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D. Frank Norton: May 19 was a wake-up call for all Californians

I'm afraid that Sacramento needed this. Politicians there have had their heads in the sand for too long. Their spendthrift policies had to stop. The five measures rejected in Tuesday's vote - where spending would continue with tax raises being extended to future years - were defeated.

May 21, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Cam Noltemeyer: It’s not just sanitation rates going up

Too bad no one wants to tell our community what is really going on. For the past 10 years, everyone has known that the effluent emitted by Santa Clarita's sanitation districts is too high in salt (chlorides).

May 21, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Maria Gutzeit: The delta needs to be fixed

Nearly three years ago, I wrote an opinion piece in these pages about the lack of technical merit in the Regional Water Quality Control Board's (RWQCB) decision to set new lower chloride limits.

May 21, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Hike prices, too

Why don't stores and businesses just raise their prices to turn things around?

May 21, 2009 | By Robert Stauffer Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Tax corporations

With the propositions' failure (except 1F), Gov. Schwarzenegger now declares he is going to further dismantle schools, social and health services because both the right and the left hated the props and didn't vote for them, I don't hear mention of revisiting the billions of dollars in permanent tax breaks being given to corporations in this budget deal.

May 21, 2009 | By Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Senior Center holds rummage sale June 2-3

The SCV Senior Center Rummage Sale sponsored by the Center's Advisory Council will take place on June 2 and 3.

May 20, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Braille Mobile Solutions Van visits SCV Senior Center

The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25.

May 20, 2009 | Source: SCV Senior Center | SCV Raw


Support grows for 'Veterans Educational Equity Act'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), along with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), introduced the Veterans Educational Equity Act (H.R. 2474), which has since won overwhelming support from the California delegation.

May 20, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


Mario Lopez joins Boys & Girls Clubs' youth advocacy campaign

LOS ANGELES -- As part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's (BGCA) new advocacy campaign - BE GREAT - longtime TV star and Boys & Girls Club alum Mario Lopez today unveiled a new billboard on Sunset Boulevard featuring his childhood picture and the aspirational message - BE A STAR.

May 20, 2009 | Source: Boys & Girls Clubs of America | SCV Raw


Northbound I-5 off-ramp closure at Magic Mountain begins May 31

The northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp at Magic Mountain Parkway will be closed for construction of the ramp widening from Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. through Friday, June 19.

May 20, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


BioSolar's BioBacksheet slated to hit market late 2009

Valencia, Calif.-based BioSolar, Inc. (OTCBB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar cells, said that its BioBacksheetTM-C will be the company's first commercially available product, and will hit the market during the second half of 2009.

May 20, 2009 | Source: BioSolar, Inc. | SCV Raw


Smyth bill for pet adoption tax deduction passes key committee

SACRAMENTO - Assembly Bill 233 by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, passed the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on Monday by a vote of 9-0.

May 20, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


McKeon intros bill to boost veterans' educational benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Leading a coalition of California elected officials, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today introduced the Veterans Educational Equity Act.

May 20, 2009 | Source: Office of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita, 25th District | SCV Raw


Single Mothers Outreach hosts college workshop May 30

Single Mothers Outreach hosts a workshop with speaker April Reardon, outreach assistant for College of the Canyons, on Saturday, May 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canyon Country Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita 91351.

May 20, 2009 | Source: Single Mothers Outreach | SCV Raw


CHP rolls out 'maximum enforcement' on Memorial Day weekend

SACRAMENTO -- With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) urges motorists to use caution and consideration during their holiday driving.

May 20, 2009 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


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Record drought saps California honey production

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) - California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aid groups: US workers with Ebola out of hospital

ATLANTA (AP) - The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customs

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


James P. de Bree Jr.: Use tax is hard to enforce

The Aug. 15, 2015, edition of The Signal contained an op-ed piece by Phil Kerpen entitled "A big new tax coming."

August 21, 2014 | By James P. de Bree Jr. SCV Voices | Columnists


Hamilton drives in 3 runs in Angels win

BOSTON (AP) - Garrett Richards lay on the ground for several minutes, his left knee damaged and his season seemingly over.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Padres beat Dodgers to end 2-game skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alexi Amarista had two hits and drove in a run, Eric Stults combined with three relievers on a six-hitter and the San Diego Padres defeated the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday night.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Report: Firefighting costs run wild, force cuts in other USFS services

Escalating U.S. Forest Service firefighting costs have forced cutbacks in other services provided by the agency, curbing recreation, maintenance and conservation efforts nationwide, says a report released Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CHP says officer may face serious beating charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Vigil planned for Saugus student killed by car

A vigil is planned tonight at Saugus High School for Jennifer Stift, a Saugus senior who died this week after being struck by a car.

August 20, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor - the world's biggest bath toy.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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