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Question: How can one get approval for a 110-student private school in a converted six-bedroom house in Castaic in four to five months without notifying the neighbors or the quisling town council?

November 01, 2008 | By Tim Myers Myers' Musings | Columnists


Let’s all go to the river

The Santa Clara River is a part of of Santa Clarita in more ways than one.

November 01, 2008 | By Frank Ferry | Columnists


Whistle while you work (or at least hum a nice tune)

As a kid I often wondered, "If it's called 'Labor Day,' how come everyone gets to be off work?"

November 01, 2008 | By Diana Sevanian | Columnists


McCain’s houses: It’s called capitalism

The implications from Barack Obama's condemnation of John McCain's not knowing how many houses he owns are quite disturbing.

November 01, 2008 | By Christopher Guzman Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


‘The perfect person'

Kudos to the City Council! I applaud you for appointing Matt Halliday to a seat on the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission.

November 01, 2008 | By Maria La Vine Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Jackson is the one

California is in trouble. Our deficit is enormous. We need to solve the budget issue, and we need to do it now.

November 01, 2008 | By Laura Teter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A virus among us

I recently spoke on the phone with the fraud section at Air Tran Airlines.

November 01, 2008 | Santa Claritta | Letters to the Editor


Aiding our students

As much as I appreciate and respect my third graders' responses when I ask them about their future careers and they provide me with ... firefighter, police officer, teacher, professional basketball player, veterinarian, movie star and president, I know that their minds will likely change several times throughout their school years.

November 01, 2008 | By Linda Valdes | Columnists


Steps to saving our national ship from distress

America's in crisis. With an out-of-control national budget deficit, plummeting support from many countries, a U.S. dollar with Third World-country clout, a war on terrorism that is costly and seemingly endless, a government that has at its core pork-barrel spending - is it any wonder we are in the mess we're in?

November 01, 2008 | By Bob Simpson | Columnists


Your Community

Football Recovery Sessions

November 01, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Say thanks on Labor Day

Labor Day is more than 110 years old, yet it's especially relevant today.

October 31, 2008 | Maria Gutzeit | Columnists


Decline and fall

On Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Army recruiting station on Soledad Canyon Road, 11 (that's right - eleven) cars with U.S. government license plates were parked at the station.

October 31, 2008 | By Tom Clayton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Who will be the VP?

Bush-bashing became major political convenience and the lazy man's pastime. Depending on which poll is cited, President Bush has an approval rating of 22 to 28 percent. Our Democrat-controlled Congress of nearly two years has an approval rating of 9 to 14 percent.

October 31, 2008 | By Betty Arenson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


In praise of trees

"I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree."

October 31, 2008 | By Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Good luck, Castaic

"New private school upsets neighbors," The Signal, August 22. Zoning laws dictate that multiple families cannot live in a single-family home, yet during the day neighbors in that Castaic neighborhood must endure 100 kids. Imagine what Back to School Night will look like.

October 31, 2008 | By Renee Page Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

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


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

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


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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