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The not-so-mighty ducks

The swimming pool of Dennis Ferrigno, of Newhall, proved an enticing but dangerous lure Wednesday when a mother duck and her ducklings decided to take a dip there. After leading her babies into the water, the mother discovered they couldn't get out of the pool.

June 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


April E. Oliver: Be aware of automatic restraining orders

If a restraining order was to be imposed against you, you would probably be aware of it, right? But were you aware that once your petition for a divorce is filed with the court, automatic temporary restraining orders go into effect against you? Unfortunately, these ATROs can be a very serious trap for the unaware, particularly those who are not represented by an attorney in a family-law case.

June 04, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


County official to speak at VIA luncheon

Carrie Rogers, vice president of business assistance and development with the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, will be the speaker at the Valley Industrial Association monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the VIA Business-to-Business trade show.

June 04, 2009 | By Emily Heckelman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Route 66 Bike Night

As a result of the cooperation of Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp, Assistant City Manager Ken Striplin and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Capt. Anthony Le Berge, Route 66 Bike Night is back.

June 04, 2009 | By George Thomas Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 4, 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:

June 04, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Map shows L.A. County 'green' opportunities

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Los Angeles County has more businesses than any other county in California that stand to benefit from the state's leadership on climate change, according to a first-of-its-kind map of green businesses in California released today.

June 03, 2009 | Source: Environmental Defense Fund | SCV Raw


Senior Center hosts free lectures, clinics this month

Dr. Sabita Malla, Internist/Geriatrician from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, presents "101 Healthy Summer Tips" on Wednesday, June 10 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.

Other consumer lectures for June at the center:

June 03, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Honest disagreement no longer ‘patriotic’

I continue to be flummoxed by how quickly liberal Democrats have gone from calling political dissent against the party in power "patriotic" to yelling for Dick Cheney to shut up.

June 03, 2009 | By Kevin D. Korenthal Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Glaring hypocrisy

The glaring absence on two subjects in The Signal, as well as other Los Angeles papers, once again demonstrates the hypocrisy of many leftists.

June 03, 2009 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


What's good in education, June 2, 2009

Valencia Receives Valuing Diversity Award

June 03, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Park land expansion bills pass Assembly floor

SACRAMENTO - Assembly Bills 102 and 110 passed off of the Assembly Floor this week with strong bipartisan support.

June 03, 2009 | Source: Office of Cameron Smyth California Assemblyman, 38th District | SCV Raw


COC commencement Friday morning

College of the Canyons' class of 2009 will celebrate commencement at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 5 in a beautiful outdoor setting on the main campus at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 01355.

The scene of many graduations and other college ceremonies and events, the college's Honor Grove is located in the center of the campus and will be outfitted with a stage for the presentation of diplomas and certificates as well as seating for the graduates and the proud families and friends who are sure to be in attendance.

June 03, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Student Aid Commission tries to save Cal Grants for low-income students

SACRAMENTO, June 2 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- In an effort to stop Governor Schwarzenegger's proposal to eliminate California's system of financial aid for low-income students, the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) asked the legislature to consider alternatives to save the Cal Grant program.

Commission Chair Barry Keene stated: "Eliminating one of the most successful programs in the history of California would require the future design and consideration of a new program. We should not lose the half-century of experience with Cal Grants. A generation of young people of working age without adequate knowledge and skills would be intolerable."

June 03, 2009 | Source: California Student Aid Commission | SCV Raw


Fewer than 55 percent of college students graduate

SEATTLE (AP) - A new study says fewer than 55 percent of four-year college students graduate with a degree within six years.

The report by conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute was partially paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

June 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | SCV Raw


National parks plan 3 free summer weekends

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service will allow visitors free entry during three weekends this summer to encourage Americans to visit national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Rocky Mountain National Park.

The fee waivers - one each month in June, July and August - will apply to all 391 national parks across the country, from Alaska to Florida.

June 03, 2009 | By Matthew Daly Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


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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


Haren struggles again, Dodgers fall to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.

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


USC football ready to push the tempo

HOLLYWOOD - After a season of twists and turns and off-the-field adversity, the USC Trojans are ready to move forward under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and returning starting quarterback junior Cody Kessler.

July 23, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new campaign Wednesday - to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies.

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


Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar

NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.

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


How to be the most popular dad in the world — and maybe something better

There was a time when I aimed to be the most fantastic and well liked dad in - well, at least our neighborhood. At some point in my fatherhood experience, that was actually a goal of mine - partly because I wanted our house to be the Kool-aid house, the home where everyone wanted to be, and part because I want to be the best at what I did.

July 23, 2014 | Davison Cheney, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series winds up Friday

This year's Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series closes out its season Friday with Doña Oxford, known as "The Boogie Woogie Woman" for her two-fisted piano playing.

July 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

DETROIT (AP) - A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews.

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


We’re Not Afraid – Are They?

As a business owner, you work hard to generate revenue and grow your company. You carefully hire the right people and make cautious business decisions before investing more money in your company.

July 23, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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