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Leigh Hart: Resolutions and prayers for new year

New Year's resolutions and prayers for the future bring forth wishes for peace, prosperity, and happiness, but the reality of our world is such that hopes for a better tomorrow ring discordantly for millions of innocent people.

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Jim Lentini: Retirement planning challenges seniors

Today Americans are living longer and more vivacious lives.

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Friendly competition: Kids' basketball leagues

The city's park and recreation department organizes youth basketball leagues with 154 teams and 1,450 children between 5 and 15 years old, said recreation supervisor Rich Carr.

January 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Why the radio frequency vanished

I, too, miss the wonderful classical and bluegrass music from KCSN-FM (Letter to the editor "Vanished radio frequency," Jan. 6).

January 13, 2009 | By Sharon Devol Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


What is your favorite holiday tradition?

First place

January 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Kid Zone


In the service: Kimberly A. Peck

Kimberly A. Peck has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.

She is the daughter of Robin E. and Debbie A. Peck of Santa Clarita.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Fadi R. Tami

Army Pvt. Fadi R. Tami has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Eloy I. Sanchez

Marine Corps Pfc. Eloy I. Sanchez, son of Reyna Gonzaga of Newhall, recently completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course.

During the course with Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools Training Command, Camp Lejeune, N. C, students are provided with a comprehensive theoretical and practical background in the performance and administration of duties as a warehouse clerk. Studies include storage and issue procedures, record keeping, inventory of materials, storing gear and running warehouse machinery such as a forklift.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Francis L. Enriquez

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Francis L. Enriquez, son of Violeta and Namor Enriquez of Stevenson Ranch, recently was promoted to his current rank while serving with Patrol Squadron 45, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.

Enriquez was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Enriquez joined the Navy in August 2002.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


In the service: Anthony Schomaker

Navy Seaman Recruit Anthony P. Schomaker, son of Sherry L. Schomaker of West Covina, Calif. and David A. Schomaker of Valencia, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Schomaker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


Steve Lunetta: Modern piracy: No Jack Sparrows or Jolly Rogers

"First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement, so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate's Code to apply, and you're not. And thirdly, the code is more of what you call 'guidelines' than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner."

January 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Wilderness legislation is important

I have been concerned over the years about the three federally listed endangered species in the Santa Clarita Valley.

January 12, 2009 | By Noemi Knights Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Lights, camera ... local filmmakers showcase their work

Some were black and white silent films that danced to playful music. Others were high school newscasts morphed into documentaries.

January 12, 2009 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 12, 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:

First Word

January 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


In the service: Andrew A. Scraper

Andrew A. Scraper is the Airman of the Quarter for Vandenberg AFB, California.

January 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Announcements


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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


Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo.

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


Century-old pipe break points to national problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.

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


California's governor wraps up trip to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

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


White House threatens to veto House border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.

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


Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 30, 2014

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July 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


Newhall Zone 6: thefts probed

A look back at the crimes reported in the Newhall area last week.

July 30, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bill to deal with the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has won a temporary reprieve in the Senate.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields - deepening frustration for victims' relatives and the governments whose citizens died.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.

July 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Broken water pipe floods UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.

July 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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