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Open Book Alliance lauds DOJ filing in Google Book case

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Open Book Alliance, a coalition of librarians, legal scholars, authors, publishers and technology companies created to counter the proposed Google Book Settlement in its current form, issued the following statement on Sept. 18 in response to the Department of Justice's filing with the U.S. District Court:

September 22, 2009 | Source: Open Book Alliance | SCV Raw


Publishers and authors ask to delay Google hearing for new settlement

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Publisher and author associations sought today to cancel a key hearing in the Google Books case to allow private negotiations with Google over digitizing books online. Consumer Watchdog warned that important issues affecting copyright law should not be negotiated behind closed doors.

September 22, 2009 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita floodplain residents eligible for insurance discount

Due to city of Santa Clarita staff efforts and outreach, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) improved Santa Clarita's 'Community Rating' from a "9" to an "8" in the NFIP Community Rating System (CRS), resulting in a 5 percent increase in discounts applied to flood insurance policies.

September 22, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City program earns award

Santa Clarita's efforts to clean up neighborhoods have netted some recognition from Sacramento.

September 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


What do you like best about your school?

First place

September 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


Patricia Sulpizio: L.A. county health care sadly deficient

Watching a "60 Minutes" segment in March on the Remote Area Volunteer Medical Corp greatly moved me. I researched RAM for my summer communications class at College of the Canyons.

September 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


FastFrame hosts art show for kids

FastFrame, a local custom picture framing store, is hosting its first Art Contest for Kids.

September 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids


Thank you, Brian Charles

Brian Charles, I must write to let you know how moved I am by your first-person piece on 9/11 ("Losing their lives for making a living"). You allowed me to feel as though I was right there with you, feeling the emotions together. What a tragic day.

September 22, 2009 | By Kathleen David Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 22, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

September 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Marsha McLean: Domestic violence not a partisan issue

There are times when partisan politics needs to be set aside. What has happened to the funding for our Santa Clarita Valley Domestic Violence Center, and other such centers statewide, is a good example.

September 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Constitution Day inspires patriotism

Flags were raised along with patriotism as students celebrated Constitution Day at Mitchell Elementary School in Canyon Country on Wednesday.

September 22, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Kids


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 21, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

September 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pizza party: Nick-N-Willy's grand opening

September 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Births, June 6-July 6, 2009

All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.

September 20, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Births


Opt-out disbelief

I am a United States Government teacher at Canyon High School, charged with teaching government and about diverse political views - not just right-wing or left-wing views, but all political views.

September 20, 2009 | Linda Storli-Koontz Valencia | 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 graduateā€™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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