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Spending like sailors

The ill-functioning Democratic Party is in the process of spending money like a drunken sailor, and putting us in a financial hole for years to come.

August 01, 2010 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


It’s not an evil plan

Today's Opinion page (July 26) contained a great juxtaposition between Steve Lunetta's column ("Speak only when you have the facts") and Carole Lutness' letter to the editor decrying the alleged privatization of our local libraries ("Public libraries should stay public").

August 01, 2010 | By Phil Ellis Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Why all the screaming?

You know, for what appears to be about a $12-a-month hike per water bill, there is sure a lot of screaming going on. Too bad we don't get that kind of response for other, more vital items like resurfacing and restriping our roads and fixing pot holes.

August 01, 2010 | By Gina Hall Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Plant may be pointless

I was just apprised of an article in the Fillmore paper regarding a water-treatment plant the city of Fillmore replaced ("John Jenks tours new Fillmore WRP," The Fillmore Gazette, March 18, 2009). It seems to me that the water board should know about this and it should have an effect on the need for the Santa Clarita Valley to build another, especially at the cost they are quoting.

August 01, 2010 | By Milt Bernstein Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Reform the process

Stumping for political office has come a long way from the Lincoln/Douglas debates in terms of cost (and annoyance).

August 01, 2010 | By Walt Watson Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: The problem with districts

Last week I discussed the improbable possibility of a recall election of the sitting Santa Clarita City Council members who annoy a significant slice of the small electorate in the city, mainly by the fact that they still sit on that august elected body. This week I move forward to examine another mooted possibility: Electing the five council members by districts rather than the current at-large system.

August 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 1, 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 01, 2010 | By Signal staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dancing the sunset away

Jed Blaugrund spun his dance partner around as vocalist Rick Michael, sitting just a few feet away, sang "It had to be you" into his microphone.

August 01, 2010 | By Melissa Gasca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


W-League women's soccer: Winning it in a flash

The Santa Clarita Blue Heat suited up for their last regular-season game against the Colorado Rush on July 15, but the United Soccer Leagues W-League was far from finished.

August 01, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan Signal Staff Writer | Community/Youth Sports


Former COC defensive lineman signs with Giants

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Giants are going to training camp with all their draft picks signed.

August 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff and The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Fridays

August 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


SCV Girl Scouts make a difference

Caren Rosen, a freshman from Saugus High School, and Carissa Costanzo, a freshman from William S. Hart High School, recently achieved their goal of making the world a better place and creating smiles on the faces of Santa Clarita Valley seniors.

August 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Scouts tour East Coast

As Boy Scout troop 830 gets ready for the 100th National Jamboree they first toured the East Coast visiting important historical places such as visiting the Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, the Boston Freedom Trail and Plymouth Plantation on the first day of the East Coast tour.

August 01, 2010 | By Lucas Holtz For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Blossom as a Silver Rose Debutante

Since 1985, more than 300 Santa Clarita Valley high school senior girls have blossomed into confident young women ready to conquer the world as Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Guild Silver Rose Debutantes. Applications for the 2010-11 season are now being accepted.

August 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Solider celebrates homecoming

Matthew Gagnon was welcomed home Sunday, July 18 by his family after Gagnon and the 2nd BCT, 1-89 returned to the United States after a nine-month deployment to Iraq.

August 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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So. Cal. Edison plans hundreds of cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of California's largest utilities is poised to cut hundreds of jobs.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California's insurance exchange.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California home prices climb in March

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Southern California's median home sale price hit $400,000 in March to set a fresh six-year high as tight supplies limited sales, a research firm said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say nobody was hurt in a fire that destroyed most of a Los Angeles-area Elks Lodge.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters say Congress doing lousy job

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A new Field Poll shows that Californians are taking a dim view of a deeply divided Congress but have slightly warmer feelings toward their own representative.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


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