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Election: Brown governor again; Smyth keeps seat amid strong GOP gains

Democrat Jerry Brown has capped a political journey in California that began the year man landed on the moon, defying an era of term limits to return to the office he held 28 years ago.

The 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire former chief executive of eBay who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.

November 03, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Red Tuesday shifts House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

November 02, 2010 | By David Espo AP Special Correspondent | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Boxer wins, Dems save Senate majority, Reid; GOP grabs 6 seats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats narrowly held their Senate majority Tuesday but suffered at least six stinging losses, including the Illinois seat once held by President Barack Obama.

November 02, 2010 | By Charles Babington The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: Proposition 19, legalize-marijuana measure, defeated

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warned of dangers and legal chaos, California voters Tuesday rejected a measure that would have made their state the first to legalize the use and sale of marijuana.

The spirited campaign over Proposition 19 had pitted the state's political and law enforcement establishment against determined activists seeking to end the prohibition of pot.

November 02, 2010 | By David Crary & Lisa Leff The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Election: AP -- Brown wins another turn as governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters have returned Democrat Jerry Brown to the governor's office 28 years after he left it.

With his win Tuesday, the 72-year-old state attorney general will take the helm of a state mired in recession and high unemployment after defeating Republican Meg Whitman, a billionaire who spent $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign.

November 02, 2010 | By Juliet Williams The Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


County department to stream public meetings online

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning will broadcast all regularly scheduled Regional Planning Commission and Hearing Officer Meetings online.

November 02, 2010 | Source: Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning | SCV Raw


City hosts Enterprise Zone workshop Nov. 10

The city of Santa Clarita will host a free Enterprise Zone Breakfast Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center.

November 02, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Knott's Berry Farm grants free admission to military personnel through Nov. 25

BUENA PARK - Knott's Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military, both past and present, with free admission during its 21st annual Military Tribute, today through Nov. 25.

November 02, 2010 | Source: Knott's Berry Farm | SCV Raw


Do your homework

November 02, 2010 | By David Fitzsimmons Arizona Daily Star | Editorial Cartoons


What is the most interesting thing you have learned in science?

The following essays are from fourth-grade students at Newhall Elementary School.

November 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Kid Zone


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 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 02, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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Breakfast not that important?

We have all heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but two new studies published in the August issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that breakfast isn't as important as everyone says.

August 26, 2014 | By Lindsey Peterson KSL | Hot Topics


Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It's a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics.

August 26, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Burger King buying Tim Hortons for $11B

MIAMI (AP) - Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


LA Unified halts contract for iPads

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy has suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Quake hastens call for warning system

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them.

August 26, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Napa quake a reminder for SCV, city emergency official says

Santa Clarita's emergency preparedness czar says Sunday's Napa earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale is a reminder to residents that the Santa Clarita Valley could be hit any time with a devastating earthquake or fire.

August 26, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big night for 'Breaking Bad' at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black."

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


Angels suffer letdown loss to Marlins

ANAHEIM (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball's brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Ventress receives letter of commendation from president

Jim Ventress, retired Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley leader for 37 years, received a commendation letter from President Barack Obama on Monday during a surprise ceremony at Santa Clarita City Hall.

August 25, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Emmy Awards draw Washington, Roberts, McConaughey

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey were among the final A-listers who showed up at the Emmy Awards red carpet Monday, each met by a phalanx of screaming fans and reporters.

August 25, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita opens two new fields at Central Park

Santa Clarita Central Park is bigger and better than ever after the completion of Phase III of the Park's Master Plan. Today, the Santa Clarita City Council and Castaic Lake Water Agency's Board of Directors hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the project.

August 25, 2014 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rare rains, mud temporarily close Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Signal AP


Time to renew your business commitments

In good times and more challenging times, owners have to stand for something.

August 25, 2014 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.

August 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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