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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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Madison apartments for sale as condos

Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.

August 31, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The amateur manager

Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.

August 31, 2014 | Ken Keller: The amateur manager Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Outlaw robo calls and give us all some peace

So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.

August 31, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s go for lawn-less front yards

Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.

August 31, 2014 | David R. McCann Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The way of humanity

While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.

August 31, 2014 | Richard Myers Valencia | Signal Editorials


David Hegg: Get ready, elections are coming!

With just over two months until the mid-term elections in November, it's time to talk about voting choices. No, I won't be endorsing candidates, issues, or parties. What I will do is suggest some strategies for getting factual information and making wise choices before you enter the voting booth.

August 31, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


A ‘Trojan family’ reunion

Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.

August 30, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate passes plastic bag ban; bill heads to governor

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Hart grads in an MLB battle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal staff and wire services | SCV Pro Tracker


USC beats Fresno St. behind Kessler's 4 TDs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian's debut as the Trojans' head coach.

August 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | SCV College Sports


EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


War Machine extradited on assault charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his porn star ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 7 UCLA hangs on to beat Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense.

August 30, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


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