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Today in the SCV: Friday, July 29, 2011

Vacation Bible School

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Carl Kanowsky: The scream that was heard ’round the world

As some of you know, my wife, Terry, and I have hosted three annual wine tastings to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

July 29, 2011 | By Carl Kanowsky It's The Law | Business Columns


Featured Pets: The eager sweetheart and the affectionate gal

Red (A4209071), a 2-year-old Staffordshire terrier mix, isn't just handsome - he's a total sweetheart! Like most bully breeds, Red loves people and as such, is eager to please and easy to train (he already knows "sit"). He'd be a great running companion, camping buddy or couch potato at the end of the day. Red's eagerly waiting for a home to call his own; would that be yours? (Visit Red in kennel No. 8).

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Signal Lifestyle


Our View: DUI arrests too common in the valley

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies made roughly 100 arrests for drunken driving this month. That comprises nearly half of all arrests for July in the valley.

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Editorial Board | Signal Editorials


Letters: Amazon tax is a bad idea for California

There has been a lot of talk lately, including right in these pages, about how it's so unfair that Amazon.com and Overstock.com don't collect California state sales taxes.

July 29, 2011 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Devon Cormier: Dems have a history of lying about history

"Republicans are all rich, old, white men."

July 29, 2011 | By Devon Cormier Right Here, Right Now | Columnists


SCV Business Planner: July 29, 2011

Tuesday, Aug. 2

July 29, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


Letters: Patrols more efficient than DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints - like the one recently held in Santa Clarita - often fail to make even a single drunk driving arrest, despite stopping hundreds of vehicles ("DUI checkpoint planned for tonight," July 15).

July 29, 2011 | By Sarah Longwell managing director of American Beverage Institute | Letters to the Editor


Letters: Veterans deserve more respect, recognition

We have not found a way to give our veterans the respect they earned.

July 28, 2011 | By Harry Gratz By Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Food Pantry drive to begin next week

The city and the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry will launch a month-long food drive Monday, giving local residents a chance to help the valley's less fortunate through the city's Fourth Annual Summer Food Drive.

July 28, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jane Newhall dies at 97

Jane Newhall, a prominent member of the Newhall family and benefactor of many institutions in the Santa Clarita Valley, died Wednesday in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. She was 97.

July 28, 2011 | For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


August could bring cases of West Nile

Santa Clarita Valley residents were warned to prepare for West Nile virus season, which generally hits the valley in August, a county Vector Control District official said Wednesday.

July 28, 2011 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Frank Ferry: Let’s not play drug dealer to the SCV youth

Recently, a speaker came to our City Council meeting, asking the council to reconsider its ban on marijuana dispensaries in our city. As an avid opponent of marijuana use and dispensaries, I feel compelled to share some opinions I have as a parent and school administrator.

July 28, 2011 | By Frank Ferry | Columnists


Hicken is honoree

James D. Hicken, president and CEO of Bank of Santa Clarita, has been selected as the honoree for the 2011 Celebrity Tribute Dinner sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

July 28, 2011 | By Pat Willett For The Signal | About Town


Lynne Plambeck: Changes in climate aren’t melodrama

Many decades ago, we began debating whether climate change was really occurring.

July 28, 2011 | By Lynne Plambeck | Columnists


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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


Trevor Bauer back in the win column

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians can thank their starting pitching for keeping them in playoff contention.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


TMC Insider: Fall season kicks off

It's been an eventful couple of weeks at The Master's College. During the first week of August, official practices for the fall sports season began. Since then, Mustangs volleyball has competed in five matches, while the men's and women's soccer teams have been out of state playing against some of the nation's best teams.

August 24, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


3-year-old boy airlifted after near-drowning in Valencia

A 3-year-old boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles Sunday evening after falling into a pool in Valencia, according to a sergeant at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

August 24, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

LONG BEACH (AP) - Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear it out.

August 24, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


COC campaign aims to help students to success

As the new school year begins Monday at College of the Canyons, school officials are launching a program to help students succeed when they arrive at college inadequately prepared.

August 24, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Residents get a chance to tell Santa Clarita what they want

What do you want to see and do in Santa Clarita?

August 24, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: US says American held in Syria has been freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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