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Hart District issues flu information, guidelines

With flu season approaching, the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District has posted an information sheet from the California Department of Education and a Question-and-Answer sheet on the H1N1 Flu on the district Web site, where it is available to parents and staff members.

September 01, 2009 | Source: William. S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Kelley Blue Book claims 'Cash for Clunkers' increased new-vehicle purchase consideration

IRVINE, Calif. -- According to the latest Kelley Blue Book kbb.com Market Intelligence Study, the CARS 2009 program, commonly referred to as Cash for Clunkers, was successful in changing in-market car shoppers' consideration set from 'used' to 'new' vehicles. From the program's official inception in July to late August when Cash for Clunkers ended, a significant percentage of in-market car shoppers said they previously considered buying a used vehicle, but now considered buying new (from 12 percent in July to 20 percent in August).

September 01, 2009 | Source: Kelley Blue Book | SCV Raw


25th 'California Coastal Cleanup Day' celebrated Sept. 19

Tens of thousands of Californians will gather along the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways of the state to celebrate the 25th Annual "California Coastal Cleanup Day" by clearing away the debris that has been deposited over the past year on Saturday, Sept.19, from 9 a.m. to noon.

September 01, 2009 | Source: California Coastal Commission | SCV Raw


CCAC highlights Sept. issues

The Open Space Financial Accountability and Audit Panel will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the Main Conference Room on the 3rd floor.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Canyon Country Advisory Committee | SCV Raw


Smyth calls Democrat prison bill a threat to public safety

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, today voiced his strong opposition to legislation proposed by liberal Democrats that will endanger families throughout California. The Democrat plan paves the way for the early release of thousands of dangerous criminals into communities across the state before they have completed their sentences.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


Red Cross shelters wildfire evacuees, offers safety tips

WASHINGTON-- The American Red Cross is on the scene offering evacuees a safe place to stay as wildfires in California force people from their homes and scorch thousands of acres. Overnight, nearly 200 people took refuge from the smoke and fire in Red Cross shelters.

September 01, 2009 | Source: American Red Cross | SCV Raw


FEMA funding helps fight Station Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help the state of California fight the Station Fire in Los Angeles County.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency | SCV Raw


Bowman senior selected for Leadership Institute

Dylan Calzada, a senior at Bowman High School, is among 50 students in Los Angeles and Orange counties selected to take part in the Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Project's Annual Regional Institute Aug. 28 to 30 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

September 01, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Adult Day Health Care Center announces new contract with Veterans Administration

In an effort to address the challenges and needs of our military personnel and their families, the Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Care Center is proud to announce the expansion of services to veterans. If you are a veteran or caring for a veteran you will find the centers day care therapeutic environment is designed to promote socialization and stimulation and maximize individual potential for independence, dignity and quality of life among functionally impaired adults.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Partners in Care Foundation | SCV Raw


Man arrested on felony gun charges

A known criminal street gang member is behind bars today facing serious felony criminal charges thanks to the efforts of a proactive Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy who put his life on the line to protect our community.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Uniform law ready

You know it is such a shame that it takes the California Legislature to enact a bill just to allow a young Marine and/or any other young military person the right to graduate from his/her high school in their chosen military uniform.

September 01, 2009 | By Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


New art studio unveiled

Art lessons for Stevenson Ranch Elementary School students will take on a new look with the opening of the school's new art studio, located on campus.

September 01, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Kids


Detectives make pot bust in Castaic

A Castaic man and woman were arrested Monday morning after detectives found 18 marijuana plants and dozens of jars filled with the drug, sheriff's deputies said in a statement.

September 01, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Horton, Kraut follow same rules

Just when I got over the indigestion from reading Jonathan Kraut on Tuesday ("Reformers vs. hate and rage," The Signal, Aug. 18), here came Gary Horton with a blast of bile on Wednesday ("Fear shouldn't be a pre-existing condition," The Signal, Aug. 19).

September 01, 2009 | By Matt Diederich Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


We're still here ...

Michele Buttelman asks, "What happened to the children of the '60s?" ("What happened to us?" in The Signal, Aug. 23)

September 01, 2009 | By Ray Essler Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


As Iraq gets new president, car bomb kills 21

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ask a Therapist: How to stop sibling rivalry

I have four kids ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. We're normally a pretty happy family that get along well together and do lots of fun things together. Like this summer we went to the Grand Canyon and had a great time - most of the time. But there are times when, even when we're having a lot of fun, the fun gets spoiled by the kids' fighting. It's nothing awful (i.e. there's no blood and nobody goes days without talking afterwards) but it's still really annoying and puts a dark cloud over whatever it ...

July 24, 2014 | Aaron Anderson, FamilyShare | Health News


How to save hundreds on your family’s cell phone bill

Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 24, 2014

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July 24, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


California removes lane splitting guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.

July 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

July 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

July 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Brian Baker: Pondering a runaway presidency

In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.

July 24, 2014 | By Brian Baker SCV Voices | Columnists


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