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COC students study abroad in Central America

Evan Wright, 19, studied two years of Spanish in high school but admits he didn't speak it too well.

August 16, 2009 | Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Community Scrapbook: Samuel Ramirez

Samuel Ramirez, of Valencia, will began his Plebe Summer at the United States Naval Academy on July 1. He will be a member of the class of 2013.

August 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Community Scrapbook: Caitlin Dortch

Caitlin Dortch, of Valencia, has been named to the Dean's Honor List at the University of California, Los Angeles for the Fall 2008 and Winter 2009 Quarters.

August 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


CHP responds to two fatal incidents

Two men were killed in two separate automotive crashes in the Santa Clarita Valley late Friday and early Saturday, California Highway Patrol officials said.

August 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Health care rumors founded

The front page story in Sunday's Signal headlined "Health care rumors unfounded" (Aug. 9) is misleading.

August 16, 2009 | By Jim Blumel Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The fear mongering has yet to leave

Your article in Sunday's paper "Health care rumors unfounded" (Aug. 9) shows that the fear-mongering demagoguery of the Bush-Cheney administration hasn't lost its following among the right-wing, especially in the quotes of Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon regarding claims of government-assisted suicide in the proposed health care reform measures.

August 16, 2009 | By Paul Falcone Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sherryan' Lima: It's a health care option, not 'socialized medicine'

I am writing in regards to the recent attempts at thwarting real health care reform. The idea that the president's health care package is a death sentence is ludicrous.

August 16, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


AAUW installs new officers for 2009-2010

The American Association of University Women recently installed new officers at the membership's general meeting. The slate of officers for 2009-2010 year includes President Diane Bartley, President Elect Kelly Burke, 1st VP Programs Robin Clough and Jane Hanson, 2nd VP Membership Rebecca Corona-Nickerson, Recording Secretary Jane Adams, Treasurer Kitty Conant, 3rd VP EF Jenewyn Van Wie and Public Policy Rose Romeka.

August 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Anniversary: Todd and Renee Anderson

Todd and Renee Anderson, of Saugus, celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on Aug. 13. The former Renee Richard married Todd Anderson on Aug. 13, 1983, in Winnetka.

August 16, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Births

July 4, 2009

August 16, 2009 | Signal Staff | Births


Community Scrapbook: Justin Molina

Justin Molina, of Santa Clarita, worked on a team of summer interns who won the International Creative Video Competition hosted by the American Pavilion at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

August 16, 2009 | Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


A ghoul of a good time helping at Heritage Haunt

The Heritage Haunt and Pumpkin Festival is a nonprofit haunt to raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

August 16, 2009 | By Scott Sivley For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Community Scrapbook: Ian Andrew Hunter Kakumu

Ian Andrew Hunter Kakumu, a recent graduate from the Virginia Military Institute was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.

August 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Two killed in separate traffic mishaps

California Highway Patrol responded to two separate fatal incidents Friday night and early Saturday morning.

August 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


No downed chopper found

Local fire and sheriff's units responded to calls of a possible downed helicopter Friday afternoon north of Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic.

August 15, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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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


UPDATE: Michael Brown's family says he was a 'gentle soul'

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Soldier turns weapon on herself

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) - A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday morning.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Mexican president starts California visit

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Divers end search for swimmer

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Divers have ended a search in the waters off Dana Point for the body of a man who disappeared after going under a large wave.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Accused former Ventura surgeon surrenders license

VENTURA (AP) - A former Ventura neurosurgeon facing allegations of performing unnecessary procedures has surrendered his California medical license.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hurricane Marie churns in Pacific

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


'Modern Family' aims at Emmy record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like baseball, the Emmy Awards are a game of statistics: Long-running shows are able to pile up TV's top awards and new records year after year.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Post-quake gas leak inspections underway

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The utility serving areas damaged by Sunday's earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area says it expects to continue searching for possible gas leaks over the coming days.

August 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire burns near Gold Rush-era boomtown

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Crews working in steep terrain were building containment lines around a wildfire that chased people from about 200 homes near the California Gold Rush-era boomtown of Weaverville.

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


Suspect detained in deadly California crime spree

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspect in a series of shootings that killed three people and injured four others within an hour in the Los Angeles area was taken into custody after a daylong search.

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


Ferguson events raise troubling concerns

Smoke slinks across pavement in the darkness, cries from gassed citizens fill the air, people break into a McDonald's to provide milk-based relief to a person hit with tear gas, sound weapons pass levels that cause permanent damage, police shoot pellets at journalists.

August 25, 2014 | By Mallory Fencil SCV Voices | Columnists


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