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Alan Ferdman: Neighborhood councils play a vital role

Tim Myers' column, "The problem with districts" (Aug. 1) should have been titled "The problem without districts."

August 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Margaret Donnellan Todd: In defense of the library system

The Signal's recent editorial, "The city should take over the SCV's libraries," (Aug. 3) was wholly inaccurate.

August 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Roger Gitlin: Cut up that AARP card and send it back

Last April, I read with great interest a column by Paul Strickland titled "Save our seniors" (April 16). Strickland referenced the then-newly passed health-care legislation - aka Obamacare - that cuts some $528 billion from Medicare, that includes $136 billion from Medical Care Advantage.

August 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


John Chiang: I’m doing my job, Sen. Strickland should do his

Contrary to state Sen. Tony Strickland's commentary of Aug. 2 ("Controller Chiang defies governor"), I am fighting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's order to slash state employees' pay to the federal minimum wage for one reason: to save taxpayer dollars.

August 08, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Shedding light on the chloride issue

There is, of course, considerable debate among Santa Clarita Valley residents about the rate increases proposed by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District of Los Angeles County.

August 08, 2010 | David Kimbrough Laboratory Supervisor Castaic Lake Water Agency | Letters to the Editor


Dealing with gridlock

If these freeway stoppages become any more frequent, I propose installing vending machines and an Andy Gump portable toilet on the freeway aprons every half-mile to ease our pain. Wi-Fi wouldn't be a bad idea, either.

August 08, 2010 | Kim Rudd Stevenson Ranch | Letters to the Editor


Bravo to Judge Walker

Thank God for the so-called "activist judge" who had the courage and good sense to affirm the U.S. Constitution's most basic premise, that all citizens are subject to "equal protection under law." This idea is so important, it is written across the very entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

August 08, 2010 | David Warburton Newhall | Letters to the Editor


Keep libraries the same

The editorial in Sunday's Signal ("The city should take over the SCV's libraries," Aug. 1) makes it clear that the bottom line of the library takeover is cost savings, admirable during these economic times.

August 08, 2010 | Diana Bartley Newhall | Letters to the Editor


The county system works

Librarians are among the most highly educated and poorly paid. Librarians are required to have their master's degrees. It takes years to see results of their influence, as noted in The Signal's Aug. 4 article, "Two sides to the story."

August 08, 2010 | Deanna Hanashiro Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hours don’t matter

Many library users borrow books through interlibrary loan. My book group's selections and books in languages not represented in the Santa Clarita libraries come from as far away as Manhattan Beach.

August 08, 2010 | Annette Stiefbold Newhall | Letters to the Editor


In the zone: A local look at the effectiveness of enterprise zones

Terell Lee sat in a black office chair, leaning over a worktable strewn with bronze-colored steel of varying shapes on a recent weekday.

August 08, 2010 | By Natalie Everett Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Ground zero tolerance

August 08, 2010 | By Adam Zyglis The Buffalo News | Editorial Cartoons


Can of worms

August 08, 2010 | By Aislin Montreal Gazette | Editorial Cartoons


Tight-rope walking

August 08, 2010 | By Hajo de Reijger Cagle Cartoons | Editorial Cartoons


Summer family games

August 08, 2010 | By Jeff Parker Florida Today | Editorial Cartoons


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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Lawmaker wants criminal probe into new Bay Bridge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California lawmaker is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola disease received intensive treatment Sunday in West Africa and was in stable condition, talking to his medical team and working on his computer, a spokeswoman for an aid group said.

July 27, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Radcliffe goes undercover as Spidey at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - That guy in the Spider-Man suit you posed with at Comic-Con? It might have actually been Harry Potter.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire more than tripled in size Saturday, threatening vineyards and hundreds of homes, while a new blaze prompted evacuation of a community in Yosemite National Park.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses, including two Saturday, since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

July 27, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Ken Keller: Too many wear crowns

One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.

July 27, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


David Hegg: How to take a vacation

It is vacation season, and many of us are facing that age-old problem: We find it hard to relax!

July 27, 2014 | By David Hegg Ethically Speaking | Columnists


Movie theatre not coming anytime soon

There are three things we know for certain - death, taxes and that residents want an independent movie theater to open in the Santa Clarita Valley.

July 27, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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