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Harvey Milk was a hero

As a product of the William S. Hart School District (Hart High Class of '02), I have never recalled spending an entire class period discussing the accomplishments of Ceser Chavez, Christopher Columbus or even Martin Luther King Jr. on their respective days. This has always been taught in our textbooks, whether mentioned in a section or a whole chapter devoted to the person.

October 18, 2009 | Paul Strickland, Jr. New York | Letters to the Editor


The keeper of the keys to the past

Saugus Train Station houses an area called the "Tin Room." Originally, it was used by station agents as storage for important papers as it was less susceptible to fire.

October 18, 2009 | By Rory Kelly For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 18, 2009

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

October 18, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: COC’s board needs new ideas & fresh passion

Rarely is a decision so difficult as the one facing voters in the Santa Clarita Community College District.

October 18, 2009 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Child fatality on Highway 14 Freeway

A three-year-old girl died Saturday afternoon after she was ejected in a two-car collision on the northbound side of Highway 14 Freeway, said California Highway Patrol officials.

October 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Local mom involves teens in DVD drive for troops

As a business owner in Santa Clarita, VP of the Iraq Star Foundation and mother of four, Micaela Bensko is increasingly aware of the need for youth to contribute not only in their local communities, but also to the troops who protect them.

October 17, 2009 | Source: Micaela Bensko | SCV Raw


Elected leaders endorse Joe Messina for Hart Board

Numerous elected leaders have endorsed Joe Messina for the governing board of the William S. Hart Union High School District, including state Sen. George Runner, Sen. Tony Strickland, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, Assemblywoman Audra Strickland and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

"Joe Messina is a stand-up guy who will do the right things for our kids while protecting the taxpayers' pockets," said Sen. Strickland.

October 17, 2009 | Source: Committee to elect Joe Messina | SCV Raw


LA Deputy Sheriff endorsed Mike Berger for COC

The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff's has endorsed Mike Berger for Seat No. 1, of the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees, which governs College of the Canyons.

Steve Remige, president of the association, said the deputies were pleased to support Berger's candidacy for the COC board.

October 17, 2009 | Source: Committee to Elect Mike Berger for COC Trustee | SCV Raw


Team fundraises for breast cancer walk Oct. 22

The Roast House is hosting a fundraiser for the "Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk" team on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6 p.m. to 10p.m.

October 17, 2009 | Source: "Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk" team | SCV Raw


COC groups hosts body image program

The Student Nutrition and Wellness Advocates at College of the Canyons (SNAC) group will host its first campus-wide Eating Disorder and Body Image Prevention Program during national 'Fat Talk Free Week' Oct. 19-28.

October 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Kid Expo promises exciting Sunday

The Child & Family Center will hold its seventh annual Kid Expo on Sunday at Golden Valley High School.

October 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Voter registration deadline Monday

Los Angeles County residents have until Monday to register to vote for the Nov. 3 election.

October 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Spa blankets can pose a drowning hazard

Hello Robert,

October 17, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Your Home


Illicit decisions now rewarded

An anniversary has just passed. On Oct. 10, 1973 then Vice President Spiro Agnew pleaded no-contest to a charge of tax evasion and (appropriately) resigned his office.

October 17, 2009 | Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Veterans deserve more than empty words

We take a few moments to remember the service and sacrifice of American veterans. These men and women who all served their country's call to duty have earned so much more than just those days of homage.

October 17, 2009 | Harry Gratz Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


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COC Associated Student Government hosts congressional candidate forum

SANTA CLARITA - The Associated Student Government (ASG) at College of the Canyons is inviting all students and community members to a public candidate forum with the eight individuals seeking election to California's 25th Congressional District.

April 22, 2014 | Source: SCV EDC | Santa Clarita Valley News


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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


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