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Small-business loan measures extended

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 enhanced loan packages and terms for small businesses. Included in the act were improved loan provisions, such as a 90-percent guarantee and reduced fees for small-business owners securing loans.

January 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Jeff Norquist of Stay Green promoted

Jeff Norquist of Stay Green Inc. has been promoted as the new operations manager for the Santa Clarita-based company's clients in the Los Angeles area.

January 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


CHP celebrates Amber Alert Awareness Day

Today is Amber Alert Awareness Day, according to a statement by the California Highway Patrol.

January 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

Luncheon RSVP deadline

January 13, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Winners named at SCV Film Fest

The sixth annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival attracted nearly 40 films from all categories of filmmakers, from elementary school-age children to independent professionals.

January 13, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Global warming a hoax perpetrated by liberals

Curt Scott's sarcastic letter in Sunday's edition, responding to Jeff Scott's Jan. 5 letter, clearly illustrates one thing: The now-laughable global-warming mantra has been changed to climate change. That's a pretty safe bet, too, since the climate isn't static. It's a dynamic system, which means it's always changing. So global-warming proponents have found a great way to cover their bets.

January 13, 2011 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Cost for development paid for by residents

This letter is in response to comments made in a Jan. 6 Signal opinion column from Lynne Plambeck titled "Groups filed suit to help save our river."

January 13, 2011 | Thomas J. Lebrun Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts | Letters to the Editor


College of the Canyons Art Gallery exhibits local talents

Linda Skvarna, left, and Shelly Coleman discuss a sculpture titled "Journey" by artist Idelle Tyzbir, one of six local sculptors with works on display through Jan. 27 at the Art Gallery on College of the Canyons' Valencia campus Wednesday.

January 13, 2011 | By Dan Watson The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Peking Acrobats promise to make PAC audiences flip

This month, the Peking Acrobats - a troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts - will bring their country's 2,000-year-old tradition of stunning acrobatics to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons, as part of their limited 40-city North American tour.

January 12, 2011 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Six Santa Clarita sculptors exhibit works at COC Art Gallery

As the first exhibition of 2011, the College of the Canyons Art Gallery is showcasing the talents of six local sculptors in the aptly titled exhibition "Six Santa Clarita Sculptors."

January 12, 2011 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


National AMBER Alert Awareness Day Jan. 13

SACRAMENTO -- California joins other states nationwide in recognizing Thursday, Jan. 13 as National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, a day to acknowledge the collaborative efforts and successes of the AMBER Alert program to assist in the recovery of abducted children.

January 12, 2011 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Public Library system teams with Inland Library Network

The Santa Clarita City Council unanimously agreed to join the Inland Library Network, a collaboration of eight independent library systems totaling 76 branches, allowing for more than one million unique titles to be available to Santa Clarita library visitors.

January 12, 2011 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


COC Theatre Department to hold spring auditions

In February the College of the Canyons theatre department will hold a pair of open auditions for students and community members interested in participating in either the department's spring production of "Death of a Salesman" or the college's annual New Works Festival (NWF).

January 12, 2011 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Murder trial set Jan. 24

The murder trial of a woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter six years ago is scheduled to be heard in San Fernando Superior Court on Jan. 24.

January 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hart lawyer reviews board member

William S. Hart Union High School District district board member Joe Messina said Tuesday has asked the school district's legal counsel to review information about conflict-of-interest concerns involving fellow board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine.

January 12, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


How To Make Lemons Out of Lemonade

Jim Colorado, the famous soccer player, visited me last week. It seems while in Brazil for the World Cup, he reluctantly (quite reluctantly according to him) succumbed to the wiles of the shapely football (because in the rest of the world, soccer is called football) fan, Lola Palooza, a resident of West Covina, that hotbed of drama and intrigue.

August 26, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's The Law | Business Columns


Metrolink to operate special holiday service on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES - In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will not operate service on Monday, Sept. 1, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run from Lancaster to Los Angeles Union Station and back.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Metrolink | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP schedules maximum enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

August 26, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Signal AP


COC ‘Upward Bound’ Program graduates to start college in fall

This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.

August 26, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


Breakfast not that important?

We have all heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but two new studies published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that breakfast isn't as important as everyone says.

August 26, 2014 | By Lindsey Peterson KSL | Hot Topics


Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Burger King buying Tim Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified halts contract for iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says

Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.

August 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Angels suffer letdown loss to Marlins

ANAHEIM (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball's brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.

August 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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