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If they care

If the Santa Clarita City Council goes ahead with its plan to privatize our libraries, 39 to 40 loyal and faithful part-time employees will be out of work. This is unconscionable in this time of record unemployment and jobs impossible to find.

August 30, 2010 | Elaine Brown Valencia | Letters to the Editor


City has no experience

We do not believe the city of Santa Clarita can provide better library services than Los Angeles County. We do not think Santa Clarita has the capability to "enhance" our libraries by privatizing them. If the city did take over, we know they would slap another tax on us in the long-term to operate the facilities.

August 30, 2010 | Ken and Virginia Manuel Valencia | Letters to the Editor


If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

Dear Santa Clarita City Council, as a regular user of the Valencia Library who knows first-hand how important the libraries are to Santa Clarita's less affluent citizens, I am appalled at the planned actions by the Santa Clarita City Council to transfer operation of our libraries to an unknown private company from Maryland.

August 30, 2010 | Krystn McCaleb Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 30, 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 30, 2010 | By Sigal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


James Cameron and Avatar cast defend 'Pandoras on Earth'

LOS ANGELES -- Timed with the re-release of Avatar in theatres today, acclaimed director James Cameron has teamed up with Amazon Watch to produce a short feature called "A Message from Pandora."

August 29, 2010 | Source: Amazon Watch | SCV Raw


Einstein Academy preps to open Monday

The 2010-2011 academic year at the Albert Einstein Academy, the Santa Clarita Valley's newest charter school and the first Hebrew charter school in the U.S., starts Monday, Aug. 30.

For the first day of school, students are asked to meet in the multipurpose room at 8:15 am. Subsequent school days will begin at 8:30 am.

August 29, 2010 | Source: Albert Einstein Academy | SCV Raw


Quagmire at home

August 29, 2010 | By Nate Beeler The Washington Examiner | Editorial Cartoons


Like a business

August 29, 2010 | By Mike Keefe The Denver Post | Editorial Cartoons


Abe's presence

August 29, 2010 | By John Cole The Times-Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


Loss in value

August 29, 2010 | By Jeff Parker Florida Today | Editorial Cartoons


Door to door

August 29, 2010 | By Brian Fairrington Cagle Cartoons | Editorial Cartoons


Fire Department controls small brush fire in Castaic

A small brush fire broke out on a hillside near Castaic Lake Road and Lake Hughes Road at about 5 p.m Saturday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


District honored for diversity program

Teaching Tolerance has named the Hart district a Model School District for its annual Mix It Up Day, a program designed to break students out of their normal groups of friends through games and peer activities.

August 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Supervisor announces reward for information about hate crime

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in a hate crime in the Santa Clarita Valley, according to a press release from Antonovich's office.

August 29, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Best wishes to two valued neighbors

"I gently rise and softly call, 'Good night and joy be with you all.'"

August 29, 2010 | Signal Staff | Signal Editorials


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6 birthday ideas for teen girls



Once the pink frills and princess themes are outgrown, how can you make a teen girl's birthday special? Much of her enjoyment comes as she plans her party herself, down to the littlest details, so ask your daughter how she wants to celebrate and get her involved. My oldest daughter loves planning her birthdays. She even likes to bake and decorate her own cake with gobs of colors, swirls and sprinkles.

August 20, 2014 | Leah DeCesare, FamilyShare | Hot Topics


3 family movies to spice up the last days of summer

With August being over half way done, many people are making their way back to places of learning. For those that are heading back to school in the near future, here are three family movies to help you soak up the last few days of summer.

August 20, 2014 | Dylan Cannon, KSL | Hot Topics


Dangers to be aware of when contemplating a tattoo

There's no doubt body art has become increasingly popular over the years - but just because something is popular doesn't mean it's not dangerous. Within a few minutes you could become the proud owner of a great looking tattoo and a lifetime of health issues.

August 20, 2014 | Suzanne Carlile, KSL | Health News


It's easier for dad to get flex time to care for kids, study says

The boss may be more likely to grant a request from dad to work from home so he can care for kids than a similar request from mom, according to new research that refers to the bias as the "fatherhood bonus."

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Who’s winning the war on families?

There is a war going on right now, and it pits anti-family forces against parents.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Saugus Zone 4 Crime Report: assault investigated

08/17/2014

August 20, 2014 | source: SCV Sheriff | Crime Reports


Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Health News


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 20, 2014

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August 20, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Don't Fall Victim to Rental Property Scam Artists

As part of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station continued outreach efforts aimed at keeping the public informed about crime and crime rates in our community, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station wants to raise awareness about a number of rental and real estate scams that are becoming more prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley.

August 20, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess!

Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unrest grows in Liberian slum sealed to halt Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a standoff that lasted more than 20 hours.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - A Ukrainian official says government troops have taken control of a large part of Luhansk - a besieged rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine - after days of street battles.

August 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST (AP) - Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.

August 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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