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Our View: Here’s to keeping the SCV green

Some 20 years after the Santa Clarita Valley was eyed as home to the world's largest garbage dump, the city last week announced its intent to buy 842 acres of Elsmere Canyon - ensuring it will remain open space.

September 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Roger Gitlin: The clear choice for attorney general

Throughout the Golden State, I would dare you to find two candidates more opposite in the race for election as attorney general this Nov. 2. The Democratic candidate is San Francisco County District Attorney Kamala Harris, and the Republican nominee is Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley.

September 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tim Myers: Time for another primer

I write all the time about local elections, and to the 17 percent of folks who actually vote in local elections, and the smaller group of 13 percent who actively engage in local issues with a deep understanding of the history and players, sometimes I must take those, and myself, to task.

September 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tony Strickland: Let’s get California’s economy back on track

It's no surprise the economic situation here in California looks bleak. The budget deficit remains at more than $19 billion, and the budget stalemate has been going on two months and counting.

September 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Gas guzzlers need to go

The United States of America is the only place I've seen where driving a bus is seen as an activity of the privileged. We really need at least another $1 per gallon in gas taxes (with a rebate for legitimate business purposes).

September 26, 2010 | By Dave Rickmers Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Know about the vision

As of the article in Friday's paper, you can see that finally the proposed issue of One Valley, One Vision is on the agenda for council approval ("Development plan unveiled," Sept. 24).

September 26, 2010 | By Trudi Nash Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Ed Colley: Meeting the SCV’s water challenges at CLWA

"I turn on my tap, and the water flows. Seems pretty simple. Why is my vote to re-elect Ed Colley to the Castaic Lake Water Agency board important?"

September 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Betty Arenson: A few notes on when I’ll start voting as a Democrat

Too often it is wrongly presumed that when someone disagrees with President Barack Obama, that person must worship former President George W. Bush.

September 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


On the Road with The Signal

Send us a photo of you and your family or friends holding up a copy of The Signal, with your exotic locale in the background.

September 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


College football: Defense carries Cougars

MONTEREY PARK - College of the Canyons football leaned on its defense Saturday night at East Los Angeles College.

September 26, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV College Sports


Buckle up

Citizens rejoice. We are safe. I just received my first citation for failure to wear a seatbelt and was delighted to learn that the fine was $146.

September 26, 2010 | Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Prep football: A rivalry is born

For Santa Clarita Christian's football team, Saturday's first ever varsity meeting with new crosstown rival Trinity Classical Academy started and ended with running back Daniel Green.

September 26, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Gas-station frustration

Because I've been away on business, today was the first time in a while I've had to pump gas into my vehicle.

September 26, 2010 | By Elaine Watson Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: Figuring out forgiveness

Forgiveness has fallen on hard times, and like all of virtue's children, forgiveness is something we are much more apt to expect than to extend.

September 26, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Community Calendar and Dates to Watch

Sunday, Sept. 26

September 26, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


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Hundreds flee homes near Northern California fire

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire spreading in Northern California has forced hundreds of people to flee and destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said Saturday.

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


Sixteen arrested at two checkpoints

A pair of checkpoints set up Friday night to check for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs resulted in 16 arrests in Santa Clarita, according to officials.

July 26, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Thomas, Maddux, Glavine: A Hall of Fame blockbuster

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

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


Israel agrees to extend truce by 4 hours

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.

July 26, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Arizona execution renews debate over methods

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.

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


California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.

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


Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.

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


Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

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


Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

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


EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

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


Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.

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


Community event to give backpacks

Next Sunday, more than 2,000 children and their parents will flock to Iglesia Vida Real to receive backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the start of the school year.

July 26, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Dodgers, Puig go triple crazy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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