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Cam Noltemeyer: CLWA water plan still MIA

Next Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Castaic Lake Water Agency will hold its first public hearing on the long-awaited 2010 urban water-management plan.

March 17, 2011 | By Cam Noltemeyer | Columnists


‘Superman: Escape from Krypton’ returns

Tessa Dubay-Jurado, 10, left, and Dominic Zimmerman, 11, take to the air riding the new "Superman: Escape From Krypton" ride backward at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Wednesday. Six Flags Magic Mountain's "Superman: Escape from Krypton" ride reopened with fanfare Wednesday, including a backwards speaking emcee and Boys & Girls Club chief professional officer Jim Ventress. Read more in Escape in Friday's Signal.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Chop shop’ story needs fact-check

I have been following The Signal's coverage of the alleged chop shop in Canyon Country.

March 17, 2011 | Steve Kapin Newhall | Letters to the Editor


UPDATED: Keep altSCV off my driveway

I have to communicate my deep disappointment and displeasure with the recent altSCV edition freely distributed throughout our neighborhood. As a Signal subscriber, I have come to expect a measure of objective and worthwhile reporting of local, national and world events.

March 17, 2011 | By Peter Beers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Man arrested for taking power from laundry-room socket

A man who was living in a vacant Canyon Country condominium was arrested for theft of utilities after deputies discovered that an extension cord inside the condo was connected to an electrical socket inside a laundry room, authorities said Wednesday.

March 17, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CalArts plays part in Kazakhstan cantata premiere

Renowned artists from the United States and Kazakhstan create a groundbreaking large-scale musical project, The Silent Steppe Cantata, scheduled for a world premiere in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the newly restored Kazakh State Zhambyl Philharmonic Hall.

March 16, 2011 | Source: Art of Opera Foundation | SCV Raw


Gary Horton: It really does take a village

Fellow Signal columnist Steve Lunetta tells a fun story this past Monday about how he and some close church buddies go off on a guy trip each year to Arizona to watch spring-training baseball games. For the duration of the trip, they get to be kids again, and life is all about baseball. Surely, fun times.

March 16, 2011 | By Gary Horton | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

High school art exhibit

March 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mitchell Elementary School joins in Jump for Heart event

More than 700 students at Mitchell Elementary School in Canyon Country participated in the Jump for Heart event in the first week of March to benefit the American Heart Association.

March 16, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


COC hosts ‘High School Teacher-Student Art Exhibition’

Sharon Butow, middle, and John Butow, right, look at a ceramic sculpture created by their grandson Valencia High School senior Joey Hill, 17, left, in the art gallery at College of the Canyons on Tuesday.

March 16, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Legacy Christian Academy celebrates Read Across America

As part of Read Across America Day, students and family at Legacy Christian Academy organized Family Reading Night on March 1, which featured 16 hands-on literary activities and raffles to celebrate reading. "The Cat in the Hat" also made a special appearance to take photos with the students. Students at Legacy Christian Academy also honored Dr. Seuss' birthday with daily Dr. Seuss trivia questions, classroom door decorations, and a "Design a Bookmark" activity.

March 16, 2011 | Courtesy | SCV Schools


Mountainview hosts school lottery

Site supervisor Jennifer Guevara, left, reads the name of one child after the name was picked by Principal Christine Hamlin, right. Mountainview Elementary School recently held a lottery to determine which lucky parents would be able to enroll their children in the Fun for Fours Preschool next school year. Thanks to funding from Los Angeles Universal Preschool, parents only pay $60 per month in tuition. Nearly 20 parents attended the lottery March 10. There were 49 children competing for only 24 spots.

March 16, 2011 | Courtesy | SCV Schools


Locals compete in Science Olympiad

More than 700 students at Mitchell Elementary School in Canyon Country participated in the Jump for Heart event in the first week of March to benefit the American Heart Association.

March 16, 2011 | For The Signal | SCV Schools


A pot of gold from Irish pastures

Yes, there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It's found in each blade of grass growing in Ireland's lush pastures. Small herds of cows graze freely, and the milk, rich in beta-carotene from the grass, produces butter and cheeses of an exceptionally golden hue.

March 16, 2011 | By Family Features | Food


Book synopsis: “Make Your Own Rules”

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March 16, 2011 | Signal Staff | Local Business News


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House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Made in America festival rocks LA

OS ANGELES (AP) - A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening.

August 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Sam, first openly gay player, cut from Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Madison apartments for sale as condos

Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.

August 31, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The amateur manager

Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.

August 31, 2014 | Ken Keller: The amateur manager Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Outlaw robo calls and give us all some peace

So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.

August 31, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s go for lawn-less front yards

Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.

August 31, 2014 | David R. McCann Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The way of humanity

While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.

August 31, 2014 | Richard Myers Valencia | Signal Editorials


David Hegg: Get ready, elections are coming!

With just over two months until the mid-term elections in November, it's time to talk about voting choices. No, I won't be endorsing candidates, issues, or parties. What I will do is suggest some strategies for getting factual information and making wise choices before you enter the voting booth.

August 31, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A ‘Trojan family’ reunion

Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.

August 30, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate passes plastic bag ban; bill heads to governor

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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