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The financial lesson is up to you

Can any financial institution make loans or ridiculous offers without a willing purchaser? Second question: Would you invest in a financial institution that showed poor profitability or one that was booming and was very profitable?

November 06, 2008 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Please upgrade the Valencia Library

I think that the Valencia Public Library should be redone. The library is a great place to get books, especially in the bad economic times we are having.

November 06, 2008 | By Jenna L. Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Here's hoping for some change

Today we have a new president-elect and a new direction. In our own uniquely American way, we have had quite an amazing bloodless revolution for change in our government. The opposing parties, instead of shooting it out at each other to kill every last rival, praised each other in genuinely heartfelt and eloquent concession and victory speeches meant to heal rifts and bring our country back together. What an incredible process we have.

November 06, 2008 | By Lynne Plambeck Environmentally Speaking | Columnists


Saugus Dance Team hosts clinic

The Saugus High School Dance Team will offer a special dance clinic on Saturday for grades K-12.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Strickland trails by 108 votes

A day after the election, the Senate race between Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson and Republican Tony Strickland for the 19th District remained heatedly undecided.

November 06, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Auditorium renovation gets helping hand

The auditorium at Newhall Elementary School, built in the 1940s and once used by William S. Hart to screen western movies, has been long underused because it is far from being a viable performance space.

November 06, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


El Harrak: A fighting Hart

Maybe it was Muhammad Ali who started it, but boxing has gone with braggadocios as much as peanut butter has gone with jelly.

November 06, 2008 | By Cary Osborne Signal Sports Editor | SCV Pro Tracker


Father of teen who killed self speaks out

Jeremiah Lasater sent a poignant message in the time it took to pull a trigger.

November 06, 2008 | By Brian Charles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Voters approve Proposition 8

UPDATED 2:40 p.m. Wednesday:

November 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Power pole giants need to be stopped

As giant power lines come marching through the north end of our valley, and even those who lobby consistently for more and more growth cry foul at the loss of their views and damage to their neighborhoods, maybe it is time to look at the bigger picture.

November 05, 2008 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


DNC calls to repeal ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

It's been a historic time at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

November 05, 2008 | By Malcolm Blue Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Overspending, not Prop. 12, caused deficit

Democratic voice Cal Planakis predictably attempts to hide the real reason for California's current $15 billion deficit by blaming it on Proposition 13. The bright lights of actual budget numbers reveal the real culprits.

November 05, 2008 | By Barry Colman Saugus | Letters to the Editor


He sure makes a darn good speech

Regarding Obama's speech at the consummation of the DNC, one commentator stated, "Vote for him or don't, but thank God that the United States of America can produce great speakers who can deliver great speeches."

November 05, 2008 | By James Loken Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


City must maintain its park space standards

On July 15, I asked the city Planning Commission how the proposed new general plan being developed under the "One Valley, One Vision" will meet the city's existing park space requirement, which is five acres per 1,000 residents per the city of Santa Clarita General Plan dated 06/25/91.

November 05, 2008 | By Tom Surak Newhall | Letters to the Editor


New water commissioner appointed

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Dean Efstathiou to the local water agency board Tuesday.

November 05, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

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


Southern California home prices climb in March

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

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


Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.

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


Poll: Voters say Congress doing lousy job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

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


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


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