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Paul Becker: Crackdown on massage parlors

Much has been made recently regarding an increase in the number of massage parlor businesses operating in the city of Santa Clarita.

March 23, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Google ends 4 years of censoring the Web for China

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google Inc. stopped censoring the Internet for China by shifting its search engine off the mainland Monday but said it will maintain other operations in the country. The maneuver attempts to balance Google's disdain for China's Internet rules with the company's desire to profit from an explosively growing market.

Google's decision comes after an impasse pitting the world's most powerful Internet company against the government of the world's most populous country. It's still not clear if Google's solution will resolve a standoff that began Jan. 12. That's when ...

March 22, 2010 | By Jessica Mintz and Michael Liedtke AP Technology Writers | SCV Raw


Opponents take last stand against health care bill

In a defiant last stand against a newly passed health care overhaul, opponents are trying everything they can to stop it from becoming the law of the land.

Republicans in the Senate are planning parliamentary maneuvers to keep a companion bill from reaching the president's desk. And lawmakers in at least 30 states are working to prevent what they say is an unconstitutional mandate forcing Americans to have health insurance.

March 22, 2010 | By Denise Lavoie AP Legal Affairs Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care gains start soon — bigger ones later

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The first changes under the new health care law will be easy to see and not long in coming: There'll be $250 rebate checks for seniors in the Medicare drug coverage gap, and young adults moving from college to work will be able to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26.

March 22, 2010 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


It's 'Teen Safe Driving Week' statewide

SACRAMENTO - Impact Teen Drivers worked with the California Legislature, Senator Alan Lowenthal and Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani to declare this week March 21-27 "California Teen Safe Driving Week."

March 22, 2010 | Source: CHP/Impact Teen Drivers | SCV Raw


COC Theatre provides ‘New Works’ and ‘Delightful Disorientations’

Community members looking to have a laugh, or add a little "drama" to their lives need look no farther than the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) and College of the Canyons theatre department's schedule of spring performances.

March 22, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Local students join "Involvement in History" day in L.A.

AZUSA, Calif. -- Students from 4th through 12th grades including students from the Saugus Union School District attended "History Day L.A." at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa on Saturday, March 13.

March 22, 2010 | Source: Saugus Union School District | SCV Raw


Lutheran Social Services pancake breakfast April 24

Lutheran Social Services is inviting the community to attend a pancake breakfast to raise funds for case management working with homeless people in the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 22, 2010 | Source: Lutheran Social Services | SCV Raw


Obama to sign health bill, take it on the road

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is poised to sign the landmark health care bill ushering in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the nation's history - and then he'll hit the road to resume selling it to a reluctant public.

Obama will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday, the White House said, as he turns to seeing a companion bill through the Senate and talking up the overhaul's benefits on behalf of House members who cast risky votes.

March 22, 2010 | By Erica Werner Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon rips Dems for 'ignoring will of the people' on health care legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C - Late Sunday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate version of the Democrats' health care bill, H.R. 3590. Subsequent to the 219-212 vote, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) made the following statement:

March 22, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Woods: 'A little nervous' about return at Masters

Tiger Woods acknowledged "living a lie," saying he alone was responsible for the sex scandal that caused his shocking downfall from global sporting icon to late-night TV punchline.

March 22, 2010 | By Jim Litke AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


States line up to challenge health care overhaul

States are already lining up to sue the federal government over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Officials in at least 10 states have agreed to file a lawsuit challenging the legislation.

March 22, 2010 | By Denise Lavoie Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: March 22, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

March 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senior Calendar

Senior Lunch Menu

March 22, 2010 | Signal Staff | Senior Living


All talk and no answers

The Social Security Bill (HR 7260) was passed in 1935. Medicare and Medicaid was signed into law July 30, 1965.

March 22, 2010 | By Dick Ramirez Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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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


Emmy Awards draw Washington, Roberts, McConaughey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park

Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.

August 25, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Time to renew your business commitments

In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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