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Gary Horton: Outstretched hands both shake & punch

At the very moment photos snapped of President Obama shaking hands with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, conservative commentators blood-letted and vented of Obama bespoiling the dignity of the office of U.S. President. FOXies might prefer Obama acting as high school prom bully, but Obama told us during the campaign he intended to employ diplomacy over bravado.

April 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Keep public health care

If President Obama's health care plan gets changed to exclude a public option like Medicare, then it is not a health care reform. A public option is the only way to guarantee health care for all Americans.

April 22, 2009 | By Susanne Dawn Plumb Ojai | Letters to the Editor


W. E. Gutman: Another reminder of man’s inhumanity toward man

Genocide is the "premeditated expulsion and mass-murder of a people because of its indelible identity - race, ethnicity, religion, culture and language."

April 22, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Bowman relates to Chavez’s struggles

On Cesar Chavez Day, Bowman "Bulldogs" celebrated the life of a man who began a crusade that created better working conditions for all Americans.

April 22, 2009 | By Jose Rosales For The Signal | SCV Schools


Students give the gift of sight

Students at Hart High School participated in the school's annual eye glasses drive to give new eyes to people with visual impairments from all over the world.

April 22, 2009 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | SCV Schools


SCV home sales rise as prices fall

Homes sales increased again in March while the median price of homes sold dropped, ending a two-month period that seemed to signal a stabilization of prices.

April 22, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Discovering Careers' 2009 set for April 25

More than 50 employers will be at College of the Canyons this Saturday, April 25, to give students of all ages a chance to match their own interests with a potential career. Discovering Careers 2009 is a free career exploration fair with hands-on activities for students from 5 to 20 years old. It runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Valencia COC campus.

April 21, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


Strickland renewable energy bills clear first hurdle

SACRAMENTO - Senate Bill 463, authored by State Senator Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) which would create a tax credit for the purchase and installation of renewable energy resources, passed the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee.

April 21, 2009 | Source: Office of State Senator Tony Strickland | SCV Raw


Local dancer blends cultures in dance performance

Since the age of 5, Cristina Romero always has had a love of dance. Now 16, she is dancing as a member of the Grandeza Mexicana, a professional dance company based in Los Angeles. She started dancing as a member of the city of Santa Clarita's Ballet Folklorico at the Newhall Community Center.

April 21, 2009 | Source: Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company | SCV Raw


Reading Rights Coalition joins in L.A. Times ‘Festival of Books’

LOS ANGELES - The Reading Rights Coalition will participate in the L.A. Times "Festival of Books" to educate authors about the need to enable text-to-speech for books available for Amazon's Kindle 2 reading device.

April 21, 2009 | Source: National Federation of the Blind | SCV Raw


Maru Market Menu recipe: Strawberries

April, what a lovely month. So many ephemeral images spring to mind with the thought of April - daffodils, sun showers, lilacs, and, of course, ripe juicy strawberries.

April 21, 2009 | By Jason Park Maru Valencia | Healthy Living


'Gifts for Guns' nets 255 weapons in SCV

Sheriff Lee Baca and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, in partnership with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Office of the Governor, and Supervisors Don Knabe and Mark Ridely-Thomas and the county Board of Supervisors,

April 21, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Wednesday 'Denim Day' to protest sexual violence

Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.

April 21, 2009 | Source: Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


'Holocaust Remembrance Day' today

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day around the world.

April 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Apartment fire breaks out in Newhall complex

A fire broke out in the Terrace Apartment complex, 24377 Newhall Ave. at about 8:04 p.m. Monday, according to an L.A. county fire department supervisor.

April 21, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Hilton hotels switch to smartphones

The days of losing your hotel room key and waiting in a long line to check-out and pay your bill might be over. Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday that they'll be revolutionizing the way its hotel system works in the near future, making your stay much more compatable with your smartphone.

July 31, 2014 | By Madeleine Richards KSL | NEWS 4 U


U.S. job market strengthens, but many don't feel it

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

July 31, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


SCV Sheriff holds "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014.

#SCV Sheriff's "National Night Out" Against Crime 2014. COME JOIN US.

July 31, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the problem-plagued Veterans Affairs Department and a looming shortfall in highway money. House Republicans sought to win over reluctant, tea party conservatives on a border security bill.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Investigators make it to Ukraine jet crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) - As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.

July 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Steve Lunetta: Getting out of control

I don't usually write consecutive columns about the same topic, but this situation seems to be careening out of control and our government seems impotent to stop it.

July 31, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right about now | Columnists


Take it to heart and conserve water

Editor's note: About 50 percent of the water consumed in the Santa Clarita Valley comes from underground water sources.

July 31, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Treat refugees with compassion

The relatively small country of Italy (compared to the USA) has managed to take in more than 70,000 illegal immigrants (refugees) fleeing poverty, war and oppression in Northern Africa.

July 31, 2014 | Judy Reinsma Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Angels fall to Baltimore again

BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

July 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Public meeting Thursday night on Chiquita Canyon expansion

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Castaic Sports Complex to discuss the Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion that would double the daily disposal tonnage at the site from 6,000 to 12,000 tons and expand the landfill itself by some 143 acres.

July 30, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Service men and women receive thousands of minutes of call time

Since its program started just over two years ago, Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, with the support of Newhall and surrounding communities, has collected more than 500 cell phones and accessories that provided more than 31,000 minutes of call time to U.S. service men and women.

July 30, 2014 | By Shannon Hoofman For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


SF benefits from Pirates' blunder, ends skid at 6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

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


Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.

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


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