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Antonovich calls for audit of county's child protection safety net

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- "Recent tragedies are the failure of a coordinated protocol of County departments who come into contact with abused and neglected children and their families," said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who with Supervisor Don Knabe, introduced a motion ordering an independent audit and recommendations to protect these children.

July 27, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


CHP vies for national accreditation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has made great progress on achieving accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

July 27, 2010 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Consumer watchdog poll finds concern about Google's wi-spy snooping

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 27 -- A significant majority of Americans are troubled by recent revelations that Google's Street View cars gathered communications from home WiFi networks, and they want stronger legal protection to preserve their online privacy, according to a national opinion poll released today by Consumer Watchdog.

July 27, 2010 | Source: Consumer Watchdog | SCV Raw


Casting for ABC's Supernanny: Families must apply now for ABC's top rated parenting show

Los Angeles, CA - The casting team of ABC's popular parenting series SUPERNANNY is currently casting for season six. The casting team will be sending producers around California to find the next SUPERNANNY family.

July 27, 2010 | Source: ABC | SCV Raw


Hard-hitting former Raider Jack Tatum dies at 61

Columbus, Ohio (AP) - Jack Tatum, the Pro Bowl safety for the Oakland Raiders best known for his crushing hit that paralyzed Darryl Stingley in an NFL preseason game in 1978, has died. He was 61.

July 27, 2010 | By Rusty Miller AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


New iPhone app introduced to calm your child

Calm Baby®, Inc. announced today the launch of its premiere award-winning video product, Calm Baby®, as an iPhone app. Currently available in English, the app will soon be introduced in other languages as well.

July 27, 2010 | Source: Calm Baby Inc. | SCV Raw


McKeon supports troop funding bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today delivered the following floor statement in support of the long-delayed troop funding measure:

July 27, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


SCV Domestic Violence Center offers advocates training

In response to local Judge Graciela Freixes' request for trained advocates to stand with and support local victims of domestic violence in court, the Santa Clarita Valley Zonta Club and Soroptimists, in cooperation with the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley, have scheduled a special training for volunteers to meet this need.

July 27, 2010 | Source: Domestic Violence Center of the Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


Local CPA honored with specialist credential

Ronald D. Morgan, a local CPA financial planning expert in Stevenson Ranch, has been awarded the Personal Financial Specialist Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

July 27, 2010 | Source: Stern, Kory, Sreden and Morgan | SCV Raw


Study finds strong negative to paying online services

A study conducted by the Unversity of Southern California's Center for Digital Future found that online users have a strong negative reaction to paying online services.

July 27, 2010 | Source: University of Southern California | SCV Raw


The Signal's Lend a Hand 411

See "Related Content" for links to stories about families that have set up funds in memory of their lost ones.

July 27, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Once-deported illegal immigrant arrested with drugs

Sheriff's detectives arrested a once-deported illegal immigrant after finding he had baggies of methamphetamine and a gun in his car and home, authorities said.

July 27, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Future of sports in the SCV: New direction in marketability

With technology and the Internet advancing at a frantic pace, one maxim fits nearly every aspect of life.

July 27, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Burritos for bucks

Local high school football players opened their mouths and expanded their stomachs for a shot at earning cash for their teams.

July 27, 2010 | By Cory Minderhout For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Seniors need health care reform

Here we go again. America's insurance industry and its allies in Congress are trying to kill health care reform. This time, the strategy is to scare seniors into believing that cutting billions in government giveaways to private insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans is somehow the same thing as benefit cuts in Medicare. What nonsense.

July 27, 2010 | Michele Wegter Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields - deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Broken water pipe floods UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

NEW YORK (AP) - Think you're in control? Think again.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Legalize marijuana — but with restrictions

There is no doubt that the legalization of marijuana is gaining favor throughout the country, and I have to say that I am for it - but with some very strong reservations.

July 30, 2014 | By Richard Myers Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s derail the train and desalinate ocean water

I have been agonizing over our water shortage issues for some time now, and am worried at the impact of having neighbor snitching against water using neighbors, and the hard feelings it may cause.

July 30, 2014 | Tony Markovich Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Kevin Buck: The eye of the beholder

I am old enough to remember a time when political arguments revolved around policy differences, and the solutions to the major issues of the day were often hammered out in smoke-filled back rooms.

July 30, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


No plans for a Porto’s yet

Over the past year, eager fans of Porto's Bakery & Café have spread rumors that the family-owned Glendale eatery is opening at every spot in which a restaurant operation closes in Santa Clarita.

July 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Avenue Kearney property acquired for $11.5 million

A real estate investment trust announced Tuesday that it has acquired an industrial park on Avenue Kearny in Santa Clarita for $11.5 million.

July 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Bookstore changes name and salutes Potter

A Town Center Drive bookstore has moved and changed its name to The Open Book, said the owner of the retail store.

July 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Nancy Starczyk: Beware of rip-off scams

A joint federal-state task force announced a sweep Wednesday to shut down foreclosure relief schemes that duped thousands of Southern California home owners who were already struggling to keep their homes.

July 30, 2014 | By Nancy Starczyk Real Estate Talk | Business Columns


Angels lose on Machado's walkoff homer

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles have a knack for winning in extra innings, and it has nothing to do with luck.

July 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Bios of Greatest SCV Football Player contestants

As part of The Signal's 2014 Santa Clarita Valley Football Preview, we want you to pick the Greatest SCV Football Player of All Time.

July 29, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


Congressional bid to resolve Dodger TV standoff flubs

A six-member L.A. congressional delegation tried to hit one out of the park this week in the long-simmering debate over TV access to Dodger games, but the effort ran afoul of the DirecTV team.

July 29, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


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