamed (Hart district Superintendent Jaime) Castellanos and his staff for not having the proper financial and "oversight responsibilities as well as misleading the public into thinking a $158 million bond measure would get the job done."

October 18, 2009 | Todd L. Hoover Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Parents, do better

Regarding the article "Drug use up in SCV schools," Oct. 11: The more people that move into the Santa Clarita Valley, the worse things get.

October 18, 2009 | Vincent Titiriga Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Abusing majority rule

Philosophically, Democrats have embraced the protection of minorities. This is something that Carole Lutness ("Majority rules in a democracy," Oct. 13) seemingly has overlooked. She laments the fact a simple majority in Sacramento's legislature cannot increase taxes; it takes a two-thirds majority. She advocates a simple majority rule and then claims she speaks for all of us. She doesn't speak for me.

October 18, 2009 | Bill Lyons Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


A grand plan for making music in the SCV

It was music to community members' ears when the Santa Clarita Valley Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California held their first annual Practice-A-Thon.

October 18, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Oct. 9-16, 2009: This week through our eyes

October 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to watch & upcoming events

Dates to Watch

October 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


R. J. Kelly: CLWA flush with success

It was high on the list of things for local water professionals to do in 2009: Complete construction of a treatment plant to remove perchlorate from local groundwater, thus stopping the spread of contamination caused by a former munitions manufacturing plant.

October 18, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town?

Take The Signal with you!

October 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Gary Horton is cemented in a box

I am shocked and very disappointed you would publish Gary Horton's column ("McKeon: SCV's Marie Antoinette of health care," Sept. 16) about Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon.

October 18, 2009 | Candy Sherrill Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Harvey Milk was a hero

As a product of the William S. Hart School District (Hart High Class of '02), I have never recalled spending an entire class period discussing the accomplishments of Ceser Chavez, Christopher Columbus or even Martin Luther King Jr. on their respective days. This has always been taught in our textbooks, whether mentioned in a section or a whole chapter devoted to the person.

October 18, 2009 | Paul Strickland, Jr. New York | Letters to the Editor


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Ex-Camarillo High official pleads in sex case

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A former Camarillo High School administrator accused of inappropriately touching a student and an employee has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Time Warner says outages largely resolved

NEW YORK (AP) - Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Seal Beach sees flooding from hurricane

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A low-lying street in the Southern California shore community of Seal Beach was inundated by rising seawater early Wednesday while authorities along the coast braced for an even bigger storm surge brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.

August 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scott Wilk: Be sure your voice is heard

I have opposed the high-speed rail project since its inception and am troubled by Gov. Jerry Brown's single-minded pursuit of it since he took office in 2011.

August 27, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here, right now | Columnists


IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Plight of Iraqi Christians

"Oops!" Gov. Rick Perry infamously uttered during the 2012 Republican primaries.

August 27, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Trout, Shoemaker lead Angels' rout of Miami

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout had an RBI double and Albert Pujols added a two-run single during Los Angeles' five-run fourth inning, and the Angels regained sole possession of the majors' best record with an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Zach Britton earns 28th save

BALTIMORE (AP) - Jonathan Schoop singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Caleb Joseph had two RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles beat the fading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Dodgers' big inning leads to win

PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored six runs in the fourth inning, thanks in large part to two overturned out calls, to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 on Tuesday night.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Office etiquette has impact on advancement, survey shows

When I left work as a full-time journalist almost three years ago, I was determined to move into my new career without looking back.

August 26, 2014 | By Greg Katz Deseret News | NEWS 4 U


Newhall County Water District launches drought education plan

August 26, 2014 (Newhall, Calif.) – This week, Newhall County Water District's 10,000 customers can expect to receive resources on California's drought directly in their homes and mailboxes. Following the adoption of its own Drought Action Plan, District officials are taking extensive education measures to ensure residents are aware of how they can help during this historic drought.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Newhall County Water District | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexican president faces protest on California trip

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met Tuesday with lawmakers and swapped praise with Gov. Jerry Brown, but not all legislators rolled out the welcome mat at a luncheon held on the final day of his visit to California.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Suspect in fatal shootings charged with murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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