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Hard water is costly

Since reading the March 25 article ("Winter water brings spring spots") concerning the increased hardness of water supplied by the Santa Clarita Water Division, we have had to replace our water heater and the house's pressure-regulating valve.

April 24, 2010 | By Doug Zabilski Saugus | Letters to the Editor


We're smarter than that

I had fun watching right-wingers go wild over the past year, foaming at the mouth over death panels, killing granny, birthers, socialist takeovers, comparing President Obama to Hitler and running out their hopefuls like the rhetorically challenged Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin and the other fearmongers.

April 24, 2010 | By Paul Henry Sibek Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Give them a chance

April 24, 2010 | By Jennifer Ragde Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Foothill baseball: West Ranch stays in hunt

A stellar outing by West Ranch starting pitcher Ryan Keller led to a 7-1 victory over Canyon for the Wildcats at West Ranch High Friday afternoon.

The game was tied 1-1 entering the bottom of the fourth inning when Canyon starting pitcher Thomas Kratky hit leadoff man Allen Sarkissian.

April 24, 2010 | By David Carrillo For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Today's events at Descanso Gardens

Saturday, April 24: The Birds and the Bees - Backyard Chickens, Home Beekeeping 1-3 p.m. Learn the basics in setting up a chicken coop, raising young chickens through to laying age from John Lyons. Diseases, feeding and breed selections will also be covered. Get the low down on beekeeping in an urban backyard, from setting up a beehive, installing bees, through to harvesting your first batch of honey. $20.

April 24, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Your Home


UPDATED: The Signal's 2010 Cowboy Festival 411 page

Tickets for the 2010 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival this weekend are still on sale, and going fast.

April 24, 2010 | Source: Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon’s website wins Bronze Mouse award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) has been recognized by the Congressional Management Foundation for having one of the best websites in Congress.

April 23, 2010 | Source: Office of Howard P. "Buck" McKeon R-Santa Clarita; House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Reader Meter results, April 16-23, 2010

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

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 292 votes from late afternoon Friday, April 16 to afternoon Friday, April 23, 2010.

April 23, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


L.A. County takes first step in 'Ready! Set! Go!' education program

LOS ANGELES - L.A. County firefighters will perform brush clearance inspections of more than 39,000 wildland-area homes beginning May 1 in an effort to save lives and property from wildfire.

April 23, 2010 | Source: L.A. County Fire Department | SCV Raw


Hubbadaddy's Studios hosts After School Rock finale Sunday

Hubbadaddy's Studios hosts its After-School Rock session-ending concert at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 at Vincenzo's Pizza in Newhall.

April 23, 2010 | Source: Hubbadaddy's Studios | SCV Raw


Baskin-Robbins hosts '31-Cent Scoop Night' April 28

Baskin-Robbins hosts its fourth annual 31 Cent Scoop Night celebration on Wednesday, April 28 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., at all Southern California Baskin-Robbins locations.

April 23, 2010 | Source: Baskin-Robbins | SCV Raw


Closures set for 1-5, Antelope Valley Freeway April 25-30

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes, ramps, and connectors of the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) and the Golden State Freeway (I-5) as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-14 interchange.

April 23, 2010 | Source: California Department of Transportation | SCV Raw


DUI checkpoint tonight

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will conduct a D.U.I. checkpoint from 7 tonight to 3 Saturday morning.

April 23, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


UPDATED: DUI checkpoint slated for tonight

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station will set up a DUI checkpoint starting at 7 tonight and ending at 3 a.m. Saturday.

April 23, 2010 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | SCV Raw


30/10 initiative amended to benefit county

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To ensure a balanced and equitable 30/10 plan, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) voted to support the initiative as amended by MTA Directors Michael D. Antonovich, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Gloria Molina and John Fasana to support the priorities outlined in the unanimously approved MTA Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

April 23, 2010 | Source: Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Los Angeles County, Fifth District | SCV Raw


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Valencia man, alleged Armenian Power gang leader, among those convicted in racketeering conspiracy

A 38-year-old Valencia man and leader in the Armenian Power gang could face almost 1,000 years in federal prison after being convicted on 57 criminal counts, officials with the U.S. Attorney's office said this week.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Man sentenced in USC shooting that wounded 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus in 2012.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


FBI: Suspect in 1976 killings has LA-area roots

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former diplomat on the FBI's Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning five family members to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago in Maryland has Southern California roots and may be in the region, authorities said.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Chance of showers today in SCV

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook today for a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms in the Santa Clarita Valley and elsewhere around Southern California.

April 18, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Projects encouraging biking, walking to get boost from Caltrans

SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is asking cities and counties throughout California to submit applications for projects that promote biking and walking that will vie for a share of $360 million in federal and state funding from the state's new Active Transportation Program – the nation's largest.

April 18, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Signal AP


Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

April 18, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

April 18, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Marsha McLean: Cowboy Festival continues to grow

Gene Autry is best known as "America's favorite singing cowboy." He is an American legend, former Santa Clarita Valley resident, and the only entertainer to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

April 18, 2014 | By Marsha McLean Live from city hall | Columnists


Scott Wilk: Keep the cameras rolling

California is home to world class universities and technology giants such as Amgen, Google and Facebook. But our most famous industry that we export throughout the globe is television and film.

April 18, 2014 | By Scott Wilk Right here right now | Columnists


Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants 2-1 to avoid sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Hart grad Shields picks up first win of '14

HOUSTON (AP) - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

April 17, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Saugus softball picks up where it left off

Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


American idols: When a nation falls in love with itself

Melissa Thurm started a religious blog in October to share her thoughts about her faith. But when she noticed her mounting obsession with checking for page views and new comments, Thurm realized it was taking a hit on her self-esteem.

April 17, 2014 | By Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock Deseret News | Hot Topics


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