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December 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


Dems need to start a spending diet

When I was in college, I lived in an apartment off campus. My neighbors included a bus driver, an elderly retired couple, some farm workers and a guy who just got out of prison.

December 22, 2008 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Tolerance

The Republicans may be "getting behind our president" now, but I recall John McCain having to quiet the "booing" Republican crowd at his concession speech several times.

December 22, 2008 | By Mary Haugen Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Dec. 22, 2008

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:

First Word

December 22, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Church hands out toys for tots

Dozens of kids ran in circles on the lawn of Victory Tabernacle Church Sunday, clutching boxes nearly as big as they are, as church members handed out toys to Santa Clarita's less fortunate tots.

December 22, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ballet's 'Nutcracker' suite experience for all ages

The Santa Clarita Ballet Company staged the final two performances of "The Nutcracker" Sunday afternoon and evening at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons.

December 22, 2008 | By Scot L. Peeples For The Signal | Food and Fun


Gifts you can take to a Hanukkah party

NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Torres isn't Jewish, but over the years, she's been invited to various Jewish celebrations.

December 21, 2008 | By Beth J. Harpaz Associated Press Writer | Faith / Religion


Reader Meter results, Dec. 12-21, 2008

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

December 21, 2008 | By Signal Staff | Reader Polls


After School Rock-ers play holiday show today

After School Rock, the school for young musicians run by Hubbadaddy's rehearsal studios in Canyon Country, stages its year-end holiday concert today starting at 3 p.m. at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24504½ Lyons Ave., Newhall.

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


‘A trade show for kids’

It was a tough choice for any kid deciding where to go first at the sixth annual Kid Expo in Canyon Country on Sunday. To the left, kids are cautiously reaching out to pet a long, checkered gopher snake. To the right, kids with glittery hearts painted on their cheeks are doing cartwheels on a mat.

December 21, 2008 | By Katherine Geyer Special to The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Be grateful for Cameron Smyth

In the budget-bickering, bananas world of Sacramento politics, be grateful for Cameron Smyth.

December 21, 2008 | By Paul B. Strickland Sr. | Columnists


Premiere for 'The Women' a ripoff

My wife and I attended a premiere held in Canyon Country for the opening of "The Women." Now, the movie was cute, and we enjoyed it. The theater staff was great, and they worked hard on their end.

December 21, 2008 | By Patrick Tremblay Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Society hosts rose show

Rose exhibitors and rose show visitors enjoyed over 600 blooms at the 15th annual rose show of the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society Oct. 11 at William S. Hart Park.

December 21, 2008 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Should’ve stuffed it in the mattress

If the U.S. government has to bail out all the banks and lending companies with taxpayers' money, then I think they should have to feel part of the pain by losing a part of their overpaid salaries and all of the perks.

December 21, 2008 | By Jim McElvain Saugus | Letters to the Editor


All in the Family

On a late September night, mother and daughter were playing a game of Scrabble.

The competitive mother knew her daughter shared the same trait. But she didn't know the ferocity of it.

December 21, 2008 | Cary Osborne For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


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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


Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

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


California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

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

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Golden Valley levels Granada Hills

GRANADA HILLS - The Dan Kelley era at Golden Valley High School didn't get off to a good start; it got off to a great start, as the new-look Grizzlies began his coaching tenure with a 45-17 victory over Granada Hills Charter High School at John Elway Stadium on Friday night.

August 29, 2014 | By Brent Maranto For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Centurions slip up late to Simi Valley

The Saugus football team proved it can put up points in a hurry during its season opener against Simi Valley.

August 29, 2014 | By Paul Putignano For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


Hart football stunned by Chino Hills in opener

CHINO HILLS - Hart fans certainly expected to see quarterback Brady White break school records this season.

August 29, 2014 | By Jon Stein Signal Staff Writer | SCV Prep Sports


Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

August 29, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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