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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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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


Michael Sam, first openly gay player, cut from Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Madison apartments for sale as condos

Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.

August 31, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The amateur manager

Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.

August 31, 2014 | Ken Keller: The amateur manager Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Outlaw robo calls and give us all some peace

So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.

August 31, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s go for lawn-less front yards

Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.

August 31, 2014 | David R. McCann Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The way of humanity

While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.

August 31, 2014 | Richard Myers Valencia | Signal Editorials


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