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Toastmasters gives tips on holiday toasts

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- When you deliver your holiday toast, what words will you say? What pithy wisdom, humorous thoughts or warm expressions will you share with family and friends?

December 17, 2009 | Source: Toastmasters International | SCV Raw


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society receives research challenge grant

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has recently received a research challenge grant.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | SCV Raw


Chegg.com proposes to save students $1.6 billion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In an open letter today to Governor Schwarzenegger and the leaders of all California universities based on their decision to increase student tuition fees next semester by 32 percent, Chegg.com Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Osman Rashid outlined a compelling strategy designed to help relieve some of the newly-created financial burden placed upon next semester's higher education students in California. As part of his suggested program, Rashid said the state should form a partnership with Chegg.com in an effort to bring down the cost of textbooks for California's 3.2 million undergraduate ...

December 17, 2009 | Source: Chegg.com | SCV Raw


18th annual Principal for a Day set for Feb. 19

Reservations are currently available for parents, business executives and community leaders who would like to spend the morning with a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal or assistant principal in the 18th Annual Principal for a Day sponsored by the SCV Education Foundation.

December 17, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


McKeon blasts $500 million price tag for new terrorist detention prison

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today criticized the Obama Administration's handling of the vital national security issues of closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring some of the terrorists held at the Cuban detention center to the United States.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


SBDC receives three honors

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by the College of the Canyons was recently awarded with "Overall Highest Performer," "Highest Capital Infusion" and "Highest Extended Engagement Clients" honors at the annual Los Angeles Regional SBDC Award and Recognition Dinner.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winter wonderland at Power Chevrolet

Frolick in mounds of real snow as Power Chevrolet hosts a free winter wonderland on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to dusk. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will also be available.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deputies search for alleged laptop thief

Deputies were searching Wednesday afternoon for a man who allegedly stole a laptop from a Starbucks in Saugus and fled, officials said.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Turn the global warming tide

It is a mystery to me why some people continue to deny the evidence of climate change. While climate and temperature variations may occur from year to year, or decade to decade, the frightening rise of CO2 in our atmosphere is simply undeniable.

December 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


To greener pastures

Kudos to all the compassionate people who shouldered the responsibility of taking on the animals from Six Flags Magic Mountain's defunct petting zoo.

December 17, 2009 | By Jennifer O’Connor, Animals in Entertainment campaign writer People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Norfolk, Va. | Letters to the Editor


Nathan Imhoff: Starbucks' save-the-world marketing scam

During a recent trip to a local Starbucks, I noticed a sign on the bulletin board that stated Starbucks has helped provide 6 million days of medicine for people with AIDS in Africa.

December 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kudos to McKeon

Kudos to Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon.

December 17, 2009 | By Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 17, 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:Today is Thursday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2009. There are 14 days left in the year.

December 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


You can keep California

How funny that Gary Horton's column ("Don't mess with Texas," Nov. 25) is the first one I've read that caused me to want to write.

December 16, 2009 | By Brian Richards Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


D.C. UPDATE: Single-payer health care plan dies in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The liberals' longtime dream of a government-run health care system for all died Wednesday in the Senate, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed it will return when the realization dawns that private insurance companies "are no longer needed."

The proposal's demise came as Senate Democratic leaders and the White House sought agreement with Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., to become the 60th supporter of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul - the number needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.

December 16, 2009 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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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