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Mountain bikers roll 'Fat Tire Festival' in Castaic Oct. 25

Southern California's biggest mountain bike festival, the Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association Fat Tire Festival, celebrates its 22nd year Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Castaic with a fun-filled day of mountain bike action and activities for families and riders of all ages and skill levels.

October 07, 2009 | Source: Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association (COBRA) | SCV Raw


Overdraft fees exploding

OAKLAND -- Banks and credit unions collected nearly $24 billion in overdraft fees last year, an increase of 35 percent from just two years earlier, a new study by the Center for Responsible lending shows. Since Californians make up about 12 percent of the U.S. population, Californians shoulder an estimated $3 billion of the national total, assuming they are charged a proportionate share of these fees.

October 07, 2009 | Source: PR Newswire for Journalists | SCV Raw


COC physics presentation to address natural phenomena

The College of the Canyons Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering Technologies (MSET) division will host a special physics presentation designed to shed scientific light on natural phenomena including rainbows, thunder and lightning.

October 07, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Castaic Days kicks off Friday

From an evening movie on the lake to a vintage car show, Castaic Days Outdoor Festival offers residents several family-friendly activities Friday and Saturday.

October 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kerchner simply uneducated

Rob Kerchner's Letter to the Editor, "Bring back free market" (The Signal, Oct. 5), was absolutely ridiculous.

October 07, 2009 | By Dan Nordenstrom Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Town hall article in Signal skewed

Thanks for the article ("Town hall meeting draws ire," Sept. 27), but in my humble opinion, the article is so skewed, I was wondering what meeting the reporter was writing about. My sister was unable to come on Sept. 26 and she was under the impression from this article that it was rowdy and kind of out of control.

October 07, 2009 | By L.L. Savadian Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


An Independent’s town hall opinion

Here is a review of the town hall meeting from a registered Independent:

October 07, 2009 | By Sue Smith Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Sandra Lee's Winning Tailgate Touchdown!

As teams take the field in a battle for victory, fans head into "Tailgateville," firing up the grill and cooking a pre-game feast.

October 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Food


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 7, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

October 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kiwanis annual 5K run

More than 250 runners race off the starting line in the Kiwanis 18th annual 5K run on Sunday morning. Saugus Olympian Allyson Felix, center right in black pants, was the Honorary Chair of the event, which was a collaboration between the Kiwanis and the SCV Senior Center.

October 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


In awe of art

October 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Saugus High School holds blood drive

Saugus High School's student government held its first blood drive of the year recently, with more than 150 donors participating, and collected enough blood to save 400 lives.

October 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Movie screening for Saugus High students

Students at Saugus High School are invited to learn more about the unseen war in northern Uganda and its effect on the children of that country during a screening of "Invisible Children: Rough Cut" on Oct. 12.

October 07, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Schools


Gary Horton: Say goodbye for their own good

Last week I wrote that I'd be sending my upcoming columns from the University of Pennsylvania.

October 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kenneth W. Keller: You may be the leader, but are you leading?

A common perception in the rest of the business community is that "everyone who works at a bank is a vice president."

October 07, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


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Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Connecting with the liberal mind

With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"

April 17, 2014 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Apathy is alive and well in the SCV

I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."

April 17, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Kim Jones: GMO dangers: fact or fiction?

I was recently listening to one of my favorite radio shows when I heard the hosts saying there was absolutely no evidence genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food supply were harmful or create health problems.

April 17, 2014 | By Kim Jones SCV Voices | Columnists


Ducks hold off Stars in series opener

ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Giants inch past Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Valencia baseball make big comeback on West Ranch

The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.

April 16, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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