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Julie Sturgeon: New law helps in hiring new employees

A new law was enacted March 18, in order to help businesses reduce their payroll taxes, particularly with seasonal businesses that may be gearing up to hire new employees for the summer months.

May 06, 2010 | Julie Sturgeon It's Your Money | Business Columns


Lynne Plambeck: Tough love for efficiency standards

Like a petulant teenager who doesn't want to clean their room or help with the housework, our City Council stands with its hands on its hips, refusing to require LEED standard energy efficiencies from new development in Santa Clarita.

May 06, 2010 | Lynne Plambeck Environmentally Speaking | Columnists


Fear among Arizona Hispanics dampens Cinco de Mayo

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Rumors circulate of an immigration raid at Cinco de Mayo festivities. Markets normally bustling with customers preparing for the celebration are quiet. Family picnics are scaled back.

Many Hispanics in Arizona - both legal and illegal - are increasingly anxious about being targeted under the state's tough anti-illegal immigration law. Some are afraid to leave their homes, even on the day when the nation celebrates Hispanic heritage.

May 05, 2010 | By Jonathan J. Cooper Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


Obama: Begin work this year on immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he wants to begin work this year on legislation overhauling the nation's immigration system, firming up his commitment on a key priority for Latino voters and lawmakers.

Obama's comments at a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House reaffirmed his long-held support for immigration reform. He went a step further than he has in the past by calling for the work to begin this year.

May 05, 2010 | By Erica Werner Associated Press Writer | SCV Raw


SCV breast cancer survivors honor mothers and motherhood

Van Nuys Calif., - Country resident Tracie Kimbrough, 48 her sister, Cheryl McGown, 46, of Valencia, and their mother will celebrate their three- and seven-years' breast cancer survival respectively at their own Mother's Day celebration on Aug. 15 at the American Cancer Society's new "Making Strides Against Cancer 3K" at Woodley Park in Van Nuys on June 12.

May 05, 2010 | Source: American Cancer Society | SCV Raw


Postal inspectors seek SCV mail thieves

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service requests the public's assistance in identifying the persons responsible for mail thefts in the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 05, 2010 | Source: U.S. Postal Inspection Service | SCV Raw


McKeon comments on Afghanistan hearing

Washington, D.C. -- The House Armed Services Committee today heard testimony from senior Pentagon officials, including the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on security and stability efforts underway in Afghanistan. Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) released the following prepared statement for the hearing:

May 05, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


L.A. County observes 'Mental Health Awareness Month'

Los Angeles -- The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) commemorates 50 years of community service with a full schedule of activities for "May Is Mental Health Awareness Month."

May 05, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health | SCV Raw


City celebrates ‘Building and Safety Month’

May is National Building and Safety Month, and the city of Santa Clarita is celebrating by helping to inform residents about local building and safety practices.

May 05, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Top ROP students earn medals at annual recognition event

Eighteen outstanding students in the Hart District's Regional Occupational Program came away from the annual ROP awards ceremony with medals attesting to their excellent academic achievement and positive attitudes in the career-oriented ROP classes in which they are enrolled.

May 05, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


SC Enterprise Zone hits new milestone

The city of Santa Clarita issued 248 vouchers for Enterprise Zone-eligible hires for local businesses in April.

May 05, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Calif. lawmakers seek temporary ban on metal bats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California legislative committee has advanced a bill seeking a two-year moratorium on the use of metal bats in high school baseball.

The legislation by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, would allow a safety review of the equipment.

May 05, 2010 | By Cathy Bussewitz Associated Press Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Veteran launches social media platform for U.S. military members

Phoenix, Arizona -- ArmedZilla.com, a unique social networking website designed exclusively for U.S. military members, has launched a support community to connect military personnel, veterans, friends, family and supporters worldwide.

May 05, 2010 | Source: ArmedZilla | SCV Raw


Williams sisters advance, Safina loses in Rome

Rome (AP) - Serena and Venus Williams ended lengthy breaks for knee problems with straight-sets victories over Swiss players in their opening matches at the Italian Open today.

May 05, 2010 | By Allesandra Rizzo AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Preschool program to offer a ‘Jumpstart’

An open house is scheduled for tonight to introduce a kindergarten-readiness program aimed at equipping youngsters for success in the fall, as well as a summer program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, including those with disabilities.

May 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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New leader, new voice, breaking barriers, building the future

Moazzem Chowdhury has lived in the United States for over 25 years and the city of Santa Clarita has been his home for over 20 years. Moazzem, Jeenat, his wife of 30 years, and his son and daughter all consider themselves blessed to live here.

February 24, 2014 | By Moazzem Chowdhury 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Good for Santa Clarita

Dear Santa Clarita friends and neighbors,

February 24, 2014 | By Dante Acosta 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


Together we will make a difference

My wife Pamela and I moved to Santa Clarita in 1965. We raised two children and have five gorgeous grandchildren. Four generations of our family live in Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Alan Ferdman 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service


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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