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UPDATED: Magic Mountain president to leave

Jay Thomas is leaving Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor as park president, potentially taking a position at the theme park's corporate office in Dallas, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

August 25, 2010 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Remember our values

Do you give added value to the lives of others? What should others expect from me, and what should I expect of myself?

August 25, 2010 | By Sue Prout Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Thanks, Egg Plantation

A heartfelt "thank you" to Newhall's Egg Plantation for starting to switch its eggs to cage-free. Egg Plantation joins a growing movement of restaurants across the country that have taken action on this important animal welfare and sustainability issue.

August 25, 2010 | By Kristie Middleton Outreach manager, Humane Society of the U.S., Washington, D.C. | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for the laughs

Jim Walker's article and "rap" about the loan-modification process ("The 2010 rap - loan modification and self-mutilation," Aug. 20) had me bursting out with laughter. What a creative and clever piece of writing. He hit the nail on the head about the merry-go-round of these loan departments.

August 25, 2010 | By Alison O. Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Puzzled

The Signal is a very good, informative local paper. I enjoy it, but why can't we have a crossword puzzle on Sundays? I work it every day while having breakfast - but not on Sunday?

August 25, 2010 | By Wesley L. Roberts Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Gary Horton: Land of the free, home of the slaves

Lady Liberty peers outward from behind bars with tears in her eyes. A close look shows she's locked behind the red stripes of a vertically hanging American flag. The Economist cover reads: "Why America locks up too many people." The message? The Land of the Free has inadvertently become the world's largest prison state.

August 25, 2010 | Gary Horton | Columnists


Employment workshop in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training

The city of Santa Clarita WorkSource Center will host a free workshop in partnership with Dale Carnegie Training to assist individuals with a job search and brush up on skill sets Friday, Aug. 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Mixed job picture in Los Angeles County

According to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), figures released last week showed California's July unemployment rate remained unchanged from June, at 12.3 percent. Joblessness in California continues to be higher than the nation, a trend since September 2008. Only two other states rank higher, Nevada with 14.4 percent and Michigan at 13.1 percent. The loss of thousands of Census workers contributed to the job-loss picture.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Ken Keller: Help me ... keep you employed

This column has been written in one form or another every week for 14 years. The intended audience is business owners. The mission of "Brain Food for Business Owners" is to educate, motivate and provide tools to help successful owners be more successful.

August 25, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Recipe remix

Family Features

August 25, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

August 25, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Shriver, Alzheimer's Association release report on disease's effect on women

Los Angeles -- Maria Shriver, whose California Women's Conference is the preeminent forum by, for, and about American women, is joining with the Alzheimer's Association -- the leader in Alzheimer's care, support and research -- to release "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's" on Oct. 15.

August 24, 2010 | Source: Alzheimer's Association | SCV Raw


COC names Diana Cusumano 2011 Silver Spur Honoree

The College of the Canyons Foundation Board of Directors has named Diana Cusumano recipient of the college's Silver Spur Community Service Award for 2011.

August 24, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Consumers Union: Mobile payment systems could leave consumers at risk

San Francisco -- Recent news stories have highlighted how consumers in the U.S. soon will be able to pay for products

August 24, 2010 | Source: Consumers Union | SCV Raw


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Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


What it takes for final equality

In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:

April 22, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Thanks to my guardian angel

Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.

April 22, 2014 | Mary Gallant Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Cher Gilmore: Let’s see our climate as half full on Earth Day

It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

April 22, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore SCV Voices | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Forgiving our failed justice system

The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.

April 22, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ibanez's 3-run double leads Angels over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


One arrested in father, son stabbing in Newhall

A father and son were recovering Monday after being stabbed outside a bar last weekend, while one suspect was being held in connection with the stabbing, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detective said.

April 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


How to deal with constant criticism

Question:

April 21, 2014 | By Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics


Can Zuckerberg save immigration?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken up the cause of "humane immigration reform," calling it "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time" in a Fox News interview.

April 21, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Ask a therapist: Can a marriage survive after an affair?

Question: I just found out my husband had an affair with someone he worked with last year. He says it is over and wants to be with me, but I don't know how to forgive him and trust him again. Can a marriage survive an affair?

April 21, 2014 | By Aaron Anderson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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