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Disabled dogs look for special homes

Carmen, who's blind from cataracts, is looking for a special person to live with the rest of her life. She's a 9-year-old Lhasa Apso in good physical health. Carmen loves to go on walks and has a slight amount of shadow vision. It would be best for Carmen to be in a quiet home with no other animals or young children.

January 16, 2009 | Signal Staff | Rosemond on Parenting


More important changes for tax returns

Editor's note: Third of four parts on new tax laws. Taxpayers and tax preparers will find significant changes when they fill out 2008 tax returns. Some of the changes are outlined below. For other parts of the series, visit www.the-signal.com

January 16, 2009 | For the Signal | Local Business News


Response to Castagna

I can't believe John Castagna was called a know-nothing just because Paul Sibek doesn't agree with his opinions. We are all still allowed our own opinions in this country.

January 16, 2009 | By Nancy Neal Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Michael S. Little: E-mail is helpful, but there are rules to follow

In today's world, e-mail has become the preferred method of communication, not only between friends and family, but also between businesspeople, educators, administrators, lawyers and other professionals.

January 16, 2009 | By Michael S. Little It's The Law | Business Columns


Getting what we deserve

It is said that we get the government we deserve. I think that is definitely the case right here in the SCV.

January 16, 2009 | By Von Hougo Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Ken Striplin: Hit the trail: ride a bike

You and your family are invited to come and celebrate the city's 60 miles of paseos and off-street trails by participating in "Hit the Trail" with Mayor Frank Ferry and the Santa Clarita City Council.

January 16, 2009 | By Ken Striplin Assistant City Manager | Columnists


FEMA gives deadline for wildfire victims

Californians who suffered losses from the November wildfires have until Tuesday to apply for federal and state disaster assistance.

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


Know the ins and outs of corkage etiquette

There's a cozy café in our neighborhood that has become our favorite dinner spot. It serves good California-French food, the wait staff is friendly and professional, and it isn't expensive. As if we needed another reason to like this place, it's got a very friendly corkage policy.

January 16, 2009 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier | Food and Fun


State budget woes hit home

Frustrated local government officials braced themselves in reaction to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's gloomy State of the State address Thursday, but planned on making changes that would have the least impact on services.

January 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Hunchbacks of CalArts

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


Reader Meter results, Dec. 30, 2008-Jan. 15, 2009

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

January 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


McKeon's Wilderness, Water Bills Pass Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today is praising passage of S.22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which includes McKeon's Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Mountains Wild Heritage Act and Mammoth Lake Community Water District language.

"I am pleased the Senate has recognized the need to set aside 470,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the 25th Congressional District," McKeon said. "This action ensures that these lands will be preserved for the use and enjoyment of future generations.

January 15, 2009 | From the office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) | SCV Raw


UPDATED: State of the state: $42B deficit crisis

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday called California's massive deficit a "rock upon our chest" and said the state can address no other policy issues until the fiscal crisis is resolved.

January 15, 2009 | By Juliet Williams Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Brian Charles guests on KHTS AM 1220

Brian Charles, inauguration-bound staff writer with The Signal newspaper and The-Signal.com, visited the KHTS AM 1220 studios in Canyon Country Wednesday.

January 15, 2009 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 15, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


Saugus offense comes to life against Grizzlies

Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.

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


Valencia swim ends Hart's run

Hart girls swim has put decades-long locks on the Foothill League and has dominated its rivalry with Valencia.

April 16, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Disney Channel's 'Jessie' breaks romantic ground

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.

April 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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