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Reader Meter results, Aug. 14 - Aug. 20

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

August 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


U.S. dominates heats at Pan Pac swim meet

Irvine, Calif. - Michael Phelps has qualified fastest in the 100-meter butterfly heats at the Pan Pacific championships.

August 20, 2010 | Source: Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


UPDATED: McGrath Project plays 'For the Gulf' Sept. 10

Los Angeles-based independent record company GB Records will host "Concert For the Gulf" on Sept. 10 at the House of Blues New Orleans as a fundraiser to help clean up and restore the Gulf Coast after BP's massive oil spill.

August 20, 2010 | Source: GB Records | SCV Raw


Review: 'The Switch'

Not a single moment rings true in "The Switch," which is unfortunate because it's actually about a situation in which a lot of women find themselves.

August 20, 2010 | By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic | Movies


Review: 'Nanny McPhee Returns'

The Nanny McPhee movies may be principally for kids, but make no mistake about it: They are, quite literally, a parent's dream.

August 20, 2010 | By Jake Coyle AP Entertainment Writer | Movies


Two Women on Wine: Central Coast wineries

In our last column, we encouraged you to plan a trip through California's lush wine country and we offered a few suggestions to enhance your experience. We paid particular attention to the northern wine country wineries of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

August 20, 2010 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Music programs hit notes

The Music Makers Parent Teacher Association presented a $30,000 donation to the Newhall School District to benefit the district's music program.

August 20, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Samuel R.W. Price: U.S. Supreme Court year in review

Each June, the Supreme Court of the United States concludes its nine-month term by issuing a flurry of decision and orders, many of which will have a broad and lasting impact on the nation. This year was no exception.

August 20, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Local chiropractor earns postgraduate wellness certification

Dr. Roger De Sesa of De Sesa Chiropractic Clinic in Valencia has earned the status of certified chiropractic wellness practitioner. He successfully completed the postgraduate educational program and was recently awarded the certification by the International Chiropractors Association's Council on Wellness Science, after having completed the program's course work, met specific requirements and passed a comprehensive final examination.

August 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Paul Strickland: Save our seniors, Pt. 2

The opinions expressed herein are my own personal views. I am writing as a private citizen, and not as an appointed or elected official.

August 20, 2010 | Paul Strickland | Columnists


Selling fear as fact regarding Jerry Brown

Regarding "My money is on Meg Whitman for governor," (Aug. 15): Roger Gitlin appears to be Sean Hannity's clone, espousing opinion as fact, and then selling fear as fact. He apparently knows little about Jerry Brown, though he sounds like the expert.

August 20, 2010 | By David Berke Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Yellow traffic lights pose a collision danger

How many more car accidents and/or deaths must occur before our city traffic engineers realize how dangerous and confusing the yellow flashing arrows are at the Mall Entrance and Citrus Avenue intersections on Valencia Boulevard? |

August 20, 2010 | By Lynn Adamson Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Glad about the Prop. 8 ruling

Rejoice and pass my double nonfat latte, a judge, appointed by Ronald Reagan no less, listened carefully to the two sides presented in regard to Proposition 8 and overturned the results from one of the most expensive and ridiculous things (was it really a law?) ever put on a ballot.

August 20, 2010 | By Nancy Gauthier Valencia | Letters to the Editor


How about some good news?

I would love to see a page in The Signal titled "Good News Page." This page could be good things that have happened and positive things that happened; things that cheer us all up. Anything from what happened to your family dog, to how glad we all are that we finally made it home safely. A report about a Good Samaritan helping someone in need.

August 20, 2010 | By Bob Klar Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Lori Hanson: Why weight-loss surgery doesn’t work

Living in Southern California, it's hard to miss the constant TV ads and billboards promoting various forms of surgical "cures" for the battle of the bulge. This has become big business. From lap banks to gastric bypass, we are being enticed to believe that this type of surgery can be just what you need to solve your weight and health-related issues.

August 20, 2010 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


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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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