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Robert Lamoureux: Silica sand offers nonskid surface

Hi Robert,

March 05, 2011 | Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


On The Road

Planning a trip out of town?

March 05, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


Emporium of pages is a labor of love

In a twist of literary irony, some ages-old, small, independent bookstores that once feared a premature retirement by the colossal growth of chain bookstores are still in business - while the superstores are engaged in a battle of survival.

March 05, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Wisconsin’s attack on collective bargaining affects everyone

What is happening in Wisconsin will affect everyone in the country, including Santa Clarita citizens. The Wisconsin governor received massive donations from the Koch and Bradley brothers. These incredibly wealthy oligarchs want to eliminate any opposition to their plan of destroying unions and the Democratic Party.

March 05, 2011 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Laurene Weste: Brought to you by your City Council

Packed with numerous projects in various stages of the construction process, 2011 is set to be a busy year for the city of Santa Clarita.

March 05, 2011 | By Laurene Weste | Local Columns


Don’t be intimidated to compost

Pity the beginning gardener who dares to read about composting. (Please dare to read on, in this case, even if you are a beginner.)

March 05, 2011 | By Lee Reich For The Associated Press | Your Home


Our View: Tough times call for year-round help

We at The Signal are proud and humbled by the annual outpouring of help from local churches, volunteers and organizations for the homeless in our community.

March 05, 2011 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


Plant trees for Arbor Day

California's Arbor Day is nearly here, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees.

March 04, 2011 | Source: Arbor Day Foundation | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, Feb. 25-March 4, 2011

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

March 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Carl Kanowsky: When fiction is stranger than truth

I don't know about you, but the wife (she loves it when I refer to her this way) and I are embarrassingly addicted to NCIS.

March 04, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky | Business Columns


Driver injured as car plummets off Lake Hughes Road

A person whose car plummeted 1,000 feet off Lake Hughes Road about five miles east of Interstate 5 has been airlifted to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, authorities said.

March 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Signal Business Planner, Week of Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday, March 8

March 04, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Join the St. Francis Dam tour

On Sunday, March 13, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will host a tour of the site of the St. Francis Dam disaster in San Francisquito Canyon. The dam break is the second-worst natural disaster in the state of California: The failure of the St. Francis Dam, on March 12, 1928, killed more than 450 people, leveled farms and homesteads, destroyed property and livestock, and changed the way dam safety was addressed forever.

March 04, 2011 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Two women on Wine: Wine forecast -- value and selection

We are frequently asked, "What is going on in the world of wine?" or "What are the newest trends in wine?" Now that we're in the first quarter of the year, we have looked at how 2010 clocked in and what we can expect in 2011. We'll tell you that we're cautiously optimistic that 2011 will ring in better times, deliver more bang-for-the-buck, and offer wine lovers a greater selection of affordably-priced wines.

March 04, 2011 | By Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


Police hand hoax charges to D.A.’s Office

Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department handed prosecutors their report into a school police officer and Valencia resident, whose alleged shooting hoax in January sparked a manhunt in the San Fernando Valley, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman confirmed Thursday.

March 04, 2011 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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6 birthday ideas for teen girls



Once the pink frills and princess themes are outgrown, how can you make a teen girl's birthday special? Much of her enjoyment comes as she plans her party herself, down to the littlest details, so ask your daughter how she wants to celebrate and get her involved. My oldest daughter loves planning her birthdays. She even likes to bake and decorate her own cake with gobs of colors, swirls and sprinkles.

August 20, 2014 | Leah DeCesare, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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


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