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Cowboys find touch, positives

Despite the Canyon boys basketball team being 1-7 in the Foothill League heading into Tuesday's game against Saugus, the Cowboys' head coach had one goal for his team.

February 11, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


City saves taxpayer money via comparative shopping

The City of Santa Clarita saved nearly $200,000 in the last fiscal quarter through the use of the competitive process in purchasing. By shopping around for the best price for projects and procurements, the City proactively ensures that public funds are spent in the most responsible manner.

The City's purchasing policy, established in the municipal code, states that most purchases costing $2,000 or more require a purchase order and at least three competitive quotes or responses from prospective bidders. Purchases of $20,000 or more, except professional services and public projects, must go through a formal bid ...

February 10, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Federal, state wildfire aid tops $27.6 million

PASADENA, Calif. - More than $27.6 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for the November wildfires in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties.

February 10, 2009 | Source: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) | SCV Raw


L.A.'s Villaraigosa joins other mayors to lobby Congress on Economic Recovery Plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2009 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- A delegation of American mayors including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will meet tomorrow with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in a final push for passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

February 10, 2009 | Source: U.S. Conference of Mayors | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita City Manager's message, Feb. 2009

We're already into the second month of the year for 2009!

February 10, 2009 | By Ken Pulskamp City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


L.A. County restaurant grading system a role model for the nation

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Restaurant Grading System continues to serves as a role model for the nation, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, following the City of New York's adoption of a restaurant grading system closely modeled after the County's.

Initiated by Supervisor Antonovich in 1997, the County's Restaurant Food Grading provides consumers with vital information to make informed choices on the food establishments they choose to patronize.

February 10, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | SCV Raw


Armstrong & more Amgen stars up for fan autographs and photos

The Amgen Tour of California riders will be available for autographs and pictures prior to opening ceremonies on Saturday morning, Feb. 21.

February 10, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Supe presses for county healthcare worker background checks

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will introduce a motion at today's Board meeting directing the Chief Executive Officer to establish a standard protocol for the performance of criminal background checks to be followed by all registry and temporary staffing agency contractors to ensure they comply with their contractual responsibilities prior to dispatching staff to County facilities.

"We must ensure that all contact employees have been properly screened to determine their fitness to provide care for patients in our County facilities and clinics," said Antonovich. "Requiring agencies to perform these checks adds an additional safeguard on top of ...

February 10, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | SCV Raw


SCV student musicians selected for state honor bands

A number of Hart District music students will be among the top student musicians from across the state performing in honor bands which will perform for the California Band Directors Association (CBDA) and California Association for Music Education (CAME) conventions this month and March.

February 10, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


BioSolar Progresses to Next Stage of Pre-Production, Citing Positive and Consistent Test Results

BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar modules, reports that results of testing on BioBacksheetTM samples from the first pre-production runs have been consistent and satisfactory; which gets the company's one step closer to full scale commercial production.

The BioBacksheetTM, a protective covering for photovoltaic solar cells made from renewable plant sources, rather than the expensive petroleum-based film currently in use, is expected to cost less than traditional petroleum-based backsheets. Backsheets are used in virtually all solar panels.

February 10, 2009 | Source: BioSolar, Inc. | SCV Raw


County parks, recreation to host off-highway vehicle workshop

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a public workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Castaic Sports Complex as part of the county Off-Highway Vehicle Dialogue.

February 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC earns highest accreditation rating

After a nearly two-year-long application process, College of the Canyons is one of only two community colleges in the state to earn the highest accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

February 10, 2009 | By Shannon Master For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Memorial to host free health fair

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital hosts the quarterly Care for Your Heart Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market Street in Newhall.

February 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jim Lentini: Bad economy means a return to basics

These days, with the markets experiencing such wide swings on a daily basis, it is hard feeling the strain and the urge to panic.

February 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


In bad company

Democrats have tried repeatedly to smother the fact that Barack Obama has a history of and continues with total bad judgment in choosing those who surround him.

February 10, 2009 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


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Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


California dentist convicted of patient assault

MERCED, Calif. (AP) - A Central Valley dentist accused of groping four female patients while they were sedated is facing three years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual battery charges.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Winners announced for Santa Clarita's 2014 'cArt aRt' competition

The City of Santa Clarita announced today the winners of its 2014 "cArt aRt" competition, held in conjunction with the City's annual Earth Arbor Day Festival. This creative annual contest prompts residents to transform ordinary recycling bins into extraordinary works of art for the chance to win cash prizes.

April 17, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

PARIS (AP) - David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

April 17, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) - NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) - Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.

April 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Connecting with the liberal mind

With regards to Linda McCaskill and Curt Scott's criticism of Rob Kerchner's claim to know what liberals are thinking, I guess I have to agree with them, because I often wonder "What in the world are they thinking?"

April 17, 2014 | By VaNile Risser Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Apathy is alive and well in the SCV

I have always said, as my dad would say, "If you don't vote, then keep your mouth shut."

April 17, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Kim Jones: GMO dangers: fact or fiction?

I was recently listening to one of my favorite radio shows when I heard the hosts saying there was absolutely no evidence genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the food supply were harmful or create health problems.

April 17, 2014 | By Kim Jones SCV Voices | Columnists


Ducks hold off Stars in series opener

ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Giants inch past Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.

April 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Valencia baseball make big comeback on West Ranch

The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.

April 16, 2014 | By Michael Grandinetti For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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