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Reader Meter results, June 5-12, 2009

Here are the results of's latest Reader Meter poll. visitors cast a total of 189 votes from late afternoon Friday, June 5 to mid-afternoon Friday, June 12, 2009.

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls

Republicans call for promised military benefits to be paid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN), the Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, called on Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) to utilize the "reserve funds" he embedded in the House Budget Resolution to pay for key benefits that were promised to and are so richly deserved by America's military personnel and their families, military retirees and veterans.

June 12, 2009 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. Congressman, California, 25th District | SCV Raw

Santa Clarita credit rating upgraded to AA+

The city of Santa Clarita's Standard & Poor's credit rating was upgraded this week from AA to AA+, characterizing the city as having "very strong wealth and income levels."

June 12, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw

Door-to-door subscription solicitors not legit

Door-to-door sales people who describe themselves as high-school students reportedly are attempting to sell subscriptions to The Signal in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News

Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons unveils new season

To mark College of the Canyons' 40th anniversary and the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center's fifth, the 2009-2010 season will be filled with music that defined the five decades following 1969, when COC opened.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun

Cherry pickin’ time

Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms, in Leona Valley, California, is the largest you-pick cherry orchard in Southern California, with more than 3,600 trees.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun

Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series kicks off tonight (June 12) on Town Center Drive

By Signal Staff

They're going be partying again on Town Center Drive in Valencia tonight, and every Friday night after that for quite awhile.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun

Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl this weekend (June 13 and 14)

Sax legend Wayne Shorter, Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin, soprano sax superstar Kenny G, Latin-jazz kings Pete Escovedo and Oscar Hernandez, New Orleans favorite sons The Neville Brothers and New Birth Jazz Band, and Jimmy Cobb's all-star 50th anniversary tribute to Miles Davis' epochal "Kind of Blue" album are just a few highlights from the stellar lineup performing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend as part of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival.

June 12, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor/Escape Writer | Food and Fun

Review: 'Imagine That'

Eddie Murphy's new family comedy is a pleasant and unassuming fantasy in which a high-powered investment adviser gets advice from his daughter's imaginary friends. We never see the friends, but we see a great deal of the daughter, and it's a charming performance from newcomer Yara Shahidi.

June 12, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies

Review: 'The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3'

There's not much wrong with Tony Scott's "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" except that there's not much really right about it. Nobody gets terrifically worked up except the special effects people. Oh, John Travolta is angry and Denzel Washington is determined, but you don't sense passion in the performances. They're about behaving, not evoking.

June 12, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies

F. Andre Hollings: The failure of Liberalism in California and beyond

Amidst wallowing in the nirvana granted by the all but divine investiture of Barack Obama, liberals have seemingly abandoned a key element of democracy: dissent.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists

Tracy Hasper: Protect yourself from ID theft

Like an Old Testament plague, identity theft has infected modern Western culture. What sometimes goes unnoticed is that businesses have become prime targets for identity thieves. Today, business owners face not only scam artists anxious to steal their business identities but also civil liabilities for failing to protect their employees' personal information.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Local Columns

Stop gangs in SCV

In the last three or four years, gang activity has been more frequent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

June 12, 2009 | By Kattya Marin Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor

The's Daybreak: June 12, 2009

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

June 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News

Marsha McLean: Celebrate our open spaces

The Santa Clarita City Council recently approved the purchase of 140 acres in Placerita Canyon, located just east of the Walker Ranch trail head and Placerita Canyon Nature Center.

June 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists

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Meeting the faces of Facey

Whether they're new to the community, longtime residents or slowly establishing local roots, three Facey Medical Group doctors share why they are proud to live and work in the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care

Pharmacist driven to improve health care for the community

Always his passion to work with people in a healthcare related field, Moazzem H. Chowdhury decided when he was young that working as a pharmacist would give him the most direct ties to the community he wanted to serve.

February 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Health Care

Chiropractor is helping the SCV improve mood one back at a time

With 22 years in practice, Dr. Linda Chenaur is creating a new standard for helping people in the community solve their back pain problems.

February 24, 2014 | By Natalee Ayala | Health Care

Touching hearts, saving lives

One patient was wheeled down the hallway, stable after an open-heart surgery.

February 24, 2014 | By Kirsten Quinn | Health Care

Marsha Mclean: Fighting for our citizens

It is my honor to serve as your councilwoman. I am available full-time and every-day – responding to your concerns – bringing fresh, new ideas to ensure that our city continues to provide the high quality of life we demand.

February 24, 2014 | By Marsha McLean City of Santa Clarita Mayor Pro Tem, and 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service

Preserving our valley’s way of life

Scott and Vanessa Wilk have made Santa Clarita Valley their home for nearly 25 years, and last year, he was honored to be elected to the 38th Assembly District.

February 24, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Assemblyman, 38th District | Public Service

New leader, new voice, breaking barriers, building the future

Moazzem Chowdhury has lived in the United States for over 25 years and the city of Santa Clarita has been his home for over 20 years. Moazzem, Jeenat, his wife of 30 years, and his son and daughter all consider themselves blessed to live here.

February 24, 2014 | By Moazzem Chowdhury 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service

Good for Santa Clarita

Dear Santa Clarita friends and neighbors,

February 24, 2014 | By Dante Acosta 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service

Together we will make a difference

My wife Pamela and I moved to Santa Clarita in 1965. We raised two children and have five gorgeous grandchildren. Four generations of our family live in Santa Clarita.

February 24, 2014 | By Alan Ferdman 2014 City Council Candidate | Public Service

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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