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2Day in the SCV: Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bird hike

March 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic’s Romero Canyon high school site is too remote

Need something to do this weekend? Does a nice drive in the country fit the bill? Why don't you check out the area that the Hart school board is pursuing as its preferred site for Castaic's high school.

March 19, 2011 | By Kimberly Prezioso Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Frank Ferry: City secures $55 million for community projects

Santa Clarita's geographic location and accessibility make it one of the most desired places in Southern California to live and do business. As the community grows, so does the need to complete major infrastructure projects vital to Santa Clarita's sustainability.

March 19, 2011 | By Frank Ferry | Local Columns


Sunday car show postponed

Sunday's classic-car show at Summerhill Villa has been postponed indefinitely due to expected rain. The car show was organized by the Summerhill Villa Men's Club and to raise money for the Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter.

March 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City seeks volunteers for Cowboy Festival

The city of Santa Clarita is looking for teens and adults age 16 and older to volunteer at the 2011 Cowboy Festival, which takes place at various locations across the city from April 27, through May 1.

March 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The 12,000-book, 150-million-word, 2-pig-kiss lesson plan

Assistant Principal Alan Reinstein, left, kisses Duke, a pig handled by Debbie Fairchild of the Southern California Association for Miniature Potbellied Pigs, at Fair Oaks Ranch Community School in Canyon Country on Friday.

March 19, 2011 | By Jonathan Pobre | Santa Clarita Valley News


Robert Lamoureux: Ditching the dryer with a clothesline

Hi Robert,

March 19, 2011 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home


Sisters in suntans

As the spring season quickly approaches and with it warmer weather, so does the trend of showing a little more skin. And with the exposure of more skin comes the urge for a glowing tan.

March 19, 2011 | By Laura Corral For The Signal | Local Business News


Community prepares for Purim

As spring approaches, the Jewish community is readying for one of the most festive events on the Hebrew calendar: the celebration of Purim.

March 19, 2011 | By Elina Faskhutdinova For The Signal | About Town


Faith Calendar

United Methodist Bible study

March 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Faith / Religion


Brian Cuda: How does your website measure up?

Having your Webmaster review your site every one to two years for upgrades is a good idea, but site traffic should be measured much more frequently. The days of having a simple counter that tells the world how many people have visited a site are long gone.

March 19, 2011 | By Brian Cuda | Business Columns


Preschool funding takes $1B budget cut

California lawmakers voted this week to cut $1 billion from a statewide children's agency, raising concerns that money for low-cost preschool programs in the Santa Clarita Valley could be reduced.

March 19, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kevin Buck: Political reality is disheartening

Editor's note: This column was intended to be printed in Tuesday's edition of The Signal.

March 19, 2011 | By Kevin Buck | Columnists


Paul Brotzman: OVOV: Another point of view

In a recent opinion column published in The Signal ("City ignoring local concern over OVOV," March 3), guest columnist Lynne Plambeck provided erroneous information. The following is being provided to correct the misstatements.

March 19, 2011 | By Paul Brotzman | Columnists


Assemblyman called back to active duty

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, who represents Val Verde and portions of Castaic, has been called back to active duty with the U.S. Navy, and is mobilized to serve a one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan, his office announced Thursday.

March 19, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California appeals teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Injunction blocks L.A. marijuana market

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

August 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


SCV trains and buses to run Monday on reduced schedules

In observance of Labor Day, public school and public services such as U.S. mail and government and court offices will be shut down Monday.

August 29, 2014 | By Robert Spallone Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


CORRECTION: 5 caretakers take ‘ice bucket challenge’ for man with ALS

Editor's note: The following story corrects an earlier version posted Aug. 23 that incorrectly said what the 'ice bucket challenge' money would be used for. All proceeds from the ice bucket challenge for Cary Dermer went to the ALS Association.

August 29, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) - The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, rolled to an abrupt, unscheduled stop in the black of midnight.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Groundwater regulations headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is on the verge of regulating groundwater for the first time under legislation headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


L.A.-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 29, 2014

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August 29, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


2 California counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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