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District honored for diversity program

Teaching Tolerance has named the Hart district a Model School District for its annual Mix It Up Day, a program designed to break students out of their normal groups of friends through games and peer activities.

August 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisor announces reward for information about hate crime

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in a hate crime in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a press release from Antonovich's office.

August 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Best wishes to two valued neighbors

"I gently rise and softly call, 'Good night and joy be with you all.'"

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Our View: Change is coming to Santa Clarita’s library system

Change is afoot in Santa Clarita, and change can be a scary thing. We know what we've got now; what will things look like if we change them?

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Golden Valley football: Frosh keep it simple

Keep everything simple.

August 29, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Peripheral canal is the solution

Thanks to The Signal and Jim Holt for a fine series of articles on the subject of salt in the Santa Clara River. One especially important topic that was not mentioned, however, is disposal of the waste product - called brine - associated with reverse osmosis.

August 29, 2010 | Stephen J. McLean, P.E. Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Give it to someone appreciative

Our city is considering adding an incredibly expensive $250 million treatment plant to lower the salt content in our reclaimed water, which we currently discharge into the Santa Clara River - an otherwise bone-dry creekbed.

August 29, 2010 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Roger Gitlin: Taking stock of the City Council’s library decision

The Tuesday meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council confirmed what I have suspected for quite some time. Four of the five council members are completely out of step with their constituency.

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Tim Myers: How about some meaningful score comparisons?

A rite of fall passed recently that all now-suffering real-estate agents and brokers look forward to for inclusion in their sales and marketing folders.

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Jennifer Kilpatrick: What Keith Richman did for SCV water

I was saddened to learn of the death of Santa Clarita's former Assemblyman Keith Richman. I wanted to make sure The Signal, as one of the keepers of Santa Clarita's history, had in its archives the detail of some very important work Dr. Richman did on a critical public-health issue in Santa Clarita

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kevin Korenthal: The solution to hard water

In a previous column ("Solutions to our water issues," July 25), I detailed my intention to, if elected to the Castaic Lake Water Agency board, attack some of the most urgent and persistent issues facing ratepayers in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Golden Valley football: JV taking the next step

Golden Valley's junior varsity football team has already turned the corner. The tricky part is keeping the trend toward success going.

August 29, 2010 | By Dan Agnew Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Diana Shaw: Kangaroo council

On Tuesday evening, I was one of 50 impassioned speakers who expressed dire concerns over the Santa Clarita City Council's proposed agreement with Library Systems and Services. LSS is a for-profit library company that is now set to take over the Santa Clarita branches of the Los Angeles County Public Library System.

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


David Hegg: Does anybody know what time it is?

Those of you old and hip enough to remember the band Chicago will understand the title of this column as being one of their more enigmatic hits. On the surface, the question seems rather foolish. Of course we know what time it is, because our cell phone tells us so.

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Consider this first

Dear Mayor Laurene Weste and Santa Clarita City Council members:

August 29, 2010 | Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


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How premarital life affects future marital quality for young adults

Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But the more serious premarital relationships you had before, the less likely you are to be happily married later.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 19, 2014

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August 19, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Father shooting driver was 'execution'

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


South Pasadena Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: Bye bye Benghazi

Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either an apology or even an acknowledgement that they were wrong in the first place?

August 19, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


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