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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 23, 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:

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


McFarland's main point ignored

Many readers have responded to Bruce McFarland's "Democratic Voices" column on "nut jobs" (The Signal, Opinion, Aug. 24), but nobody has really addressed the most important point McFarland was trying to make.

September 25, 2009 | By Tim Chamberlin Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Thanks from Feeding Body & Mind

Thank you, community of Santa Clarita for all the books you generously donated to the recent Feeding Body & Mind book drive.

September 25, 2009 | By Suzie Rizzo Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Photo Spotlight, Sept. 18-25, 2009: This week through our eyes

September 25, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The public option?

I admit, I, like the president, haven't read much of the so-called public option health reform bills. However, unlike the president, I don't need to read them to know they are bad.

September 25, 2009 | By Jeff Davis Castaic | Letters to the Editor


Stars energized about raising funds at Playboy Mansion

LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire-USNewswire) -- The Entrepreneurs Organization - Los Angeles's Board of Directors embarks on an ambitious fundraising event to raise monetary support and awareness for the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO).

September 24, 2009 | Source: Entrepreneurs' Organization, Los Angeles Chapter | SCV Raw


CEO lampooned for stock fraud

PHILADELPHIA -- Daniel Laikin, 47, of Indianapolis and Los Angeles, the former CEO of National Lampoon, Inc. (National Lampoon), pleaded guilty today to his role in a conspiracy to manipulate the company's stock price from March through June 2008.

September 24, 2009 | Source: U.S. Department of Justice | SCV Raw


Celebrated artist Patrick Morrison featured at COC Art Gallery

Legendary U2 frontman Bono has described this artist's work as "brilliant...God's creations with the colour turned up."

He is revered from his native Ireland all the way to the self-described "glossy barbarity of Los Angeles" that he now calls home.

September 24, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


NASA spacecraft sees ice on Mars

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed frozen water hiding just below the surface of mid-latitude Mars. The spacecraft's observations were obtained from orbit after meteorites excavated fresh craters on the Red Planet.

September 24, 2009 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Smyth joins Home Depot to assist Station Fire victims

SAN FERNANDO - Assemblyman Smyth spoke at a press conference sponsored by Home Depot Thursday, Sept. 24.

September 24, 2009 | Source: Office of Assemblyman Cameron Smyth R-Santa Clarita, 38th District | SCV Raw


Local salon hosts 'Cut-a-Thon' to benefit pancreatic cancer research

Capelli Salon on Main Street in Old Town Newhall invites members of the community to get clipped at a "Cut-a-Thon" Sunday, Oct. 4 to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

September 24, 2009 | Source: Capelli Salon | SCV Raw


Rally in support of health care reform Saturday

Local Democratic organizers in association with Organizing for America plan a rally in support of President Obama's proposed health care reform at the Newhall Post Office Saturday, Sept. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

September 24, 2009 | Source: Organizing for America | SCV Raw


Leona Cox throws Harvest Festival Oct. 16

Leona Cox Elementary School is throwing their Harvest Festival on Oct. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m to help earn money for the school.

September 24, 2009 | Source: Leona Cox Elementary School | SCV Raw


COC does not endorse door-to-door magazine sales

College of the Canyons officials have received notice from some local residents that solicitors, representing themselves as COC students, have been going door-to-door in Santa Clarita Valley neighborhoods allegedly selling magazine subscriptions and claiming that sales will help them defray the high cost of college textbooks.

The high-cost of textbooks has been at the center of a multi-year debate about the skyrocketing costs of going to college and has been the topic of numerous press reports locally, statewide and nationally.

September 24, 2009 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


UPDATED: Ventura fire 40 percent contained; cause under investigation

Thursday, Sept. 24 11 a.m. update:

September 24, 2009 | By The Associated Press and Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Dodgers sweep road series against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Former Dodgers manager Torre among those enshrined

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Angels win third straight game

ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Scott says he is new Lakers coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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