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Reusable bags best

I agree with the Los Angeles County supervisors and think that we should make the switch to reusable bags.

November 21, 2010 | By Corey Dobbs, Boy Scout Troop 491 Castaic | Letters to the Editor


A library critic responds

"I've always thought of heaven as a kind of library."

November 21, 2010 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


High time for ban

So I guess plastic grocery bags in the unincorporated areas of our fair valley are going to be a thing of the past. I say it's high time.

November 21, 2010 | By Dennis James Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Why I voted no on the plastic-bag ban

This past Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1, with Supervisor Don Knabe absent, to ban plastic shopping bags in all markets and convenience stores in the county's unincorporated areas - home to 1.5 million residents.

November 21, 2010 | By Michael D. Antonovich L.A. County Fifth District supervisor | Letters to the Editor


Marsha McLean: The jewel of Elsmere Canyon finally saved forever

Editor's note: On Nov. 12, Santa Clarita city dignitaries, elected officials and their representatives from around Southern California and community activists gathered on a windy hilltop in the Newhall Pass to dedicate more than 800 acres of land in Elsmere Canyon to the city's Open Space Preservation District. It was a remarkable ending to a saga that began more than 20 years ago with the conviction that Elsmere Canyon would make an ideal location for the world's largest dump. Following are excerpts from a speech delivered at the ceremony by City Councilwoman Marsha McLean, one of the ...

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Local Columns


Signal editorial insulting

Regarding "Our View: An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14:

November 21, 2010 | Judi Diamant Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Try siding with the citizens

Did you catch the irony of The Signal's homage last week to all the activists, including Marsha McLean, who saved Elsmere Canyon, while at the same time, it vilified and marginalized the concerned Santa Clarita citizens who are outraged about the City Council's ill-advised decision to privatize our wonderful public libraries?

November 21, 2010 | Carole Lutness Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Don Ricketts: A word from Save Our Library

Your editorial ("An invitation to city's library critics," Nov. 14) sets forth a fuller recitation of the facts leading up to the (Santa Clarita City) Council's Aug. 24 vote to create the Santa Clarita Public Library and have it operated by Library System & Services LLC, or LSSI, than has been forthcoming from the city to date - voluntarily or in response to Public Records Act requests by several individuals.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal's Spotlight: Nov. 13-20

November 21, 2010 | By Jonathan Pobre and Dan Watson | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ken Keller: The lifelong impact of a pay increase

A previous job of mine had been at a lower rate of pay with a company I had been at for two years. At my next job, I was excited just to get a bump in starting pay.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Finding the perfect holiday wines

The holidays are here, and with all the trimmings of the season, sharing a glass of fine wine with friends and family is among the highlights of the season, said Guy LeLarge, owner of Valencia Wine Co.

November 21, 2010 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features Editor | Signal Lifestyle


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Nov. 21, 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.

November 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tim Myers: Rational ignorance writ, the Nov. election

Big news! Carole Lutness got crushed (again) running in a local race against an incumbent, this time for Castaic Lake Water Agency board.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


David Hegg: Pride, and other reasons we lie

Have you ever noticed that no one has to teach a child to lie? Lies seem to be part of the natural expression of the human heart, and as we age, we become more and more adept at lying.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Howard “Buck” McKeon: Sergeant goes above, beyond call of duty

Recently, I was invited to the White House to attend a very special award presentation. I was able to witness Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta as he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic actions above and beyond the call of duty.

November 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Drought cancels Sacramento's Gold Rush Days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials are canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Caltrans and CHP Warn Drivers of Maximum Enforcement Around Construction Work Zones

SACRAMENTO – Beginning today, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists statewide that the CHP is conducting maximum enforcement of traffic laws in active construction zones as part of a public safety campaign focused on work zone safety.

July 28, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Judge rules against Sterling paving way for Clippers sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?"

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Father sentenced to 2 years in prison for son’s stabbing

A 56-year-old man accused of stabbing his son in a Saugus home five months ago has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a District Attorney's Office spokeswoman said today.

July 28, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: More riding LA trains than have tickets

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles-area transit officials are trying to reconcile figures that show 40 percent more people are estimated to ride the county's trains than are counted scanning tickets at stations.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

REVERE, Mass. (AP) - A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

July 28, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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