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Reader Meter results, March 5-12, 2010

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 527 votes from late afternoon Friday, March 5 to afternoon Friday, March 12, 2010.

March 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Hart District opens ‘Project Prom’ boutique

The Wm. S. Hart Union High School District opened its "Project Prom" boutique this week, complete with dressing rooms curtained in red satin and racks of new and nearly-new gowns, tuxes and dress suits. The shoppers are among 600 carefully selected students invited to participate, who make an appointment to meet with an adult "personal shopper" who helps the student select the perfect outfit for the upcoming high school prom.

March 12, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Tickets now available for Youth Sports Clipper Day

Tickets are now available for the city of Santa Clarita's Youth Sports Clipper Day, featuring the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center on Sunday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. A variety of ticket options are available for the event at up to $25 off the original ticket price.

March 12, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


City breaks ground for Newhall library March 16

The city of Santa Clarita will host a groundbreaking event for the new Old Town Newhall Library on Tuesday, March 16 at 2 p.m.

March 12, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Whittaker-Bermite CAG hosts meeting March 24

The Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) for the Whittaker-Bermite Site Clean-up will be holding a meeting 7 p.m. on March 24 in the Century Room at Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Santa Clarita 91355.

March 12, 2010 | Source: Whittaker-Bermite Citizens Advisory Group | SCV Raw


Amnesty International reports maternal mortalities

NEW YORK, March 12 -- In releasing a new report on maternal health nationwide, Amnesty International today revealed that flaws and shocking disparities in maternal health care that the government is ignoring lead to two to three women dying daily in the United States from pregnancy-related complications, with half of these deaths believed preventable, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

March 12, 2010 | Source: Amnesty International | SCV Raw


'Feed Your Brain' at the 2010 Youth Expo

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The 2010 Youth Expo theme is "Feed Your Brain," which is what local students are encouraged to do at this annual fun-filled event.

March 12, 2010 | Source: OC Fair & Event Center | SCV Raw


Antonovich secures grant for express bus to Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, member of the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), has secured a $300,000 grant from the Mobile Sources Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee to operate a no-cost Express Bus connecting Dodger Stadium to Union Station for the 2010 season.

March 12, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


SCOPE hosts business meeting, movie night

The Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment (SCOPE) will be holding their regular business meeting 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at Valencia Hills Club House, 24060 Oak Vale Dr., Valencia 91355.

March 12, 2010 | Source: SCOPE | SCV Raw


California American Water partners with EPA for 'Fix a Leak Week'

SACRAMENTO, CA - California American Water has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote its annual "Fix a Leak Week," which runs from March 15-21.

March 12, 2010 | Source: California American Water | SCV Raw


AOC named one of America's best high schools

Academy of the Canyons, the Wm. S. Hart High School District's middle college high school, has been named one of America's Best High Schools by "U.S. News & World Report," placing it in the top 10 percent of high schools across the nation.

March 12, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


I-CuE asks community: beer or wine?

This month, the College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education (I-CuE) invites community members to fill their glasses and raise their cups in search of an answer to the age-old question - beer or wine?

March 12, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


AP sources: Woods likely to return at Masters

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods intends to remain out of golf at least until the Masters, two people with knowledge of his plans told The Associated Press.

Woods has been practicing at Isleworth near his Orlando home the last two weeks, and swing coach Hank Haney flew there during the weekend to work with him. That led to speculation Thursday he was close to playing again.

March 12, 2010 | By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Vonn wins super-G, overall World Cup title

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) - Olympic downhill gold medalist Lindsey Vonn capped a historic season with her third straight overall World Cup title on Friday.

March 12, 2010 | By Nesha Starcevic AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Review: 'Remember Me'

"Remember Me" tells a sweet enough love story, and tries to invest it with profound meaning by linking it to a coincidence. It doesn't work that way. People meet, maybe they fall in love, maybe they don't, maybe they're happy, maybe they're sad. That's life. If a refrigerator falls out of a window and squishes one of them, that's life, too, but it's not a story many people want to see. We stand there looking at the blood seeping out from under the Kelvinator and ask with Peggy Lee, "Is that all there ...

March 12, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


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Guns, badges stolen during police charity game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say guns, badges and other items belonging to San Diego-area law enforcement personnel were stolen during a weekend charity football game in Los Angeles.

April 22, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


What it takes for final equality

In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:

April 22, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Thanks to my guardian angel

Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.

April 22, 2014 | Mary Gallant Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Cher Gilmore: Let’s see our climate as half full on Earth Day

It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

April 22, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore SCV Voices | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Forgiving our failed justice system

The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.

April 22, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ibanez's 3-run double leads Angels over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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