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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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Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

NEW YORK (AP) - It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


‘Pockets’ of rain could reach SCV

Reports say the Santa Clarita Valley can expect a chance of rain into this morning.

July 28, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Where the big birds roam

The ostriches' names are whimsical and in some cases creatively spelled – Anthony and Cleopatra, Elvis and Prissilla, along with Drussilla, Sarah and Cora.

July 28, 2014 | Josh Ortiz For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dodgers sweep road series against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Former Dodgers manager Torre among those enshrined

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels win third straight game

ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Scott says he is new Lakers coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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