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Assemblyman Smyth reads to kids for a cause

The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) kicked off their 2009-10 "What a Difference a Book Makes" literacy campaign and book drive.

December 16, 2009 | Source: Child Care Resource Center | SCV Raw


Roy Disney, Walt Disney nephew, dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose powerful behind-the-scenes influence on The Walt Disney Co. led to the departure of former chief Michael Eisner, has died. He was 79.

The company announced that Disney died Wednesday in Newport Beach, Calif., after a yearlong bout with stomach cancer.

December 16, 2009 | By Sandy Cohen AP Entertainment Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local high school, youth sports group win equipment grants from USA Football

USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, has awarded football equipment grants to youth leagues and high school programs throughout California, including Golden Valley High School and the Santa Clarita Youth Sports Association.

December 16, 2009 | Source: USA Football | SCV Raw


McKeon: 'Demanding issues await Hill action”

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tuesday's edition of Roll Call included an op-ed written by U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, which outlines some of the challenging national security issues facing the second session of the 111th Congress.

December 16, 2009 | Source: House Armed Services Republicans | SCV Raw


'Crimestoppers' tips program launched in L.A. County

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined Sheriff Lee Baca, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and police chiefs from more than 20 cities to launch a new public-private partnership that will offer rewards to anonymous tipsters who provide information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of criminals.

December 16, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District | SCV Raw


Local woman sentenced in ID theft case

A Canyon Country woman has been sentenced to two years in prison after she forged the signature of senior citizen on insurance documents for a commission, authorities announced Wednesday.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frontier Toyota/Scion food drive to help the SC Food Pantry

Frontier Toyota/Scion in the Valencia Auto Center, located in the city of Santa Clarita, is sponsoring a Christmas food drive for the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. Starting Dec. 14 and ending Dec. 20, Frontier Toyota/Scion invites the public to drop off non-perishable food items in turn for raffle tickets. On Dec. 20 at 3 p.m., the dealership will draw winning tickets for some great prizes.

December 16, 2009 | Source: Frontier Toyota/Scion | SCV Raw


COC holds training exercise today

College of the Canyons will hold a training exercise from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Valencia campus. The drill serves as a way to train COC's staff in case of a real emergency.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Snow falls on Creekside Saturday for 'Winter Wonderland'

Power Chevrolet will host a free Winter Wonderland from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local man starts outreach toy program for foster youth

A caravan of 20 United States Postal Service (USPS) trucks, led by Santa himself, will make its annual holiday delivery of toys Wednesday morning to the San Fernando Valley and Chatsworth offices of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lombardi reward extended

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday kept a $10,000 reward in place for anyone with information leading to a conviction or an arrest in a mysterious Valencia slaying last year.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health Care Holiday Party

The Santa Clarita Adult Day Health Care presents its Holiday Party for participants, families and friends at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. The festive event features a meal cooked by staff and a visit from Santa.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Save a Stray’

Locals will have a chance to "Save-A-Stray for the Holidays" at reduced prices from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Castaic Animal Shelter. The Castaic Animal Shelter's address is 31044 N. Charlie Canyon Road in Castaic.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pardee ditches holiday lunch for philanthropy

One home development company has opted to ditch its holiday luncheon in order to help victims of domestic violence and more than 100 special needs children.

December 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Yes I Can is ‘all-around awesome’

To a room full of bright-eyed students ready to learn, Lisa Lamedman, the Yes I Can instructor at Canyon High School, teaches things that normal high school classes do not always cover.

December 16, 2009 | By Juliana Menchaca For The Signal | SCV Schools


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Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: Bye bye Benghazi

Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either an apology or even an acknowledgement that they were wrong in the first place?

August 19, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


A threat to the First Amendment

During the Senate's brief pre-election legislative session in mid-September, Harry Reid, D-Nevada, intends to call up for a vote an amendment to the Unites States Constitution.

August 19, 2014 | By Gary Curtis Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Mindlessly speeding ahead with the bullet train

It never fails to amaze me how many major projects are approved with little or no awareness of the actual impact of the project.

August 19, 2014 | Valerie Thomas Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Angels beat Red Sox to extend AL West lead

BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Jepsen hadn't earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Sports Crazed: Fanatacism part of our culture

There are few singular moments that can send two groups of people at the same place spiraling into opposite extremes of the emotional spectrum.

August 18, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Los Angeles officer, suspect each shot after chase

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A wild chase that began Monday with two men in an SUV firing on pursuing police ended several hours later with one suspect dead, another arrested, and a SWAT officer with a gunshot wound to the leg, Los Angeles authorities said.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Santa Clarita to residents: Be our water police

The city of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to become its water police: to report when and where they spot broken city-owned sprinkler heads geysering water or other city watering systems wasting the precious liquid.

August 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Guide to developments in Missouri police shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Ballmer has introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


San Diego adopts $11.50 hourly minimum wage

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego City Council approved raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, overriding a mayoral veto and setting the stage for a possible challenge at the voting booth.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Body of Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The body of the missing, pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine has been found deep in an abandoned mine shaft in Southern California, where her husband had been stationed, and Alaskan authorities have arrested her alleged lover on suspicion of homicide.

August 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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