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Lynne Plambeck: Concerns that shouldn't be bottled up

If you look around hard enough at grocery store sales, you can sometimes buy bottled water in a 12-pack for about the same amount you would pay for an equivalent amount of gas at $3 a gallon. This is a bargain when compared to buying a single bottle of Desani or Aquifina or any of the numerous other brands at $1 or higher, or equivalent to around more than $8 a gallon.

March 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bravo to Buck for smart fiscal policy

Much has been made of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon's vote against the sham Speaker Pelosi stimulus plan ("Stimulus or Spending?" Feb. 15.)

March 12, 2009 | By Eileen Blanchard Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Debate a question of rights, not of definition

I'm responding to the letter by Susan Wachter ("Further clarification on Proposition 8," published Feb. 12) in which she responds to my original letter about Prop. 8. I'm on her side.

March 12, 2009 | By Jerry Melisaratos Castaic | Letters to the Editor


The state can’t use funding for the mentally ill to pay its debts

The state can't use funding for the mentally ill to pay its debts

March 12, 2009 | By Kristin Ingram-Worthman Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Randall D. Armour: Dispelling common estate-planning myths

Many common myths have developed and come up continuously in discussions about estate planning.

March 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 12, 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:

First Word

March 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Midwinter revelry with Master Chorale

It was an evening of royalty and revelry as nearly 200 knights, ladies and courtiers joined the Santa Clarita Master Chorale in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Valencia for the Fourth Annual Midwinter Madrigal Feast.

March 12, 2009 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


Revisiting Colonial times

March 12, 2009 | The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


AT&T Champions Classic: Team Wayne Levi wins Wednesday Pro-Am match

Champions Tour professional Wayne Levi and his four amateur partners shot a sizzling 18-under-par 54 to take the top honors in today's AT&T Champions Classic Pro-Am, beating the team led by Champions Tour player Dana Quigley by one stroke.

Levi's group of Charlie Chase, Shayland Moise, Greg Brown and Michael Friend were part of the afternoon flight, while Quigley's group of Kathleen McKeon, Greg Ingino, Michael Hoyal and Louis Chen were part of the morning session.

March 11, 2009 | Source: AT&T Champions Classic | SCV Raw


Pancake breakfast fundraiser

The LSS Community Care Center hosts their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Dr., Canyon Country 91351.

All-you-can-eat breakfasts are $5.00 each for adults and $3.00 each for kids.

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


McKeon encouraged by Obama's education reform goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the top Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement in response to remarks from President Barack Obama on education reform:

March 11, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon | SCV Raw


Saugus High School receives literary award

Saugus High School's literary magazine, "The Centinel," has been selected to receive the Highest Award rank in the 2008 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines (PRESLM).

March 11, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Green California awards leaders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Nine "green" projects, programs and initiatives undertaken by California state agencies, cities and counties will be honored at the upcoming Green California Summit & Exposition (Sacramento Convention Center, March 16 - 18). The Green California Leadership Awards, established at the request of the Summit's Advisory Board, recognize state and local agencies for innovative efforts to green the Golden State.

In the category of Climate Change, the County of Sonoma will be recognized for its Climate Change Initiatives. These include the county's Climate Change Plan that addresses energy use in the built environment, greening the county's fleet and ...

March 11, 2009 | Source: Green Technology | SCV Raw


AT&T Champions Classic: Watson set to defend crown

Denis Watson said he drove from Valencia Country Club last March after Saturday's round "frustrated." He was seven shots back and standing in 20th place. Brad Bryant was in the lead at -7, holding a two-shot advantage over five players with 18 holes to play.

March 11, 2009 | Source: AT&T Champions Classic | SCV Raw


Local culinary student qualifies for national competition

Ava Bardsley, a student in the Hart School District Regional Occupational Program's Advanced Culinary class, is one only 10 students selected out of 800 applicants nationwide to compete in the Johnson & Wales University Chef of the Year competition.

March 11, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


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Betty Arenson: Vote smart in every election

It's one thing to know you and your wallet have been the victims of a legal money-grabbing scam, but to get repeatedly sucker-punched while you are still reeling is the second atrocity.

April 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson SCV Voices | Columnists


Stars beat Ducks, even series 2-2

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Saugus baseball finding its offense

The Saugus Centurions' pitching staff continues to deal, and its bats continue to heat up.

April 23, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


No stopping Valencia swim

Valencia's depth probably wouldn't have allowed it to have much of a let down on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Chris Stroh still preached to his team that last week's girls' victory and boys' tie against Hart didn't mean they could relax Wednesday against West Ranch.

April 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

VATICAN CITY (AP) - On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff's Station DUI checkpoint to be conducted Friday night

Driving Under the Influence / Driver's License (DUI/CDL) Checkpoints are conducted by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on a regular basis.

April 23, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jodie Foster is a married woman.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Gary Horton: Save our tax base birthright

Religious folks are familiar with the biblical story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a "mess of potage."

April 23, 2014 | By Gary Horton Full Speed to Port! | Columnists


Nancy Starczyk: Housing fines set to increase

When it comes to buying or renting a home, bias too often still appears in all shapes and sizes - because of religion, age, race, sexual orientation, a handicap, a partner from a different race, a different nationality, or simply the presence of kids.

April 23, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Local Business News


Racism is just illogical

Aristotle, the ancient philosopher, is right on the money when he considers the nature of racism. A person's skin color is nothing but an accidental occurrence.

April 23, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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