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Dean on authoritarians

In his Sunday, Aug. 16 article on Watergate insider John Dean's visit to Santa Clarita ("Watergate whistle-blower John Dean visits SCV, speaks to local Dems"), Signal staff writer Brian Charles quoted Dean on Democrats: "Trying to lead you people is like herding cats."

August 29, 2009 | By Patricia Sulpizio Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Elerding is informative

I wanted to say how much I enjoy the expert advice of Louise Elerding and look forward to her articles whenever they are printed.

August 29, 2009 | By Mary Gregory Valencia | Letters to the Editor


PTAs, childhood obesity

In response to the article "Childhood obesity: a growing problem" (The Signal, Aug. 16), reporter Tammy Marashlian cites, among other reasons for childhood obesity, "student organizations and PTAs (that) use food such as desserts and junk food for fundraisers."

August 29, 2009 | By Nancy Heaps Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Oscar Dominguez: The benefits of relationship-building with your banker

While many entrepreneurs are immersed in the day-to-day operations of running their business, it is important to take the time to develop a relationship with a trusted banker who may serve as an important advocate when you need financial assistance.

August 29, 2009 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reader Meter results, Aug. 20-28, 2009

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

August 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Trinity Classical Academy: First day of school

August 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Video Game Review: ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’

The video-game industry has defeated more superheroes than Lex Luthor could ever dream of. Superman, Aquaman, Iron Man, X-Men: All rendered lifeless by forces more focused on making a buck than on delivering thrills.

August 28, 2009 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


Two Women on Wine: Expanding your wine horizons

When we talk with customers and others regarding the type of wines they enjoy, more often than not we hear the same varietals mentioned. If a customer tells us they like white wine, then Chardonnay is a frequent response. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel rule in the red varietals. As wine purveyors, our goal is to guide you through the maze of wines and, more importantly, help you gain confidence in your wine exploration.

August 28, 2009 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Review: 'The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard'

"The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" is a cheerfully, energetically and very vulgar comedy. If you're OK with that, you may be OK with this film, which contains a lot of laughs and has studied Political Correctness only enough to make a list of groups to offend. It takes place after a failing car dealer calls in a hired gun and his team to move goods off the lot over the Fourth of July.

August 28, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Taking Woodstock'

Luckily I saw "Woodstock" again in April, so it was fresh in my mind while watching "Taking Woodstock," Ang Lee's entertaining new film about the kid who made it all possible - in Woodstock, anyway. This was Elliot Teichberg, a young interior designer who leaves a New York City career to return home to upstate New York and help his parents bail out their failing and shabby motel.

August 28, 2009 | Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Community support needed for Day for Kids

The city of Santa Clarita and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley are looking for local organizations to participate in the fourth annual Day for Kids to be held 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. There is no fee.

August 28, 2009 | By Jacki Hoffman For The Signal | Rosemond on Parenting


Bill Kennedy: Unintended consequences

Frobisher Bay, Canada, just south of the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island, November 1982: My wife and I were standing on hard-packed snow in frigid weather beside the aircraft that had just deposited our party of some 50 international delegates sent to get a view of the unintended consequences of socialism run amok.

August 28, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Reaching for new heights

Editor's note: Andrew Pfeffer, of Saugus, and his daughter Katie Pfeffer, 19, embarked on a journey of discovery and to conquer new heights to Gannet Peak in Wyoming during the last week of July. The following is Andrew Pfeffer's account of their experience.

July 25-28: the hike

August 28, 2009 | By Andrew Pfeffer For The Signal | Rosemond on Parenting


Too young to know

Colleges are the crossroads of our lives.

August 28, 2009 | By Kristopher Kaufman Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Scientist to speak at COC

Local astronomy students and enthusiasts will have the opportunity tonight to learn about the Phoenix Mission to Mars from a scientist who was directly involved.

August 28, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father sentenced to 2 years in prison for son’s stabbing

A 56-year-old man accused of stabbing his son in a Saugus home five months ago has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said today.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: More riding LA trains than have tickets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) - Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

July 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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