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‘Eat Your Words': Teaching food for thought

Reading and cooking - two essential skills - are taught at the same time in a way that's fun for Santa Clarita youth.

March 05, 2009 | By Emily Heckelman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lynne Plambeck: Rain or shine, the drought is real

With local rainfall at normal levels, it just doesn't seem like we are really in a drought.

March 05, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Jose de la Isla: Drugs and border violence are also American issues

Mexico's biggest national security problem stems from its fight with drug cartels. Its domestic body count of nearly 6,000 people last year sounded the alarm. Prominently listed among the grizzly assassinations were gangsters, police, journalists, members of the military and government officials, plus a multitude of collateral victims.

March 05, 2009 | Jose de la Isla Hispanic News Link | Columnists


An honest community

When I moved here in April 2008 I had no idea what an honest community Santa Clarita is.

March 05, 2009 | By Laura Riddle Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Donate organs, save lives

Regarding Shannon Master's article, "Alive thanks to an organ donor" (The Signal, Feb. 15): The generosity of live-organ donors like the young boy is wonderful. It's a shame we need so many live-organ donors. Americans bury or cremate 20,000 transplantable organs every year.

March 05, 2009 | By David J. Undis Nashville | Letters to the Editor


Smyth’s hypocrisy

How amazing to open my Sunday Signal (Feb. 22) and read Assemblyman Cameron Smyth's glowing opinion piece about the great benefits Santa Clarita will reap from the film-industry tax credits in the recently passed state budget.

March 05, 2009 | By Richard Varenchik Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Julie M. Sturgeon: Be prepared, plan for long-term care

Everyday, 13 million people need assistance with routine activities such as dressing, eating and bathing, according to the Direct Care Alliance. Four out of 10 people turning 65 can anticipate stays in a nursing home, and by the year 2025, 78 million Americans will be over age 65. Most health insurance programs will not usually cover long-term-care expenses.

March 05, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Where’s the consistency?

Regarding Mr. McKeon's Sunday column ("Stimulus or spending?" published Feb. 15): With all due respect (isn't that what they say in Washington?), I never saw a column objecting to the spending of our grandchildren's money from Mr. McKeon when George Bush took an economy that was a healthy surplus and gave tax cuts to the most wealthy in the country.

March 04, 2009 | By Shari Sorbo Saugus | Letters to the Editor


McGrath Project with Tim Bogert live tonight at Valencia Wine Co.

Legendary rock bassist Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Jeff Beck) and Grammy-winner Gary McGrath with their Santa Clarita Valley-based band, The McGrath Project, play a special "unplugged" set Wednesday, March 4 at Valencia Wine Company from 7 p.m. to 8:15 pm.

March 04, 2009 | Source: John Dow/The Dow Group | SCV Raw


House Republicans 'concerned' about Obama letter to Russian president

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) today joined U.S. Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John M. McHugh (R-NY) and more than 40 Republican colleagues, including the top three Republicans in the House of Representatives, to send a letter to the President of the United States expressing concern over the Administration's reported proposal to scrap plans to expand the U.S. missile defense system to Europe if Russia helps stop Iran's development of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles.

The text of the letter follows:

March 04, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


County ponies $5 million to complete Magic Mountain/I-5 construction

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and City of Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry announced the transfer of $5 million from the County to the City of Santa Clarita to help fund the completion of the Magic Mountain Parkway/I-5 interchange project managed and administered by the City of Santa Clarita.

March 04, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City offers annual Daylight Savings Time safety checklist

Sunday, March 8 and the change to Daylight Savings Time is quickly approaching, and although many of us relish the "fall back" mantra that allows us an extra hour of sleep in September, it's easy to forego the added Z's in spring with the thought of waking up to much sunnier, warmer, longer days.

March 04, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Emergency Expo helps community prep for disaster

The City of Santa Clarita will hold the 2009 Emergency Expo on Saturday, March 21 at College of the Canyons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 04, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


SCV Business Helps Sheriff's Youth Program

In celebrating their one year anniversary in the City of Santa Clarita, Steve Youlios, the owner and operator of Jersey Mike's Subs, located in the Bouquet Center at 26510 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, opted to hold a fundraising event to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Explorer Program.

In a gesture of goodwill, Steve said he wanted to give back to the community that has been so good to him in his first year of operation. He did just that on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Steve and all the Jersey Mike's employees advertised an offer good ...

March 04, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Rio Vista students clean up trash, graffiti

While led on nature hikes in the Santa Clara River bed adjacent to their school in Canyon Country, Rio Vista Elementary students became concerned with the graffiti and pollution they observed.

March 04, 2009 | Source: Rio Vista Elementary School | SCV Raw


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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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