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Supe presses for county healthcare worker background checks

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich will introduce a motion at today's Board meeting directing the Chief Executive Officer to establish a standard protocol for the performance of criminal background checks to be followed by all registry and temporary staffing agency contractors to ensure they comply with their contractual responsibilities prior to dispatching staff to County facilities.

"We must ensure that all contact employees have been properly screened to determine their fitness to provide care for patients in our County facilities and clinics," said Antonovich. "Requiring agencies to perform these checks adds an additional safeguard on top of ...

February 10, 2009 | Source: Office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich | SCV Raw


SCV student musicians selected for state honor bands

A number of Hart District music students will be among the top student musicians from across the state performing in honor bands which will perform for the California Band Directors Association (CBDA) and California Association for Music Education (CAME) conventions this month and March.

February 10, 2009 | Source: William S. Hart Union High School District | SCV Raw


BioSolar Progresses to Next Stage of Pre-Production, Citing Positive and Consistent Test Results

BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar modules, reports that results of testing on BioBacksheetTM samples from the first pre-production runs have been consistent and satisfactory; which gets the company's one step closer to full scale commercial production.

The BioBacksheetTM, a protective covering for photovoltaic solar cells made from renewable plant sources, rather than the expensive petroleum-based film currently in use, is expected to cost less than traditional petroleum-based backsheets. Backsheets are used in virtually all solar panels.

February 10, 2009 | Source: BioSolar, Inc. | SCV Raw


County parks, recreation to host off-highway vehicle workshop

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a public workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Castaic Sports Complex as part of the county Off-Highway Vehicle Dialogue.

February 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


COC earns highest accreditation rating

After a nearly two-year-long application process, College of the Canyons is one of only two community colleges in the state to earn the highest accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

February 10, 2009 | By Shannon Master For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Newhall Memorial to host free health fair

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital hosts the quarterly Care for Your Heart Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Santa Clarita Community Center, 22421 Market Street in Newhall.

February 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jim Lentini: Bad economy means a return to basics

These days, with the markets experiencing such wide swings on a daily basis, it is hard feeling the strain and the urge to panic.

February 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


In bad company

Democrats have tried repeatedly to smother the fact that Barack Obama has a history of and continues with total bad judgment in choosing those who surround him.

February 10, 2009 | By Betty Arenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


The army’s reputation

With respect to Dan Thomasson's commentary on the Army. Good article. Redirect the accusations.

February 10, 2009 | By David Turk Valencia | Letters to the Editor


New division amps up SCV company

After nearly 12 years helping local businesses succeed, AMP is taking that service to the next level with a new division: SCV Ads Multimedia.

February 10, 2009 | For The Signal | Local Business News


Kevin Buck: Let’s talk post partisan partisans

Change. That is what was promised by the campaign of Barack Obama, and it is one of the main reasons he defeated Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

February 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: How much is a trillion?

As the Senate signs off on its version of the stimulus package of almost $1 trillion ($780 billion Senate version, $820 billion House version), who could disagree that the United States of America has moved dramatically to the left?

February 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | Columnists


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 10, 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:

February 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


If you could visit any country ...

First Place

February 10, 2009 | Signal Staff | SCV Kids


Kids, parents race to build relationships

More than 150 participants ages 5 to 9 and their parents pitted their self-built racing cars against each other on a computerized track at the Santa Clarita YMCA Pinewood Derby.

February 10, 2009 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids


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Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - State transportation officials are reserving the right to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Global tensions don't dent enthusiasm for stocks

A war breaks out between Israel and Hamas. An airliner is shot out of the sky in Ukraine. A Portuguese bank's finances look shaky.

July 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Community event to give backpacks

Next Sunday, more than 2,000 children and their parents will flock to Iglesia Vida Real to receive backpacks and school supplies in preparation for the start of the school year.

July 26, 2014 | By Martha Garcia For The Signal | Faith / Religion


Dodgers, Puig go triple crazy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Sports Home


Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Construction will close freeway lanes in SCV

As part of a project that is constructing truck lanes on Interstate 5 between Pico Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue and the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, Caltrans will implement several freeway closures next week. Closures will begin Monday and continue through Friday, Aug. 1.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Public hearings on driver's licenses for undocumented residents

Department of Motor Vehicles officials will hold two public hearings, in Los Angeles and in Northern California, to receive the public's comments on proposed regulations related to a new law allowing driver's licenses to be issued to undocumented California residents.

July 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Signal AP


Stan Lee cancels Comic-Con appearance

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Stan Lee is missing in action at Comic-Con.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Priest in Guam removed over LA allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest has been removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, church officials said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

PHOENIX (AP) - A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senator facing additional charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


New trial ordered in newborn death

SANTA ANA (AP) - A California appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Orange County woman who was convicted of killing her baby after giving birth in a restaurant bathroom.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


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