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Unions take aim at statewide volunteers

From fires and earthquakes in the West to tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes in the East, the United States has to contend with many different types of natural disasters. The one constant to all these disasters is that the aid of volunteers greatly enhances the ability of our local, state and federal governments to respond to these crises.

November 30, 2008 | By Cameron Smyth Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


Sarah Palin has a genuine presence

I met Sarah Palin in spring 2007 in Fairbanks, Alaska, when I attended the Alaska State Bar Convention. Sarah Palin was at the Thursday night dinner and sat with the Alaska State Supreme Court Chief Justice, who also was a very smart lady.

November 30, 2008 | By Andrew Edward Briseno Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Palin sounds like Bush

Less than a week after subpoenaed witness no-shows, and balking at the Alaska Legislature's Oversight Commission (eight Republicans and four Democrats) investigating her alleged abuse of power regarding her ex-brother-in-law in Troopergate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former lipsticked-pitbull-turned-reporter-'fraidy cat and the Republican vice presidential hopeful has indicated she will cooperate with a separate probe started by her and being run by the three-member Governor Appointed Personnel Board (aka, people she can fire.)

November 30, 2008 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


What about us?

Shame on The Signal. The Signal repeatedly ignores Santa Clarita Christian School's sports.

November 30, 2008 | By John Sanna Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Race, help seniors, ride!

Ensuring no senior in need ever goes hungry. That noble goal will be supported on Sunday when the Kiwanis Club of Santa Clarita's 17th annual Six Flags Magic Mountain 5K Run is held. Beginning at 8 a.m. and winding through the promenades of the 260-acre amusement park, the fun and challenging event raises funds for the SCV Senior Center's Home-Delivered Meal Program and other Kiwanis charities.

November 30, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian For The Signal | Senior Living


Chock full of holiday cheer

Just in time for the holidays, a U.S. soldier overseas will soon open a small greeting card that reads, "Dear Friend: Merry Christmas. Thanks for saving the U.S.A.," written in a child's crooked penmanship.

November 30, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


As coyote population grows, what you should know

Coyotes are becoming increasingly comfortable with living and breeding close to neighborhoods in the Santa Clarita Valley.

November 30, 2008 | By Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Your Community: Dates to watch

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November 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Take it like a Republican

I sure am proud to be a conservative Republican. Yes, I voted for Senator John McCain and was disappointed with his loss. However, on Jan. 20, President-elect Barak Obama will be my president and I will respect that no matter what and will pray every day for him. His success equals ours.

November 30, 2008 | By Mary Berg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Troops' holidays

My son Jimmy Ceballos recently returned home after serving three tours of duty in Iraq. This holiday season will be very special to our family.

November 30, 2008 | By Sandra Ceballos Valencia | Letters to the Editor


That old political game

Gary Horton ("Free at Last! At least for the majority," Nov. 11) lamented the passage of Proposition 8 and lambasted the Mormon and Catholic churches for supporting it. He suggests that neither church has the moral authority to participate in an election concerning marriage.

November 30, 2008 | By Ray Davis Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Parking issue

When I read the article in The Signal about the Goldstein family and their parking complaint (Nov. 15) I laughed for five minutes. Then I decided to set the record straight.

November 30, 2008 | By Spencer Dunkirk Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Bizarre to some but delicious to others

Cow's urine tonic. Grilled cave bat. Raw camel with spice sauce. Donkey penis soup. Braised pig's tongue with hair moss. Barbecued bat. Roasted crickets. Flame-broiled guinea pig. Fried chicken uterus. Cup 'o fresh goat's blood. Cow vein stew. Crispy fried grasshoppers. Lamb eyeballs. Steamed wasp larvae. Duckling on a stick. Live beating frog heart. Sperm chowder. Snail caviar. Toasted tarantulas.

November 30, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian Out of My Head | Columnists


Stucky-Deaton Wedding

Danielle Marie Stucky and Travis Owen Deaton were married on April 26 in Las Vegas.

November 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Weddings


Garage sale benefits SCV Food Pantry

Cynthia and Melissa Conmay of Re/Max of Santa Clarita recently sponsored a neighborhood garage sale and collection to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Neighbors of the Stonecrest and Mountain View East tract of Canyon Country participated in the event.

November 30, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marsha McLean: Cowboy Festival continues to grow

Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

April 18, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Scott Wilk: Keep the cameras rolling

California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.

April 18, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants 2-1 to avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart grad Shields picks up first win of '14

HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Saugus softball picks up where it left off

Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


American idols: When a nation falls in love with itself

Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.

April 17, 2014 | By Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock Deseret News | Hot Topics


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 17, 2014

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April 17, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

WASHINGTON (AP) - Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 tips for detecting lies

Parents, don't be too insulted when your child starts lying to you at a very young age. It's actually a sign of intelligence. Children who lie are shown to have a higher IQ and become more successful later in life, according to Dr. Kang Lee, director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University.

April 17, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Glenn Beck starting movie production company

IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.

April 17, 2014 | By Curtis Linnell KSL | Hot Topics


College of the Canyons Theatre Department to Stage a Production of 'Rent'

SANTA CLARITA-When "Rent," the musical loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme" premiered on the Broadway stage in 1996, it took the theatre world by storm.

April 17, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


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