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Diana Shaw: Learning our system from the inside out

It wasn't like I was waiting for my big political break. My two grown sons were thriving. I had participated in high-stakes labor negotiations and garnered record awards during 30 years as counsel to the entertainment guilds and studios.

December 21, 2010 | By Diana Shaw | Columnists


It's a holiday party!

If finances are tight this year, celebrate the holidays by hosting a shared small-plates party, where everyone can get together to have fun without breaking the bank. Small plates continue to be hot in trendy restaurants because people love to sample little bites and taste a variety of dishes. Ask each guest to bring an appetizer and a bottle of wine or nonalcoholic drink. With a collec­tion of nibbles and libations, you're ready to party.

December 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food


Jim Lentini: Baby boomers and long-term care

The health care reform signed into law in 2010 is structured to have many changes in 2011. But with the new changes in Congress, and recent lawsuits pending from 20 states, we can expect delays to the federal health care structure before it affects our individual and group health coverage.

December 21, 2010 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


High-speed rail extended to Bakersfield

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials agreed Monday to nearly double the length of the first segment of California's planned high-speed rail line to allay concerns that the initial route will not reach major population centers in the Central Valley.

December 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010

'La Leche' meeting

December 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


What's Good in Education, Dec. 15, 2010

District Students Help SCV Senior Center on Thanksgiving

December 20, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw


Students stage benefit concert for American Cancer Society

Sam Bashor & Miky Tayoba, along with the Hart High School Music & Songwriting Club, hosted an acoustic show at Hart High School on Dec. 17 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

December 20, 2010 | By Robbie McCarthy | SCV Raw


Senior Calendar

Senior lunch menu

December 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Dec. 20, 2010

Free dentist checkup

December 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jobless rate near all-time high

One in 12 among Santa Clarita's work force were jobless in November, state data shows.

December 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


State designates Bowman High a model school

The California Department of Education named Bowman High School as a Model Continuation High School for its efforts to help struggling students stay in school, state officials announced Friday.

December 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: Dems begin to see light on education

One of my yearly duties during the holidays is helping my uncle put up his Christmas lights. It usually takes us 10 minutes to get the lights out, one hour to get the ball of lights untangled, another hour to hunt down the defective bulbs, and two hours to put them on the house.

December 20, 2010 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


David Hegg: When it comes to ‘war,’ Christmas already won

When syndicated columnist John Crisp attempts to pick a fight over Christmas and its status among Americans, he isn't wrong, he just isn't right. And that is often the case when arguments are seated on foundations that are historically faulty.

December 19, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Stan Fix: Is there a ‘Christmas War’? I say ‘Bah! Humbug!’

Some believe there is an effort to do away with the religious side of Christmas. "Bah!"

December 19, 2010 | By Stan Fix | Columnists


Plastic-bag ban just another money-grab

I have been watching with growing interest the public discussion between letter writers Howard Barr and Brian Baker.

December 19, 2010 | By Andrew Edward Briseno Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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Natural gas locomotives may prove cheaper, cleaner

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas - a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he concluded the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional and he will join the fight against it.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bieber arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police in Miami Beach say pop singer Justin Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

January 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Peace talks on Syria stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) - Furiously divided from the start, representatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the rebellion against him threatened Wednesday to collapse a peace conference intended to lead them out of civil war.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

January 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Promote self-sufficiency and strong marriages

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his famous "War on Poverty" speech, purposing "to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." Unfortunately, like our other wars in the last half-century, this one has not lived up to its noble ideals.

January 23, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Remember those who lost their health care plans

This letter is in response to the letter of Nancy A. Meister ("Affordable Care Act: A success story," The Signal Jan. 17.)

January 23, 2014 | By Phyllis Grekin Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Is climate a hoax?

I believe in Gary Morrison's passion, but not his facts ("Fiddling while climate change damages the Earth" Jan 12 Signal).

January 23, 2014 | By Richard La Motte Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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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