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Newhall gift shop hosts fundraiser photo shoot

Rooms & Blooms gift store will host a benefit photo shoot for the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and June 5. Professional photographer Sharon Forbes will snap and sell children's photo packages starting at $40, with 25 percent of the proceeds going towards the Boys & Girls Club. Rooms & Blooms is located at 23123 Lyons Ave. For more information call (661) 287-0050.

May 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


2Day in the SCV: Friday, May 28, 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.

May 28, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


‘I can’t be dead ... I’m only 17’

"Agony claws my mind. I am a statistic. When I first got here I felt very much alone. I was overwhelmed with grief, and I expected to find sympathy. I found no sympathy. I saw only thousands of others whose bodies were as badly mangled as mine. I was given a number and placed in a category. The category was called 'Traffic Fatalities.'

May 28, 2010 | By Cary Quashen ACTION | Rosemond on Parenting


Bill Kennedy: A study in futility

Eleven years. That is how long it has been since the William S. Hart Union High School District identified the need for a high school to serve Castaic, but construction has yet to begin.

May 28, 2010 | By Bill Kennedy | Columnists


Lack of empathy is a shame

Regarding "Misusing handicap placards" (May 13): There are many impairments that qualify a person for use of a handicap placard.

May 28, 2010 | Lisa Stevenson Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Hate at UCSD

What is wrong with people?

May 28, 2010 | By Robert Kerman Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Sad, but not surprised

It was with great sadness that I read your article, "Mother shares son's heroin death to make others aware" (April 28). However, I was not surprised.

May 28, 2010 | Becky Smith Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Way to go, feds

So, Arizonans decided to do what the federal government failed to do - namely, secure the border and enforce federal laws - and the feds responded with a human rights mea culpa to China, denigration of a U.S. state and the repeated admission that they haven't even read the law in question.

May 28, 2010 | Rob Kerchner Valencia | Letters to the Editor


CIF softball: Hart slows to a halt

CORONA - After threatening early, the Hart softball team was held to a single hit in the final four innings of a 3-0 loss to Corona in the CIF-Southern Section Division I quarterfinals on Thursday at Corona High School.

The Indians had baserunners in each of the first three innings, but couldn't to cash in on the opportunities.

May 28, 2010 | By Jeremy Balan For The Signal | SCV Prep Sports


UPDATED: Saugus student fighting cancer stages 'Play it Forward' concert fundraiser

Saugus High School will host "Play it Forward," a benefit concert to raise money for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation's cancer research and support programs, at the Saugus High outdoor stage on Friday, May 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

May 27, 2010 | Source: Saugus High School | SCV Raw


Gulf leak eclipses Exxon Valdez as worst U.S. spill; attempt to plug leak stalls

ROBERT, La. (AP) -- As BP labored for a second day Thursday to choke off the leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, dire new government estimates showed the disaster has easily eclipsed the Exxon Valdez as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

May 27, 2010 | By Eric Bluestein and Ben Nuckols Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gulf spill surpasses Valdez; plug attempt going OK, BP says

COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- An untested procedure to plug the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be working, officials said Thursday, but new estimates showed the spill has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history.

A team of scientists trying to determine how much oil has been flowing since the offshore rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20 and sank two days later found the rate was more than twice and possibly up to five times as high as previously thought.

May 27, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein and Seth Borenstein Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Models show ‘Green with Envy’

At Rituals Colour Salon in Valencia, the Aveda team knows environmental efforts should always be kept in fashion. In honor of Earth month, the salon held its second annual ECOuture Fashion Show "Green with Envy," to show "making a beautiful difference" through caring for the planet will always be in style.

May 27, 2010 | By Alicia Dukov For The Signal | Signal Lifestyle


Randall D. Armour: Adding your kids to your house's title is a bad idea

Avoiding probate is one of the major reasons (and often the only reason) that my clients give for wanting to establish an estate plan.

May 27, 2010 | Randall D. Armour | Business Columns


Cam Noltemeyer: Neighborhoods at risk due to commercial ‘mansionization'

For some 30 years, McBean Parkway has offered an inviting tree-lined welcome into our city, helping to ensure Santa Clarita's long-held "Tree City" status. But apparently not for much longer.

May 27, 2010 | Signal Staff | Columnists


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State senator facing additional charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged a California state senator with more felonies in addition to the eight counts he already faced in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


New trial ordered in newborn death

SANTA ANA (AP) - A California appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Orange County woman who was convicted of killing her baby after giving birth in a restaurant bathroom.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


Gaza sides agree to 12-hour cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly."

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Getting up when you're down

Life is full of events that can knock you down. Sometimes it's an actual tumble or accident that lands you in the hospital. Sometimes it's a death of someone you love dearly and can't quite imagine life without. Maybe it's the tragedy of being abused as a child.

July 25, 2014 | By Gary and Joy Lundberg | Hot Topics


Women must feel trauma to get settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) - Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ex-Bell councilwoman gets 2 years for corruption

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Signal AP


DA's office: It's illegal to leave pets in a hot car

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reminding pet owners that it's against the law to leave their animals in their vehicles during the dog days of summer.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV comes out for a 'Beach Bash'

Canyon Country residents were spared a 40-mile drive to the beach in busy freeway traffic Friday when city officials brought the community the next best thing, trucking in tons of sand for Santa Clarita's Beach Bash event.

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


Designer: Bay Bridge bolts don't need replacing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The chief designer of the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says more than 2,000 bolts and rods on the span that have been called into question are safe and can remain in place, a newspaper reported.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Nile Virus Update: County Vector Control District Confirms More Activity

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. - With temperatures expected to rise in Los Angeles County this weekend, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) advises residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using insect repellent and removing dirty, stagnant water around the home.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for the I-5 Pavement Improvement Project

Gorman - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to implement the closures listed below during the week of July 28 to August 2, 2014, as part of a pavement improvement project on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between Vista Del Lago Road and the Kern County line. More information about the project is here.

July 25, 2014 | Source: Caltrans | Santa Clarita Valley News


Australia, Netherlands ready to secure crash site

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) - A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can help protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home.

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


Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin - the site of a massive fish kill in 2002.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Black box found at Air Algerie crash site

PARIS (AP) - French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all 118 people onboard is bad weather.

July 25, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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