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My split ballot and the ‘generic’ Republican

I decided that my vote cast three weeks ago will gum up the optical reading machine at county clerk headquarters down in Norwalk.

January 03, 2009 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


No on 8 signs stolen, too

In response to people in Valencia who have written complaining about their "Yes on 8" signs being stolen, I wanted to make sure they understood that plenty of "No on 8" lawn signs have gone missing as well.

January 03, 2009 | By Ben Jarvis Newhall | Letters to the Editor


God blesses Dems and Indies, too

In 1999 I had a discussion with a good friend of mine in Texas. I asked her, "Who are you going to vote for?" Her reply changed my political path for the rest of my life.

January 03, 2009 | By Cordell Patrick Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Election Day is real poll

Fraudulent voter registration may not lead to fraudulent votes, but it certainly skews polls, which use registration numbers as their basis. Therefore, today's polls showing a given candidate with a lead may show phony results because of phony voter registration.

January 03, 2009 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Vote for change

It seems odd to me that in this country where we fought to have the right to free speech and freedom of religion, and to be one nation under God, that we can't find a way to the common good for all.

January 03, 2009 | By Sherry Lima Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Your Community: Dates to watch

Today

January 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Your Community: Upcoming Events

Assistance League of Santa Clarita

January 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Children with health care is goal

The city of Santa Clarita and the Institute for Local Government provided parents an opportunity to sign their uninsured children up for health care at the Santa Clarita Community Center on Saturday.

January 03, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


You can run but you can't drive

Roads will be closed around Valencia today as more than 3,000 runners take off on the 13th annual Santa Clarita Marathon.

January 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rain creates traffic trouble

While booming thunder woke many in Santa Clarita, California Highway Patrol responded to numerous rain-related collision calls Saturday morning.

January 03, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


On a Rampage

Thirty-two high school bands, including all six local schools, packed the stands at Cougar Stadium on Saturday for the 25th annual Rampage.

January 03, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tough day for The Master’s

College Women's Soccer

January 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


What defines Smyth

The time has finally come! On Tuesday we all head to the polls to vote for the future of this country, this state and this community.

January 03, 2009 | By Brian Koegle | Columnists


Try a free drive-thru

To assist residents in preparing for the upcoming flu season, the city of Santa Clarita will be hosting the third annual drive-through flu shot clinic on Friday at College of the Canyons.

January 03, 2009 | By Laurene Weste | Columnists


Signal should have backed Prop. 2

Shame on the editorial board of The Signal for recommending a No vote on Proposition 2, a measure that, if passed, will improve the living conditions of millions of chickens, calves and pigs on factory farms in California.

January 03, 2009 | By Linda McCaskill Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Valley levels Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions slip up late to Simi Valley

The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.

August 29, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart football stunned by Chino Hills in opener

CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.

August 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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