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SCV Scouts celebrate at Jamboree

Thousands of Scouts and visitors recently flooded into the arena at the National Scout Jamboree located at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America at the "Shining Light Across America" show.

August 15, 2010 | By James Wilson, Troop 827 For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


One last summer splash

Although many local children have already headed back to school, they splashed along with family members for one last summer hurrah Saturday in the form of a 116-foot-long Slip 'N Slide event hosted at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.

August 15, 2010 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Welcoming aboard the new Hart district ‘super’

As the newly hired superintendent of the Hart district, Rob Challinor is jumping right into the fire.

August 15, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Reader Meter results, July 31 - Aug. 14, 2010

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Local doctor calls for school supplies, offers backpack assessments Aug. 28

De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. invites community members to donate a backpack with school supplies on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its office in Valencia.

August 14, 2010 | Source: De Sesa Chiropractic Inc. | SCV Raw


Consumer Watchdog: Google-Verizon broadband proposal undermines Internet

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Google and Verizon's new joint broadband proposal pays lip service to the idea of "net neutrality," but actually would completely undermine the open and free Internet we enjoy, Consumer Watchdog said today.

August 14, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


McKeon calls on Gates to justify defense cuts

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today called on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to provide Armed Services Committee Members with detailed information to justify the Secretary's proposed cuts to many Department of Defense programs, commands and authorities.

August 14, 2010 | Source: House Armed Services Committee Republicans | SCV Raw


Interstate 5 lane closures next week

One southbound traffic lane near the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 interchange will be closed from Sunday to Friday for construction, according to the California Department of Transportation. A southbound traffic lane will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from I-5 to the Highway 14 connector. One traffic lane on the I-5 northbound truck collector road will also be closed 5-9 a.m. next week.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Concerts series wrapping up

There are only three "Concerts in the Park" left. Durell Colemon, a Motown, classic R&B and current dance tunes band, will take the stage today and California Transit Authority, featuring Chicago founding member Danny Seraphine, will perform on next Saturday. Don't Stop Believing, a Journey cover band, will conclude the series on Aug. 28. All concerts take place at

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Sheriff’s checks this weekend

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies will be performing boating-under-the-influence checks at Castaic Lake today and Pyramid Lake on Sunday. Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Parks Bureau will be conducting the checks in an attempt to reduce drug- and alcohol-related boating accidents and fatalities and discourage the use of drugs and alcohol at the two lakes, authorities said.

August 14, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Give us a full summer

What is the Saugus Union School District thinking when it puts together its calendar for the year? Instead of starting later and allowing our families to have a full summer that comes close to being coordinated with Los Angeles Unified School District, it stuffs the year full of days off and minimum days that are a nightmare for working families.

August 14, 2010 | By Janice Frew Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for cleaning up

As a Van Nuys transplant, I want to give a shout-out to those who are removing hand-applied tagging from areas throughout this beautiful city.

August 14, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Building an inferno

It is the season of wildfires. As a disaster-relief nurse, I will work in the shelters for victims affected by these fires. It is therefore incomprehensible that the proposal for the Entrada development even exists.

August 14, 2010 | By Catherine Kendryna Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Soft water’s environmental benefits

When you think of soft water, the first thing that probably comes to mind is lustrous, easy-to-manage hair. Another benefit is washing clothes in soft water leaves them softer and saves a significant amount of detergent. Best of all, when cleaning, you don't get that ugly bathtub ring.

August 14, 2010 | ARAContent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boosting home-energy efficiency

When it comes to making your home more energy efficient, you may have to spend a little to save a lot. And, like most good investments, energy-efficient home improvements may require you to be in it for the long haul in order to see the maximum return on your investment.

August 14, 2010 | ARAContent | Your Home


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35 feared dead in Quebec retirement home fire

L'ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) - Using steam to melt the ice, investigators searched the frozen-over ruins of a retirement home Friday for victims of a fire that left about 35 people feared dead and cast such a pall over the village of 1,500 that psychologists were sent door to door.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


2 adults, 3 kids hit by car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say five members of a family, including three children, were rushed to a hospital after being struck by a car near a Los Angeles elementary school.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.

January 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Boehner: No to any presidential bid

BURBANK (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he likes his life too much to run for president.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Ana winds raise fire danger

A red flag warning for fire danger is posted for much of Southern California as dry and gusty Santa Ana are once again expected to blow through the region.

January 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Laurene Weste: Centered on fun: SCV community centers

As a former parks commissioner for the city of Santa Clarita, I am deeply passionate about ensuring our residents enjoy quality recreation facilities, beautiful outdoor space and a healthy way of life.

January 24, 2014 | By Laurene Weste Live from city hall | Columnists


Betty Arenson:Affordable Care Act in practice

Ask yourself the honest question: Did you truly believe The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, or ACA, was going to work as promised? If the answer is "yes," then did you earnestly think through the practical workings of the program?

January 24, 2014 | By Betty Arenson Right here right now | Columnists


SCV Chamber honors local heroes

This summer, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Patriot Luncheon on July 11 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


County supervisor to speak at SCV Chamber State of the County luncheon

Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will address the Santa Clarita Valley business and community leaders on May 1 at the fifth annual State of the County Luncheon.

March 31, 2013 | By Terri Crain President, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce | Business & Real Estate


Busting misconceptions about investor perceptions

We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.

March 31, 2013 | By LuzAnna Malec Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors | Banking & Finance


Bayless leads community in industry, growth

Bayless is…

March 31, 2013 | By Andrea McAfee Controller, Bayless Engineering | Industry


Hart School District aims to make every graduate’s post-secondary dream a reality

With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Education


Santa Clarita homebuyers find many advantages with Pardee Homes and Fair Oaks Ranch

Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.

March 31, 2013 | For The Signal | Business & Real Estate


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