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Santa Clarita needs more help for homeless

I was leaving Rite-Aid in the cab, per my usual morning outing, when I saw two of our homeless in the back of a cop car. They were stealing to eat.

November 02, 2010 | By Allison McCormick Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Jim Lentini: Five retirement-planning mistakes

When the market is volatile and discouraging, people make investment mistakes.

November 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Bruce McFarland: Remember, if Democrats vote, Democrats win

Editor's note: The Signal planned to cut off partisan election-related columns before Tuesday, as usual. However, since a partisan "Right About Now" column on Meg Whitman ran Monday, we offer the following partisan election-related "Democratic Voices" today.

November 02, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Election: Dems hold on to key state offices

Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Debra Bowen, John Chiang, Bill Lockyer, Steve Cooley, Dave Jones, Tom Torklason, George Runner, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Cameron Smyth and John R. Noguez all won key races in California Tuesday night.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Fire snarls traffic

Firefighters put out two small brush fires near Highway 14 north of Soledad Canyon that snarled Monday night's northbound commuter traffic.

November 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stater Bros. offers diabetes medications for free

Beginning in November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies will offer the following diabetes medications for free:

November 01, 2010 | Source: Stater Bros. Markets | SCV Raw


COC hosts Jack Oakie Film Festival tomorrow

College of the Canyons will host a Jack Oakie Film Festival designed to celebrate the artistic achievements of Jack and Victoria Oakie, while assisting students interested in applying for a prestigious Oakie scholarship award.

November 01, 2010 | Source: College of the Canyons | SCV Raw


Helmet to helmet

November 01, 2010 | By John Darkow Columbia Daily Tribune | Editorial Cartoons


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Nov. 1, 2010

Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

November 01, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Town council hopefuls up for election

As tugs-of-war over congressional seats and accusations over an illegal-immigrant housekeeper capture national and state attention, some quiet local elections are taking place this week that could affect residents of some unincorporated Santa Clarita Valley areas.

November 01, 2010 | By Jonathan Randles Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: Whitman response shows her character

I am so glad this election is almost over. I can't watch television or listen to the radio without hearing "Candidate X raised taxes 37 times during his term in office" or "Candidate Y eats babies for lunch" or "Candidate Z worships pagan gods in secret."

November 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Brian Baker: Who is the real enemy?

On Oct. 25, President Obama was interviewed on Univision, the Spanish-language TV network. During that interview, he was asked about his inaction on the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens.

November 01, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Margaret Donellan Todd: Say goodbye to 100 years of our service

The Los Angeles County Public Library system is one of the largest and best library systems in North America. With a century-long commitment to customer service, we place a high priority on efficiency and quality - not a profit margin.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Wes Storch: Realignment with logical compromise

As Tuesday's Election Day draws near and the cable news networks go bananas with their up-to-the-moment political prognostications, I find myself growing utterly indignant with the political climate that reverberates through our nation.

October 31, 2010 | SCV Voices | Columnists


Elizabeth Goldstein: Restore the state park’s luster

From popular beaches like Santa Monica and Will Rogers to the fun and sun of a day at Castaic Lake, California's 278 state parks represent the rich natural and cultural heritage of our state.

October 31, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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The demons within

Although I was never a fan of Robin Williams, I am sad to hear that he has died - and from his own hand.

August 17, 2014 | By Robert W. Burton Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Be cautious as kids go back to school

There is not enough emphasis on the safety factor of kids going back to school.

August 17, 2014 | By Lois Eisenberg Valencia | Letters to the Editor


David Hegg: What writing really does

By my count, this column is #211. Two hundred eleven times I have put my thoughts into writing and offered them up to the public conversation and critique. I must admit, when I first suggested a column on ethics to the leadership of the Signal I never dreamed it would come to this. This column has become part of my weekly routine. More than that it has become a bit of a master. It has me under its thumb, always reminding me another 750 words will be required, and should make at least some sense.

August 17, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Our View: Connie Worden-Roberts

The Santa Clarita Valley lost an irreplaceable resource last week.

August 17, 2014 | Our View | Signal Editorials


Millions in tax credit even a score

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp.

August 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff wire reports | Santa Clarita Valley News


Mattress triggers crash on 405 transition road

A mattress in the road triggered a traffic accident Saturday night at the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway connector road to the northbound 405 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

August 16, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pujols, Kendrick homer in Angels win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Kershaw gives up 2 homers in loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On a night when Clayton Kershaw couldn't keep the ball in the ballpark, Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo held the Los Angeles Dodgers in check and sent the major leagues' ERA leader to his first loss in over 2 1-2 months.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Nick Watney takes 1-stroke lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Russian aid convoy waiting for security guarantees

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) - Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy waited Saturday near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures dragged on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia expands Ebola treatment in capital

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian authorities expanded Ebola treatment centers in the capital Saturday to cope with increasing numbers of patients, while two more airlines announced they were halting flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the deepening crisis.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


One last stand for “Save Colossus!” group

On the last day that the iconic Colossus roller coaster is open to the public, members of the "Save Colossus!" group made one final attempt at preserving the 125-foot-tall wooden coaster.

August 16, 2014 | By Alexa Ferrante For The Signal | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams' death

NEW YORK (AP) - Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Massacre' in Iraq as strikes hit near key dam

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Islamic extremists in Iraq killed 80 Yazidi men and abducted their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses said Saturday, insisting the religious community is still at risk after a week of U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Candlelight vigil marks Elvis' death in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Holding flickering candles, fans of Elvis Presley made a slow, nighttime walk past his gravesite at Graceland on Friday, marking the anniversary of his death 37 years ago.

August 16, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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