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The Signal's Photo Spotlight, Nov. 6-13, 2009: This week through our eyes

November 13, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frank Ferry: Stimulus dollars already at work in Santa Clarita

On Oct. 30, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stood beside Vice President Joe Biden as he announced that nearly 1 million jobs had either been created or retained, as a result of the approximately $160 billion that had thus far been appropriated to state and local governments, businesses, school districts and other nonprofit organizations from the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

November 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Send a message

Early this morning I went into my garden and picked up the Sunday morning paper, and was greeted with the headline that the House passed the most sweeping health-care plan since the creation of Medicare 44 years ago. This is the first time in more than a hundred years that Congress has had the moral fortitude to pass a comprehensive health insurance reform.

November 13, 2009 | Derrick Coy Granada Hills | Letters to the Editor


Thanks for voting

The November 2009 elections have passed and it's time to move forward, but not without me saying "Thank you" to family, friends and supporters from throughout the community for their commitment and dedication to a campaign we can all be proud of.

November 13, 2009 | By Suzan Solomon Governing board member, Newhall School District | Letters to the Editor


Andre Hollings: There is a better way for California

This past Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger estimated that on top of the existing $7.4 billion budget shortfall projected for fiscal year 2010-11, California will suffer a budget gap of $5 billion to $7 billion this fiscal year.

November 13, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Buck, I’m counting on you

Dear Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon,

November 13, 2009 | By Virginia Stewart Valencia | Letters to the Editor


’Cats fall in round 2

The West Ranch girls volleyball team lost 3-1 to the visiting Marymount Sailors in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A playoffs Thursday night.

November 12, 2009 | By Debby von Winckelmann For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


John F. Grannis: Homeowner association meetings

A "meeting" of a homeowner association (HOA) board is defined as any congregation of a majority of board members, at the same time and place, to hear, discuss or deliberate upon HOA business.

November 12, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


'SillyWalk' fundraiser online Nov. 19 celebrates Monty Python's 40th anniversary

GLENDALE (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- Monty Python fans all over the world have enjoyed more than a few belly-aching laughs thanks to the famous Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch entitled "The Ministry of Silly Walks," wherein an entire government agency (headed by John Cleese) is dedicated to the development of ways to walk silly.

November 12, 2009 | Source: MashCast | SCV Raw


Gentle Barn hosts 'Winter Wonderland' fundraiser Dec. 13

The Gentle Barn will host its third annual "Winter Wonderland" fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barn, 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita 91390.

November 12, 2009 | Source: The Gentle Barn | SCV Raw


Volunteers needed for SMO 'Adopt-a-Family'

Single Mother's Outreach is in full swing with its "Adopt-a-Family" campaign for the 2009 holiday season.

November 12, 2009 | Source: Single Mothers Outreach | SCV Raw


Holiday Festival of Trains visiting Nixon Library through Jan. 10

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- A Holiday Festival of Trains at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is taking visitors on a magical journey through the world of miniature trains through Jan. 10.

One of the largest such collections ever assembled, this spectacular display features a breathtaking landscape of toy trains whistling through tiny snow-covered turn of the century villages, a 1890 Bavarian castle, and forested, mountain passes with more than 5,000 miniature trees.

November 12, 2009 | Source: Richard Nixon Foundation | SCV Raw


Magic Mountain employees to give back Friday

More than 200 full-time Six Flags Magic Mountain employees will take part in a range of community service projects Friday as part of the company's first ever day of service, known as Project 6. Employees will give back at various locations including the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry, Carousel Ranch, the SCV Boys & Girls Club, the SCV Senior Center and the SCV YMCA.

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Arm-wrestling competition Saturday

John Brzenk, Guinness World Record-holder in armwrestling, is coming to the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, Nov. 14 to help raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project.

From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m, professionals, amateurs and first-time armwrestlers are invited to the Residence Inn on The Old Road for some friendly competition. Participants will compete in their own weight class and fight for the champion title.

November 12, 2009 | By Emily Philpot Signal Intern | Santa Clarita Valley News


VIA Star topic during luncheon

Student teams winning top honors as part of the 2009 Valley Industrial Association Star will present their project at the next Valley Industrial Association luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 17 beginning at the Valencia Country Club located at 27330 Tourney Road in Valencia.

November 12, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says

Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.

August 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Angels suffer letdown loss to Marlins

ANAHEIM (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball's brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.

August 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emmy Awards draw Washington, Roberts, McConaughey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park

Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.

August 25, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Time to renew your business commitments

In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's president has dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


New 'Donate Life' license plates available

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 – Donate Life California announces the Pink Dot Plate featuring the pink "DONOR" dot is now called the Donate Life Plate and features the blue and green Donate Life logo, the national symbol for organ, eye and tissue donation. Reservations for this license plate are immediately available at www.DonateLifePlate.org.

August 25, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Santa Clarita Valley News


AP Exclusive: Expert calls for nuke plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Bill to protect campus crime victims headed for governor's desk

SACRAMENTO, CA - A closely watched bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), which would ensure that crimes committed on college campuses are properly reported and investigated, passed the California Assembly Friday by a vote of 75-0. The legislation, AB 1433, would require colleges to report certain violent crimes (like sexual assault and hate crimes), occurring on or near campus, to local law enforcement, with the permission of the victim.

August 25, 2014 | Source: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office | Signal AP


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