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Lynne Plambeck: Water testing required to ensure safety

Starting in the 1930s, and continuing into the '70s, the area known as Whittaker-Bermite, in the center of our city, was a testing site for bombs and rockets for U.S. war efforts. These activities left both the soil and water on this 996-acre site contaminated with a variety of chemicals.

August 11, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


SCV Business Education: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Monday, Aug. 15

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Beazer Homes sees increase in home orders

Beazer Homes, with residential community developments in the Antelope Valley, reported results for the fiscal quarter ending June 30.

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Letter: Where’s the apology for Mercado-Fortine?

I have been waiting, but it hasn't appeared.

August 11, 2011 | By Michele Lecrivain Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: There’s good reason why Texas is beating California

In the Aug. 6 opinion section, Mr. Warburton wrote, "Texas is the GOP run amok. ... I am proud of California's climate of regulation and taxation because it fosters so many good things for its citizens. ... I'll stay right here, where people are put (at least for the time being, Mr. Kennedy and those like him notwithstanding) ahead of profit."

August 11, 2011 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Fallen soldiers deserve more recognition, respect

I was extremely disappointed with the fact that The Signal relegated the tragic news story about the U.S. Army Chinook helicopter that was apparently shot down on Aug. 6 by the Taliban, killing 38, including 22 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden in May, to page five of Aug. 7's newspaper.

August 11, 2011 | By Dennis C. Bartash Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Cutting social benefits is not the answer for debt

There's a national conflict between corporate America and the working class: the quest for lower wages and more profits for shareholders versus a quest for living wages and a more sustainable society.

August 11, 2011 | By Gerald Staack Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Hoefflin gala offers Temptation

Michael Hoefflin was only 11 in 1996 when he died from brain cancer.

August 11, 2011 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | About Town


Painted Turtle Camp raises green

The "magic of camp" attracted patrons to a fabulous '50 beach party to support the Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes.

August 11, 2011 | By Annemarie Donkin For The Signal | About Town


Henry Mayo contracted for Aetna

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital announced that, as of Aug. 1, it became a contracted hospital for all Aetna PPO and HMO members.

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Today in the SCV: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Blood drive

August 11, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The Emotions of Sports 411 Page

From July 30 through Aug. 8, the Signal sports department published a series that focused on the emotions of sports.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Sports Staff | Pro Sports News


Lifeguard sees Castaic Lake riches through lens

To the untrained eye, the shores of Castaic Lake may not seem to be teeming with wildlife as they bake under the summer sun.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Auditions set for fall productions

The College of the Canyons theater department will hold three days of auditions this month for students and community members interested in joining the casts of two upcoming fall semester productions.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City email updates available

Anyone interested in receiving a monthly email update from the mayor and city manager may do so with a click of the mouse.

August 10, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Michael Sam, first openly gay player, cut from Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Madison apartments for sale as condos

Originally built as part of the Valencia master plan, and designed as Santa Clarita's truly first work, live, walk residential homes, The Madison apartments are now being readied for sale as condominiums – their original intended use.

August 31, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The amateur manager

Taking my clients out of town for their annual planning retreat, a key asset comes into play: perspective.

August 31, 2014 | Ken Keller: The amateur manager Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Outlaw robo calls and give us all some peace

So I'm in the shower when the phone rings. It may be my sister calling about our dying mother, so I wrap a towel around me and rush to the phone.

August 31, 2014 | Don Gately Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Let’s go for lawn-less front yards

Regarding Gary Horton's provocative piece on old thinking about water rationing (Aug. 20, "Water rationing is old thinking"), I think Gary Horton is right on the mark.

August 31, 2014 | David R. McCann Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The way of humanity

While it is comforting to know that Isis will fail, it is alarming to realize that the world may be too slow in stamping out this regrettable regime.

August 31, 2014 | Richard Myers Valencia | Signal Editorials


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


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