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Thanks for covering the value of roofing

Thank you to The Signal for publishing the Sept. 4 article "A new roof adds value to home," in the Home section.

September 19, 2010 | By Martin Saeger Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Saluting the service at Newhall Memorial

The poet George Elliston said, "How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it."

September 19, 2010 | By Kevin McGroary Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


GOP is in denial

Sitting at a stop light thinking about the tragedy of 9/11, I noticed the truck in front of me had traded in its "BUSH/CHENEY" sticker for a "O: Worst President Ever" sticker, and it made me chuckle at the irony. It seems like Republicans are twisting themselves into denial knots over their previous golden boy's eight years.

September 19, 2010 | By Howard Barr Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


Not in Kansas

Regarding Patricia Skinner Sulpizio's column "Boxer scores a knockout" (Sept. 7), in the first paragraph she writes: "Fiorina was markedly different. She frowned, glared and her eyes blinked rapidly."

September 19, 2010 | By Cal Nordhagen Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Liberalism fails

In today's edition was a letter by Bill Creitz in which he outlined the failures of liberalism, and listed four steps they could take to reverse their fortunes ("Liberals' last card," Aug. 30).

September 19, 2010 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: In praise of Chancellor Van Hook

One can always tell when a person gains that rarefied place of beloved, important or longtime leader: when people begin referencing them with their initials. Our own College of the Canyons Chancellor Dianne Van Hook gained that status recently when commenters and bloggers discussing her most recent pay raise referred to her with the moniker "DVH."

September 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Kevin D. Korenthal: Scrap the MOU and support the ratepayers

You've heard the saying "The devil's in the details," right? It's traditionally used to describe things that seem good on the surface, but sour when faced with a more thorough examination.

September 19, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Sept. 19

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

September 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff and wire services | Santa Clarita Valley News


On the Road

Send us a photo of you and your family or friends holding up a copy of The Signal, with your exotic locale in the background.

September 19, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


City honored with 3CMA Savvy awards

The city of Santa Clarita took top honors last week at the national City-County Communications and Marketing Association's (3CMA) Annual Conference.

September 18, 2010 | Source: City of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


Circus Vargas opens at Town Center Sept. 30

Circus Vargas 2010 will open at Westfield Valencia Town Center on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

September 18, 2010 | Source: Circus Vargas | SCV Raw


Reservations open for Zonta Club's Celebrity Tribute Dinner Nov. 5

Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is accepting reservations for its major fundraiser of the year, the Celebrity Tribute dinner, set for Friday, Nov. 5 at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hills.

September 18, 2010 | Source: Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley | SCV Raw


Zonta workshop on stress management set for Sept. 25

Handling stress is a valuable way to increase personal wellness and take care of oneself.

September 18, 2010 | Source: Zonta Club of SCV | SCV Raw


New record store throws grand opening bash today

Everything old is new. Just as music fans began getting rid of long-stored vinyl record collections, Santa Clarita Valley resident Billy Yergensen opened a retail store called Rock Candy Music and More.

September 18, 2010 | By Jana Adkins & Stephen K. Peeples Signal Business Editor & Signal Online Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Two named to oversight committee

Hart district board members this week appointed Elizabeth "Betti" Sternberg and Spencer Leafdale to fill two vacancies on the Measure SA Citizens' Oversight Committee. The two local residents were selected out of four applicants who were screened by William S. Hart Union High School District board members, administrators and a member of the public, Carl Goldman. The committee is responsible for reviewing audits and documents related to Measure SA, a $300 million construction bond passed by local voters in 2008.

September 18, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

August 26, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


How To Make Lemons Out of Lemonade

Jim Colorado, the famous soccer player, visited me last week. It seems while in Brazil for the World Cup, he reluctantly (quite reluctantly according to him) succumbed to the wiles of the shapely football (because in the rest of the world, soccer is called football) fan, Lola Palooza, a resident of West Covina, that hotbed of drama and intrigue.

August 26, 2014 | By Carl Kanowsky It's The Law | Business Columns


Metrolink to operate special holiday service on Labor Day

LOS ANGELES - In observance of Labor Day, Metrolink will not operate service on Monday, Sept. 1, with the exception of two round-trip trains on the Antelope Valley Line. The special Metrolink service will run from Lancaster to Los Angeles Union Station and back.

August 26, 2014 | Source: Metrolink | Santa Clarita Valley News


CHP schedules maximum enforcement for Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the country readies for Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway. The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

August 26, 2014 | Source: California Highway Patrol | Signal AP


COC ‘Upward Bound’ Program graduates to start college in fall

This fall, 16 graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District's Upward Bound program will begin their first semester of college after completing the college preparatory program that helps empower students to graduate from high school and pursue their education at a college or university.

August 26, 2014 | Source: College of the Canyons | Santa Clarita Valley News


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


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