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David Hegg: Choosing the value of joy over happiness

Now that football has ended, we baseball fans are enjoying spring training and preparing for the undiluted joys of another Major League Baseball season.

March 13, 2011 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Hassan Amini: Local cleanup official takes a look at perchlorate risks

Ms. Mary Berg's concerns about perchlorate ("The fallout from our toxic 'donut hole,'" March 6) are no doubt shared by other Santa Clarita Valley residents; I am sure that she is not the only one who wonders about toxic chemicals in our environment and their potential effect on our health.

March 13, 2011 | By Hassan Amini | Columnists


Bob Kellar: City enhances opportunities for local businesses

The city of Santa Clarita relies upon strong community partnerships to help shape a prosperous environment for sustainable and successful local business growth. As many know, this effort has proved to be particularly challenging during the Great Recession, posing many difficulties for our local businesses community and the city alike.

March 12, 2011 | By Bob Kellar | Local Columns


Janice France-Pettit:Financial literacy a lifelong endeavor

Today, many consumers are experiencing some sort of financial challenge that may be causing stress in their everyday lives.

March 12, 2011 | By Janice France-Pettit | Business Columns


Where is my $250K?

Recently, the city's redevelopment agency paid two business owners approximately $250,000 each to "mitigate" moving expenses on property the city wants to develop.

March 12, 2011 | Brian Richards Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Big government not always the answer

Those who advocate big government never admit failure.

March 12, 2011 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


St. Stephen’s inclusive

Regarding Mr. Tony Miano's March 6 letter, "St. Stephen's wrong to ordain openly gay priest":

March 12, 2011 | Dr. Donald Rimac Valencia | Letters to the Editor


A focus on the finish line

There's a phrase Kevin Sarkissian often tells his high school runners as they prepare for marathons and races.

March 12, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Assistant City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Students grieve classmate’s death

Child psychologists, counselors and school staff helped Newhall Elementary School students this week cope with the death of a sixth-grader, officials said Friday.

March 12, 2011 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Caltrans announces road closures

The California Department of Transportation will close a handful of lanes on Interstate 5 and Highway 14 from Sunday through Friday as part of $161-million project to add carpool lanes and relieve congestion, officials said Friday.

March 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Crash in Newhall traps two

Emergency medical technicians treat and transport a man who drove a pickup truck that overturned on Newhall Avenue and Meadowridge Drive in Newhall early Friday afternoon. Two people were temporarily trapped in the truck after it drove up an embankment and flipped over onto Newhall Avenue on Friday, authorities said. The driver was transported by ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, but the extent of both passengers' injuries was not immediately available, authorities from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Deputies and paramedics arrived at the crash site between Judah Lane and Meadow Drive at about 1 p ...

March 12, 2011 | Rick McClure For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters to help Japan rescue

A Los Angeles County Fire Department search and rescue team will travel to northern Japan to rescue and recover victims of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, officials announced Friday.

March 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Call for physical fitness award nominations

The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is accepting nominations for the 2011 Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation.

March 12, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


CSUN holds information session

The Tseng College at California State University, Northridge is holding a free information session on March 30 for its certificate program in mediation and conflict resolution.

March 12, 2011 | —Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Express train service begins in May

A new express Metrolink service that launches in May will give local commuters a quicker way to travel between the Santa Clarita Valley and downtown Los Angeles, county officials said Friday.

March 12, 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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