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SCV bakes in heat wave

When he said the Santa Clarita high Thursday was 108 degrees, Stuart Seto with the National Weather Service was quick to point out that temperatures are recorded in the shade.

August 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


The giant, looming, six-foot ‘B’

It was 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning in July. I was already eating lunch - a roast beef sandwich at Skip's Deli down on 11th Street. They made the best coleslaw at Skip's, and I was sure not to spill any of it on myself. I was wearing a lime leisure suit with a gold chain around my neck, with white athletic socks and white tennis shoes on my feet. I was everything a neighborhood kid ought to be except I wasn't from the neighborhood. I was here to make a drop.

The Girl lived here ...

August 21, 2008 | By Michael Picarella | Columnists


Reader Meter results, June 10-20, 2008

Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.

Signal online visitors cast a total of 745 votes from Tuesday afternoon, June 10 to Friday afternoon, June 20, 2008.

August 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


Lifestyle calendar: Dates to watch

Ongoing

Lexus Jazz and Blues Series - The sounds of live jazz and blues bands once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia during the 10th annual Lexus of Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series. These Friday night events feature regional, national and international entertainers in a quaint street party setting while offering interactive activities for adults and children.

August 20, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Car wash to benefit physically, mentally challenged children

With summer right around the corner and the temperature heating up, car washes throughout the Santa Clarita Valley will be busy as motorists seek to shine their steel.

August 20, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fundraiser to help double amputee

A fundraiser to benefit a Valencia man who became a double amputee and needs a handicap accessible van is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at a park in Valencia. Tim Howard, a 47-year old father of 8-year-old twin girls, suffered a stroke on Thanksgiving Day and was released from the hospital this week. Tickets are $5 each and the fundraiser will feature a band, comedian and vendors at Chesebrough County Park in Valencia. For more information, contact Kami Carlson at (661) 305-7098.

August 20, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Why we need a development monitoring system

Just look around you.

August 20, 2008 | By Cam Noltemeyer | Columnists


Kopp should apologize to Tick Canyon residents

Gail Kopp owes me and the thousands of other residents of Tick Canyon an apology for referring to our community as "a dump" ("Park Place to be built in Tick Canyon," June 6, 2008). I assure you I have no discarded tires on my block.

August 20, 2008 | By Dave Rickmers Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Pining for the days of millionaires and moonshine

Have you noticed that our lifestyle is changing at a fast pace? Today's millionaires are nowhere near as well-off as yesterday's were.

Today's millionaires are living in upscale-built homes, have a mortgage and drive themselves to work every day. They are looking forward to the day their wife retires so they can "get out of Dodge," and possibly buy a few acres of land so they can grow their own food and have a windmill which generates power to pump their own water and supply the electrical needs.

August 20, 2008 | By Tom Haner Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Forget Friday, bring back the Sunday TV guide

The Signal has always had the BEST TV guide weekly, and it was in the Sunday edition.

For some reason, you changed it to Friday, and it stinks. Friday to Friday.

August 20, 2008 | By Leonard Long Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


IRS publication gives clues as to who gets audited

This is the first part in a two-part series about being audited by the IRS.

August 20, 2008 | By Frank Norton | Business Columns


Business briefs

ADPROS to hold monthly meeting Friday

August 20, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Auction raises funds for Boys & Girls Club

More than 1,000 hopefuls stepped up to the plate last Saturday night at the Mann Biomedical Park as the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Foundation hosted its 37th annual Benefit Auction.

August 20, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Features Editor | About Town


What can be learned about business at a lemonade stand

Reading an article some time back I came across a philosophy of life. I don't remember who wrote the article and I am sure I can't remember all the parts of it, but one portion surfaced last Saturday. It was, "Whenever there is a lemonade stand, stop and buy some from the proprietor. That child is going to be running his or her own business some day and they need to be encouraged."

August 19, 2008 | By Ken Keller | Business Columns


Congregation Beth Shalom to receive Torah

Congregation Beth Shalom will host a special service on Friday at 8 p.m. for the arrival of its new Torah, donated by congregants Marianne and David Simon in honor of Marianne's parents, Leonard and Nancy Marcus.

August 19, 2008 | Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.

April 14, 2014 | By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 Steps to picking kid-friendly pets at any age

Getting your child's first pet is a momentous occasion. Even if your toddler grew up with the family cat or dog, having his very own pet is a rite of passage. So how can your family make the best decision for a mini addition while considering the safety and responsibility of every member of the household?

April 14, 2014 | By Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


2014 expected to be a good year for remodeling

With housing prices remaining steady, interest rates low and contractors back in full swing, this is a prime time for home remodeling.

April 14, 2014 | By Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

NEW YORK (AP) - The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has indicated that Michael Jackson's mother should pay the promoter of her son's ill-fated comeback concerts more than $800,000 in costs associated with her failed negligent hiring lawsuit.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police seek answers after 7 dead babies found

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) - Police in Utah are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a garage.

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


False leads in search for missing jet

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:

April 14, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Grizzlies beat Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a rough start to the season, Mike Conley was thinking of winning some games, not making the playoffs.

April 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


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