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Jazz vocalist Morrison’s birthday fete set for Sept. 12

Tickets are still available to the celebration of the life and legacy of Barbara Morrison, the acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist who will commemorates her 60th birthday and 35th anniversary in show business on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the John Anson Ford Theatre (located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East in Hollywood) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Nina Gordon Public Relations | SCV Raw


Fire threat to DWP power lines diminished

LOS ANGELES- Decreased wind, slight humidity and the creation of a fire break between the active area of the Station Fire and the power transmission corridor have diminished the threat to two of LADWP's 500 KV lines northeast of the Acton area today.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power | SCV Raw


'Connecting to Success' looks for facilitators

"Connecting to Success," a workplace readiness business conference for high school students, is looking for facilitators to share important life and interpersonal skills with today's students in preparation for entrance into the workforce and success in life at all three workshops on Oct. 8, Oct. 22 and Nov. 12 at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Valley Industrial Association | SCV Raw


Drug Awareness Seminar opens Hart District series

Hart School District students, parents and staff are invited to attend a Drug Awareness Seminar from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Rancho Pico Junior High School, sponsored by the district's Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Reduction Education (CADRE) program. The seminar is first in a series of monthly informational meetings designed to keep local teens from drug and alcohol abuse.

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


Rio Vista students to attend school assembly about bullying

Rio Vista PTA presents the first assembly of the year with a John Abrams presentation about bullying on Friday, Sept. 4 at 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. in Hugger Hall.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Rio Vista PTA | SCV Raw


SCV Jaycee voted in as 82nd President of California Jaycees

The California Junior Chamber (California Jaycees) held its annual Election Convention, August 21-23 in Oxnard, California. The weekend's festivities consisted of two separate and equally important elections, which included a special election of the 82nd California State President to serve the remainder of the 2009 term and the election of the 2010 California State President.

September 01, 2009 | Source: SCV Jaycees | SCV Raw


Consumers Union warns students to resist credit card trap on campus

SAN FRANCISCO -- Now that college students are heading back to campus for the new school year, so are the credit card companies, which have just five months left to sign up young borrowers before new federal regulations restricting aggressive marketing go into effect.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


Open House launches 2010 ‘Relay For Life’

Local residents who are interested in being involved in the American Cancer Society's SCV Relay For Life 2010 are invited to attend a Committee Open House 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Rd., Valencia.

September 01, 2009 | Source: American Cancer Society | SCV Raw


City accepting applications for Arts Commission positions

The city of Santa Clarita is encouraging eligible residents to apply for a position on the city's newly-established Arts Commission. Five positions are currently available to be filled. Applicants must be city residents, at least 18 years of age and able to attend Arts Commission meetings, held every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

September 01, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Strickland legislation earns unanimous support

Sacramento, CA - Today, Senate Bill 739 authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), which prohibits a spouse or domestic partner of an elected official or candidate from receiving compensation in connection with fundraising, passed the Assembly 74-0.

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Senator Tony Strickland R-Thousand Oaks, 19th District | SCV Raw


Antonovich calls prisoner release plan ‘reckless and costly’

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - "The Governor needs a wake-up call. Releasing inmates is a threat to public safety and state taxpayers," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. "Instead of releasing prisoners, Sacramento needs to cut the fat out of the state's bloated bureaucracy."

September 01, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonivich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


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


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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


David Hegg: Get ready, elections are coming!

With just over two months until the mid-term elections in November, it's time to talk about voting choices. No, I won't be endorsing candidates, issues, or parties. What I will do is suggest some strategies for getting factual information and making wise choices before you enter the voting booth.

August 31, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A ‘Trojan family’ reunion

Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.

August 30, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate passes plastic bag ban; bill heads to governor

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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