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Vino 100 hosts 'Bottle Shock' movie showing

Vino 100 hosts two exclusive screenings of the highly acclaimed movie, "Bottle Shock," to coincide with the film's national DVD release, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at 28112 Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia. Lannette Pabon, one of several screenwriters credited for the film, will sign DVDs at Thursday's showing. "Bottle Shock" tells the story of the historic 1976 wine-tasting contest known as the "Judgment of Paris," where, for the first time, American vintners managed to defeat the French in a blind tasting to crown the ultimate Cabernet and Chardonnay. Screening is limited to 20 ...

February 11, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Using artwork to express emotion

To me, art is life. My mom was an art teacher when she was in South Korea and I always watched her teaching her students. She also taught me how to draw and paint, from the time I was 8 years old.

February 11, 2009 | By Youhwa Shin For The Signal | SCV Schools


It’s déjà vu all over again — and again

I can't help but wonder: Is The Signal trying to portray a worthy newspaper or a National Enquirer?

February 11, 2009 | By Nadine Teter Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Break the downward economic spiral

The current administration and Congress are striving to implement elements of fiscal and monetary policies that will turn around our economy.

February 11, 2009 | By Donald A. Moskowitz Londonderry, N.H. | Letters to the Editor


Not so fast Saugus; Canyon spoils bid for title

Hold that thought.

February 11, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Cowboys find touch, positives

Despite the Canyon boys basketball team being 1-7 in the Foothill League heading into Tuesday's game against Saugus, the Cowboys' head coach had one goal for his team.

February 11, 2009 | By Trevor Sojka For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


City saves taxpayer money via comparative shopping

The City of Santa Clarita saved nearly $200,000 in the last fiscal quarter through the use of the competitive process in purchasing. By shopping around for the best price for projects and procurements, the City proactively ensures that public funds are spent in the most responsible manner.

The City's purchasing policy, established in the municipal code, states that most purchases costing $2,000 or more require a purchase order and at least three competitive quotes or responses from prospective bidders. Purchases of $20,000 or more, except professional services and public projects, must go through a formal bid ...

February 10, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Federal, state wildfire aid tops $27.6 million

PASADENA, Calif. - More than $27.6 million in federal and state disaster assistance has been approved for the November wildfires in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Santa Barbara counties.

February 10, 2009 | Source: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) | SCV Raw


L.A.'s Villaraigosa joins other mayors to lobby Congress on Economic Recovery Plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2009 (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- A delegation of American mayors including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will meet tomorrow with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in a final push for passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

February 10, 2009 | Source: U.S. Conference of Mayors | SCV Raw


Santa Clarita City Manager's message, Feb. 2009

We're already into the second month of the year for 2009!

February 10, 2009 | By Ken Pulskamp City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


L.A. County restaurant grading system a role model for the nation

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Restaurant Grading System continues to serves as a role model for the nation, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, following the City of New York's adoption of a restaurant grading system closely modeled after the County's.

Initiated by Supervisor Antonovich in 1997, the County's Restaurant Food Grading provides consumers with vital information to make informed choices on the food establishments they choose to patronize.

February 10, 2009 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | SCV Raw


Armstrong & more Amgen stars up for fan autographs and photos

The Amgen Tour of California riders will be available for autographs and pictures prior to opening ceremonies on Saturday morning, Feb. 21.

February 10, 2009 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Supe presses for county healthcare worker background checks

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will introduce a motion at today's Board meeting directing the Chief Executive Officer to establish a standard protocol for the performance of criminal background checks to be followed by all registry and temporary staffing agency contractors to ensure they comply with their contractual responsibilities prior to dispatching staff to County facilities.

"We must ensure that all contact employees have been properly screened to determine their fitness to provide care for patients in our County facilities and clinics," said Antonovich. "Requiring agencies to perform these checks adds an additional safeguard on top of ...

February 10, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | SCV Raw


SCV student musicians selected for state honor bands

A number of Hart District music students will be among the top student musicians from across the state performing in honor bands which will perform for the California Band Directors Association (CBDA) and California Association for Music Education (CAME) conventions this month and March.

February 10, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


BioSolar Progresses to Next Stage of Pre-Production, Citing Positive and Consistent Test Results

BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar modules, reports that results of testing on BioBacksheetTM samples from the first pre-production runs have been consistent and satisfactory; which gets the company's one step closer to full scale commercial production.

The BioBacksheetTM, a protective covering for photovoltaic solar cells made from renewable plant sources, rather than the expensive petroleum-based film currently in use, is expected to cost less than traditional petroleum-based backsheets. Backsheets are used in virtually all solar panels.

February 10, 2009 | Source: BioSolar, Inc. | SCV Raw


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David Hegg: Get ready, elections are coming!

With just over two months until the mid-term elections in November, it's time to talk about voting choices. No, I won't be endorsing candidates, issues, or parties. What I will do is suggest some strategies for getting factual information and making wise choices before you enter the voting booth.

August 31, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

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


A ‘Trojan family’ reunion

Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.

August 30, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate passes plastic bag ban; bill heads to governor

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Hart grads in an MLB battle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal staff and wire services | SCV Pro Tracker


USC beats Fresno St. behind Kessler's 4 TDs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian's debut as the Trojans' head coach.

August 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | SCV College Sports


EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

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


All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.

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


War Machine extradited on assault charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his porn star ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 7 UCLA hangs on to beat Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense.

August 30, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

BEIRUT (AP) - Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

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


SCV checkpoint nets 3 arrests

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Santa Clarita Station conducted a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Friday, August 29, 2014 as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department commitment to public safety. This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Santa Clarita. The location of the Friday's checkpoint was on northbound Bouquet Canyon Road at Wellston Drive conducted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged ...

August 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


22 0f 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

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


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