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Who should be our nation’s next president?

A local Democratic activist confided to me several months ago that his own dear mother told him, "America is not ready for a black president."

December 20, 2008 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


Free up taxpayers’ credit with new deduction

Perhaps a bit late, but I would like to suggest that Congress allow taxpayers to deduct up to $1,000 of credit card interest on their tax returns. Buck (McKeon), can you make that happen?

December 20, 2008 | By Brian Springer Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Keep yourself informed during major emergencies

In the digital world, people's need to access real-time information transcends simply 24-hour national and world news sources and must include local happenings.

December 20, 2008 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Our positions on Nov. 4’s propositions

Proposition 1: High Speed Rail Bonds - The first $10 billion of an eventual $45 billion or more for bullet trains - in this economy? We tried to get a stop in the Santa Clarita Valley but the bullet train people said "no." Turnabout is fair play. We say no.

December 20, 2008 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Traffic study says: Let’s drive for today!

Congratulations to the city on its excellent traffic study for the future of Santa Clarita 20 and 30 years down the road.

December 20, 2008 | By Kevin Eliason Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Elect a thinker like Obama, not an erratic

Let the smears begin. It certainly didn't take long for the McCain campaign to attempt to sling mud at Obama. Having Sarah Palin make a comment about his palling around with terrorists is just another desperate attempt to take the public's eyes off of McCain's erratic behavior during this time of economic crisis. We have been through this before. Obama was not close to Bill Ayers and has denounced his radical views and activities.

December 20, 2008 | By Laura Teter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


GOP uses push poll politics in campaign

Well, the local Republicans seem to be up to their same old dirty tricks.

December 20, 2008 | By Scott McClintock Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Back Tony Strickland for economy’s sake

With both our state and national economy in crisis, it's always interesting to hear local candidates talk about their economic plans and visions. In the important race for the California 19th Senate seat, Democratic candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson has been totally unwilling to address this issue.

December 20, 2008 | By Ashur Givargis Simi Valley | Letters to the Editor


Cougars clock ‘em

GLENDALE -- The bend-but-don't-break College of the Canyons defense withstood a disciplined assault from Glendale Community College Saturday night before ultimately wrestling the Vaqueros to the ground.

December 20, 2008 | Craig Leener For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Toads hard to swallow

After a 5-0 start to the season, the question remained - could anyone stop Santa Clarita Christian?

Some may say Thacher was able to accomplish this feat Saturday night, while others may contend they stopped themselves, losing 54-38 at Harry Welch

December 20, 2008 | Paul Putignano Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Fretz fires away for TMC

Women's College Soccer

Master's 6, San Diego Christian 1

December 20, 2008 | Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


We pay taxes — we deserve marriage

We fled the San Fernando Valley - unfortunately theft, drugs and prostitution moved into our neighborhood, and we just didn't feel as though we were safe anymore.

December 20, 2008 | By Kelly Greene | Columnists


SCV sees a day of spooks

The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival entertained all ages of boys and ghouls on Saturday at William S. Hart Park. A day of family friendly activities were offered from a pumpkin carving contest and bug shows to a behind the scenes tour of the haunted maze, "Curse of the Ghoul Mines."

December 20, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


4,000 rubber duckies race in Castaic

Four thousand rubber duckies raced across Castaic Lake on Saturday.

December 20, 2008 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pink ribbons promote awareness

In honor of National Breast Cancer Month, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation is hosting a series of fundraising and education events to spread the word about the importance of breast health and early detection of breast cancer.

December 20, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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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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