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Reader Meter results, Jan. 30-Feb. 6, 2009

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

February 06, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Updated: Applications available for Zonta community grants

Nonprofit organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley which work to improve the lives of women are invited to apply for Community Service Financial Grants offered by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Foundation.

February 06, 2009 | Source: Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


Zonta offers free economic advice in LifeForward workshop for women

What is a FICA credit score, and how can a bad score be corrected? What money management and budgeting skills are necessary to plan for a secure future? What are the unique credit and economic issues that accompany a divorce?

February 06, 2009 | Source: Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


COC Receives Highest Possible Accreditation Rating

This week, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges took action to reaffirm its highest accreditation status upon College of the Canyons - completing a nearly two-year long self-study and application process.

February 06, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


SCV deputies arrest armed robbery suspect

A suspected armed robbery suspect is behind bars today thanks to an alert patrol deputy, and a collaborative effort between detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Robbery and Assault team, members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Community Interaction Team (CIT), and members of the County of Los Angeles/Sheriff's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) team assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley.

February 06, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


Tonight's 'Instrument Petting Zoo' at Borders: Guitarist Gary McGrath

Looking for something fun, educational, and FREE for the kids tonight?

February 06, 2009 | Source: Santa Clarita Symphony | SCV Raw


'Coraline'

The director of "Coraline" has suggested it is for brave children of any age. That's putting it mildly. This is nightmare fodder for children, however brave, under a certain age. I know kids are exposed to all sorts of horror films via video, but "Coraline" is disturbing not for gory images but for the story it tells. That's rare in itself: Lots of movies are good at severing limbs, but few at telling tales that can grab us down inside where it's dark and scary.

February 06, 2009 | By Roger Ebert The Ctitic's Critic | Movies


'The Pink Panther 2'

If there's a huge error behind "The Pink Panther 2" - other than the mistake of producing the sequel in the first place - it's pairing Steve Martin with John Cleese, then failing to capitalize on their potentially explosive verbal exchanges.

February 06, 2009 | By David Germain AP Movie Writer | Movies


‘He’s Just Not That Into You'

"He's Just Not That Into You" isn't exactly a romantic comedy - at least, not in the most traditional sense. Yes, the characters work themselves into the same sorts of tizzies over falling in and out of love - or finding love in the first place - but mixed in with the fizziness is an unexpected seriousness, an attempt at injecting realism and even failure.

February 06, 2009 | By Christy Lemire AP Movie Writer | Movies


Local students 'off and running'

Eight Golden Valley High School and Academy of the Canyons students recently completed a rigorous 17- week training program, each logging more than 200 miles in preparation for the 26.2 mile Surf City Marathon on Feb. 1.

February 06, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District 'What's Good in Education' | SCV Raw


Two Schools Receive Distinguished School Nominations

Rancho Pico Junior High School and Academy of the Canyons, the Hart District's middle college high school, have received word they are nominated for recognition as California Distinguished Schools for the 2009-10 school year.

February 06, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District 'What's Good in Education' | SCV Raw


Bond oversight committees: COC in full compliance

College of the Canyons is in full compliance with legal requirements that mandate public oversight of the disbursement of bond revenues for both Measure C and Measure M, the oversight committees for the respective bond measures have determined.

The two citizens' oversight committees made their unanimous determinations after reviewing the results of independent audits covering the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008. All of the findings from those audits were favorable to the college and its handling of bond measure funds.

February 06, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Wine Classic to benefit SCV Student Orchestra

The College of the Canyons Foundation will host the 2009 SCV Wine Classic, the popular and long-running wine-tasting event benefitting the SCV Student Orchestra. The 20th annual event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the California Institute of the Arts.

February 06, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons Foundation | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita eateries to host Amgen race viewing parties

The 2009 Amgen Tour of California cycle race rolls into the Santa Clarita Valley for the third consecutive year Saturday, Feb. 21, for the start of Stage 7, from Santa Clarita to Pasadena.

February 06, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


'Streetcar' on track at REP through Feb. 21

The Repertory East Playhouse is proud to open its 2009 Season with A Streetcar Named Desire, written by Tennessee Williams and sponsored by Jill Jackson and Dessert Alert.

February 06, 2009 | Source: Repertory East Playhouse | SCV Raw


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3 family movies to spice up the last days of summer

With August being over half way done, many people are making their way back to places of learning. For those that are heading back to school in the near future, here are three family movies to help you soak up the last few days of summer.

August 20, 2014 | Dylan Cannon, KSL | Hot Topics


Dangers to be aware of when contemplating a tattoo

There's no doubt body art has become increasingly popular over the years - but just because something is popular doesn't mean it's not dangerous. Within a few minutes you could become the proud owner of a great looking tattoo and a lifetime of health issues.

August 20, 2014 | Suzanne Carlile, KSL | Health News


It's easier for dad to get flex time to care for kids, study says

The boss may be more likely to grant a request from dad to work from home so he can care for kids than a similar request from mom, according to new research that refers to the bias as the "fatherhood bonus."

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Who’s winning the war on families?

There is a war going on right now, and it pits anti-family forces against parents.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault investigated

08/17/2014

August 20, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Health News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 20, 2014

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August 20, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

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


And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!

Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk - a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine - after days of street battles.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST (AP) - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Students were planning a ‘massacre’

SOUTH PASADENA (AP) - Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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