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The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 3, 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:

June 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


We all need to say ‘no’ to water fees

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry, the City Council and City Manager Ken Pulskamp.

June 03, 2009 | By Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Abuzz about bees

We are having a bee problem for a second year and it's coming from a bee hive farm that's located in the hills behind the boat storage lot on The Old Road in Castaic.

June 03, 2009 | By Patricia Slatterbeck Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Campbell skews spending purpose

In her Letter to the Editor on May 23 ("Spending protests"), Ms. Campbell implies that the Obama administration is giving $2.6 million in tax dollars to teach Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

June 03, 2009 | By John Unger Jr. Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Your Community: Upcoming Events

Red Cross honors heroes

June 03, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


UPDATED: Debris confirms crash of Air France jet in Atlantic

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil (AP) -- An airplane seat, a fuel slick and pieces of white debris scattered over three miles of open ocean marked the site in the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday where Air France Flight 447 plunged to its doom, Brazil's defense minister said.

Brazilian military pilots spotted the wreckage, sad reminders bobbing on waves, in the ocean 400 miles (640 kilometers) northeast of these islands off Brazil's coast. The plane carrying 228 people vanished Sunday about four hours into its flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

June 02, 2009 | By Federico Escher and Bradley Brooks Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon bids for top GOP post on House Armed Service Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) announced his intention to run to become the top Republican member on the House Armed Services Committee.

June 02, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. Congressman, California, 25th District | SCV Raw


Supervisors back in-home long-term care

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To provide more freedom of choice for disabled individuals, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich supporting federal legislation that allows disabled people to choose home-based care as an alternative to nursing homes or institutions.

The Community Choice Act (H.R. 1670 and Senate Bill 683) would establish a nationwide standard of coverage under Medicaid or community-based attendant care for long-term care patients of all ages, and would make available enhanced federal matching funds for those states, such as California, that have already implemented this innovative approach to ...

June 02, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Antonovich allocates $1 million to buy Elsmere Canyon acreage

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To expand open space and recreational opportunities for the Santa Clarita Valley, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has committed $1 million from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Benefit Trust Fund to help acquire an additional 800 acres of land at Elsmere Canyon.

"Acquiring the remaining privately-held acreage at Elsmere is critical to preserving wildlife movement corridors, and establishing a vital connection between the trail networks of the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley," Antonovich said.

June 02, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Local Western legend Phil Rawlins dies at 79

Horseman, calf-roper and motion picture bulldogger cowboy Phil Rawlins, a longtime Placerita Canyon resident and a 2007 Walk of Western Stars inductee, died at his home Thursday. He was 79.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Runner takes stand against terrorist release

Senator George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, created Senate Joint Resolution 9 to urge the president and members of Congress to ensure that no terrorist or suspected terrorist detained at Guantanamo Bay is permitted to enter California.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arraignment postponed for accused car-jacker

The arraignment of accused car-jacker Styles Johnson was postponed to 8:30 a.m. June 12 at Santa Clarita Superior Court, Department 1.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Coroner to perform autopsy on burned body

Coroner's investigators are expected to perform an autopsy today on a charred body found in the Angeles National Forest north of Castaic.

June 02, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


New passport law goes into effect

As of today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will enforce rules requiring U.S. citizens to carry passports or passport cards when traveling by car or cruise ship to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

June 02, 2009 | By Emily Heckelman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Leigh Hart: Don't cut services to those who need them most

Most of my newspapers have been piling up lately, securely banded, wrapped and unread.

June 02, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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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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