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SCV’s Newsmakers nominees announced

Nominations for the 14th annual Newsmakers of the Year awards have been announced. The award nominations were voted on by a committee of community leaders and the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Press Club.

January 23, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dan Portillo: ‘Finn’ prepares students for real life

The debate rages on over whether high schools across the United States should clean up the N-word from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or ban the book altogether from the literary canon.

January 23, 2011 | Dan Portillo | Columnists


Tony Strickland: Don’t penalize citizens with ‘crash tax’

Suppose you and your family take a vacation to our state Capitol. You pay for plane tickets up to Sacramento. You pay for a rental car for the week. You pay for a hotel. Every day, you pay for food and entertainment for your family. You pay for all this, including the local sales tax imposed by the city.

January 23, 2011 | Tony Strickland | Columnists


Lorrie Wood: Changing ‘Finn’ rewrites history

In the wake of Arizona's recent tragedies and the ensuing debate over the literal interpretation of political rhetoric, the question begging to be asked is: How does the general public recognize figurative language and interpret meaning beyond the confines of literal interpretation?

January 23, 2011 | Lorrie Wood | Columnists


Grant Horner: Don’t judge ‘Finn’ by use of one word

If satire needs to be explained to you, you do not deserve its riches.

January 23, 2011 | By Grant Horner | Columnists


Hold-ups at crime scenes

As thousands watched the Fourth of July fireworks show above Westfield Valencia Town Center, an Infiniti sedan crashed into an SUV, and was launched into a crowd of spectators gathered at Valencia Boulevard and Mall Entrance in Valencia.

January 23, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart High School screens 'Race to Nowhere' Feb. 9

Hart High School will host a screening of "Race to Nowhere," an education documentary, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.

January 22, 2011 | Source: Reel Link Films | SCV Raw


What's Good in Education, Jan. 19, 2011

State Distinguishes Bowman High School as an Outstanding School

January 22, 2011 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Laurene Weste: A big year for open space

Just over the hill from Santa Clarita live more than 10 million people, but thanks to a very special Open Space Preservation District purchase last year in Elsmere Canyon, our valley will be forever protected and buffered from the bustling metropolitan area.

January 22, 2011 | By Laurene Weste | Local Columns


Week in Review

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January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Business Education

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January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011

Santa Clarita Street Fair

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Janice France-Pettit: Financial planning for the new year

With each new year, people often reflect on the choices they make in their lives and resolve to make smarter ones. Be sure to include a financial plan in your list of resolutions.

January 22, 2011 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


UPDATED: Detectives seek further victims in alleged molestation by martial arts instructor

UPDATED STORY, Jan. 22, 2011:

January 22, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents question library committee

Residents have raised concerns over the city of Santa Clarita's library advisory committee, adding to a flurry of criticisms already lobbed at the city over creating a city-run library system.

January 22, 2011 | By Laura Dixon Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Arraignment delayed for teens in USC student death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An arraignment has been postponed for four teens charged with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student from China.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Water main break causes flooding near UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A broken water main near the UCLA campus spewed water some 30 feet in the air Tuesday, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures and covering parts of campus in ankle-deep water, including the athletic field and the outside of Pauley Pavilion, the school's famed basketball arena.

July 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Parenting styles to avoid

Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...

July 29, 2014 | By Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


SCV Sheriff's Station zone report: Stevenson Ranch / Westridge

Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

July 29, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Supervisors approve funds for land buy in Agua Dulce

County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown sets more talks on immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.

July 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half of the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park were lifted.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

July 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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