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Tom Pattantyus: Happy 234th birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps

On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that "two battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. Their first amphibious raid into the Bahamas took place in March 1776 under the command of Capt. (later Major) Samuel Nicholas. Nicholas, the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines, is considered to be the first Marine Commandant.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 6, 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:

November 06, 2009 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gina MacDonald: Estate taxes: What is a taxpayer to do?

We have had more than a decade of change in the federal estate tax laws. In 1987, the government increased the amount an individual could transfer before estate taxes were owing to $600,000. It stayed at that level until the year 2000 when the amount of exemption increased to $675,000.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Kudos to Horton

At last, I have to agree with Gary Horton on his column "Time to shut up and listen" (Oct. 21). I hope he listened to Jay Ambrose on Oct. 22: "Hang on to your 1st Amendment Freedoms."

November 06, 2009 | By Earl Madery Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Isla misrepresents Dobbs’ position

Referring to the Isla commentary of Oct. 24 ("Support for campaign against Dobbs") asking others to support a boycott of Lou Dobbs on CNN, I would like to profer the suggestion that Isla has misrepresented Dobbs' position.

November 06, 2009 | By Paula Heim Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Karen Maleck-Whiteley: Safely ride the “bullet train” to the holidays

As my friend Carol said on Facebook this morning, we've just boarded the bullet train to the end of the year.

November 06, 2009 | Signal Staff | Healthy Living


UPDATED: Tesoro Park hosts Native American art exhibit

The County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation, presents the "The Gathering of Nations - Native American Exhibit and Art Show" through Nov. 14.

November 05, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Raw


CHP uses $1 million grant to enforce seat belt safety

SACRAMENTO - Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading killers in California for children ages 14 years and under, with unrestrained or improperly restrained children being the number one contributing factor.

To combat the problem of improperly restrained passengers, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a $1 million dollar federal grant from the Office of Traffic Safety.

November 05, 2009 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


Hart Park slates November, December events

Upcoming William S. Hart Park Events

November 05, 2009 | Source: L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation | SCV Raw


Law enforcement agencies honored

SACRAMENTO - Law enforcement agencies across the state, including California Highway Patrol (CHP) offices, garnered honors for excellence in community traffic safety programs in the 2008 California Law Enforcement Challenge (CLEC).

November 05, 2009 | Source: California Highway Patrol | SCV Raw


'Think SCV' Community Day on Nov. 10

On Think Santa Clarita Valley Community Day, Tuesday, Nov. 10, local dignitaries, business leaders and volunteers will board a "Think Santa Clarita Valley" bus and spend the day visiting local businesses to inform businesspeople and answer questions about the program.

November 05, 2009 | Source: Scott Shepard Think Santa Clarita Valley Committee | SCV Raw


Obama declares November 'Military Family Month'

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama pledged his support of military members and their families and said Americans have a "solemn obligation" to preserve their well-being in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month.

November 05, 2009 | Source: Office of the President of the United States | SCV Raw


'HOLLER!' improv comedy team returns to REP Nov. 6

Improv comedy team "HOLLER!" takes the stage for a performance Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall.

November 05, 2009 | Source: HOLLER! | SCV Raw


Tele-town hall on health care tonight

Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, will host a tele-town hall conference tonight at 5:50 p.m. to discuss the health care reform bill being pushed by congressional Democrats.

November 05, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Buca di Beppo hosts fundraiser for Project Lifesaver and the Special Needs Registry Nov. 5

Buca di Beppo in Valencia Town Center Mall hosts a fundraiser tonight, Nov 5. from 4:30 to 10 p.m. to raise funds and awareness for Project Lifesaver and the Special Needs Registry.

Buca is generously donating 20 percent of each diner's total food sales (including carry-out) toward this philanthropic endeavor.

November 05, 2009 | Source: Buca di Beppo | SCV Raw


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Pakistan protester dies in clashes with police

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

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


A ‘Trojan family’ reunion

Red and gold pompoms sat on tables at Big Wangs in Valencia on Saturday. A flag, of the same color, hung underneath one of several flat-screen TVs that were broadcasting games on the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season.

August 30, 2014 | By Robert Spallone For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Senate passes plastic bag ban; bill heads to governor

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two Hart grads in an MLB battle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana each had an RBI single in the 11th inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

August 30, 2014 | By Signal staff and wire services | SCV Pro Tracker


USC beats Fresno St. behind Kessler's 4 TDs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve Sarkisian's debut as the Trojans' head coach.

August 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | SCV College Sports


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


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