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Reader Meter results, Jan. 15-22, 2010

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

The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 330 votes from late afternoon Friday, Jan. 15 to afternoon Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.

January 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


UPDATED: Stars unite to help Haiti in telethon

NEW YORK (AP) -- Though the all-star telethon was titled "Hope for Haiti Now," for most of its two hours, it was filled with tear-jerking, depressing moments, from mournful songs and grim-faced pleas from celebrities to the suffering faces of the quake-battered victims themselves.

It took Haiti's own native son to lift Friday evening's despairing tone to one of hope and even revival as the two-hour broadcast came to a close.

January 22, 2010 | By Nekesa Mumbi Moody AP Music Writer; Signal Staff/AP | SCV Raw


Smyth rips proposed cut of domestic violence funding

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget, which provides no funding for domestic violence programs in California:

January 22, 2010 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth 38th Assembly District | SCV Raw


McKeon makes statement on March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement marking the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and as a welcome to the faithful participants of March for Life:

January 22, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Carousel Ranch asks for shavings and sand

This week's rainy weather has taken its toll on Carousel Ranch, threatening to flood horse stalls and postponing lessons. In an effort to keep their horses comfortable, the staff are asking for shavings and sand.

January 22, 2010 | Source: Carousel Ranch | SCV Raw


Historical Society hosts radio broadcasting talk

The SCV Historical Society will host the event, "History of Radio Broadcasting," with Carl Goldman, co-owner of the radio station KHTS-AM 1220, at 2 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction at William S. Hart Park, 24101 Newhall Avenue. The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 30. The general public is welcome and the event is free.

January 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Incubator back at local college

The College of the Canyons I3 Advanced Technology Incubator reopened with a new location in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center With a mission to attract, launch, grow and graduate advanced-technology businesses into the local economy.

January 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon cosponsors bill to screen Gitmo releases

Washington, D.C.- On the eve of the President's self-imposed deadline to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay,

January 22, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Newhall district joins Edison discount program

January 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McKeon bucks Dems' labor agenda

Today, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) joined his Republican colleagues on the Education and Labor Committee in a forum to examine the culture of favoritism by Democrats for certain powerful special interest allies in the labor unions.

January 22, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Strickland opposes state health care bill

California State Senator Tony Strickland, Vice-Chair of the Senate Health Committee and representitive of the California Senate District 19, which includes portions of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties, reacted to the Senate Appropriations passage of SB 810 (Leno, D-San Francisco) and released the following statement:

"The Democrats in Sacramento aren't listening. The people don't want a government run healthcare system. The lack of support for the federal proposal and the election results in Massachusetts, less than 48 hours ago, should indicate the public's desire to have government stay out of their healthcare decisions.

January 22, 2010 | Source: Office of Sen. Tony Strickland California Senate District 19 | SCV Raw


McDonald’s hosts fundraiser

January 22, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Review: 'Tooth Fairy'

In the pantheon of such legends as Santa Claus and the Bogeyman, the Tooth Fairy ranks down in the minor leagues, I'd say, with Jack Frost and the Easter Bunny. There is a scene in "Tooth Fairy" when the hero is screamed at by his girlfriend for even BEGINNING to suggest to her 6-year-old that there isn't a Tooth Fairy, but surely this is a trauma a child can survive. Don't kids simply humor their parents to get the dollar?

January 22, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Review: 'Extraordinary Measures'

"Extraordinary Measures" is an ordinary film with ordinary characters in a story too big for it. Life has been reduced to a Lifetime movie. The story, based on fact, is compelling: Two sick children have no more than a year to live when their father determines to seek out a maverick scientist who may have a cure. This is "Lorenzo's Oil" with a different disease, Pompe disease, although it fudges the facts to create a better story. The film centers on two dying children, 9 and 7. In life, most children with Pompe die before age 2, and those ...

January 22, 2010 | By Roger Ebert The Critic's Critic | Movies


Video Game Review: 'Bayonetta'

Bayonetta is the most flamboyant video-game heroine in a long, long time. Leggy, bespectacled and clad in a skintight black catsuit, she struts across the screen like a model stalking the runway. That model, however, is more campy than sexy, more RuPaul than Gisele.

January 22, 2010 | By Lou Kesten Associated Press Writer | Food and Fun


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US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Petition-gatherer ID’d after battery arrest

A signature-gatherer outside a local Walmart, arrested for battery after allegedly punching someone in the hand last weekend, has been identified as a woman from Illinois, according to an official with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

April 22, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


What it takes for final equality

In her letter Sunday in The Signal ("Pay inequality is not a myth of the liberal left") attempting to rebut Steve Lunetta's earlier column about pay inequality for women, Robin Clough ends by writing:

April 22, 2014 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Thanks to my guardian angel

Yes, I believe in angels, since I met one accidentally on Sierra Highway recently when my car hit a rock in the road.

April 22, 2014 | Mary Gallant Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Cher Gilmore: Let’s see our climate as half full on Earth Day

It's true that we received pretty bad news last month from the latest report of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

April 22, 2014 | By Cher Gilmore SCV Voices | Columnists


Jonathan Kraut: Forgiving our failed justice system

The Easter season for many of our Christian brothers and sisters is a time of year that prompts us to reflect on the concept of redemption.

April 22, 2014 | By Jonathan Kraut Democratic Voices | Columnists


Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

DALLAS (AP) - Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ibanez's 3-run double leads Angels over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.

April 21, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


One arrested in father, son stabbing in Newhall

A father and son were recovering Monday after being stabbed outside a bar last weekend, while one suspect was being held in connection with the stabbing, a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station detective said.

April 21, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


How to deal with constant criticism

Question:

April 21, 2014 | By Kim Giles KSL | Hot Topics


Can Zuckerberg save immigration?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken up the cause of "humane immigration reform," calling it "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time" in a Fox News interview.

April 21, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Ask a therapist: Can a marriage survive after an affair?

Question: I just found out my husband had an affair with someone he worked with last year. He says it is over and wants to be with me, but I don't know how to forgive him and trust him again. Can a marriage survive an affair?

April 21, 2014 | By Aaron Anderson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Acosta hopes to be mediator on City Council

Newly elected Santa Clarita City Councilman Dante Acosta's journey to the Santa Clarita Valley is a familiar one.

April 21, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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