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Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees honored at convention

The Santa Clarita Valley Jaycees recently attended the US Jaycees National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned three special awards.

The first award was "#1 Chapter in the USA," which they won for the fourth time in a row.

July 29, 2010 | Source: Troy Werner | SCV Raw


Smyth lauds delay of sewage rate hike vote

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement today after the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board delayed its vote on a potential sewage rate increase:

"I'm pleased that the members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation Board took the prudent step of delaying the vote until next spring. I disagree with those who say Santa Clarita should bear the entire burden of chloride removal, and Tuesday's decision to delay gives our community considerable time to continue making our argument.

July 29, 2010 | Source: Assemblyman Cameron Smyth California Assembly, 38th District | SCV Raw


McKeon rips 2011 tax increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement to highlight the intention of the Obama Administration and Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct the largest tax increase in U.S. history on families and small businesses starting on Jan. 1, 2011:

"The Majority has been running up historic levels of spending and national debt, and to pay for it, is primed to raise taxes on hardworking American families and small businesses. The Democrats' tax increases will mean higher taxes for married couples and anyone paying income taxes, in addition to new, stricter mandates and increases on ...

July 29, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


They are not our friends

After reading a number of posts in The Signal, and seeing bumper stickers with any variation of "drill here, drill now," it is clear there is a basic misunderstanding about oil drilling.

July 29, 2010 | Gary Morrison Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Public art finalists, name for arts foundation chosen

The Santa Clarita Arts Commission selected three finalists for a new public art piece for the city's Aquatics Center.

The winning artist from the finalists, whose names have not been announced, will be determined at the Sept. 16 Arts Commission meeting.

July 29, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Wikileaks

July 29, 2010 | By David Fitzsimmons Arizona Daily Star | Editorial Cartoons


Raiders sign first-round pick Rolando McClain

Napa, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed first-round pick Rolando McClain to a contract late Wednesday night, hours before the start of their first training camp practice.

July 29, 2010 | By Josh Dubow AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Blood drive slated for Aug. 12

A blood drive is scheduled for Aug. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Valencia to help the Red Cross restock the life-saving fluid.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Immunization event Aug. 11

The Northeast Valley Health Corporation will hold a free back-to-school immunization event from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 11.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CSUN offers certificate program

From Sept. 1 through Dec. 22, the Tseng College at California State University, Northridge will offer a certificate program in mediation and conflict resolution. Class times are from 6-10 p.m. and most of the class will be taught online.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


It’s only 60 feet

The Vasquez Canyon Road bridge (at Bouquet Canyon Road) is still not open after approximately 10 months of work. Perhaps some perspective is necessary.

July 29, 2010 | Joe Stark Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Utilize our natural resources

Some experts say that the BP oil spill is the result of militant environmentalists and their lackeys in Congress who have forced the oil companies to drill for oil miles offshore, in water that's a mile deep. They explain that there is no reason to drill in such risky waters when the largest oil reserve on the planet lies beneath federally owned land in the Rockies.

July 29, 2010 | Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mosque would be a victory tribute

Regarding "New York mosque is insensitive," (July 24): The practitioners of Islam, for centuries, have constructed mosques at the site of their greatest victories on the battlefield and have devoted such places to the glory of Allah who has given them the victory.

July 29, 2010 | John Weaver Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Cops play cowboys in the SCV

It was a boot-scootin' evening full of line dancing, barbecue and hay bale steer roping when the Mid-Valley Community Police Council held its 13th annual Cops and Cowboys fundraiser at the rustic VFW Post 6885 in Canyon Country.

July 29, 2010 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, July 29, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

July 29, 2010 | By Signal staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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CBS' '2 Broke Girls' called out for vulgarity in more than 100 FCC complaints

After three seasons on CBS, the TV show "2 Broke Girls" has failed to reach the numbers producers and critics had in mind after its premiere in 2011, and the future doesn't look bright.

January 18, 2014 | By Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News | Hot Topics


Minorities have stronger entrepreneurship interest, new poll says

Who will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? If you judge by who has the most interest in starting a new business, a new Gallup poll suggests it may likely be a minority.

January 18, 2014 | By Michael De Groote Deseret News | Hot Topics


2 blind men set out to climb mountain

SALT LAKE CITY - Two blind men are pushing the limits of their independence and raising awareness of technology for blindness by climbing Mt. Denali in Colorado in May.

January 18, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Family-friendly films find their seats in Oscar nominations

On Jan. 16, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for March 2. Many of today's Hollywood stars - like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Sandra Bullock - were highlighted on the list of nominees.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


How the Internet is about to change after court decision

A federal appeals court decision Tuesday could lead to major changes in the Internet that you know, love and use all the time. On the other hand, the decision may be a speed bump until the government writes new rules covering Internet traffic.

January 18, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Hazing: Nasty campus initiations continue

Since 1970, at least one college student has died each year because of an initiation rite gone wrong, USA Today reported on Jan. 12. That figure doesn't address the number of students who suffer physical and psychological injuries.

January 18, 2014 | By Celia R. Baker Deseret News | Hot Topics


As LA-area fire wanes, dangerous conditions remain

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) - The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

January 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Dealing with a quake: Then and Now

When the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake struck on the morning of Jan. 17, 1994, it was a very different world in terms of communications and news reporting.

January 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | COMMUNITY


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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