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Same-sex unions: Yes, they will hurt marriage

Defenders of the same-sex marriages that began this month in California have repeatedly claimed the new definition of marriage will in no way hurt male-female marriages.

Even the state Supreme Court decision paving the way for these June weddings declared its move would not deprive any male-female couple "of any of the rights and benefits conferred by the marriage statutes."

August 23, 2008 | By David Benkof | Columnists


No June gloom for you — how hot will it get?

It's been a scorcher in the Santa Clarita Valley the past few days. I just returned from a vacation on Whidbey Island, Wash. where the high temperature averaged 57. It was a brutal return to reality and a nearly 50 degree temperature difference when I landed at the airport in Burbank.

SCV Boys and Girls Club Auction

August 23, 2008 | By Michele Buttelman Specialty Publications Manager/Editor | Columnists


Seniors getting short shrift from the city

How ironic that above Diana Sevanian's story on the tragic plight of the Senior Center's Home-Delivered Meals Program would be a commentary by Councilwoman Laurie Ender espousing the city's $25 million expansion of the Sports Complex.

How shameful!

August 23, 2008 | By Diane & Dave Hill Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Russert's death a tragic loss

Tim Russert's sudden cardiac demise is tragic on many levels.

He'll never experience another Christmas, tailgate party, Buffalo Bills game, or Springsteen concert alongside his adored son Luke.

August 23, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian | Columnists


Hart superintendent responds to editorial

Half of The Signal's June 15 editorial summarized recent allegations of "sexually inappropriate" conduct by William S. Hart Union High School District employees and a volunteer.

The critical question, and the one that district staff has already been answering for understandably concerned parents, appears below the fold. That question is: "Where is the district on this?"

August 23, 2008 | By Jaime L. Castellano Superintendent, Hart School District | Letters to the Editor


Your community: Dates to watch

Ongoing

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


‘Hang up and drive' about to become California law

Come July 1, it's time to hang up and drive.

August 23, 2008 | By Parimal Rohit & Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Extreme neighborhood makeover

Neighborhoods. They are the fabric of our society. Who can't remember his or her neighborhood growing up, and most likely the names of the families who lived in the houses on that block.

Ask any kid how far of a walk it is to his or her best friend's house, or where's a great place to ride bikes, and chances are you'll get a precise answer.

August 23, 2008 | By Bob Kellar | Columnists


Man arrested for backing over 2 people

A Santa Clarita man was arrested Saturday after allegedly backing over two people in a Saugus parking lot and fleeing the scene.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Applicants for panels announced

Friday was the deadline to apply for a position on the Santa Clarita Planning Commission, the Parks, Recreation and Services Commission and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel. Members of the Santa Clarita City Council will select from the pool of applicants in July to appoint or reappoint the open seats.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


TESOL certificate available at COC

Interested in teaching English to foreign language speakers? Earning a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Certificate is easier than ever. The College of the Canyons Interim University Center is making a TESOL certificate program available through a series of UCLA extension courses.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Preschool assistance offered to foster kids

Twenty-five percent of foster children in California are placed in special education, 75 percent function below grade level, and 83 percent are held back by third grade. To offset those statistics, Los Angeles Universal Preschool has launched a community-benefit program to enroll children that live in foster care or in the care of relatives other than their parents into high-quality preschools at no cost.

August 23, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thumbs down to editing glitches

Is it just me, or have there been some issues with the editing of the newspaper lately?

Just in today's (Saturday, May 24) paper for example, page A1 states the forecast will be High: 64 Low: 43, with isolated showers.

August 22, 2008 | Leigh Ann Stiglich Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Thumbs up to sports pages improvements

August 22, 2008 | By Laura Branch Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Tim Russert was one in a million

Tim Russert's sudden death is sad for his family, his friends, and his many colleagues, but it is us, the viewers, who should mourn this loss as well.

So many knew he represented unbiased reporting of the issues, especially around election time, and we will now have to work harder to replace what we had come to rely on without question.

August 22, 2008 | By Nancy Gauthier Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

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


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Connecting with the liberal mind

With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"

April 17, 2014 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Apathy is alive and well in the SCV

I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."

April 17, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Kim Jones: GMO dangers: fact or fiction?

I was recently listening to one of my favorite radio shows when I heard the hosts saying there was absolutely no evidence genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food supply were harmful or create health problems.

April 17, 2014 | By Kim Jones SCV Voices | Columnists


Ducks hold off Stars in series opener

ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Giants inch past Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Valencia baseball make big comeback on West Ranch

The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.

April 16, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Saugus offense comes to life against Grizzlies

Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.

April 16, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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