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Getting what we deserve

It is said that we get the government we deserve. I think that is definitely the case right here in the SCV.

January 16, 2009 | By Von Hougo Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Ken Striplin: Hit the trail: ride a bike

You and your family are invited to come and celebrate the city's 60 miles of paseos and off-street trails by participating in "Hit the Trail" with Mayor Frank Ferry and the Santa Clarita City Council.

January 16, 2009 | By Ken Striplin Assistant City Manager | Columnists


FEMA gives deadline for wildfire victims

Californians who suffered losses from the November wildfires have until Tuesday to apply for federal and state disaster assistance.

January 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Know the ins and outs of corkage etiquette

There's a cozy café in our neighborhood that has become our favorite dinner spot. It serves good California-French food, the wait staff is friendly and professional, and it isn't expensive. As if we needed another reason to like this place, it's got a very friendly corkage policy.

January 16, 2009 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier | Food and Fun


State budget woes hit home

Frustrated local government officials braced themselves in reaction to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's gloomy State of the State address Thursday, but planned on making changes that would have the least impact on services.

January 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Hunchbacks of CalArts

January 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, Dec. 30, 2008-Jan. 15, 2009

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

January 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


McKeon's Wilderness, Water Bills Pass Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today is praising passage of S.22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which includes McKeon's Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Mountains Wild Heritage Act and Mammoth Lake Community Water District language.

"I am pleased the Senate has recognized the need to set aside 470,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the 25th Congressional District," McKeon said. "This action ensures that these lands will be preserved for the use and enjoyment of future generations.

January 15, 2009 | From the office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) | SCV Raw


UPDATED: State of the state: $42B deficit crisis

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday called California's massive deficit a "rock upon our chest" and said the state can address no other policy issues until the fiscal crisis is resolved.

January 15, 2009 | By Juliet Williams Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brian Charles guests on KHTS AM 1220

Brian Charles, inauguration-bound staff writer with The Signal newspaper and The-Signal.com, visited the KHTS AM 1220 studios in Canyon Country Wednesday.

January 15, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 15, 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:

January 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Say no to government impediments

I was there when President Reagan told the air-traffic controllers to go back to work and they refused. Wasn't it illegal for them to strike?

January 15, 2009 | Bob Comer Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Do the right thing now

As a black woman, I walked around for a few days after the election saying "Oh my God, a black man is president of the U.S."

January 15, 2009 | Regina Gartrell Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Into the wild

I have been concerned over the years about the three federally listed endangered species in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 15, 2009 | Naomi Watts Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Explorer donates for at-risk kids

Santa Clarita-based Explorer Insurance Company recently donated $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters, a youth-mentoring organization that matches community members with vulnerable children to create constructive relationships.

January 15, 2009 | Katie Wallace Signal Staff Writer | Local Business News


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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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