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Santa Clarita needs more help for homeless

I was leaving Rite-Aid in the cab, per my usual morning outing, when I saw two of our homeless in the back of a cop car. They were stealing to eat.

November 02, 2010 | By Allison McCormick Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Jim Lentini: Five retirement-planning mistakes

When the market is volatile and discouraging, people make investment mistakes.

November 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Bruce McFarland: Remember, if Democrats vote, Democrats win

Editor's note: The Signal planned to cut off partisan election-related columns before Tuesday, as usual. However, since a partisan "Right About Now" column on Meg Whitman ran Monday, we offer the following partisan election-related "Democratic Voices" today.

November 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Election: Dems hold on to key state offices

Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Debra Bowen, John Chiang, Bill Lockyer, Steve Cooley, Dave Jones, Tom Torklason, George Runner, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Cameron Smyth and John R. Noguez all won key races in California Tuesday night.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire snarls traffic

Firefighters put out two small brush fires near Highway 14 north of Soledad Canyon that snarled Monday night's northbound commuter traffic.

November 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stater Bros. offers diabetes medications for free

Beginning in November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies will offer the following diabetes medications for free:

November 01, 2010 | Source: Stater Bros. Markets | SCV Raw


COC hosts Jack Oakie Film Festival tomorrow

College of the Canyons will host a Jack Oakie Film Festival designed to celebrate the artistic achievements of Jack and Victoria Oakie, while assisting students interested in applying for a prestigious Oakie scholarship award.

November 01, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Helmet to helmet

November 01, 2010 | By John Darkow Columbia Daily Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Nov. 1, 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 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Town council hopefuls up for election

As tugs-of-war over congressional seats and accusations over an illegal-immigrant housekeeper capture national and state attention, some quiet local elections are taking place this week that could affect residents of some unincorporated Santa Clarita Valley areas.

November 01, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: Whitman response shows her character

I am so glad this election is almost over. I can't watch television or listen to the radio without hearing "Candidate X raised taxes 37 times during his term in office" or "Candidate Y eats babies for lunch" or "Candidate Z worships pagan gods in secret."

November 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brian Baker: Who is the real enemy?

On Oct. 25, President Obama was interviewed on Univision, the Spanish-language TV network. During that interview, he was asked about his inaction on the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens.

November 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Margaret Donellan Todd: Say goodbye to 100 years of our service

The Los Angeles County Public Library system is one of the largest and best library systems in North America. With a century-long commitment to customer service, we place a high priority on efficiency and quality - not a profit margin.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Wes Storch: Realignment with logical compromise

As Tuesday's Election Day draws near and the cable news networks go bananas with their up-to-the-moment political prognostications, I find myself growing utterly indignant with the political climate that reverberates through our nation.

October 31, 2010 | SCV Voices | Columnists


Elizabeth Goldstein: Restore the state park’s luster

From popular beaches like Santa Monica and Will Rogers to the fun and sun of a day at Castaic Lake, California's 278 state parks represent the rich natural and cultural heritage of our state.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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How premarital life affects future marital quality for young adults

Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But the more serious premarital relationships you had before, the less likely you are to be happily married later.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 19, 2014

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August 19, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Father shooting driver was 'execution'

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


South Pasadena Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: Bye bye Benghazi

Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either an apology or even an acknowledgement that they were wrong in the first place?

August 19, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


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