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McKeon blasts Dems on spending, calls for freeze

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the omnibus spending bill for FY2009 and Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) expressed serious concern with Democrats' continued federal spending spree and opposed the bloated $410 billion measure.

February 26, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Rock memorabilia auctioned on e-Bay to aid deputy

Rock superstars have donated autographed musical memorabilia to a special e-Bay auction to benefit a sheriff's deputy stationed in Santa Clarita Superior Court, and battling leukemia.

February 26, 2009 | Source: Bonus I Deputy John Maio and Deputy Mike Ascolese L.A. County Sheriff's Department | SCV Raw


High schools campaign to fight use of child soldiers

A community campaign is now uniting two William S. Hart Union High School District schools in order to stop the use of child soldiers. Valencia High School is now joining Canyon High School's Human Rights Watch Student Task Force by forming their own Human Rights Club. Both schools have been collecting Red Hands, which symbolize the fight against the use of child soldiers.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Library program helps students

La Mesa Junior High School is noticing an increase in the both student attendance and grades due to the success of the Library Homework Club. The club gives students the opportunity to be helped by teachers and parents after school in a variety of subjects.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local schools earn recognition

Two schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District have been nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 year. The schools, Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, were selected among some 500 California Schools.

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Getting it right on tax returns

An early IRS sampling of tax returns shows about 15 percent have errors involving the recovery rebate credit that is related to last year's economic stimulus payment.

February 26, 2009 | For The Signal | Business Columns


Discovering new careers at COC

SCV School and Business Alliance and their title sponsor, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation host Discovering Careers 2009 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at College of the Canyons.

February 26, 2009 | By Shelbby Bambrick For The Signal | Local Business News


Cross-Town Cowboys at Cowboy Fest?

Ms. Gajewski is to be congratulated for her story "The cowboy life through song" (The Signal, Feb. 9).

February 26, 2009 | By Connie Selznick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Build desalination plants

The Central Valley in California grows most of the country's fruits and vegetables in normal times, but it is currently in a severe drought and farmers are abandoning their farms. Farmers in Fresno County will only plant half the acreage of lettuce grown in 2005.

February 26, 2009 | By Donald A. Moskowitz Londonderry, N.H. | Letters to the Editor


Oscar Dominguez: Saving during rainy days

As tough times abound in this economy, many of our Santa Clarita Valley bankers are hearing this familiar question: "How can I start saving if most of my money goes toward bills?"

February 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Dr. Gene Dorio: A healthier, cleaner, safer Santa Clarita

As a doctor, I am particularly concerned about the health of our community and how it affects the health of the individuals who live here, especially our children and seniors.

February 26, 2009 | Dr. Gene Dorio | Columnists


Joe Messina: Paying the high cost of illegal immigration

"All they want to do is work!"

February 26, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 26, 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:

February 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Keep school bands playing

I am an eighth-grade student at La Mesa. I enjoy being in the band.

February 26, 2009 | By Ian Cunningham Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The struggle of American Indians

The big casinos that the American Indians own do not take care of their own people. Many Indians who live on reservations are struggling to survive. Many live in shacks with no running water or even heat to keep them warm.

February 26, 2009 | By Mary S. Mello Newhall | Letters to the Editor


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Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jolie, Pitt wed at chateau in France

NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.

August 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Springsteen picture book out in November

NEW YORK (AP) - The Boss is getting into the picture book business.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.

August 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: How to deal with police per Earl

"I just don't get it!" Being on the receiving end of many of my Uncle Earl's tirades, I am now familiar with the lead-in to one of his standard diatribes.

August 28, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Setting the record straight on some drought misinformation

The state's emergency drought regulations (watering-day restrictions and more) happened before local water agencies could adequately inform customers of which regulations apply to them.

August 28, 2014 | Maria Gutzeit Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Foley killer identified, fears capture

British Intelligence has identified the killer of American journalist James Foley. Known as "Jihad John," the man who appeared on the video with Foley appeared to have a British accent, and after looking at voice prints of possible sympathizers a match was made.

August 28, 2014 | Dana L. Stern Sr. Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Kershaw gets 16th win for Dodgers

PHOENIX (AP) - Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Trout hits 30th homer in Angels win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USC's Shaw admits his story was a lie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

August 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Walk-on coach at West Ranch arrested on DUI charge

A 45-year-old "walk-on" soccer coach at West Ranch High School was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Hart district officials confirmed Wednesday.

August 27, 2014 | By Hector Gonzalez Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV deputies seek help in identifying woman

On August 17, 2014, deputies assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station responded to a residence located within the unincorporated area of Santa Clarita (Westridge / Valencia). The victim reported she was contacted by her credit card company regarding a suspicious transaction. Deputies began the investigation and contacted station detectives.

August 27, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


COC student takes home $7,500 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Award

College of the Canyons graduate Jessie Warme has been named a recipient of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, joining a select group of just 10 community college students from across the nation to receive this prestigious award.

August 27, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


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