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The real story behind the Kool-Aid

Regarding Lois Eisenberg's letter in the Dec. 14 edition ("Childish boys in the comment room"):

December 18, 2009 | By Vinton M. Lampton Agua Dulce | Letters to the Editor


McKeon rips House Dems on appropriations bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Monday, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, and 173 other House Republicans sent a letter urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to produce a clean Defense Appropriations Conference Report that meets the needs of the American troops.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


EarthCam announces 2009 top 25 webcams

New York -- EarthCam (EarthCam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and recognized international authority in the network camera industry, today announced its 11th annual list of the world's "25 Most Interesting Webcams."

December 17, 2009 | Source: EarthCam | SCV Raw


McKeon announces launch of new UAV Caucus Web site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today unveiled a new and unprecedented Web site for the Congressional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Caucus, which will serve as a primary source of information for members of Congress, stakeholders, and the public on the value of UAVs and up-to-the minute news surrounding the use and development of UAVs.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Toastmasters gives tips on holiday toasts

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- When you deliver your holiday toast, what words will you say? What pithy wisdom, humorous thoughts or warm expressions will you share with family and friends?

December 17, 2009 | Source: Toastmasters International | SCV Raw


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society receives research challenge grant

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has recently received a research challenge grant.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | SCV Raw


Chegg.com proposes to save students $1.6 billion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In an open letter today to Governor Schwarzenegger and the leaders of all California universities based on their decision to increase student tuition fees next semester by 32 percent, Chegg.com Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Osman Rashid outlined a compelling strategy designed to help relieve some of the newly-created financial burden placed upon next semester's higher education students in California. As part of his suggested program, Rashid said the state should form a partnership with Chegg.com in an effort to bring down the cost of textbooks for California's 3.2 million undergraduate ...

December 17, 2009 | Source: Chegg.com | SCV Raw


18th annual Principal for a Day set for Feb. 19

Reservations are currently available for parents, business executives and community leaders who would like to spend the morning with a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal or assistant principal in the 18th Annual Principal for a Day sponsored by the SCV Education Foundation.

December 17, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


McKeon blasts $500 million price tag for new terrorist detention prison

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) today criticized the Obama Administration's handling of the vital national security issues of closing Guantanamo Bay and transferring some of the terrorists held at the Cuban detention center to the United States.

December 17, 2009 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


SBDC receives three honors

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by the College of the Canyons was recently awarded with "Overall Highest Performer," "Highest Capital Infusion" and "Highest Extended Engagement Clients" honors at the annual Los Angeles Regional SBDC Award and Recognition Dinner.

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


Winter wonderland at Power Chevrolet

Frolick in mounds of real snow as Power Chevrolet hosts a free winter wonderland on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to dusk. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will also be available.

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


Deputies search for alleged laptop thief

Deputies were searching Wednesday afternoon for a man who allegedly stole a laptop from a Starbucks in Saugus and fled, officials said.

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


Lynne Plambeck: Turn the global warming tide

It is a mystery to me why some people continue to deny the evidence of climate change. While climate and temperature variations may occur from year to year, or decade to decade, the frightening rise of CO2 in our atmosphere is simply undeniable.

December 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


To greener pastures

Kudos to all the compassionate people who shouldered the responsibility of taking on the animals from Six Flags Magic Mountain's defunct petting zoo.

December 17, 2009 | By Jennifer O’Connor, Animals in Entertainment campaign writer People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Norfolk, Va. | Letters to the Editor


Nathan Imhoff: Starbucks' save-the-world marketing scam

During a recent trip to a local Starbucks, I noticed a sign on the bulletin board that stated Starbucks has helped provide 6 million days of medicine for people with AIDS in Africa.

December 17, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.

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


All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.

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


War Machine extradited on assault charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he beat his porn star ex-girlfriend and then fled to California.

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


No. 7 UCLA hangs on to beat Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense.

August 30, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV College Sports


Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

BEIRUT (AP) - Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

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


SCV checkpoint nets 3 arrests

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Santa Clarita Station conducted a DUI/DL Checkpoint on Friday, August 29, 2014 as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department commitment to public safety. This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in Santa Clarita. The location of the Friday's checkpoint was on northbound Bouquet Canyon Road at Wellston Drive conducted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged ...

August 30, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Santa Clarita Valley News


22 0f 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Aleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.

August 30, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

ATLANTA (AP) - Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.

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


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


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