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Common mistakes made by many employers

With all of the press and publicity over sensational cases like Congressman Anthony Weiner (unfortunate last name, that) and Wal-Mart, you'd think that employers throughout the United States would have learned from the bonehead mistakes of their predecessors.

June 24, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky It's the law | Business Columns


Boston Scientific develops new catheter

Boston Scientific announced the launch of a new product called the Mustang PTA Balloon Catheter, designed for a wide range of peripheral angioplasty procedures.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


U.S. HealthWorks complete refinancing

U.S. HealthWorks, one of the nation's largest providers of healthcare for on-the-job injuries and urgent care, said it has completed a $205 million refinancing initiative. The refinancing was arranged with the assistance of a lending group led by GE Capital, Healthcare Financial.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Chili’s raising funds for Domestic Violence Center

Chili's of Stevenson Ranch is donating 15 percent of all sales on Monday, June 27, to the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita. The proceeds include sales from dine-in, take out, catering and alcoholic beverages. The fundraiser runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


IRS raises gas mileage deduction starting July 1

The Internal Revenue Service increased the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers use the rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating a vehicle for business and other purposes.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


COC is readying for ‘tough two years’

Without a state budget, the Santa Clarita Valley's only community college adopted a tentative spending plan this week that prepares for tough state cuts.

June 24, 2011 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Senior Education Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Blaze claims mobile home

A fire damaged a mobile home in Canyon Country on Thursday, but nobody was hurt in the blaze, according to fire officials.

June 24, 2011 | By Jonathan Pobre Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


District OKs hires

The Hart district has named Chad Powell and Melanie Hagman as junior high school assistant principals for the 23,000-student school district, officials said Thursday.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Our View: Chiang is on the side of Californians

For all of you out there who, over the years, have wanted to hold California politicians' feet to the fire when it comes to making legislative progress, you have a champion in the form of state Controller John Chiang.

June 24, 2011 | By The Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Bill Kennedy: Let’s work to get the valley whole again

"Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption." - James Garfield, former U.S. president.

June 24, 2011 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


100 acres of fire

By Signal Staff

June 24, 2011 | By Natalie Everett | Santa Clarita Valley News


Firefighters fight car fire in Newhall

Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on The Old Road near Highway 14 in Newhall at around 6 p.m. Thursday.

June 24, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dogs lend a paw for reading fun

Angel Castro of Newhall pets Sparky and settles in to read to the Great Dane. Sparky is curled up next to Castro on a blanket at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall. The third-grader, who reads at a fifth-grade level, enjoys this bi-weekly ritual.

June 24, 2011 | By Michelle Sathe Assistant Features Editor | Rosemond on Parenting


Letter: Golf-teaching business is perfect for the SCV

Regarding "Center's doors swing open," printed June 17 in the Business section:

June 24, 2011 | By Rusty Swisher Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Letter: Dying with dignity is better than euthanasia

W.E. Gutman's June 17 editorial, "The right to live equals a right to die," was a good example of our increasing inability to incorporate suffering into our lives.

June 24, 2011 | By Julie Mason Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


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Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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


Parenting styles to avoid

Parents want their children to grow up happy, healthy and perfect. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, unless it means putting unfair expectations on children or not holding them accountable for their actions. And while all parents try their best to make sure their children have good childhoods, aren't overindulged and have appropriate amounts of discipline and rewards no one is perfect. Parents will make mistakes (I know, I have) and they'll learn how to be better as time goes by. (Ever notice how differently parents tend to raise youngest children as opposed to oldest children ...

July 29, 2014 | By Katie Nielsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


SCV Sheriff's Station zone report: Stevenson Ranch / Westridge

Last week, the following Part 1 crime occurred in Zone 3 Stevenson Ranch:

July 29, 2014 | Source: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station | Crime Reports


$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

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


Supervisors approve funds for land buy in Agua Dulce

County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.

July 29, 2014 | By Luke Money Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.

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


Brown sets more talks on immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown turned his focus to education and energy Tuesday on the second day of a trip to Mexico, but talk about immigration reform remained high on his agenda.

July 29, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Twitter 2Q results soar, stock flies high

NEW YORK (AP) - The little blue bird is flying high. Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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


Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least 2,400

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 percent to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.

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


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, July 29, 2014

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July 29, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.

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


Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half of the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park were lifted.

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


NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

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


Pomona man arrested in copper thefts at school

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - Pomona police have arrested a man suspected of stealing $10,000 worth of copper wire from a school.

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


Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

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


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