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Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival puts kids in the zone

The city of Santa Clarita will host the Celebrating YOUth Sports Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Central Park.

August 16, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Registration open for downed officer support ride

The 15th Annual Downed Officers Support Ride, an event cosponsored by the city of Santa Clarita and other local businesses, is accepting pre-registration for this year's motorcycle ride.

August 16, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Pine Mountain Club sets Oktoberfest for Labor Day weekend

Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association (PMCPOA) will host its 35th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at 11 a.m in Lampkin Park, located west of the Village Center.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association | SCV Raw


Canyon Country Advisory Committee meeting set for Aug. 18

The Canyon Country Advisory Committee will host a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the George A. Caravalho Activity Center Banquet Room at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


Kaiser survey: Gulf oil spill worse than Katrina for area residents

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an increasing majority of the city's residents says the rebuilding process is going well, but substantial majorities still report that the city has not recovered and feel the nation has forgotten them, according to a new comprehensive survey of the lives and attitudes of New Orleans residents by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Kaiser Family Foundation | SCV Raw


State releases STAR test data

The California Department of Education just released its annual STAR test results, which every public school student locally and across the state takes each year.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Deadline day for Bryce Harper

WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals and No. 1 overall draft pick Bryce Harper faced a deadline to get a deal done Monday.

August 16, 2010 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


'Do Something' calls for donations of school supplies

For the third annual National Staples/Do Something 101 School Supply Drive, DoSomething.org and Staples, together with actress and screenwriter Nikki Reed, encourage Santa Clarita teens to make a difference this summer by collecting school supplies and dropping them off at their local Staples store until Sept. 18.

August 16, 2010 | Source: Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


U.S. defeats France in exhibition game

NEW YORK - Even the old guy found something new in the young Americans' debut.

August 16, 2010 | By The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


Support on hand for special needs

The Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area, SELPA, encourages parents or caregivers of special-needs children, from birth to age 22, to contact their local school district office for special education services.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spares, strikes, a good cause

Santa Clarita Lanes on Soledad Canyon Road boasted a small but dedicated group of approximately a dozen people Saturday, as the men and women of The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life showed up to raise money and awareness while engaging in friendly rounds of bowling.

August 16, 2010 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gay marriage is not OK

In response to David Warburton's letter, "Bravo to Judge Walker" (Aug. 8): I noticed you thanked God for Judge Vaughn Walker's decision on gay marriage. However, in His word, God is very clear about the establishment of marriage. So, I am confused about why you would be thanking God for this. God created man and woman to be partners to His glory.

August 16, 2010 | By Barbara McElmeel Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Estate tax is beneficial

While I believe we are overtaxed and need less government, I agree with Jim Amaral when he says that the estate tax benefits the regular folk ("How the estate tax benefits small businesses," Aug. 12).

August 16, 2010 | By Douglas Hammonds Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

August 16, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Talking about the times

"Bring your newspaper and your opinions!" read a flyer for the new Monday morning current-events discussion group at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, which takes place from 10-11 a.m. every Monday.

August 16, 2010 | By Keely Hopkins For The Signal | Senior Living


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Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.

April 14, 2014 | By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 Steps to picking kid-friendly pets at any age

Getting your child's first pet is a momentous occasion. Even if your toddler grew up with the family cat or dog, having his very own pet is a rite of passage. So how can your family make the best decision for a mini addition while considering the safety and responsibility of every member of the household?

April 14, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2014 expected to be a good year for remodeling

With housing prices remaining steady, interest rates low and contractors back in full swing, this is a prime time for home remodeling.

April 14, 2014 | By Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


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