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Today in the SCV: Friday, July 29, 2011

Vacation Bible School

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl Kanowsky: The scream that was heard ’round the world

As some of you know, my wife, Terry, and I have hosted three annual wine tastings to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

July 29, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky It's The Law | Business Columns


Featured Pets: The eager sweetheart and the affectionate gal

Red (A4209071), a 2-year-old Staffordshire terrier mix, isn't just handsome - he's a total sweetheart! Like most bully breeds, Red loves people and as such, is eager to please and easy to train (he already knows "sit"). He'd be a great running companion, camping buddy or couch potato at the end of the day. Red's eagerly waiting for a home to call his own; would that be yours? (Visit Red in kennel No. 8).

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: DUI arrests too common in the valley

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies made roughly 100 arrests for drunken driving this month. That comprises nearly half of all arrests for July in the valley.

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Letters: Amazon tax is a bad idea for California

There has been a lot of talk lately, including right in these pages, about how it's so unfair that Amazon.com and Overstock.com don't collect California state sales taxes.

July 29, 2011 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Devon Cormier: Dems have a history of lying about history

"Republicans are all rich, old, white men."

July 29, 2011 | By Devon Cormier Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


SCV Business Planner: July 29, 2011

Tuesday, Aug. 2

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Letters: Patrols more efficient than DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints - like the one recently held in Santa Clarita - often fail to make even a single drunk driving arrest, despite stopping hundreds of vehicles ("DUI checkpoint planned for tonight," July 15).

July 29, 2011 | By Sarah Longwell managing director of American Beverage Institute | Letters to the Editor


Letters: Veterans deserve more respect, recognition

We have not found a way to give our veterans the respect they earned.

July 28, 2011 | By Harry Gratz By Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Food Pantry drive to begin next week

The city and the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry will launch a month-long food drive Monday, giving local residents a chance to help the valley's less fortunate through the city's Fourth Annual Summer Food Drive.

July 28, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jane Newhall dies at 97

Jane Newhall, a prominent member of the Newhall family and benefactor of many institutions in the Santa Clarita Valley, died Wednesday in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. She was 97.

July 28, 2011 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


August could bring cases of West Nile

Santa Clarita Valley residents were warned to prepare for West Nile virus season, which generally hits the valley in August, a county Vector Control District official said Wednesday.

July 28, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frank Ferry: Let’s not play drug dealer to the SCV youth

Recently, a speaker came to our City Council meeting, asking the council to reconsider its ban on marijuana dispensaries in our city. As an avid opponent of marijuana use and dispensaries, I feel compelled to share some opinions I have as a parent and school administrator.

July 28, 2011 | By Frank Ferry | Columnists


Hicken is honoree

James D. Hicken, president and CEO of Bank of Santa Clarita, has been selected as the honoree for the 2011 Celebrity Tribute Dinner sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

July 28, 2011 | By Pat Willett For The Signal | About Town


Lynne Plambeck: Changes in climate aren’t melodrama

Many decades ago, we began debating whether climate change was really occurring.

July 28, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


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Mindlessly speeding ahead with the bullet train

It never fails to amaze me how many major projects are approved with little or no awareness of the actual impact of the project.

August 19, 2014 | Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Angels beat Red Sox to extend AL West lead

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Jepsen hadn't earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Sports Crazed: Fanatacism part of our culture

There are few singular moments that can send two groups of people at the same place spiraling into opposite extremes of the emotional spectrum.

August 18, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Los Angeles officer, suspect each shot after chase

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wild chase that began Monday with two men in an SUV firing on pursuing police ended several hours later with one suspect dead, another arrested, and a SWAT officer with a gunshot wound to the leg, Los Angeles authorities said.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Santa Clarita to residents: Be our water police

The city of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to become its water police: to report when and where they spot broken city-owned sprinkler heads geysering water or other city watering systems wasting the precious liquid.

August 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego adopts $11.50 hourly minimum wage

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council approved raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, overriding a mayoral veto and setting the stage for a possible challenge at the voting booth.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed, and Alaskan authorities have arrested her alleged lover on suspicion of homicide.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian government has announced a 24-hour extension in cease-fire talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Managing when leadership is needed

When the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" was over, my wife turned to me and asked me what I thought. I told it was one of the best movies on business and leadership I had ever seen.

August 18, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Aug. 18, 2014

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August 18, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

August 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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