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Bowl-a-thon for Pleasantview at Valencia Lanes

Pleasantview Industries hosts its 10th Annual No-tap Tournament and Fundraiser Saturday at the Valencia Lanes.

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


Calif. GOP oust leader amid strained budget talks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A delicate budget fix crafted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders was on the brink of collapse early Wednesday after Republicans in the Senate ousted their leader.

February 18, 2009 | By Judy Lin Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV Historical Society to host St. Francis Dam tour

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam in San Francisquito Canyon March 15 as a fundraiser.

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


Thanks for the balanced reporting

I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Signal for providing an article regarding the creation/evolution seminar at The Masters College Feb. 21. It is refreshing to see a newspaper report on such things.

February 18, 2009 | By Mike Jones Santa Clarita | Columnists


The Republican Twist

Have you ever seen the Republicans more twisted than they are today?

February 18, 2009 | By Paul Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Hart dancers take 13 awards

The Hart High dance team is a tightly knit, dedicated group of dancers whose rhythmic movements act as a force to be reckoned with in the competitive dance arena.

February 18, 2009 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


SCV girl named finalist in O.C. karaoke contest

After 15-year-old Rachel Cyprus of Santa Clarita belted out her rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" she was named a finalist during the first set of junior qualifying rounds on Saturday, Feb. 14, for Karaoke Scene Magazine's SongBurst 2009.

February 18, 2009 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


Kenneth W. Keller: Use constructive criticism to get better

Each of us has flashes of insight that soon dim, maybe to resurface at some quiet moment when we are reflecting, even years later. I had one of these moments over the weekend.

February 18, 2009 | Kenneth W. Keller | Business Columns


Chamber recognizes future leaders

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the Santa Clarita Valley Junior Chamber International is hosting its annual Awards and Installation dinner 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Valencia.

February 18, 2009 | For The Signal | Local Business News


Gary Horton: Who’s the real sap?

"We lost, so we're taking our bats and balls and going home! And there's nothing you can do to make us come back!"

February 18, 2009 | Politics | Columnists


Leipheimer retains lead after Stage 3 of Amgen cycle race

MODESTO (February 17, 2009) - After completing one of the most defining stages of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, which included the Sierra Road (Cat. 1) climb, a signature climb in the race, Thor Hushovd (NOR) of Cervelo Test Team held on to take the stage win.

February 17, 2009 | Source: Amgen Tour of California | SCV Raw


Legislature still 1 vote shy of budget fix

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California legislative leaders on Tuesday made what they hoped would be a last push for one more Republican to support their $42 billion budget fix, warning of fiscal disaster if none of the holdouts puts aside opposition to tax increases.

The leader of the state Senate said the chamber would remain in continous session until the legislation is passed. Meanwhile, state officials were sending out layoff notices and ordered the shutdown of hundreds of public works projects employing nearly 92,000 construction workers.

February 17, 2009 | By Don Thompson Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mayor Ferry to attend Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting

Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry and City officials will attend the Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 from 7 -9 p.m. at the George A. Caravalho Banquet Room, located at the City's Activities Center.

February 17, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


County supervisors urge probe of fertility doctors

"Licensing agencies must require physician compliance with clinical standards and the Medical Practice Act when assessing a doctor's fitness to practice medicine in California," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on the unanimous approval of his motion by the Board of Supervisors asking the State's medical board to review established guidelines to address problems that may arise from multiple delivery in light of recent reports of octuplets being born to a Whittier women.

"The doctor who treated this mother has placed the long-term health and safety of these infants in jeopardy," he added. "Medical advances in this field require ...

February 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich 5th District, Los Angeles County | SCV Raw


Smyth asks state medical board to investigate 'octo-mom' doctor

Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, today sent a letter to the California Medical Board encouraging the continued investigation of Dr. Michael Kamvara, a southern California fertility doctor who gained recent notoriety after the birth of octuplets by one of his patients last month.

February 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


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5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.

April 14, 2014 | By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


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