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Assembly puts a cork in $1.4 billion alcohol mitigation fee

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- While California scrambles to fill another multi-billion dollar budget hole, the Assembly Health Committee killed a $1.4 billion mitigation fee program to charge the alcohol industry for some of the state's annual $38 billion in alcohol-related harm.

January 05, 2010 | Source: Marin Institute | SCV Raw


Guidelines and parameters for Signal Opinion columnists

Local columns must be emailed to letters@signalscv.com for consideration.

January 05, 2010 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Columnists


Alliance of Professionals delivers toys to kids in the ER

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Community Alliance of Professionals (CAP) decided to make its first fundraising event a toy drive, with the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as the primary beneficiary.

January 05, 2010 | Source: Community Alliance of Professionals | SCV Raw


Zonta offers free workshop Jan. 23

Women who may be in the market for a loan in the coming year will gain valuable insight from Borrowing Basics, one of the LifeForward workshops sponsored by Zonta Club of SCV. The free workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Jo Anne Darcy Library in Canyon Country.

January 05, 2010 | Source: SCV Zonta Club | SCV Raw


NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers five exoplanets

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's Kepler space telescope, designed to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars, has discovered its first five new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.

January 05, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Angels, Trojans broadcaster Rory Markas dies at 54

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Rory Markas, a play-by-play sportscaster who spent the past eight seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, has died. He was 54.

Markas was found dead at his home in Palmdale, Calif., on Monday and the cause of death was not immediately available, Angels spokesman Tim Mead said Tuesday. Markas had surgery for a blood clot on his brain in late 2008.

January 05, 2010 | By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


NASA names new Dryden Flight Research Center director

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has named David D. McBride director of the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

January 05, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita Arts & Events calendar: Jan.-March 2010

SCV Film Festival (Jan. 8-10)

January 05, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Local girls start button business

When fifth-grade friends Riley Villiers-Furze and Caitlin Buckley of Pico Canyon Elementary School were looking for an after-school activity, they didn't look to video games, television or the Internet as many their age do.

January 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids


CHP nabs drunk drivers over weekend

California Highway Patrol officers made 20 DUI arrests during the New Year's Day weekend, officials said.

January 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local Census Bureau office to open

The U.S. Census Bureau will open its Santa Clarita Valley office on Wednesday at an event that will include words from several local leaders and a tent set aside for job seekers.

January 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gitlin's sliding scale

I am writing this letter in response to Roger Gitlin's letter "Vakay reaction was overkill" (The Signal, Dec. 28, 2009).

January 05, 2010 | By Nathan Imhoff Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


A few COC departments move to new locations

With the opening of the college's Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, certain departments have changed locations on campus.

January 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 5, 2010

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:

January 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


What does it mean to be a good citizen?

First Place

January 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


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Charges filed in fatal bank robbery

STOCKTON (AP) - A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Governor: Calif. won't send troops to border

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Official: State can send inmates to medical site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California can once again send sick inmates to an $839 million prison medical complex that was closed earlier this year amid staffing, supply and other problems at the site intended to help end years of federal court oversight, an overseer said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Cause of deaths in FedEx truck-bus crash released

WILLOWS (AP) - Authorities have released the cause of death for nine of the victims of a Northern California crash a charter bus full of students and a FedEx tractor-trailer.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Brown OKs brown lawns

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Under legislation that took effect Monday homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fans lead drive to save Colossus

With the looming Aug. 16 deadline to ride Colossus before it's shut down, some fans of the 36-year-old roller coaster are trying to save it - or at least have some say in what happens to it.

July 21, 2014 | By Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) - Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

July 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


LASD Detectives Seeking Owner of Property Believed To Be Stolen

#LASD Detectives Seeking Owner of Property Believed To Be Stolen. Property May Belong To Young Child.

July 21, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


5 benefits of getting outside every day

Your busy schedule may rule out doing much outdoors. You're constantly on the go. You do want to spend more time doing outdoor activities, but you feel it's impossible. Well, you have the inner power to make the impossible possible. The same way you dedicate time to other important things in your life, you should devote time solely to the outdoors. Choose the best time in your day to enjoy some relaxing fun outside. And if you don't want to spend the time by yourself, bring the family along.

July 21, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare | NEWS 4 U


10 ways to bring peace into your life

You're preoccupied with work, school, children and other responsibilities that you tend to forget what it means to enjoy your inner peace. Bringing peace into your life is easy. Some people make it difficult because they choose to overlook it or even live in anger. They complain, criticize and detest everything around them. Obviously, not everything goes as planned but instead of living in chaos and distress, stop what you are doing for a moment and think of the positive things in your life. Peace comes with positivity.

July 21, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare | Health News


2 Americans die in Hamas fighting

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.

July 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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