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Free photos with ‘Iron Man’ this weekend

Puzzle Zoo and Picture People are teaming up to give a special gift on Saturday and Sunday.

March 27, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Deputies discover another break-in at Fair Oaks

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies discovered another break-in and possible burglary in Fair Oaks Ranch Thursday afternoon while patrolling the neighborhood.

March 27, 2009 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Michael S. Little: Protect your business from lawsuits in tough times

The headlines are everywhere. Corporate layoffs and downsizing have become commonplace among companies of all sizes and in varying industries. From Lehman Brothers to Coca-Cola to Borders, companies are adjusting to the declining financial market by cutting jobs.

March 27, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Prop. 1A a threat to small business, job growth, economic recovery

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined the growing opposition to state ballot measure Proposition 1A.

"At a time when budget deficits and unemployment are hitting record highs, Proposition 1A only continues the State Legislature's and Governor's reckless and irresponsible tax increases which are threatening jobs, increasing the tax burden on California families and delaying our economic recovery," he said in a statement today.

March 26, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County, 5th District | SCV Raw


Children of illegal aliens cost county welfare $43 million in February

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Figures from the Department of Public Social Services show that children of illegal aliens in Los Angeles County collected over $21 million in welfare and over $21 million in food stamps in February 2009 -- an increase of $1 million from the previous month, announced Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

March 26, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 5th District | SCV Raw


Senior Center holds energy workshop

On Thursday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., an "Energy Workshop" will be held in the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center's dining room.

March 26, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


International pooper scooper week cleans up April 1-7

Based in Santa Clarita, the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) was founded in February 2002 by a group of pooper scoopers who believe every dog should have its day.

March 26, 2009 | Source: Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists | SCV Raw


Braille Institute mobile unit visits SCV Senior Center

The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.

March 26, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Zonta offers communication skills workshop

Communications skills are essential to establishing and maintaining positive relationships in every area of life. That's the premise behind the fourth in a series of LifeForward workshops for local women sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

March 26, 2009 | Source: Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


EPA awards three California groups $60,000

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $60,000 in grants to three California organizations working with communities to tackle environmental justice challenges.

March 26, 2009 | Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | SCV Raw


Teacher receives statewide honor

Matthew Rubin, an eighth-grade science teacher at Castaic Middle School, has been named 2009 State Middle-Grades Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools.

March 26, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Family Swap Meet’ at William S. Hart Park

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation hosts its Family Swap Meet on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, at William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321.

March 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Bruins brewin’ scholarships

UCLA regional support group the Santa Clarita Bruins is offering $500 scholarships to high school seniors and College of the Canyons students accepted to UCLA.

March 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Beer-tasting event on tap for COC Foundation

With a series of local wine tasting events already dedicated to wine aficionados across the Santa Clarita Valley, next month the College of the Canyons Foundation Library Associates will present a unique beer-tasting experience as the latest installment of the "In Good Taste" series.

March 26, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Lyons Ranch puts seniors, taxpayers at peril

A trip to a Board of Supervisors meeting in downtown Los Angeles is never a pleasant experience for the public. It means a day off work, a long drive in traffic, usually about an hour and a half from Santa Clarita and a hefty parking fee. A long wait faces the intrepid traveler before the agenda item is heard. Then finally, the resident is granted the opportunity to speak to a supervisor who is not listening because he is having a conversation at the dais with someone else.

March 26, 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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