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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


'Into the Pixel' 2009 submissions open

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association announced today that submissions for the annual Into the Pixel art exhibition are open for the 2009 exhibit. Now in its sixth year, this is the only juried digital art exhibition that brings together experts from the fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry.

March 11, 2009 | Source: Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences | SCV Raw


COC receives $10,000 for scholarships

The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Charitable Foundation has awarded the Fine and Performing Arts Division at College of the Canyons $10,000 which will be distributed to as many as ten students as scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000 each. The scholarships will be awarded in spring 2009 to students studying Theatre, Dance, Music and Fine Arts at the college.

March 11, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Obama OKs 'imperfect' spending bill, with earmarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling it an "imperfect" bill, President Barack Obama signed a $410 billion spending package Wednesday that includes billions in earmarks like those he promised to curb in last year's campaign. He insisted the bill must signal an "end to the old way of doing business."

The massive measure supporting federal agencies through the fall contains nearly 8,000 pet projects, earmarked by sponsors though denounced by critics.

March 11, 2009 | By Philip Elliott Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Free lecture at SCV senior center Thursday

On Thursday, gastroenterologist Dr. Michael C. Jean from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will present information on "Colorectal Cancer: Prevention, Detection & Treatment," from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Activity Rooms 1 and 2 of the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market Street, Newhall 91321.

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Phil Rizzo: Fear tactics & the socialism monster

News has it that some larger banks may soon be nationalized - saved by the government until the economy picks up. Republicans say, "That's socialism and we can't have that. Soon the government will own everything."

March 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Find a place to take your trash

Laughable. That's how I see the Santa Clarita City Council, at least on the MRF issue.

March 11, 2009 | By Vanessa Brookman Val Verde | Letters to the Editor


Students working to change lives

Members from the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force at Canyon and Valencia high schools met Monday at Valencia High School to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

March 11, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Schools


The Honor Band plays on at Hart High School

During the school year, I wake myself mentally in two ways: reading the newspaper and playing music in my high school jazz and concert bands. The latter lets me artistically express myself, which gives me joy. The former keeps me informed, which - in recent months - has been giving me headaches.

March 11, 2009 | By Joseph Taylor For The Signal | SCV Schools


Six Flags earnings up 5 percent

Six Flags, Inc., the world's largest regional theme-park company, ended 2008 with a total revenue increase of $50.5 million, or 5 percent, compared to 2007, the company announced Tuesday.

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Kenneth W. Keller: Tools to help refresh your business

Data suggests that recessions are becoming shorter but economic uncertainty and distress is affecting many organizations.

March 11, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Your Community: Upcoming Events

SCV Computer Club meeting

March 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ken Keller: Too many wear crowns

One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.

July 27, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


David Hegg: How to take a vacation

It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!

July 27, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Movie theatre not coming anytime soon

There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


How to keep the kids busy

Want to keep your kids occupied for hours? Tell them to photograph Santa Claus riding a dinosaur.

July 27, 2014 | By Brittany Binowski Deseret News | COMMUNITY


Navarro hits 1st homer, Angels beat Verlander 4-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw throws 2-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

July 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Pac 12 Conference leads the way in quarterback talent

It's no secret the Pac-12 conference will be highlighted by quarterback play this season.

July 26, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Five Santa Clarita Valley locals to play in Pac 12 this season

Football fans across the Santa Clarita Valley should have a little bit of familiarity with five names spread around the Pac-12 conference this season.

July 26, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


LAPD officer dies following crash in Valencia

A 45-year-old Los Angeles Police Department officer died at a hospital Saturday - two days after suffering what authorities said was a brain aneurysm while driving off-duty in her hometown of Valencia.

July 26, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez and Luke Money Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


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