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The end of America?

With massive yearly deficits the new norm, we have passed the crossroads and are heading down the path to ruin. What the Democrat Party - a wholly owned subsidiary of the public employee unions - has done for the city of Los Angeles and the state of California, it is now doing for the country as a whole.

March 10, 2010 | By Richard Bussell Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Horton, that must be satire

I had to respond to Gary Horton's column today ("It's what you don't see that matters most," March 3), in which he says that the fact that the major news media aren't reporting any "bad news" about Obama's presidency means that we're all enjoying the "benefits" of "hope and change."

March 10, 2010 | By Brian Baker Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Gary Horton: If not in intent, it’s racist in deed

I think back to a personal story told to me by a friend who works in the financial industry. Intrinsic to this story is that my financier friend is black and grew up in South Los Angeles. That makes his life experience much different than the majority of the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 10, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


Hart misplaces the blame

I write in response to a letter from Phil Hart, ("The real Democratic fun," March 1).

March 10, 2010 | By Milt Bernstein Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


You are what you eat

You've probably heard the saying, "You are what you eat." If this is true, you should eat healthy, right? In reality, most people struggle with their taste buds and their conscience on doing what's right.

March 10, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Food


Hospital made gold-seal stroke center

Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital announced Tuesday that it has been certified as an advanced primary stroke center, which hospital officials said is a vital focus given the valley's growing senior population.

March 10, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: March 10, 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.

March 10, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘Hurricane’ inspirational

Last Wednesday, I was given the opportunity to see the documentary called, "Hurricane Season: Walking on Dead Fish."

March 10, 2010 | By Amber Murakami For The Signal | SCV Schools


Conan O'Brien's Twitter stunt throws spotlight on Children's Hunger Fund

PACOIMA, Calif. -- Conan O'Brien might have well said, "Children's Hunger Fund, your life is about to change." Even with near perfect efficiency ratings with Forbes, Ministry Watch, and Charity Navigator, Children's Hunger Fund (CHF) has remained under the radar for nearly 20 years, until now.

March 09, 2010 | Source: Children's Hunger Fund | SCV Raw


NASA launches interactive simulation of satellite communications

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA today unveiled an interactive computer simulation that allows virtual explorers of all ages to dock the space shuttle at the International Space Station, experience a virtual trip to Mars or a lunar impact, and explore images of star formations taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

March 09, 2010 | Source: NASA | SCV Raw


Selig: Too soon to determine if HGH test valid

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says it's too soon to determine whether a blood test for human growth hormone can be used for minor leaguers.

March 09, 2010 | By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


City hosting open house for new permit center

The city of Santa Clarita will host an open house event celebrating its new Permit Center at the first floor of city hall on Tuesday, March 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

March 09, 2010 | Source: The city of Santa Clarita | SCV Raw


ID theft suspects plead not guilty

Three men suspected of running a high-tech identity theft ring that netted $2 million over two years by stealing credit and debit card information at gas pumps have pleaded not guilty to two dozen charges, authorities said.

March 09, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Castaic Union School District hosts golf tournament

Santa Clarita Valley residents have until March 19 to register for the Castaic Union School District's annual golf tournament on April 9.

March 09, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


New lessons for Monticello Preparatory School students

Students at Monticello Preparatory School have begun taking ice skating lessons, and horseback riding lessons are scheduled to start in the spring.

March 09, 2010 | By Signal Staff | SCV Kids


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5 Things to Know about Tax Day

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight tonight. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lancaster man pleads not guilty in 2008 sword slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend with a sword in front of her four children in Lancaster nearly six years ago.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gas smell prompts evacuation of Alhambra school

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have not found the source of a reported gas smell that prompted the evacuation of Alhambra High School.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man convicted in Hollywood stabbing of transients gets life

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man convicted in the murder and attempted murder of transients in the Hollywood area five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 15, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Questions linger year after Boston Marathon bombs

BOSTON (AP) - A surveillance video shows a man prosecutors say is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev placing a bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, just yards from where an 8-year-old boy was killed when it exploded.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but suggested that President Barack Obama has not yet concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions warrant broader sanctions on key Russian economic sectors.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Cary Quashen: Teens need to say ‘no’ to alcohol

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year's theme is "Help For Today, Hope For Tomorrow."

April 15, 2014 | By Cary Quashen SCV Voices | Columnists


Kevin Buck: November mid-term elections

I consider every election an important election. Presidential elections deservedly get a lot of attention, but presidents can only do so much on their own, despite the opposition wailing and whining otherwise.

April 15, 2014 | By Kevin Buck Democratic Voices | Columnists


Angels ousted in 9th inning

ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter John Jaso came through with a two-run homer off closer Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Lakers snap skid with win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Nick Young scored a season-high 41 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers snap a seven-game losing streak with a 119-104 victory against the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Opponents of billboard deal launch referendum drive

Opponents of the City Council's vote to locate three electronic billboards on Santa Clarita Valley freeways in exchange for removing aging billboards on city thoroughfares have launched a drive to get the decision reversed.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn and Charlie Kaijo Signal Staff Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nearly 1,000 more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Nearly 1,000 more ballots for the Santa Clarita City Council election held last Tuesday will be counted this Tuesday - and they are expected to determine the council's newest member.

April 14, 2014 | By Lila Littlejohn Signal City Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

April 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'You can't handle the truth': 96 percent of Americans admit to lying

As Lance Armstrong stood on the podium after winning his seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he was exultant.

April 14, 2014 | By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Hot Topics


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