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Lynne Plambeck: Libraries and ‘Potato Peel Pie’

I am currently reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." While the title might sound frivolous, the reader soon learns that potatoes and their peels were one of the few foods Guernsey Island residents had to eat during the World War II German occupation of their island. They also had books.

August 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Concerns of censorship

Regarding The Signal's editorial supporting the city of Santa Clarita taking over our local libraries ("The city should take over the SCV's libraries," Aug. 1), my very real concern is the potential for censorship to rear its ugly head here.

August 05, 2010 | David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Randall D. Armour: Common estate-planning myths

Many common myths have developed and come up continuously in discussions about estate planning. It seems that most of these myths may have started as statements taken out of context that were then passed around as rumors or in gossip and have somehow become widely held beliefs.

August 05, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


2Day in the SCV: Thursday, Aug. 5, 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.

August 05, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Confusion and mix-ups

August 05, 2010 | By Mike Keefe The Denver Post | Editorial Cartoons


Man flees Walmart, charged with burglary

A 50-year-old Sunland man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary for allegedly trying to steal about $440 in property from the Walmart on Kelly Johnson Road, authorities said.

August 05, 2010 | BY Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


W-League: Winning it in a flash

The Santa Clarita Blue Heat suited up for their last regular-season game against the Colorado Rush on July 15, but the United Soccer Leagues W-League was far from finished.

August 04, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan Signal Staff Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Judge overturns Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage

UPDATED Aug. 4, 2:14 p.m.:

August 04, 2010 | By Lisa Leff Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fraud alleged in huge SoCal land venture's funding

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Building giant Lennar Corp. and a former subsidiary defrauded California's public pension fund and others during their partnership in a failed development venture that involved the last major tract of undeveloped land in Los Angeles County, according to a lawsuit filed in bankruptcy court.

August 04, 2010 | Source: Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Brushfire off I-5 at Calgrove put out

UPDATED 12:45 p.m.:

August 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Work remains even with BP leak plugged, oil fading

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP claimed a key milestone Wednesday in the effort to plug its blown-out well as a government report said much of the spilled oil is gone, heartening officials who have taken heat during the tricky cleanup but leaving some Gulf Coast residents skeptical.

August 04, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein & Harry R. Weber Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Alex Rodriguez hits home run No. 600

New York (AP) - Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 600 home runs and did it with style, driving a pitch into Yankee Stadium's Monument Park in center field exactly three years to the day after his 500th homer.

August 04, 2010 | By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Sweetness made simple

It's time to enjoy summer entertaining with easy, no-bake desserts that let you relax and enjoy time with friends and family while your creations are chilling in the fridge. To help you keep your cool, Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk is sharing expert tips and recipes to satisfy your family, friends and guests alike without ever turning on the oven.

August 04, 2010 | Family Features | Food


Your Community: Dates to Watch and Upcoming Events

Dates to Watch

August 04, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, Aug. 4, 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.

August 04, 2010 | By Signal staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ken Keller: Too many wear crowns

One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.

July 27, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


David Hegg: How to take a vacation

It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!

July 27, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Movie theatre not coming anytime soon

There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


How to keep the kids busy

Want to keep your kids occupied for hours? Tell them to photograph Santa Claus riding a dinosaur.

July 27, 2014 | By Brittany Binowski Deseret News | COMMUNITY


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