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Six Flags Magic Mountain hosts job fair

With the unemployment rate soaring to its highest level in over 15 years, it is understandable why many job seekers are feeling anxious. At Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, a variety of positions are available and at the annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, positions will be filled for the upcoming season. The Job Fair will be held in the Main Gate area of the Park, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Six Flags could be the perfect solution for those looking for a fun and fulfilling career that ...

February 19, 2009 | Source: Six Flags Magic Mountain | SCV Raw


Academy of the Canyons' fall enrollment opens

Students interested in earning college credits while working on their high school diplomas, and their families, are invited to attend a series of informational meetings hosted by Academy of the Canyons, the middle college high school operated by the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District.

February 19, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


COC's Van Hook honored by L.A. County

In one of her first positions in community colleges, an enterprising young faculty member created a model program for Santa Ana College in the Rancho Santiago Community College District - a program that would help other women enter the workforce by giving them access to the training and support services they needed to succeed.

February 19, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


California Legislature approves budget bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Legislature passed a budget early today to help close a $42 billion deficit, ending an epic impasse that involved several all-night sessions and threatened to throw thousands of state employees out of work.

Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the bill, passed by the Democratic-controlled Senate and Assembly. He came out of his office after the budget vote and disconnected a large deficit clock counting the number of days - 106 as of Thursday - that the Legislature had failed to act since he declared a special session to deal with the state's fiscal problems.

February 19, 2009 | By Judy Lin Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vikes get out of slop

It took 16 minutes for the Valencia boys basketball team to shake off the nerves of playoff basketball.

February 19, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 19, 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:

February 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Nothing to celebrate'

The California Legislature passed a budget early Thursday in hopes of closing a $42 billion deficit through a combination of spending cuts, tax increases and borrowing.

February 19, 2009 | By Katie Wallace and Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Cam Noltemeyer: When enough is enough

Last Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission held a hearing on two projects in the Haskell Canyon area that would add yet another 500 units to the huge backlog of housing units either lying empty or unbuilt in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 19, 2009 | Development | Columnists


Home Tour League seeks new members

Each December, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation's Home Tour League highlight the holiday season with the Holiday Home Tours and Gala - but the planning and coordination are year-round.

February 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Koi and Water Garden Club

The Santa Clarita Koi and Water Garden Club will meet 4 p.m. Sunday. The club meets on the fourth Sunday of each month and is comprised of people with ponds or building a pond. Members share experiences and ideas for pond construction and maintenance. For more information visit www.santaclaritakoiclub.com

February 19, 2009 | By Signal Staff | About Town


Leipheimer keeps lead after Stage 4 of Amgen cycle race

CLOVIS (February 18, 2009) - Considered by many as the world's fastest cyclist, Mark Cavendish (GBR) of Team Columbia-Highroad sprinted to an impressive win in Stage 4 of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California. Two-time defending champion Levi Leipheimer (USA) of Astana was able to retain the overall lead and will wear the Amgen Leader Jersey heading into Stage 5 of the race. The impressive and challenging Stage 4 course, which took the riders from Merced to Clovis, included five King of the Mountain (KOM) and two sprint competitions.

After a fast and furious start to the race, which began ...

February 18, 2009 | Source: Amgen Tour of California | SCV Raw


State struggles to pay its bills

NEW YORK (AP) - California, home to celebrities on sandy beaches and dot-com millionaires, is having trouble paying its bills.

The U.S. state known for sunshine, but also for earthquakes, wildfires and mudslides, is facing a disaster of another kind. The economic crisis has sapped the world's eighth-largest economy of tax revenue, leaving it with a $42 billion budget deficit over the next year-and-a-half.

February 18, 2009 | By Matt Surman Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Board of Trustees urges legislature to pass a budget

The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday night calling on state legislators to set partisanship aside and act swiftly to solve the state's projected $42 billion budget deficit - while preserving California community college's ability to continue to contribute to the state's future well-being.

February 18, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Amgen cycle race streams live via Internet

LOS ANGELES, February 18, 2009 - This year, watching the most popular professional cycling race in the United States will be easier and more enjoyable than ever. For cycling fans unable to attend the 2009 Amgen Tour of California in person, and those watching from the finish lines, race presenter AEG Sports and their partners will stream the race live on the Web.

February 18, 2009 | Source: Amgen Tour of California | SCV Raw


Calif. GOP shakeup bodes ill for $42B budget plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Chances of a quick resolution to California's budget stalemate appeared to fade Wednesday after Senate Republican holdouts ousted their leader in a midnight coup and promised to resist tax increases that GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says are needed to close a $42 billion deficit.

The Democrat-controlled Legislature appears to need just one more GOP vote in the Senate to reach the two-thirds majority it needs to get the budget to the governor's desk, but that vote may prove impossible to get.

February 18, 2009 | By Samantha Young Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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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