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Locals gather to clear trash from river

The crowd of approximately 1,300 people went the 16th annual River Rally for several reasons Saturday. Some did it because they needed volunteer hours for school, some did it out of a sense of civic pride, some did it just to experience the natural landscape of Santa Clarita and others did it simply because it seemed like fun, Santa Clarita's environmental services manager Travis Lange said.

September 13, 2010 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: Odd King Jerry’s career needs to end

Once upon a time, in the Land of Nutsnfruits, lived good King Arnold. But, we've already talked about this king in a previous fairy tale, so he ain't getting any more ink.

September 13, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Location, location, location

September 13, 2010 | By Jeff Parker Florida Today | Editorial Cartoons


On the Road with The Signal

Planning a trip out of town?

September 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Road Trips


College football: Cougars’ quick collapse

WALNUT - Thirteen seconds.

September 12, 2010 | By Craig Leener For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Prep football: SCCS gives familiar look

It only took half a game for the Santa Clarita Christian School football team to prove that it can still score and win despite losing all but two starters from last season's team.

September 12, 2010 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

September 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Empty-nester

The nest is officially empty. Both children are in college, enjoying more of our money than we are. It's too early to tell how wonderful this part of my life might become, because I still can't pass my youngest son's room without emotion.

September 12, 2010 | By Nancy Gauthier Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: The curious case of the test-result aggregate

Two weeks ago I shared an analysis of how the various school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley, when combining their mean STAR scores into a unified district, compared well in STAR-testing league tables to more comparable peer suburban communities in Southern California - rather than the common local school administration practice of comparing mean district results with rather low state and county averages.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brais-Lahne engagement

Fay Dicus, of Tacoma, Wash., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Cynthia Marie Brais to Shawn Michael Lahne, of Castaic.

September 12, 2010 | BY Signal Staff | Engagements


Can I have my shirt back?

September 12, 2010 | By Nate Beeler The Washington Examiner | Editorial Cartoons


Rosedell celebration

Rosedell Elementary School in Saugus recently hosted a Back-to-School barbecue sponsored by the Rosedell PTA. The barbecue welcomed back Rosedell Elementary School students and students of the recently closed Bouquet Canyon Elementary School who will now attend Rosedell.

September 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Carson J.B. Ferdman

Carson J.B. Ferdman, son of Scott and Johnni Ferdman and grandson of Alan and Pamela Ferdman of Canyon Country recently celebrated his third birthday. He was born on Sept. 3, 2009.

September 12, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Births


Birth announcements

All births below were recorded at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, unless otherwise noted. Parents can submit jpeg photos and announcement information to Lifestyle@the-signal.com - subject line: BIRTH.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Births


David Hegg: The vice of selfishness

The term "vice" usually conjures up the idea of habits considered damaging to those who pursue them. Things like gambling, drinking, smoking and stuffing your face with chocolate come to mind.

September 12, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

WASHINGTON (AP) - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

August 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

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


Golden Valley levels Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions slip up late to Simi Valley

The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.

August 29, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart football stunned by Chino Hills in opener

CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.

August 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


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


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